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YOUR COMPLIMENTARY ISLAND GUIDE

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What Our Clients Say:

Thanks…we had a great shoot and things could not have gone smoother. Ralph Lauren Photo Shoot.

The two groups were a huge success! Let’s do it again. Mercedes Benz USA. Your expertise on Anguilla is unmatched. GSFS Group. We are so thankful for your assistance in planning our special day. Everything was so beautiful… you will come highly recommended by us to our friends and family. Mr & Mrs Horner.


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Destination Management Wedding and Event Planning Film Production Services

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All you need is Love! We specialize in ideal cut GIA certified diamonds

Not all brands available in both locations


How do you judge the caliber of a jeweler?

by the company he keeps...

The Big Four! Patek Philippe, a name synonymous with superlative watchmaking, was established in 1839. Among their distinguished clients have been Albert Einstein, Madame Marie Curie, Rudyard Kipling, Queen Victoria, Tchaikovsky... and a plethora of royalty, past and present. Patek Philippe is the undisputed king at watch auctions and holds more world records than all others combined! "You never actually own a Patek Philippe; you merely take care of it for the next generation."

Founded in 1775, the legendary watchmaker Breguet, is unrivaled in the realm of inventions the most famous being the magical tourbillon! Acknowledged by the cognoscenti as the greatest watchmaker of all time, Breguet’s client list is the most impressive of any watchmaker in the history of watchmaking; it includes the likes of Queen Marie-Antoinette, Emperor Napoleon, Sir Winston Churchill, Ettore Bugatti, George Washington, Tsar Alexander the list is endless...

Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, uninterrupted since 1755. This patriarch of legendary watchmaking has been the benchmark of ‘haute horlogerie’ and the finest craftsmanship for generations. Vacheron Constantin timepieces are the gift of choice by governments to mark momentous events in history to royalty, world leaders and celebrities. Their client list reads like the blue book of the greatest leaders of all time.

A. Lange & Söhne has been creating fine timepieces since 1845 and is the only non-Swiss watchmaker who commands a position at the pinnacle of watchmaking. The youngest of the “Big Four” has rightfully earned the reputation of “making the impossible, possible” among connoisseurs! A prodigious innovator, A. Lange & Söhne timepieces are highly sought-after by uncompromising aficionados. Every Lange watch is made to last a lifetime...

The Big Four are widely recognized as the greatest watchmakers of all time - often referred to as the ‘Four Pillars’ of fine watchmaking! In what is at once a tribute and a testimonial to their reputation, their unrivaled quality and their timeless value, virtually all the world records at auctions are held by the ‘Magnificent Four’ testifying that they are 'art', 'heirloom' and 'investment' all rolled in one. Not only are they easily portable and extremely 'liquid' investments but very discreetly 'under-the-radar' as well. A mere handful of jewelers in the entire world have the privilege of being invited by ALL of the BIG FOUR to showcase their collections under one roof. Jewels by Love has the unique privilege of being chosen and being honored with this distinction.

7 Rue du Général de Gaulle - Marigot - St. Martin (Flagship Location) - Tel: (590) 590 87 25 50 USA Tel: 1 917 546 0902 - Email: jbl1@jewelsbylove.com 69B Front Street - Philipsburg - St. Maarten (New Location) - Tel: (1) 721 542 6808 USA Tel: 1 917 463 4319 - Email: jbl2@jewelsbylove.com www.jewelsbylove.com


All you need is Love! We specialize in ideal cut GIA certified diamonds

7 Rue du Général de Gaulle - Marigot - St. Martin (Flagship Location) - Tel: (590) 590 87 25 50 USA Tel: 1 917 546 0902 - Email: jbl1@jewelsbylove.com 69B Front Street - Philipsburg - St. Maarten (New Location) - Tel: (1) 721 542 6808 USA Tel: 1 917 463 4319 - Email: jbl2@jewelsbylove.com www.jewelsbylove.com Not all brands available in both locations


Eye-catching, groundbreaking: Metro with the in-house NOMOS swing system

7 Rue du Général de Gaulle - Marigot - St. Martin (Flagship Location) - Tel: (590) 590 87 25 50 USA Tel: 1 917 546 0902 - Email: jbl1@jewelsbylove.com 69B Front Street - Philipsburg - St. Maarten (New Location) - Tel: (1) 721 542 6808 USA Tel: 1 917 463 4319 - Email: jbl2@jewelsbylove.com www.jewelsbylove.com


our team and contributors Trudy Nixon, Publisher Originally from the UK, Trudy has lived and worked in Anguilla for 10 years. A previous Executive Director of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association (AHTA), she now runs True Communications, a PR and Marketing Consultancy. She loves her adopted home and her Anguilla “family” including AARF dogs Sweetiepie Woofydog and Godiva. Despite being a working girl, Trudy is still closely in touch with her “inner tourist” and can regularly be spotted enjoying Anguilla’s many restaurants, bars and beaches. oRRETT H. WYNTER, Publisher A passing remark by a long-time friend about the beautiful villas in Anguilla led Orrett to launch Design Anguilla Magazine in August 2012. Now in its third year, the quarterly lifestyle and design publication, dedicated to architecture, interior design and visual arts is a project for him to continue exploring his passion for design in all its forms. CHERECIA LEWIS-ROGERS, Sales Cherecia’s deep rooted love for marketing, coupled with her readiness to embrace challenges led her to join True Anguilla’s team a year ago. Her background in sales and marketing has seen her working on the sales teams of other magazines, as well as in banking with the Caribbean Commercial Bank, where she’s currently a Corporate Loans Officer. deborah ottey-wynter, Sales A background in Architecture and Construction Project Management, including a stint as Architectural Officer in the Government of Anguilla hasn't stopped Deborah from venturing into new territories. In 2012, she co-founded Design Anguilla Magazine with her husband, Orrett, and joined the True Anguilla team a year later.

TRUE ANGUILLA MAGAZINE 2014-2015

Cover shoot credits Jasmine Ruan & Louise Fayet piggyback on Meads Bay: Orrett H. Wynter Photography Risée Chaderton Susan Croft Nick Dellinger Josveek Huligar Trudy Nixon Derrys Richardson Caroline Ross Justin Sihera Orrett H. Wynter Contact The Valley, Anguilla, BWI e-mail: info@trueanguilla.com web: www.trueanguilla.com www.facebook.com/trueanguilla www.twitter.com/trueanguilla Advertising Inquiries sales@trueanguilla.com www.trueanguilla.com/advertise Read Online www.trueanguilla.com/digital TRUE Anguilla Magazine is published yearly and is distributed at hotels, villas, restaurants and ports of entry in Anguilla. This publication has been compiled and reproduced with the utmost care to ensure that the information is up to date and accurate. However, the information may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The publisher accepts no responsibility for such typographical or other errors. No part of TRUE Anguilla Magazine may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent. The views expressed by the contributors are not necessarily those of TRUE Anguilla Magazine.

derrys josveek huligar, beth barry, susan croft, richardson, Photographer Copy Editor/ Photographer Photographer A "semi-retired" Proofreader Susan moved to master stone artisan, Beth started visiting Anguilla back in 1983 Derrys captures some of Anguilla's most Josveek now splits Anguilla at 12yrs and has been living his time executing old. In 2001, at 28, her dream ever since. romantic and dreamy passion projects she moved here on Her award-winning destination weddings. His work has been including the Anguilla a 5-year plan (ha!). images of island published in Fashion Expo, the Thirteen years later, life and destination Destination Wedding Underground Poetry she says Anguilla’s weddings, along & Honeymoons Club and Historical safe and fulfilling with her Caribbean magazine, and he has Island Tours, with lifestyle for her watercolour and also been featured photography and family is the reason acrylic paintings videography. it’s still home. speak for themselves. in MACO Caribbean Living magazine.

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14 General Information The information you need to plan your trip to Anguilla. 30 People Visitors and locals share their Anguilla love stories. 38 Beaches They won’t disappoint – Anguilla boasts 33 of the best sandy white beaches in the world. 50 Accommodations Find the best places to stay no matter your budget or needs. 70 Food So many choices! A round-up of what's new for the season and what's happening with your old favourites. 88 Activities Don’t just lie on the beach – get out and enjoy great shopping or the wide range of activities we have on offer. 112 Liming Where, when and how to hang out and party in Anguilla. 120 Weddings We show you why Anguilla is one of the world’s leading wedding and honeymoon destinations. 134 Live the Dream Stay longer – information on purchasing property and living in Anguilla. 146 Final words Acknowledgements, credits and thanks.


welcome


Photo: Derrys Richardson

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e hope you enjoy this second edition of True Anguilla. Thanks to the readers who gave us feedback via our survey (and congratulations to our prize winners). We have listened to you, and this year have provided more information on buying a property and living in Anguilla and on having your destination wedding event here. We continue to highlight the three main reasons people give for coming back to Anguilla year after year: People, Beaches and Food and to ask our favourite visitors and

Anguilla friends and family to tell you what they love about our unique island. If you have never been to Anguilla, prepare to be entranced. Anguilla is luxurious yet low key. It’s special. It’s like no other place you’ve been before – and is best explained by telling you what it does not have: no allinclusive resorts, chain restaurants, casinos, large cruise ships, huge shopping malls, traffic jams, wailing sirens – and of course, “no worries.” We hope you truly enjoy Anguilla, Orrett & Trudy.

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Welcome, and I hope you enjoy your visit with us. I've worked at some of Anguilla's leading hotels and restaurants, which has afforded me the opportunity to meet so many people, many of which become friends that I look forward to coming back every year. Anguilla is a friendly and peaceful island and we are happy to welcome you. Sean Sutton


general info

Š Josveek Huligar / anguilla access

Island map and useful information; how to get here by air or sea; a calendar of events; how to experience Anguilla in a day and a list of professional suppliers who will help you get to Anguilla. All the information you need to plan your visit.


island map and useful information

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Government: British Overseas Territory Capital: The Valley Size: 35 square miles; 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at widest point Population: 14,886 (according to last census) Electricity: 110/120 Volts AC (same as the U.S.) Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of Anguilla, the US dollar is widely accepted across the island. Driving: Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and a driver’s license is required. Entry: A valid passport (with at least six months before expiration) and return or onward ticket(s) are required for all visitors to Anguilla. Visas: For the latest information on nationals requiring visas to enter Anguilla, please contact the Dept. of Immigration. If you require a visa, please contact the nearest British Consulate for visa applications. Customs & Immigration: All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must clear Customs & Immigration at either the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. Persons traveling by private boat must contact and clear Customs & Immigration at Sandy Ground. For more information, contact the Dept. of Customs. Departure Tax: $20, plus $3 security tax for all tourists departing Anguilla, by plane or ferry. No charge for children under twelve years old. The departure tax for day trips to surrounding islands is US $8 for trips through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal ONLY. Residents of Anguilla and residents of St. Martin/St. Maarten are also subject to a US $8 departure tax through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.

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useful contact numbers Police/Fire/Ambulance Princess Alexandria Hospital Police Headquarters Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport Blowing Point Ferry Port Anguilla Tourist Board Dept of Immigration Dept of Customs General Post Office

911 264.497.2551 264.497.2333 264.497.2384 264.497.6070 264.497.2759 264.497.3444 264.497.2513 264.497.2528

There are eight ATMs on the island. They are located at each of the major commercial banks in The Valley: National Bank of Anguilla, Caribbean Commercial Bank, Scotiabank and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. Other locations (see map for $ markers) are Tomac Plaza, The Galleria in West End, Delta Petroleum Service Station on Long Path Road and Romcan Supermarket in South Hill.

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getting here: by air

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Minneapolis Toronto

Montreal

Boston Newark New York Philadelphia

Chicago

Washington, D.C. Charlotte Atlanta

Fort Lauderdale Miami

puerto rico

ST. MAARTEN ANTIGUA BARBADOS

Panama City

getting here via air Anguilla is the northernmost island in the Leeward Island chain, just north of St. Maarten. It is easily accessible by sea or by air on commercial and private airlines and by sea via the Anguilla ferry, scheduled shuttles and private charter services. Airline Service to Anguilla From Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Anguilla’s Clayton J Lloyd International Airport (AXA) is just a one-hour flight with Tradewind Aviation (pg. 21), Cape Air or Anguilla Air Express. From St. Maarten/Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SJU)

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Anguilla is a short seven-minute flight with Anguilla Air Services (see pg. 25), Trans Anguilla or private executive charters. From Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport (ANU) it is a 50-minute scheduled flight with LIAT or private executive charters. Destination Management Services If you are travelling with a large group or would like assistance with travel to Anguilla, we recommend contacting one of our Destination Specialists, who can help with arrangements and make your trip as comfortable as possible. Contact Blue Sea Anguilla (pg. 2-3), or Malliouhana Travel & Tours (pg. 29).


Amsterdam

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St. Thomas San Juan, Puerto Rico

Anguilla St. Maarten

St. Barths

St.Kitts and Nevis Antigua

Rainbow International Airlines

Barbados

Trinidad

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getting here: by sea

info ANGUILLA

Blowing Point

Marigot

SAINT MARTIN/ SINT MAARTEN Princess Juliana International Airport

Simpson Bay

charter & scheduled boat service There are several options for transfers to Anguilla’s Blowing Point Port of Entry, from Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten – either on a scheduled sea shuttle or private charter. Prices and times vary seasonally, so it’s always best to check the individual operators: GB Ferries (pg. 22-23), Calypso Charters (pg. 107), Sea Pro Charters (pg. 27), M&S Shuttle Service (pg. 29) and Funtime Charters (pg. 27). Other operators include Link Ferries, Gotcha: Garfield Sea Tours and No Fear Charters.

ferry service to anguilla Travel between St. Maarten and Anguilla via ferry is simple and reasonable. No reservations are required. Ferries operate daily between 8.15am and 7.00 pm at 45-minute intervals, and the crossing takes approximately 20 minutes. (Anguilla to St Martin ferries first depart at 7.30am, and the last one is at 6.15pm). At the time of this writing, ferry cost is $15 per person each way, plus taxes and fees of $5 from St. Martin to Anguilla and $11 from Anguilla to St. Martin ($46 round trip).

NOTE: All travel information correct at time of going to print. For full listing of travel options to Anguilla please visit the Anguilla Tourist Board website www.ivisitanguilla.com

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ANGUILLA BY AIR F I R S T- C L A S S S C H E D U L E D F L I G H T S F R O M S A N J U A N

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Antigua

Nevis Montserrat

Guadeloupe

Dominica

Martinique

ST. BARTHELEMY SERVICE

St. Lucia

Two pilots | Pressurized cabin | Air-conditioning | Drinks and snacks Resident and coupon book discounts available

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calendar of events not to be missed

FEBRUARY

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St. Gerard’s Garden Party Hosted on the grounds of Wallblake House, with food from other islands prepared by members of St. Gerard’s congregation.

Flower and Garden Show Two days of flower displays and competitions on the grounds of Wallblake House.

febRUARY

Anguilla Yacht Regatta

anguilla fashion expo

A three-day event featuring workshops and culminating in a fashion show highlighting up and coming talent in the fashion industry.

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APRIL

Yacht racing between the regional racing fraternity with a local B class boat race on the last day.

MAY

Valley Street Festival

Cultural extravaganza at the People’s Market with traditional cuisine, art and craft, domino competitions, face painting, live music, games and a cycling competition.

MOONSPLASH

Hosted by Bankie Banx around the first full moon before Easter, the concerts feature artistes from around the world.

Festival Del Mar

Celebrating all things of the sea in the fishing village of Island Harbour. Fishing competition, boat racing, lots of seafood and string band music.

may

NOVEMBER

Tourism Week

Includes Valley Street Festival and Cultural Fair, Church Service, school and industry-wide educational activities, and climaxes with the AHTA Grand Gala and Awards banquet.

Anguilla’s Optimists Race against Aids

Public awareness campaign to raise funds for AIDS related services.

DECEMBER

ACOCI Golf Tournament

ANGUILLA LITERARY FESTIVAL

A "literary jollification" with international, regional and local writers gathering for presentations and workshops.

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Fundraiser with proceeds going to the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce's Scholarship Fund for the Anguilla Community College.


Experience The Magic Flying from St. Maarten to Anguilla has just gotten easier with a short 8 minute scenic flight. On arrival into St. Maarten you will be met by our agents at the transfer information desk which is just before immigration. You will be assisted in a fast track lane with both immigration and baggage claim, no need to stand in a long line anymore. Start your vacation with a stress free transit with Anguilla Air Services.     

Daily scheduled flights between Anguilla and St. Barths Day trips to St. Barths Daily scheduled flights between Anguilla and St. Maarten On demand charter flights to any Caribbean destination Medical transport flights to any island in the Caribbean

FOR RESERVATIONS: Office: 264 498 5922 Fax: 264-498-5921 Cell: 264 235 7122

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Email: info@anguillaairservices.com Web: www.anguillaairservices.com

Let Experience Take You There


calendar of events

may

june

anguilla day celebrations The most significant holiday on the Anguillian calendar of events, featuring the Round-the-Island boat race, and the culmination of month-long celebrations to commemorate Anguilla Day.

june

Welches Fest A celebration of yesteryear with food, games and music.

june

john t. memorial cycle race Annual Race held over a two day period with participation from regional and international cyclists.

Anguilla Open Tournament Golfers from around the Caribbean and the United States compete over three rounds on CuisinArt's course. Part of proceeds go towards the Junior Golf Fund to expose Anguillian youth to the game.

july-august

ANGUILLA SUMMER FESTIVAL Celebrating the national sport, Boat Racing, by day and Carnival activities by night: Pageants, Calypso competitions, Band Clash, street dancing and revelry.

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anguilla day trip

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view of Anguilla’s main pleasure port and “nightlife capital” Sandy Ground, Road Bay and tiny Sandy Island.

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Anguilla’s highest point and then drive down our steepest hill to peaceful Crocus Bay where you can stop for a quick refreshment at da’Vida Bayside. Or if you’re feeling energetic – swim or rent a kayak for an hour and paddle round to view one of Anguilla’s most iconic places, Little Bay.

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3 After, drive slowly for a few minutes

through our capital, The Valley – take in the historic buildings and beautiful Ebenezer Methodist Church in The Old Valley, and local agricultural plots and our Carnival village in the “Valley Bottom” before taking the road east.


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Drive past Shoal Bay East (admiring the view)

4 and continue on to Island Harbour. Pause

awhile and enjoy the sights and sounds of Anguilla’s most characterful fishing village, home of the vibrant Festival del Mar and “Gorgeous” Scilly Cay.

• Located near the Airport • Free pick-up & drop-off • Emergency road-side service • Infant Seat, Child Seat, Booster Seat • Major Credit Cards Accepted • Unlimited Mileage Hours of Operation: Mon-Sun 08:00-17:00

Airport Road, The Valley, Anguilla

P: 264-497-2934 • F: 264-497-2503 hertztriplek@anguillanet.com

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5 Then continue through East End Village – note

the Heritage Collection Museum (pg. 99) on the left. Complete your loop of the East End by driving back into The Valley and past the airport. Then head towards Anguilla’s West End, where many of our luxury hotels and villas are located. The island gets very thin at this point – the ocean is never far from view – with a large number of spectacular beaches in close proximity. cont’d

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Private Charters Water Taxi Airport Transfers Fishing Trips Waters Sports

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transportation --------------------The first public ferry arrives in Anguilla at approximately 8.45am and the last one departs at 6.15pm, so there’s plenty of time to either rent a car or engage one of our friendly taxi drivers if you‘d like to follow this itinerary. Please see page 20 for more information.

With 20 years of experience, “The Dream Team” of Captain Wayne and First mate Terrell, will make your day the highlight of your Anguilla Trip 264.498.0073/264.584.0074/264.772.6497 www.seaprocharters.com


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11:30Am-5:30pm 6 Head straight to Meads Bay on Anguilla’s northwest coast – a

spectacular mile and a half of white sand. Choose from one of the beachfront restaurants that serve a delicious lunch and provide beach club facilities – we love Straw Hat, located at the Frangipani Resort, and Ocean Echo. By the way, this would be a very good time to try a local delicacy like crayfish, spiny lobster or fresh snapper.

Cool down in the incredible waters of Meads Bay and enjoy complimentary lounge chairs whilst you snooze off your lunch and imagine staying in Malliouhana or one of the other boutique properties along the bay.

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7 Returning east, we recommend golfers take a detour

into CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa to admire the lush Greg Norman designed course – one of the best in the region – and that shopaholics call in to one of any number of charming local boutiques – (see pages 90-94 for souvenir suggestions).

alternative day trip Aquamania Adventures catamaran trips from St. Martin to Anguilla. See their listing on p. 108 for more information about trips to Prickly Pear, Cove Bay, Dolphin Discovery and Shoal Bay East.

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8 Then finally, drive for 10 minutes to

Sandy Ground Village, the place for a sundowner with its parade of “sand between your toes” bars – including the famous jazz joint Johnno’s or fashionable SandBar, before finally heading back to the airport or seaport – only 5 minutes’ drive away.


getting here

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Anguilla Air Services

Avis Car Rental

Getting to Anguilla has just gotten easier! We offer executive charters and scheduled flights to Anguilla. No more standing in long lines, we will meet you at the transfer information desk as soon as you get off your flight, handle immigration, customs and also your luggage transfer. T: 264.498.5922 / 235 7122 E: info@anguillaairservices.com www.anguillaairservices.com

We offer: 4WD Jeeps, Cars & Mini-Vans, Free Pick-up & Delivery, Unlimited Mileage, Free Road Maps. c/o Apex Car Rental P. O. Box 208, The Quarter Anguilla, BWI T: 264.497.2642 F: 264.497.5032 E: avisaxa@anguillanet.com www.avisanguilla.com

Blue Sea Destination Management Services

Blue Sea Film Production Services

GB Ferries

Hertz – Triple K Car Rental

Hi, I’m Shayne Thompson. Anyone in the film game will tell you that location shoots are much more than a beautiful beach and gorgeous sunsets (although Anguilla has that covered!). Let us take the hassle out of planning your next film production or photo shoot. T: 264.498.2583 E: info@blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com

Blowing Point Whether you need a charter, a shuttle between Anguilla and St. Maarten, a day trip to St. Barths, or an excursion around Anguilla, Prickly Pear or Sandy Island, you are in good hands. 264.235.6205/7010 264.584.6205/7010 011.599.581.3568 (SXM) 321.406.0414 (US) E: bookings@gbferries.com www.gbferries.com

Malliouhana Travel & Tours

Maurice and Sons

Travel Lite Anguilla

Why not contact Malliouhana Travel & Tours Ltd. for all your airline, cruise, and destination management services? We will make your experience impeccable. T: 264.497.2431 / 497.2348 E: mtt@anguillanet.com

Exquisite Services For All Your Transportation Needs. Car rentals, Taxi Services & Shuttle Trips, Transportation to & from Social Events, Seaports Transportation, Airport Transportation, Historic & Cultural Island Tours T: 264.235.2676 / 264.582.2399 264.476.0468 maurice.taxiservices@gmail.com www.msexquisiteshuttle.com Facebook.com/maurice.hodge.773

Baby equipment rentals: High-quality, certified and meticulously maintained. Babysitting services: First aid/CPR-trained and certified providers. Events planning & management for children’s activities and celebrations T: 264.476.9990 / 0999 US: 407.374.6608 E: info@travelliteanguilla.com www.travelliteanguilla.com

Bonjour, I’m Mimi Gratton. My passion is Anguilla and our company’s hallmark is delivering unforgettable Anguilla Experiences. We offer transportation management, event planning, marketing, public relations, decor production, sports marketing and corporate hospitality management. T: 264.498.2583 E: info@blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com

Airport Road Free pick-up & drop-off Emergency road-side service Infant seat, Child Seat, Booster Seat Major Credit Cards Accepted Unlimited Mileage Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 08:00-17:00 T: 264.497.2934 / 264.497.4233 F: 264.497.2503 E: hertztriplek@anguillanet.com

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Great to be in a place where you can enjoy your family from morning through night. We spend all day at the beach or pool and then hit a restaurant. There is often live music to enjoy, and at a minimum a beautiful environment. The people are so welcoming. Wilhelmina, Britta and Oliver Freundlich/Von Schoeler


people The hospitality of our people is one of the main reasons visitors love and keep returning to our island. Historian Colville Petty, OBE explains why:

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“Anguilla has long been renowned for its hospitality which has deep historical roots. The spirit of caring and sharing was born out of the harsh experiences of a resolute people. A history of hardships, brought about by prolonged droughts and famines, a shallow soil and the onslaught of severe hurricanes, gave birth to a culture of interdependence, caring and sharing – of one hand washing the other.”


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imi Gratton and Amelia Vanterpool Kubisch are two True Anguilla Ambassadors who bring a sense of style and fun to every encounter and finish each other’s sentences because they are so in tune. Their knowledge of the island: how to get here, where to go, what to do and most importantly who does what, is encyclopedic. Visitors tell us that “the People” are the reason they keep coming back to the island, and Mimi and Amelia are definitely two of those “people.” relationship based on a love of their island This dynamic duo have introduced home and mutual support of Anguilla’s thousands of visitors to the delights of innovative “High value/Low volume” tourism Anguilla, and their warm island welcome plan. After stints working at Malliouhana is supported by a wealth of professional and Cap Juluca Hotels respectively – the credibility and expertise. Born Anguillian friends are working side by side again at Amelia worked her way up from being the the Destination Management company that first-ever employee at the newly conceived Mimi formed with partners Fred and Marva Tourism Offices (in 1978) to ultimately Thompson in 2005 – Blue Sea Anguilla. becoming the Director of Tourism at the Amelia and Mimi’s obvious love for their Anguilla Tourist Board. Anguillian by nurture, island and its people influences what they Mimi is a native (bilingual) French Canadian, do – opening up new niche markets and who spent many years as the Executive delivering a great Anguilla experience. Director of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Working with the world’s leading travel Association. In their complimentary public planners, Blue Sea orchestrates seamless and private sector roles they cemented and stress-free arrivals, departures and an enduring friendship and professional 32

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on-island activities for the luxury “incentive” market. Tiny Anguilla, with its boutique hotels is not the first place that springs to mind when it comes to corporate travel, but thanks to Blue Sea and hotel partners like CuisinArt, Viceroy and Cap Juluca – the island now attracts the “crème de la crème” of incentive groups by offering unbelievably luxurious experiences for President’s Clubs and Chairmen’s Circles from some of the world’s leading brands. “The participants often haven’t heard of Anguilla, and they love it – they feel like they’ve ‘discovered’ somewhere special – then they go back home and boast about the experience to friends and colleagues.” They also offer Wedding Coordination (Amelia’s area of expertise) and Film Production Services (Mimi’s “baby”). The cool, calm and collected Amelia is the perfect person to soothe the prewedding nerves of jittery Brides and Grooms, and she smiles as she recounts the story of one couple who argued after they arrived on island, split up and 48 hours prior to the event asked her to cancel the wedding (which she did). She let them “cool down” then happily rearranged everything 24 hours later – much to everyone’s relief! The boundlessly energetic Mimi will “flex all her muscles” and utilize her enormous database – great contacts and goodwill – to meet the needs of the international film crews that repeatedly return – leading one client to say “it’s easier to get things done here than in New York City!” The ladies are fulsome in praise for their huge network (sometimes over 100 local contacts can be involved in successfully delivering a large event) of government officials, Blue Sea staff, hotel & restaurant teams, transportation, décor, photographers and musicians – the professional and friendly “Blue Sea Family” who help them create exceptional visitor experiences.

! QUESTIONS A n swer ed What do most brides want?

“Most requests are for weddings on the beach, but we also do boats, local churches, hotels and private villas. Currently we’re experiencing a trend towards ‘ceremonial’ events for couples who have already legally married offisland but want an exquisite experience to share with friends and family.” Why come here for photoshoots?

“It’s fascinating, because although we have wonderful backdrops, you can’t see much of the island in the end shots! Art Directors and Photographers say they ‘love the light, a feeling they get, and because the models are more relaxed and you can see it in their eyes.’” How does a big group get here?

“Via Princess Juliana in neighbouring SXM – one of the best served Caribbean airports. We plan arrivals and departures meticulously, and our excellent suppliers (boat and plane charter companies) can help us move small groups or even hundreds of visitors equally effortlessly.” ANY unusual requests?

“From opening up a locked church to arranging a Caribbean cooking competition for 200, babysitting a $100,000 wedding gown, organizing a Pirate Party or a Beach Olympics, even escorting a half million dollar necklace to a photo shoot! The list goes on and on!” What’s unique about Anguilla?

“We say it gives you ‘Permission to relax’. Groups schedule lots of activities – concerned they won’t have enough to do, but by day two, most delegates are cancelling their trips and excursions in order to do nothing but relax!”

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ATA SERVICES OFFERED TO HOTELS & VILLAS

• Private Lessons • Tennis Clinics • Hitting Partners

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• Group Lessons • Drill workouts

Local: 1-264-498-0697 • US: 1-718-285-7937 E: info@anguillatennis.com • W: www.anguillatennis.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/anguillatennis

From satisfaction measurement to service quality management… Let ClienTell help you build your business through customer loyalty and your employees’ commitment to excellence!

ANGUILLA ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION a US 501.c.3 charitable organization

(264) 476-2731 Please support AARF, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, funded entirely by private donations. Our objectives include: Spay/neuter of dogs and cats Dog/cat adoptions (local and international) Pet care education at local schools

ClienTell®Consulting, LLC Service quality and customer satisfaction consulting… www.Clien-Tell.com Anguilla, BWI

Visit our shelter on Long Path Road in Sandy Hill or our website (www.aarf.ai) to learn how you can get involved and/or donate.

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The Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA), founded in 1996 by Mr. Mitchelle Lake, is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round tennis training to Anguillan children with special emphasis on empowering children through the sport of tennis. To date, over 3,200 children have benefited from the ATA's programs.


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“We came to Cap Juluca 20 years ago for a romantic vacation and we fell in love with the quiet elegance of the island and the warmth of the Anguillian people. We wanted to return every year. It was only a matter of time until we purchased our oceanfront lot with its spectacular views of St Martin. With the help of our local architect and the designer who created the décor at the Four Seasons Nevis, we built Villa Alegria as our island oasis. We love Anguilla, and now consider it our home. The azure blue waters, powdery white sand, outstanding restaurants, scuba diving, bike riding and gentle ocean breezes keep us young.” Neil & Wendy Freeman, Ocean’s Edge and Villa Alegria What I like about Anguilla... its unique lifestyle! We still have no bus services; persons without their own vehicles still depend on a neighbor or friend for a ride. We don’t have casinos, big shopping malls or large tourist ships on island. It is a real treat to vacation on this little island. It’s peaceful and tranquil! People are casual and very friendly. Oh man... the beaches are second to none, breathtaking!!! We have 33 white sand powdery beaches on Anguilla and all are unique. You will find very talented musicians, artists and vocalists (singers). I like the fact that you can have fried fish with the head and not just fillet (a dash of lemon) with the famous Johnny cakes or just a home grown salad. Ena Boasman-Hodge, Chef Concierge, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

We love Anguilla because the minute we step off the ferry, we feel like we are home. The people of Anguilla are the most welcoming, of all the islands we have visited. We have returned each year for the past 12, and we will continue to return for many years. I have been diving for over 30 years. The diving is wonderful and Special “D” Diving (Doug Carty) is the safest and best dive operation I have ever experienced. Dave & Sandy Gleed, Anguilla visitors for 12 years

Living in Anguilla is an investment in savoir-vivre. Crisp, breezy fresh air, zero pollution! Plenty of superb restaurants. Plenty of delicious fish in the restaurants. Rainwater to run your bathtub. A bank or a shop where you still can park in front! No traffic jams, the most beautiful commuter drive in the world if you decide to open a business or an office. A paradise for small children, sand and beach & beach and sand! Gorgeous rainbows, lovely sunsets and a pretty, pretty starry sky! Lifestyle luxuries. Quality time for the soul and the body! Come! adrian kobbe, Gum/Ko International Property Agents

My abiding memory of Anguilla is white and blue. White sandy beaches, turquoise blue sea and big sky everywhere. What makes Anguilla special is the absolute freedom to do what you like when you like. No wristbands, no schedule. My best Anguilla moment? Lunch in Scilly Cay – sitting at a wooden table on a desert island in my swim suit, bare feet in the sand, cold glass of white wine and a freshly grilled lobster. Lesley Keyter, The Travel Lady, www.thetravellady.ca 36

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free wifi --------------------Anguilla is a great place to visit if you simply can’t bear to put your smart phone down/are addicted to social media, as FREE wi-fi is widely available – at hotels, villas and many restaurants.

As a social media maven/addict, one of the things I love most about Anguilla is the pervasive WiFi. Almost every bar, restaurant or shop you go to has reliable, password-free wi-fi that enables lightning-fast Insta/Facebook/Twitter uploads of my island adventures. I swear that just driving around you can almost always pick up a wi-fi signal! And I love that Anguillians are so social-media savvy. They do a stellar job as internet ambassadors for their island, and it’s always my pleasure to connect with them, whether online or in person.” Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, Caribbean travel expert, JetSetSarah.com

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Anguilla’s SM community is expansive, welcoming, interactive and enjoyable. Make new friends and keep contact with your existing Anguilla friends by meeting up on line. Visiting bloggers, writers, Facebookers, Instagrammers and Tweeters will find that anytime they mention #Anguilla it will get re-tweeted, shared and favourited. If you are planning a visit, reach out to the SM community prior to arrival for information and recommendations, and you will be sure to make some new friends to chat with on line and in real life when you visit the island.

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More Anguilla The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has a comprehensive website at ivisitanguilla.com. There's a lot of great information on anguilla-beaches.com, theanguillaguide.com and myanguillaexperience.com. Please visit trueanguilla.com for an online version of this issue as well as previous issues of our magazine and to join our mailing list. The Facebook page for the Anguilla Summer Festival gives updates and news on festivals and local happenings. Take out an annual subscription to Design Anguilla, an Anguilla lifestyle magazine and you can have Anguilla news delivered to your door quarterly designanguilla.com.

Certified Anguilla Travel Specialists The ATB can provide a list of travel agents who are experts on Anguilla. If you are a travel agent and would like more information on Anguilla to sell the destination, the ATB offers a travel agent’s online educational program – Certified Anguilla Travel Specialists (CATS). For more information: ivisitanguilla.com

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If we had to describe why we love Anguilla in one word it would be beaches. The numerous stunning white sand beaches and tranquil aqua-blue water are the big draw to Anguilla, however once you visit you find so many other reasons to love the island. You can always find live music at one of the beach bars, and trips to Scilly Cay, Prickly Pear and Sandy Island will put a smile on your face. There are amazing restaurants, luxury accommodations and, more importantly, warm and caring people. Anguilla is a safe, peaceful island that holds a special place in our hearts. One love. Shawna & Thom Dunaway, WhereToStay.com


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You know those ads featuring tropical beaches? The ones showing impossibly clear, blue water and powdery, pure white sand? The ones that look so perfect you assume they must have been “touched up”? Our beaches look like that for real. They don’t need to be touched up. They really are that pristine, that beautiful, that empty…


beaches Anguilla has so many beautiful beaches it’s hard to choose just one! I do love the character and many coconut trees that cling to the shore of Shoal Bay East – just there in front of Gwen’s place. It makes you feel like you are on ‘another planet’ as it’s so gorgeous! susan croft, Photographer, Susan Croft Photography 40

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beaches Come and enjoy the deserted tropical island that is one of Anguilla's cays. Laze on a pristine powdery white sand beach, fringed with coconut palms, before cooling in the crystal clear waters of our bay. Experience the tranquility of snorkeling in the marine park and wonder at the beauty of the underwater world. Prickly Pear....paradise found. Allan & Sue Ruan, Prickly Pear Bar & Grill

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From the creators of Meads Bay Beach Villas... Open for rentals January, 2015... Solaire Anguilla.

International: 917.338.0504 Anguilla: 264.497.0271 info@solaireanguilla.com www.solaireanguilla.com

Luxury Villas with Private Pools


beaches I adore Meads Bay because I love to swim in its pristine waters and also because it’s where I met a special boy – Kemarley Brooks – who wanted to borrow my blue swimming goggles. That meeting led me to create a children’s a book about him – all proceeds from which go to benefit special needs children in Anguilla. Annie Potts, Film and TV actress and author of Kemarley of Anguilla

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beaches Rendezvous Bay is my favourite... my sanctuary. My open air gym, yoga studio and swimming pool rolled into one. I cannot get enough of the colour of that water! SuSI Schroder, Body and Soul, Professional Spa Concierge


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BELOW (L-R): Cove Bay (photo by Trudy Nixon); Sandy Hill Bay (photo by Josveek Huligar/Anguilla Access); Little Bay (photo by Josveek Huligar/ Anguilla Access).


beaches To me a visit to Anguilla is incomplete without devoting an ENTIRE day to Crocus Bay Beach, not only to pay homage to the natural and unspoilt idyllic landscape, but also to appreciate the tranquillity and calmness of this unique island while, of course, sipping on a refreshing gin and tonic‌� Nadine Scott, West India Commission, UK

My affinity for Rendezvous is unmatched, but Maundays Bay is a close second. It's the place where I've done the majority of my wedding work... personally I feel like we know each other. I know her sunsets, and I know the areas where she would provide me with the best light for making magic! Derrys richardson, Photographer, Signature 7602 Studios


Traditionally, Anguilla was known for its 5 star boutique hotels, but since Cerulean villa opened in 1997 and coined the term ‘super villa‘ to describe the full service experience it offered – Anguilla has also been synonymous with the Caribbean’s leading luxury villas. bruce hearn, Properties in Paradise


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Our hotels are famous for their up-market boutique charm. Our villas are amongst the most magnificent in the world and our charming hotels, condos and guesthouses offer a warm welcome and an authentic West Indian vibe.


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The magnificent CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa on Rendezvous Bay boasts 5 restaurants, a Greg Norman designed golf course and the stunning Venus Spa, one of the Caribbean’s most impressive.

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The newly refurbished, ultra luxurious Malliouhana by Auberge has immediately resumed its position as one of the leading small hotels of the world – offering world-class cuisine and outstanding décor, service and facilities on beautiful Meads Bay.

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ZEMI BEACH --------------------The eagerly anticipated Zemi Beach on Shoal Bay East (opening Dec 2015) will be the first full service luxury hotel and spa in the east end of the island.


Refurbished and reimagined. Award winning chef. World class amenities. Refined, relaxed atmosphere.

malliouhana.aubergeresorts.com • (264) 497-6111 | reservations: (877) 733-3611 01260-CAM_tru_ang_ad_01260-CAM_Tru_Ang_ad 10/10/14 5:16 PM Page 1

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Luxury “super villa” retreats like Ani Villas at Little Bay boast exquisite design and fabulous facilities with highly trained, dedicated teams including chefs and butlers. Whatever you want (within reason) can be arranged, so it’s no wonder these fabulous private homes are often booked by celebrities looking for the ultimate in discreet service.

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The pretty and friendly Frangipani Beach Hotel, on Meads Bay has an outstanding location, an infinity pool and watersports, and boasts the famous Straw Hat as its hotel restaurant. 54

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Experience the spirit and tranquility of Anguilla at the island’s premier boutique resort. www.frangipaniresort.com

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Decidedly luxe. Quintessentially Anguillan.

info @frangipaniresort.com

⏐ 264-497-6442 ⏐ 877-583-8788


stay in Shoal Bay Beach Villas on world famous Shoal Bay East is a wonderful choice for those who want to roll out of bed, make their own cup of coffee and enjoy it as they stroll on the beach!

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These popular properties offer some hotel services (usually daily housekeeping and concierge) in studios, one or two bedrooms with kitchens and lounge areas – giving guests the option to cater for themselves. Many offer packages combined with car rental.

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Shoal Bay Villas T 264 497 2051 F 264 497 3631 www.sbvillas.ai sbvillas@anguillanet.com Full service resort 500 yards from Cove Bay Next to Greg Norman Golf Course

TURTLE’S NEST BEACH RESORT Beachfront Condos on Anguilla’s best beach, Meads Bay Beach.

Studios, 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms • Completely furnished with fully equipped kitchens & spacious living areas.

29 luxurious, spacious suites offer all the comforts and amenities you need for a relaxing vacation ph: 264.497.6603 / 6959 / 6957 fax: 264.497. 2149 paracove@anguillanet.com

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Make us your island home!

• Daily maid and linen service. • Air conditioned • Private furnished terraces overlooking Meads Bay Beach. • Walking distance to many of Anguilla’s finest restaurants.

Meads Bay, West End, Anguilla, BWI Tel: 1.264.462.6378 • Fax: 1.264.462.0686 E-mail: turtlesnest@hotmail.com


stay in Stunning Meads Bay is home to some excellent accommodations just steps away from the ocean. Carimar Beach Club is a popular choice because of its exceptional location, friendly service team and tennis courts.

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Meads Bay Beach Villas offer beautiful two bedroom villas with private pools.


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• Villa Rentals for all budgets • Villas, Land and Commercial Property for sale • Property Management • 5 Star Service

Island Dream Properties offers a comprehensive suite of professional real estate and villa rental services. Our services are designed to fullfull the unique needs of both home owners and visitors. We offer the assurance of a fulltime, dedicated and professional staff with more than 30 years experience.

Tomac Plaza, Anguilla, British West Indies [Phone] (264) 498-3200 [Email] sales@islanddreamproperties.com [web] www.islanddreamproperties.com

Affordable Chic on Anguilla Best Value Boutique Hotel in the West End

Villa Rentals & Real Estate Hotel & Villa Development & Management Robin & Sue Ricketts & their team have over 25 years experience creating extraordinary vacation experiences. Sue Ricketts is a Condé Nast Traveler world's top villa specialist with a portfolio of over 80 dream retreats in Anguilla. Anacaona Boutique Hotel is a small, value-oriented hideaway a few paces from one of Anguilla’s most ravishing beaches, Meads Bay. It has 27 air-conditioned rooms and suites & Firefly garden-poolside restaurant and bar. What makes Anacaona the fun place to be on Anguilla is its role as the unofficial cultural entertainment center of the island, presenting local music, dancing, dinner theater and other diversions. www.anacaonahotel.com info@anacaonahotel.com Tel: 264.497.6827 Reservations toll free: 877.657.4736

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The peaceful and comfortable Paradise Cove – home of the Anguilla Lit Fest – offers large, comfortable suites with kitchens, tropical gardens, pool/jacuzzi and a small bar/restaurant close to Cove Bay.

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The Hotel Bar Hop --------------------Wherever you stay in Anguilla, remember our luxurious hotels encourage outside guests to visit their restaurants and bars and enjoy the musical entertainment on offer.

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stay in Exceptional 4-Bedroom Cul de Sac Beachfront Villa

Royal Palms holiday apartments are a short 5-minute drive from world-famous Rendezvous Bay. Their six spacious suites all have a view to St. Maarten as well as over the large pool area and the lush garden setting. AC • Gym • Pool • Jacuzzi Concierge • Chef ’s Kitchen Spa Services • Paved Path to Beach Stunning St. Martin Views

The historic & charming Lloyd’s Guest House is within walking distance of Crocus Bay. The guesthouse’s communal breakfast provides an authentic Caribbean experience and a friendly place to meet and chat with fellow travelers.

“Villa Alegria outshines everything else we’ve seen.” www.alegriaanguilla.com nfreeman@ariescapital.com Tours: 264.235.8492


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In the Cul-de-Sac area, the spacious Beach Escape is luxurious yet family friendly, with large pool and direct access to Sandy Point Beach.

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We can’t imagine there is a better island in the world to rent a villa than Anguilla. With its 100-plus gourmet restaurants and 33 pristine public beaches to explore, it’s the perfect destination for the independent villa guest who wants space, peace and their own pool.


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LLOYD’S BED & BREAKFAST Lloyd’s Bed & Breakfast is located on Crocus Hill, three minutes walk to Crocus Bay. Lloyd’s is elegant, with a repetition of architectural detail patterns, creative airflow and strong relationship between indoor/ outdoor spaces. The subtle hand craftsmanship seen thoughout the property is engaging. Clear, cozy, crisp, classic - this is what you will find. “A modern take on the 1950’s”. It is always our pleasure to serve you at Lloyd’s.

PROPERTIES IN PARADISE LUXURY VILLA RENTALS We represent Anguilla’s most spectacular rental estates. Contact us today to book your dream villa. Visit our new offices, centrally located in South Hill Plaza.

CONTACT elaine hearn at 264.235.2816

Ph: 1.264.497.2351 • Fax: 1.264.497.3028 Email: lloyds@anguillanet.com

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The beautiful Bird of Paradise overlooking Sandy Hill Bay has exceptional facilities, a lagoon pool, absolute peace and privacy – and has been featured in the Robb Report.

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A perfect choice for a large family celebration is Ultimacy Villa – which sleeps 16 and overlooks world-famous Shoal Bay East.

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Not all villas are on the beach – but they are all NEAR the beach and, by law, they must have a professional villa manager, so they are excellently maintained. Daily housekeeping, pre-stocking and concierge services are standard offerings. If you’ve wanted to try a villa but been nervous to do it – don’t be! Please peruse our ads or contact one of the villas or villa rental professionals listed on pages 67-69 if you would like to discuss the benefits of renting a villa or to make reservations.


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Bird of Paradise

Named One of the Top 20 Villas in the World by Island Magazine. 2010

For a Video Tour Visit www.AnguillaBird.com AnguillaBird@yahoo.com USA 414.791.9461


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Tequila Sunrise is a modern masterpiece situated on Lover’s Cove, a pretty beach with views to neighbouring islands – this property also comes with complimentary tequila and the house’s famous mascot “Billy the Goat.”

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Affordable Anguilla Dot Com

Anacaona Boutique Hotel

Anguilla luxury on a budget! Dynamic website showcasing the affordable side of Anguilla’s beach front and beach view accommodations, car rentals, dining, weddings and activities. T: 264.498.2583 E: info@affordableanguilla.com www.affordableanguilla.com

Meads Bay, West End Affordable Chic on Anguilla. Anacaona Boutique Hotel is a small, value-oriented hideaway a few paces from one of Anguilla’s most ravishing beaches, Meads Bay. It has 27 air-conditioned rooms and suites & Firefly gardenpoolside restaurant and bar. T: 264.497.6827 Reservations toll free: 877.657.4736 E: info@anacaonahotel.com www.anacaonahotel.com

Anguilla Villa Company

Beaches Edge Villas

Anguilla Villa Company specializes in the management and rental of vacation homes on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Each of our featured rental villas offer unique, relaxing respites and we offer personalized services to meet each guest’s requirements. T: 264.498.2741 F: 264.497.2741 C: 264.476.3178 E: anguillavilla@caribcable.com www.anguillavillacompany.com

Lockrum Two sleek 5-bedroom villas overlooking secluded Pelican Bay, against a tapestry of sea and sky. Book one or both for weddings/families. Sweeping views of St. Martin. Pools, jacuzzis, beach path. Concierge, housekeeping, plus optional chef, spa services and more. T: 312.640.7420 or 264.235.8492 E: nfreeman@beachesedge.com www.beachesedge.com

Bird of Paradise

Carimar Beach Club

Sandy Hill Bay Bird of Paradise overlooks a perfect crescent beach. Stunning views. Two pools, four master suites, office/5th bedroom, and multiple living/dining experiences, including an exterior living area with fireplace. An awardwinning villa with a long list of amenities. US: 414.791.9461 E: anguillabird@yahoo.com www.anguillabird.com

Meads Bay On the water’s edge on Meads Bay, this exceptional beachfront property includes 24, 1,000 sqft. beachfront and beachview suites with all the comforts of home. Full modern kitchens, Wi-Fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, balcony or patio views of colourful gardens and the ocean. T: 264.497.6881 / 866.270.3764 E: carimar@carimar.com www.carimar.com

Ani Villas Ani Villas is Anguilla’s finest luxury estate. Enjoy a truly bespoke experience, and let our team pamper you with worldclass service and gourmet cuisine. Voted Condé Nast Johansens “Best Luxury Villa” 2013 and 2014. T: 264.497.7888 E: info@anivillas.com www.anivillas.com

Beach Escape Villa Beach Escape Villa is beachfront luxury, a two-bedroom main house and three, one-bedroom guest suites. You rent only the bedrooms you need; the others are closed off during your stay so the entire property is your private paradise. E: beachescape@gmail.com www.beachescapevilla.com

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Rendezvous Bay An intimate and sophisticated oasis of beachfront luxury encompassing world class cuisine, the award winning Venus Spa, and Anguilla’s only 18 Hole Greg Norman Championship Golf Course. T: 264.498.2000 E: reservations@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

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accommodations

Ferryboat Inn

Frangipani Beach Resort

La Vue Boutique Hotel

Little Butterfly

Blowing Point One and two bedroom fully equipped with kitchen apartments close to the ferry terminal at Blowing Point on Sandy Point Beach. Perfect for honeymooners, families, friends, business travelers, or couples seeking a quiet and relaxed get away from everyday life at reasonable prices. T: 264.497.6613 www.ferryboatinn.ai

Back Street, South Hill We offer all our guests the experience of a home away from home. At La Vue, we’re not just friendly, but all friends. We’ve become friends and family! There’s no differentiation. We appreciate and look forward to everyone who will have this ongoing experience. T: 264.497.6623 / 462.6623 E: info@lavueanguilla.com www.lavueanguilla.com

Lloyd’s Bed & Breakfast

Crocus Hill Come home to Lloyd’s Bed and Breakfast where traditional charm and Caribbean elegance define a truly memorable vacation. We understand hospitality and have been perfecting it for over 50 years and have remained freshly authentic; a nostalgic pause in an ever-changing world. C: 264.497.2351 F: 264.497.3028 E: lloyds@anguillanet.com www.lloyds.ai

Malliouhana

One bedroom luxury apartment offers complete privacy and every imaginable convenience: Full sized modern kitchen, spacious king bedroom with en suite bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, open-plan living and dining areas and a private deck with sea and mountain views. Perfect for the solo traveler or couple. C: 264.235.3666 T: 264.497.3666 E: info@sunsethomesanguilla.com www.littlebutterflyanguilla.com

Meads Bay Beach Villas

Paradise Cove

Properties In Paradise

Meads Bay Experience the private comfort of our boutique village design and the Caribbean hospitality of our staff. If this is your first time in Anguilla we are certain you will fall in love with the island. If you have stayed with us before, hurry back – we cannot wait to welcome you home. T: 264.497.0271 F: 264.497.0273 reservations@meadsbaybeachvillas.com www.meadsbaybeachvillas.com

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Meads Bay Enjoy the intimacy, luxury, and service of Anguilla’s premier boutique resort. Experience a quintessentially Anguillian getaway amidst the white sands of Meads Bay and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Come as a guest, leave as a friend. T: 264.497.6442 E: info@frangipaniresort.com www.frangipaniresort.com

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An all-suite, full-service resort set in beautiful gardens, bordered by the golf course and 500 yards from the stunning Cove Bay beach. Our 29 fully equipped studio, one and two bedroom suites provide all the comforts and amenities for a relaxing vacation. Make us your island home. T: 264.497.6603 / 6957 / 6959 F: 264.497.6927 E: para-cove@anguillanet.com www.paradisecoveanguilla.com

Meads Bay The newly refurbished Malliouhana on Meads Bay is a private retreat blending modern luxury amenities with the warm hospitality of the Caribbean. Two pristine beaches, world-class dining, and an exceptional Auberge Spa. T: 264.497.6111 / 877.733.3611 ma.reservations@aubergeresorts.com www.malliouhana.aubergeresorts.com

South Hill Plaza We represent an exceptional collection of the finest villa rentals on Anguilla for every party size from two to forty guests. We offer villas with extensive services and amenities to meet your specific requests. We handle all the details. You come to Anguilla and relax in bespoke luxury! T: 264.235.2816 elaine@propertiesinparadiseaxa.com www.propertiesinparadiseaxa.com


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Ricketts Luxury

Royal Palms

Shoal Bay Villas

Villa Rentals & Real Estate, Hotel & Villa Development & Management. Robin & Sue Ricketts & their team have over 25 years experience creating extraordinary vacation experiences. Sue Ricketts is a Condé Nast Traveler world's top villa specialist with a portfolio of over 80 dream retreats in Anguilla. www.rickettsluxury.com T: 264.497.6049 E: villas@rickettsluxury.com

Whether you’re looking for fun with family, a quiet get away for two, or even on business, come and make yourself at home at Royal Palms, where spacious rooms, lush gardens and breathtaking views await you. Sea views and a short drive from Anguilla’s finest beaches. T: 264.235.6368 / 264.497.6448 E: royalpalms@anguillanet.com www.royalpalmsanguilla.com

Nestled beneath the swaying palms in the middle of one of the world’s best beaches, each of our 23 comfortable apartments includes a fully equipped kitchen, balcony or porch with views of our freshwater pool or the exquisite dazzling white sand and pristine turquoise waters of Shoal Bay East. C: 264.497.2051 T: 264.497.3631 E: sbvillas@anguillanet.com www.sbvillas.ai

Spyglass Hill Villa Private four-bedroom luxury villa poised on a ridge overlooking charming Road Bay. Great indoor-outdoor living experience inspired by indoor open air courtyard. Captures the very best views on the island and enjoys steady cool tradewinds. Perfect for a couple, family or group of friends. C: 264.235.3666 T: 264.497.3666 E: info@spyglasshillanguilla.com www.spyglasshillanguilla.com

Solaire Anguilla

Tequila Sunrise Villa

Turtle’s Nest

Ultimacy Villa Retreat

Villa Alegria

Meads Bay Beachfront condo hotel overlooking Meads Bay’s sugar-white sand and turquoise blue waters. Each air conditioned condo is furnished with fully equipped kitchens and spacious, beautifully appointed living areas with private furnished terraces overlooking Meads Bay Beach. C: 264.462.6378 F: 264.462.0686 E: turtlesnest@hotmail.com www.turtlesnestbeachresort.com

Lockrum Bay Solaire Anguilla makes luxury green living a reality and is perfect for you and your family. Intended to minimally impact the island’s natural surroundings, it will capture the essence of the Anguillian getaway in an environmentally friendly community. T: 264.297.8191 US: 917.338.0504 E: info@solaireanguilla.com www.solaireanguilla.com

Overlooking Shoal Bay East Beach. Perfect for large families or special occasions. 8 en-suite bedrooms, heated pool with Jacuzzi, luxurious lounge and bar areas, gym. Packages including car rental, transfers and Chef available. Available from $1,200 a night. T: 264.497.6603 E: info@ultimacyvilla.com www.ultimacyvilla.com

Lover’s Cove at Dropsey Bay Tequila Sunrise Villa is a 5,000 sq. ft. contemporary, 3 master BR suite, luxurious beach house for family, friends, or Honeymooners on Dropsey Bay, Sandy Hill, Anguilla. Beautiful views of St. Marten & St. Barth’s, infinity pool, housekeeper, breakfast & Concierge. T: 264-497-6049 or 973-699-4567 E: joel@tequilasunrisevilla.com www.tequilasunrisevilla.com

Cul-de-Sac This 4-bedroom oasis elegantly blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. Seaside, with stunning St. Martin views, private gym, pool, jacuzzi, chef’s kitchen. Paved footpath to beach. Concierge, housekeeping, plus optional chef, spa services and more. T: 312.640.7420 or 264.235.8492 E: nfreeman@ariescapital.com www.alegriaanguilla.com 2014-2015

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Every time I visit Anguilla I‘m in for a culinary treat, however, I am always torn between revisiting old favourites and checking out what’s new. There’s never enough time to do it all. For such a tiny Island the choice and quality of dining options available is literally overwhelming. Frank Pierce, Director of Sales & Marketing, Anacaona Boutique Hotel


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You will never have a problem finding something delicious to savour in Anguilla, but you may have a struggle choosing where to eat – with over 100 restaurants to choose from, the choices are many.


eat out Jackie Ruan, the owner of Ripples in Sandy Ground, is famous for her big personality and Saturday Night Happy Hour (5 til 7). The cozy restaurant also serves a reasonably priced, eclectic mix of tasty dishes prepared by veggie Chef Janis and Caribbean Chef Glendon.

Oldfavourites If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

The Ferryboat Inn (30 years old this year!) is known for steaks and its popular “Wednesday Wings Night” which locals and tourists flock to. New for the season is “Friday Curry Night” which we are sure will be a big success. 72

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There is a very good reason why guests return year after year to their “old favourites” – it’s because they welcome you “home” like family and offer that special combination of ambiance and signature dishes that you’ve been dreaming of since the last time you were here. Restaurants that stand the test of time in Anguilla are always busy – so be sure to make a reservation.

Johnno’s, also in Sandy Ground and now in its 31st year, keeps doing what it’s always done best – great jazz on a Sunday and delicious fresh fish (we recommend it “Anguilla style” – steamed and with the head still on).


Another great place for steak is Kirk Hughes’ Flavours at La Vue, which continues to be “the place” to experience a fine steak or local cuisine.

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Oceanfront Straw Hat was recently named one of Fodor’s top 10 Caribbean restaurants – beloved signature dishes are mixed with daily specials from Chef Nick Dellinger. The warm welcome from owners Anne and Peter Parles and their outstanding team never changes.


eat out Chef Carrie Bogar’s Veya is no longer the new kid on the block – but it continues to shine with its stylish interior, wonderful service and “Cuisine of the Sun.” Husband Jerry will guide you through their outstanding wine list, and you can enjoy live music at least 3 nights a week in-season.

Picante, Anguilla’s very own Caribbean Taqueria is still the best place to go for magnificent margaritas, tasty tacos, a great vibe and the fastest service in the West!

Oldfavourites

Busy Nico’s in The Valley is an institution and a great place to “eat where the locals eat.”

For fine Caribbean food at a reasonable price, you can’t beat E’s Oven – Chef Vernon’s cooking is delicious and inventive, and he always features fresh daily specials. Look forward to his “Chef’s Surprise.”

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CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents

Cuisine of the Sun Beautiful ambiance & flavours from around the world. • Live music • Select cocktails

Voted Restaurant of the year 2010 by the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association Closed Sun | Live Music Tue, Thur, Fri & Sat

Sandy Ground T. 1 264 498 VEYA (8392) www.veya-axa.com

Starters Crispy Calamari vietnamese Style • nuoc cham Moroccan Spiced Shrimp Cigars roasted tomatoes • spicy apricot sauce Main courses Vanilla Cured Duck Breast guavaberry sauce • sweet yams spiced pecans Grilled Jerk Spiced Tuna rum-coffee glaze • caramelized pineapple fried plantains Five Spiced Roast Pork Tenderloin carrot sauce, raita, pickled onion Desserts Warm Chocolate Cake roasted • banana ice-cream caramelized bananas Moist Coconut Cake dates • coconut-caramel sauce vanilla bean ice cream

At E’s Oven, we specialize in local cuisine in a friendly and cozy atmosphere, innovative dishes prepared by owner and Executive Chef Vernon Hughes with local and tourist in mind. Who in his own words describes it as a “local cuisine with a fine touch”. You must try E's homemade desserts, and E's Smile. Don't forget to pick up your souvenir T-shirts and baby tees while there.

Tel: 264-498-8258 | Fax: 264-498-6261 Email: esoven@anguillanet.com | Facebook: esoven OPENING HOURS

Wednesday to Monday Closed on Tuesdays

Lunch 12 noon to 3pm Dinner 6:30pm to 10pm

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New and improved

Executive Chef Jasper Schneider has continued to raise the bar at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa’s fine dining restaurants: Tokyo Bay, Le Bistro at Santorini and Italia.

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Caribbean Italian Cuisine

Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Elite Restaurant

Island Harbour, Anguilla

Elite Restaurant is a very attractive beachfront eatery in Island Harbour featuring traditional Italian food and daily fresh fish specials – a great place to soak in the ambiance of Anguilla’s most colourful village.

(264)498-5178

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The gorgeous da’Vida Restaurant in Crocus Bay unveils a new and perfected menu of sophisticated “Caribbean/Asian” fusion. For those who prefer lighter eats, you can enjoy tapas for sharing in their bar area.

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The Pumphouse is not new – in fact, everyone’s favourite live music venue/ restaurant is 20 years old in 2015, and is marking the occasion with a new outdoor seating area and a menu revamp by stellar Chef Marc Alvarez. Photos: courtesy the pumphouse

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Crocus Bay has long been one of Anguilla’s best kept secrets! Now you can discover this tranquil, secluded getaway. Enjoy the zen atmosphere at da’ Vida Crocus Bay. Indulge in our Asio-Caribbean fusion, unwind at the Bay Side Bar and Grill. Be caressed by the cool tropical breezes, lounge on the beach,kayak to Little Bay and capture our breathtaking sunset.

OPENING HOURS & CALENDAR OF EVENTS Main restaurant opens Tuesday to Sunday. Dinner 6:00 - 9:30 pm Tapas at da’Vida lounge 5:00 - 9:00 pm Live Entertainment at da' Vida Lounge Wed., Thur., Sat. from 7:30 to 9:30 Bayside Bar and Grill opens daily from 10:00 am - 5:00pm Tel: 264.498.5433/5434 • Fax: 264.498.5435 info@davidaanuilla.com • www.davidaanguilla.com

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eat out SandBar has changed hands, but continues to offer a delicious range of unique cocktails and light bites – new owners Darren and Alicia Banks have evolved the menu to feature more international tapas and have also extended the beach dining area.

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Also new, the quirky and stylish ChaCha San presents delicious Pan Asian food and saki inspired cocktails created by Executive Chef Ken Lin.

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Firefly Restaurant at Anacaona, home of the Mayoumba Folkloric Dinner Theatre, is a great place to sample local food 7 days a week in the West End. They have introduced a “Local To Go Menu” featuring tasty, Anguillian favorites like baked chicken and curry goat. They also have a new wood-fired pizza oven for eat in or takeaway pizza.


Featuring one of Anguilla’s oldest cultural groups specializing in song and dance featuring centuries of Anguillian History. Then dance to true West Indian music by the Mayoumba Strings. Enjoy a traditional Anguillian dinner buffet with dishes like Pigeon Pea Soup, Goat Meat, Curried Conch, Fish, Chicken, Ribs and Anguillian Bread Pudding with lots more! Join us for a great family night at Anacaona Boutique Hotel, West End, Anguilla Dinner Buffet served from 7:15 pm, music at 8:00 pm and show begins at 8.30 pm Dinner Buffet and Show US$45 a person plus 15% Service Charge and 3% Environmental Surcharge.

Reservations are suggested. For more information call (264) 497-6827

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Dinner Theatre & Dancing in the West End


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Malliouhana --------------------We are all terribly excited about the new restaurant at Malliouhana – getting ready to open as we went to press!

Brand new for the season is the Café de Paris – in a cute garden setting and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner – it’s the brainchild of two of the island’s favourite French Chefs, Dominique and Ben. 84

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Airy Ocean Echo commands a great position on Meads Bay and is open for lunch and dinner. They also serve a wide selection of cocktails at this stylish and relaxing spot.


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AXA Pizza

Meads Bay, West End Eat in or take out. Make your own pizza or choose one of our “House Specials”. Try our “Local To Go Menu” featuring local favorites, pastas and sides that are rotated daily. Call & order yours today! Open daily from noon-9:30pm. Closed on Thursday. T: 264.497.6827 www.anacaonahotel.com

Beautiful Sandy Island

Café de Paris

Escape, Relax, Indulge, Enjoy. Fresh lobsters and rum punch served daily. Sea shuttle leaves from the small pier in Sandy Ground daily November 1 to July 31 beginning at 10am. Open by reservation only August 1 to October 31. T: 264.476 .6534 E: mysandyisland@hotmail.com www.mysandyisland.com

West End International cuisine with a French twist – from Chefs Dominique Thevenet and Benjamin Denjean Bronche. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days a week. Charming garden setting near West End Plaza. axa.cafedeparis@gmail.com T: 264.497.0069 / 264.235.0069

Cha Cha San Pan Asian Cuisine

da’Vida Restaurant & Spa

da’Vida Bayside Grill

E’s Oven

Elite Restaurant

The Ferryboat Inn

South Hill We invite you to savour Anguilla’s most exciting new flavors: Sushi, classics from Japan, Thailand and China as well as unique dishes created by Executive Chef Ken Lin. Cocktails, Saki List and imported beers. T: 264.498.1988 / 264.584.6899 E: kenanguilla@gmail.com facebook.com/chachasananguilla

South Hill At E’s Oven enjoy local cuisine with a fine touch, with the culinary experience of Chef Vernon Hughes. Lunch and Dinner. Closed on Tuesdays. T: 264.498.8258 F: 264.498.6261 E: esoven@anguillanet.com Look for us on Facebook @ Es Oven Bar And Restaurant Anguilla

Crocus Bay Be Intentional – Celebrate Life! That’s what da’Vida is all about from morning to midnight. This internationally acclaimed beach-side restaurant in Crocus Bay, Anguilla is a must experience for locals and visitors alike. T: 264.498.5433/5434 F: 264.498.5435 E: info@davidaanguilla.com www.davidaanguilla.com

Island Harbour Freshly prepared Italian dishes with Caribbean flair, overlooking the colourful fishing boats by day and sparkling harbour lights at dinner. T: 264.498.5178 E: elite_restaurant@hotmail.com

Crocus Bay da’Vida’s Bayside grill is an easy going groove haven for locals and tourists alike. Beach service is not just offered, it’s encouraged. Our service is first class, our staff is friendly and we offer great food at great prices. T: 264.498.5433/5434 F: 264.498.5435 E: info@davidaanguilla.com www.davidaanguilla.com

Cul-de-Sac Road, Blowing Point Our beachfront restaurant is open Mon. to Sat. for lunch 12:00-2:30 and dinner 7:00-9:30, with a varied menu featuring English, European, West Indian, and fresh seafood dishes. Join us every Wednesday for our Buffalo Wings Night; you're going to love them. P: 264.497.6613 E: ferryb@anguillanet.com www.ferryboatinn.ai 2014-2015

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Firefly Restaurant & Bar

Flavours Restaurant

Gorgeous Scilly Cay

Italia

Johnno’s Beach Stop

Johnno’s on the Cay

Le Bistro at Santorini

Nico’s Restaurant

Ocean Echo

Meads Bay, West End Garden-poolside restaurant and bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home of the Mayoumba Folkloric Dinner Theatre every Thursday and “AXA Pizza”. Bar snacks menu available throughout the day. Try our “Local To Go Menu” featuring local favorites. T: 264.497.6827 www.anacaonahotel.com

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Indulge in traditional Italian specialties in a magnificent setting with stunning views of the golf course and sea. T: 264.498.2000 E: concierge@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla’s only AAA Four Diamond restaurant presents innovative cuisine infused with local and Mediterranean flavors, combined with fresh ingredients from the Resort’s Hydroponic Farm. T: 264.498.2000 E: concierge@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

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Back Street, South Hill Flavours combines the best of Caribbean fusion cuisine with today’s more casual restaurant ambiance. Our reputation for consistently creating fresh, flavourful Caribbean cuisine precedes all. We strive to bring you the very best to satisfy your perfect Anguilla dining experience. T: 264.497.6623 / 264.462.6623 E: events@lavueanguilla.com

Sandy Ground Sandy Ground’s original beach bar and live music destination. Open daily for lunch and dinner with a mix of casual fare and top-notch local dishes. Try the whole steamed snapper and fungi (foon-jee) – And don’t miss the legendary live Jazz for lunch on Sundays! T: 264.497.2728 E: johnnosanguilla@yahoo.com Facebook: Johnno’s Beach Stop

The Valley Nico’s Restaurant is a casual setting and is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Airport. We offer local and Caribbean cuisine for breakfast and lunch that is both quick and tasty, so come and eat where all the locals eat. T: 264.497.2844

Island Harbour Tiny coral island with restaurant and beach. Famous for delicious Rum Punches and fabulous lunches featuring fresh lobster, crayfish and chicken (snapper 48 hours notice). Live Music. Free boat trip. Open Wednesdays and Sundays. Reservations recommended. T: 264.235.5000 E: gorgeous@anguillanet.com www.scillycayanguilla.com

Prickly Pear Cay Spend the day on Prickly Pear Cay, Anguilla’s not-to-be-missed offshore treasure. Known by seasoned visitors as Anguilla’s “vacation within a vacation”. Soak up the sun, splash in the pristine water and enjoy cool drinks and a hearty lunch served up by Anguilla’s beach bar pioneer. T: 264.497.2728 E: johnnosanguilla@yahoo.com

Meads Bay Ocean Echo is the newest restaurant on Meads Bay, offering fusion cooking with a local flair. Dillon, our Bartender, with his knowledge and experience of a variety of exotic drinks, welcomes you with his signature drink ‘RUMZIE’. Open seven days a week 11am – 10pm Monday to Sunday T: 264.498.5454 F: 264.498.5455 E: info@oceanechoanguilla.com www.oceanechoanguilla.com


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Picante Restaurant

Prickly Pear Bar & Grill

Picante Restaurant specializes in traditional and innovative Mexican cuisine. Great fresh margaritas and other specialty cocktails. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays off season closed only Tuesdays high season. T: 264.476.1616 E: picantebwi@gmail.com www.picantebwi.com

Experience the deserted island feel of warm crystal clear waters and powdery white sand. Relax in our sun loungers under tiki shades while sipping tropical drinks. Dine on delicious Caribbean food and allow Allan and Sue to cater to your every need. Open Tues-Sat. Lunch only. T: 264.235.5864 / 264.476.5864 E: pricklypearanguilla@yahoo.com www.pricklypearanguilla.com

Sandy Ground Open 7 days a week, 11 am and into the night. Now open for Lunch as well as Dinner. Enjoy Sundowner Specials, Daily Dining Specials, a Late Nite Pub Menu on Thursdays to Saturdays, and our always popular Live Music Nights. Catering available. T: 264.497.5154 E: pumphouse@anguillanet.com

Ripples

SandBar Restaurant/Café

Straw Hat Restaurant

Tokyo Bay

Trattoria Tramonto

Veya

Sandy Ground Family friendly dining with lively bar. Fodor’s and Trip Advisor Highly Recommended. Daily specials and Vegetarian options. Famous Happy Hour 5 – 7 every Saturday. Home of the Rotary Club every Thursday 6pm. T: 264.497.3380 / 264.235.3300 E: ruan@anguillanet.com

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Experience Anguilla’s first authentic Japanese restaurant offering delectable sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, and omakase in a sleek, seductive setting. T: 264.498.2000 E: concierge@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

Sandy Ground SandBar is a casual tapas restaurant located on the beach in Sandy Ground. We are open Monday through Saturday for dinner, with seating available inside and outside on a terrace – perfect for watching the sun go down. T: 264.498.0171 E: sandbaraxa@gmail.com

Shoal Bay West End A wonderful blend of Rustic Italian flavor and an amazing beach: Lunch and lounge; sip cocktails at our new “Beach Bar”; enjoy Tapas and beautiful sunsets from our Beach Deck; Dinner served from 6:30. Closed on Mondays. T: 264.497.8819 www.trattoriatramonto.com

The Pumphouse

Frangipani Resort, Meads Bay Situated on beautiful Meads Bay. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Seven Days a Week. Beach service, chairs and umbrellas available for guests who are dining with us for breakfast or lunch. T: 264.497.8300 www.strawhat.com

Sandy Ground CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents “Cuisine of the Sun”. Beautiful ambiance & flavours from around the world. Live music. Select cocktails. Dinner only. Closed Sun. Live Music Tue, Thur, Fri & Sat T: 264.498.VEYA (8392) www.veya-axa.com

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When you think of Anguilla, “shopping� is not what comes to mind! But Anguilla has a wonderful array of shops and there are new ones coming on-line regularly. Boutiques with gorgeous fashion, must have accessories, island designed t-shirts, local art and craft galleries, handmade candles and soaps, and stores with an array of goodies. I recommend exploring to find that take-home treasure! Carolyn Brown, CSB Communications, UK


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If you have the energy to do more than rub suntan lotion onto your travelling companion, download your next bestseller or raise your arm for beach service, here’s a roundup of shopping opportunities and some Anguilla activities you might like to try.


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beach towels --------------------Irie Life’s luxurious Anguilla national colours (turquoise, white and orange) Egyptian cotton beach towels.

The colourful and hip Irie Life shops – one in South Hill and one in Sandy Ground – have shopping for all the family and are packed to the brim with not only interesting tee-shirts but also caps, resort wear, “Rasta” themed gifts and funky jewelry.

take home a PIECE of thERock Shopping & art

People USED to say there was no shopping in Anguilla. Not anymore. Now there is a plethora of charming, unique boutiques and art studios featuring the work of local artists – so there’s plenty to tempt you off the beach and out for a browse.

what we love

kids’ clothes --------------------Their funky line of children’s clothing.

Pretty Bijoux boutique in Sandy Ground Village stays open late (in high season) so you can pop by before or after dinner. Known for their exciting collection of designer silver, we also recommend their unique French clothing line, and their bags and purses are very tempting, too. 90

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Anguilla’s own Fashion Cuts earrings are bang on-trend, as talented husband and wife design team, Daryl and Vanessa Thompson, create a new collection every season. Find them in shops like Petal’s Boutique and Blu Boutique at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. You can also buy direct from the designers. Anguilla’s own Caribbean Soaps & Sundries are a great way to stock up on something fragrant, and make great souvenirs .

Opposite Bijoux is the Lynne Bernbaum Art Gallery, and a visit and chat with the Artist is highly recommended. Lynne’s memorable paintings and prints – created in, and inspired by her life in Anguilla – are treasures to grace your home when you leave the island.


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Christmas ornaments --------------------Pam has lots of items that are made in Anguilla – but our fun favourites are the cute Christmas decorations and her famous rum punch!

Seaspray Boutique (easy to spot close to the Sandy Ground Roundabout) doubles as the Iced ‘n Easy Smoothie Shop AND informal tourism office! Take the time to call in and chat with the owner Pam, who is a font of island information and is happy to have her brains picked whilst she’s making or embellishing craft items to sell in the shop.

what we love

Give them a few days’ notice and an idea of what you like and they will bring a selection of jewelry to your villa or hotel for a private trunk show! How glam is that?

If you want to spoil yourself (or someone wants to spoil you) with a piece of fine jewelry – we suggest you check out Diamonds International – they have spectacular lines – including the exclusive “Crown of Light” 90-facet premium diamond which bedazzles the most sophisticated collector, the Safi Kilima tanzanite collection and the latest of John Hardy designs – all of which are competitively priced (tax free!!). 92

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Photos courtesy Diamonds international

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Instyle Boutique on the Cove Road is the perfect place to pop into if you didn’t pack quite the right thing to wear this evening, and they stock men’s as well as women’s clothes.

Live for the moment

then take it with you

Unique Gifts, Jewelry & Apparel for Women, Men & Children & Home Décor Exclusive jewelry & gifts made from the sands of the beaches of Anguilla West End Main Road facebook.com/liminboutiqueanguilla liminboutique@anguillanet.com

264-583-3733 Anguilla tee-shirts are always a must, and each boutique and most restaurants have their own take on the souvenir classic. The Anguilla Drug Store, located in The Valley, sells a wide range (and you can pick up an Anguilla flag there too!)

Come Lime With Us!

Bijoux Boutique

Sandy Ground, Anguilla

264.498.5558

Mon. - Sat. 9:30am-10:00pm Sun. 11:30am-7:00pm

New for this season is the beautiful Paradise Island collection, a range of luxurious, handmade in Anguilla products that includes deluxe soaps, salt scrubs and even a mosquito repellent. Available at Seaspray, ZaZaa and other gift shops.

Beachwear Hats & Handbags Women‘s Clothing Children’s Clothing Original Silver Jewelry


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New this season is Limin’ a “beachy chic” boutique on the West End road. The cool, light-filled interior is well worth a trip, as they have some very stylish and unique items – like lovely pearl jewelry, handmade cards, cover-ups and beach bags. what we love

Beach sand jewellery --------------------Their collection of sterling silver jewelry made from sand from different Anguilla beaches is sure to be a massive hit this season.

what we love

anguilla memories --------------------Their local crafts area packed with “Anguilla Memories.”

The ZaZaa shops (West End, Central and Shoal Bay East), with their distinctive purple, red and white signs are satisfyingly eclectic “Aladdin’s Caves” of gifts, jewelry and clothes by regional and other designers. Their signature tee-shirt, “it’s good to do nothing and then relax” is an island classic. 94

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Look out for a boutique near you: ZaZaa Beach | Shoal Bay East (entrance on the beach at Maderiaman) 7 days 10am-4pm including public holidays

ZaZaa Central | Outlet Store - South Hill (West End Road - see the sign) Mon – Sat 10am-6pm including public holidays

ZaZaa West | Flagship Store - West End (At front entrance Anacaona Boutique Hotel) 7 days 10am-6pm including public holidays

497 6049 | info@zazaaboutique.com

Bring this magazine to receive 10% reduction on purchases.

Stop + Sip + Shop = FUN! • Anguillian arts and crafts • T-shirts • Handcrafted Jewelry • Gifts • X-mas ornaments • AARF merchandise • Refreshing tropical smoothies • Delicious rum punches

Take a bit of Anguilla home with you! Look for “the colours” at the South Hill Roundabout CHOSEN ORIGINAL FROM PAMELA AUGUST 25th 2010

Sea Spray Sea Spray GIFTS & SMOOTHIES

ORIGINAL for SIGN ART

August 23, 2010 Gave Pamela copy of logos to chose and paint colour swatch. August 25th sent PDF t oJesssica at SkyView Maps August 27th delivered Pamela her CD with logos

Sea Spray GIFTS & SMOOTHIES

pmiller@anguillanet.com

1-264-235-1650 or 1-264-498-1650

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This was sent PDF to Jessica at Skyview Maps August 25th, 2010 with Pamelas approval.

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Get ZaZAAfied! ZaZAA Boutiques are unusual, eclectic and fun. Filled to the brim with clothing & accessories, beachwear, jewelry, local arts & crafts, T-shirts, Anguilla memories and much more. St Barths shopping in Anguilla!


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KITEBOARDING

The spectacular and physically challenging sport of Kiteboarding is not for the fainthearted. Anguilla has been the “best-kept secret” for experienced practitioners for some years (apparently our “off shore” wind conditions are second to none) but now the secret’s out and Anguilla Watersports are offering both equipment rental and professional kiteboarding instruction, and promise to get you from “Zero to Hero” in two days.

ExcitingTIMES Active and thrilling adventures

stand up paddleboarding & kayaking Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking are increasingly popular Anguilla activities, and the calm and picturesque Road Bay and Crocus Bay/ Little Bay areas are particularly appropriate places to enjoy the sports with your family. Visit Sea Pro Charters' watersports centre in Sandy Ground (they also have an aqua trampoline that children love) or da’Vida Bayside where you can paddle round to Little Bay. Anguilla Watersports offer instruction, will deliver paddleboards to your resort or villa and offer a range of SUP tours.

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The Anguilla Sailing Association provides sailing programmes for all ages, and if you sign up for lessons you will also be benefiting a good cause – the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club. Its mission is to offer tuition to every Anguillian child who wants to learn to sail. www.sailanguilla.com

ExcitingTIMES active and thrilling adventures

editor's note

scuba diving -----------------Anguilla’s pristine waters also offer great diving – including some fabulous wreck dives.

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© Seaside Stables

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A sunset horseback ride on a deserted beach is at the top of many people’s bucket list, and Tonya at Seaside Stables offers rides for different levels of experience.

If you prefer that an engine does all the work, try Tiger Boat Tours – race mini speedboats along our stunning coastline (after safety instruction) – the trip is guided and there is an opportunity to snorkel also. If you prefer not to get wet, hire an ATV. You can explore by yourself or join a tour that takes you off the beaten track to enjoy some of Anguilla’s more remote countryside. Talk to Freedom Rentals about both ATV rental and Tiger boats.

- ATV Daily Rentals - ATV Guided Historic Island Tours - Do-It-Yourself Fishing - Catamaran Cruises/ Private Charters - Tiger Rider or Zego Fun Rides - Tiger Rider or Zego Bay Tours Guided Little B

Freedom Rentals & Tours

Blowing Point, Anguilla B.W.I ..................................... Open Daily 9am-5pm ..................................... Tel: 264-498-2830 Cell: 264-581-2830 www.freedomrentalsaxa.com freedomrentalsaxa@gmail.com


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If you prefer to absorb your culture sitting down with a drink in your hand, we suggest you go see the Mayoumba Folkloric Theatre perform at Anacaona Boutique Hotel (every Thursday night). Enjoy a tasty buffet of authentic Anguillian food as the lively group of local singers and performers tell the history of Anguilla in song and verse.

Interesting TIMES Museums, culture and fun children’s activities

It’s a sweet thing! Kel’s Candy and Ice Cream shop in North Hill (close to Sandy Ground) is popular with tourists and locals alike, and is a fun place to call into for candy, ice cream, hotdogs and fresh popcorn. They also have a small playground and free movie screenings for children (ask your concierge to check days/times).

If you are interested in Anguilla’s history and culture, your first stop must be the Heritage Collection Museum, run by acclaimed writer and historian Colville Petty, OBE – who is more than likely to personally show you round! The small museum is located in East End Village and is packed to the brim with artifacts and information that describe Anguilla’s history from ancient times to modern day. Truly fascinating! 100

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Relaxing

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Spas, wellness and healthy pursuits!

beach spa --------------------Shoal Bay Beach Villas have recently opened a small and pretty spa where you can enjoy a range of treatments – including Balinese Massage by Deknur – just a few steps off fabulous Shoal Bay East.

If you are just too comfortable to leave your hotel or villa room you can call Susi – her company Body & Soul arranges for professional massage, beauty and fitness treatments to come to you. She can also arrange Pilates or Yoga instruction and new for this year, lash extensions and fills.

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Fitness maestro Joseph, of La Severine Fitness will also come to you, and offers massage and comprehensive fitness training.

Photos courtesy CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

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The impressive Venus Spa at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is well worth a visit and is open to all. It offers a huge range of treatments, including their “healing waters” hydrotherapy pool, couples massage, a men’s grooming room and the island’s most famous pedicures. You really can spend a day there! Outside guests can also sign up for membership to their state of the art gym.


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Escape,

Relax,

Indulge,

Enjoy.

Fresh lobsters and rum punch served daily. Sea shuttle leaves from the small pier in Sandy Ground daily November 1 to July 31 beginning at 10am. Open by reservation only August 1 to October 31.

264.476.6534 • info@mysandyisland.com • www.mysandyisland.com FB: SandyIslandAnguilla • Twitter: @SandyAnguilla • IG: @mysandyisland

Let us bring the

Spa to you!

d by ate Cre tress TS ac POT IE the ANNenefit eds to b cial Ne of Spe hildren . C uilla Ang “Kemarley of An guilla” books Handmade ca rds

US $30 US $10

Proceeds go to the Arijah Children’s Foundation www.arcfanguilla.org

MASSAGE • FITNESS YOGA & PILATES • BEAUTY

BODY & SOUL PROFESSIONAL SPA CONCIERGE PRIVATE & MOBILE IN-VILLA SERVICES 264-235-8399 | bodysoulaxa@caribcable.com


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Desert Island TIMES

boat trips to offshore cays and other islands

if you love the throb of an engine (!) Call Lyle, the charming Captain of the GB Ferries which are known for their excellent airport shuttle service but also offer luxurious day charter boat trips to neighbouring St.Barths and St.Martin. No trip to Anguilla is complete without a boat trip with one of our friendly captains and crew – all of whom offer private charters as well as scheduled trips (these can be a lot of fun as you get to meet other Anguilla guests).

if you love the sound of wind in the sails Join Anguilla’s beloved Captain Rollins on his catamaran Chocolat on a whole day trip to Sandy Island or the more remote Prickly Pear Cay, and enjoy rum punches and lunch at Johnno’s on the Cay or Prickly Pear Bar & Grill – probably the most relaxing day you can imagine. Sail with Laurie & Deb and the crew of the beautiful sloop Tradition on one of their fabulous Sunset Cruises to Little Bay – featuring gourmet food from talented Chef Mark Alvarez.

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Calypso Charters with their impressive fleet of 5 power boats, each with a friendly and experienced Anguillian captain and crew.

Captain Wayne and First Mate Terrell at Sea Pro Charters offer all sorts of fun days out from their welcoming watersports centre in Sandy Ground.


We ask Ena Boasman-Hodge, Chef Concierge at CuisinArt Resort & Spa, and also member of Les Clefs d'Or USA to give us her Anguilla “must do’s”

anguilla must do’s Sail away with Tradition: take a day or a sunset sail and you will never be the same again! Experience the beauty of assisting with the sailing duties or just relax and enjoy the tranquil waters of Anguilla. Sandy Island Excursion: get away to an off shore cay (about 15 minutes' sail across the ocean), relax and be amazed by the beauty of the island from the water. Swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters and see some of the prettier fishes; or enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Swim with the Dolphins: fun with the gentle mammals for the entire family. Island Tour: View some of our historical sites and receive a great overview and narration of the island’s people and its history. Cooking Classes at Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa: There are 2 classes offered: • Japanese cooking class – on Mondays • Local cooking class – on Fridays Hydroponic Tour: explore the only farm of its kind on the island in a hotel setting, guided by the well known Dr. Resh. See the many vegetables grown in solution; very healthy for the body, and the taste is extraordinary. My recommendation: when you’ve completed the tour, visit one of the restaurants on the property for lunch and experience the vegetables grown in the garden and used in the food; you won’t regret it!

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Ask Ena


Photo: timothy jahn

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spend a day doing something

different

Anguilla’s Michelangelos

Photo: jackie cestero

You may be surprised to know that there are currently 20 young Anguillians studying fine art – specifically the incredible “hyper-realism” techniques created by contemporary trompe l’oeil master painter Anthony Waichulis – at the Ani Art Academy. The ongoing art education program is free and is a gift to the people of Anguilla from Tim Reynolds – the owner of the ultra luxurious Ani Villas. A visit to the Academy’s purpose-built studio is an interesting thing to do if you have more than a passing interest in fine art. Watching the students silently study their subjects and accurately reproduce them down to the minutest details calls to mind a modern Michelangelo’s studio. Resident Tutor Timothy Jahn says that the three year apprenticestyle training teaches the students “a huge amount of personal dedication, skill and confidence,” and should also open up career opportunities. Paintings by Anthony Waichulis can command over $20,000 – so get in early – as the students’ work may become collector’s items one day! Students are allowed to sell their finished work and drawings, and oil paintings start at $250. PLEASE note: visits to the school are by appointment only, Mon. to Fri., 9am–4pm. Call 498-8899 to arrange a viewing to avoid being turned away.

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Boobies, Bats & Ground Lizards

If you and your family are into wildlife and nature, an “off the beaten track” activity is to take a Nature Explorers Anguilla tour with wildlife photographer Jacqueline A. Cestero. She may have published a bird book called From Bananaquits to Boobies but she can also tailor your tour to introduce you to non-feathery friends like ground lizards and other indigenous creatures. If you are up for a short hike, she can take you on a trail through Anguilla’s small rainforest and past mangroves to see some ancient caves where you can observe bats nesting. And of course, you can also see lots of Anguilla’s famous goats as you go around.


Photo: Lavinia G. Lowerre

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a beautiful gift for a beautiful cause If you would like to hunt down a special souvenir of your time in Anguilla and would like to give back at the same time, look out for Kemarley of Anguilla. Actress Annie Potts, a long-term visitor to the island, has written and illustrated a beautiful children’s book about a special boy – Kemarley Brooks. The colourful book features pictures of Kemarley, wearing blue swimming goggles, enjoying his life in Anguilla: relaxing in a hammock, sitting under a flamboyant tree, watching boat races and singing to the dolphins. The heartwarming book’s storyline sends a strong message of love and hope. Kemarley is a special needs child, and all proceeds from sales of the book and a series of greetings cards will go to benefit special needs children in Anguilla via the Arijah Children’s Foundation and its Blossom Centre. The books and cards can be found in the shops mentioned on pages 90-94 and at the Venus Spa Shop at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. If you would like to visit the Blossom Centre and see the excellent work the Foundation does, please call 235-2742.


shopping

Anguilla Drug Store & T-Shirts Plus

Bijoux Boutique

Boutiques at CuisinArt

Caribbean Soaps & Sundries

Diamonds International

Fashion Cuts

The Valley T-shirts. Resort wear. Hats. Sunscreen. Beach stuff. Pharmaceuticals. Postcards. Souvenirs. Magazines. T: 264.497.2738 E: dolphinsaxa@yahoo.com

Little Harbor Clear Your Mind...Be Still...Relax. This is the Caribbean – a Place of Regeneration and Peace. Soaps, Scrubs, Bath Salts, Lotions, Lotion Bars, Soy Candles, Diffusers. T: 264.729.3678 E: carrann@msn.com W: caribbeansoapsandsundries.com

InStyle Boutique & Gift Shop Cove Road, West End Designer Clothing, Shoes & Bags, T-Shirts & Hats, Fashion Jewelry, Swimwear, French Perfumes, and much more. T: 264.583.1769 E: gumbsdonie@hotmail.com

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Sandy Ground French fashion in Anguilla. Browse our collection of original silver jewelry; our exclusive line of women’s and children’s clothes and much, much more at our pretty, well-stocked shop in Sandy Ground. T: 264.498.5558 E: pierantonithomas@yahoo.fr Facebook: Anguilla Bijoux

Water Swamp Road,George Hill Diamonds International is an authorized dealer of the following luxury brands sold in our stores; Crown Of Light diamonds, Safi Kilima tanzanite, Gift jewelry collection, John Hardy, Marahlago Larimar, Honora pearls. Movado, Philip Stein and Bulova watches. T: 264.497.2299 / 1.800.51.jewel www.DiamondsInternational.com

Irie Life

Back Street, South Hill We offer an abundant collection of the coolest t-shirts, caps, beachwear and colorful clothing available in Anguilla. You can find the perfect gift or memento of a great vacation and you’re sure to find the perfect item for every family member. T: 264.497.6526 / 498.6526 E: irielifeaxa@yahoo.com www.irielife.com

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa BOUTIQUE BLU presents fashions for the beach, as well as casual and evening wear, and CAPRI tempts with designer jewelry and hidden treasures. T: 264.498.2000 E: concierge@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

Founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Vanessa and Daryl Thompson, Fashion Cuts is a line of high fashion statement accessories designed and made in Anguilla. T: 264.497.5622 E: info@fashioncutsjewelry.com www.fashioncutsjewelry.com Facebook: fashioncuts Twitter: @fashioncuts Instagram: @fashioncutsjewelry

Les Grands Vins de France

South Hill Plaza The largest importer of Wine and Champagne into Anguilla for 20 years. Open Mon. to Sat. 9.30am–6.00pm T: 264.497.6498 F: 264.497.6152 nathalielesenechal@anguillanet. com


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Sandy Ground Open Monday – Saturday 4:00-8:00pm West End Main Road Come LIME with us and discover our T: 264.497.5211 C: 264.476.5211 www.lynnebernbaum.com unique and beachy chic gifts, jewelry & apparel for women, men & children and home décor! Exclusive jewelry and gifts made from the beaches of Anguilla – “Live for the moment, then take it with you.” T: 264.583.3733 E: liminboutique@anguillanet.com facebook.com/liminboutiqueanguilla

Limin’ Boutique

Petals Boutique

Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay Discover one-of-a-kind jewelry and handbags from around the world, plus designer beachwear and locally made finds. Enjoy Anguilla’s premier boutique and take a piece of the island home with you! T: 264.497.6442 www.facebook.com/PetalsAXA

Body & Soul

Professional Spa Concierge Massage – yoga & pilates – eyelash extensions – beauty – private and mobile in-villa services. Professional, certified and friendly therapists and technicians will take care of your needs in the privacy and comfort of your villa or hotel room. T: 264.235 .8399 E: bodysoulaxa@caribcable.com

SeaSpray Boutique

South Hill Roundabout Fun, Funky, and Affordable! Anguillian handcrafted and embellished gifts, jewelry, artwork and T-shirts. Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) items available. Grab a smoothie next door at Iced ‘n Easy and start your shopping experience! T: 264.235.1650 F: 264.498.1650 E: pmiller@anguillanet.com Visit SeaSpray on Facebook

La Severine Fitness La Severine Total Fitness & Massage Services, owned by Fitness Instructor & Massage Therapist Joseph Pradel. Joseph has over 15 years of experience in Fitness and Massage. Prior to starting his own practice he worked at one of Anguilla’s top hotels, Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, as their head of Fitness and Massage. T: 264.772.7948 M: 264.582.8838 E: realfriend722000@yahoo.com www.laseverinefitness.com

Paradise Island Handmade Luxury Paradise Island’s products are handcrafted on Anguilla in small batches with quality ingredients designed to bring out the best in your skin. Our tropical fragrances and beautiful colours allow you to take your vacation with you. T: 264 476 0738 / 264 235 1983 E: paradisehandmade@gmail.com www.paradiseislandhandmade.com

ZaZaa Boutiques ZaZAA Boutiques are unusual, eclectic and fun. Filled to the brim with clothing & accessories, beachwear, jewelry, art, gifts, Anguilla memories and much more. Look at our ad on page 95 for locations and opening times and for a boutique near you. T: 264.497.6049 E: info@zazaaboutique.com

Venus Spa at CuisinArt

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa The award winning Venus Spa presents unique, restorative treatments bathed in the elements of the sun, sea, wind and earth, plus Aquatherapy, the Rusk Salon, the Boutique, and the Fitness Center. T: 264.498.2000 E: spa@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

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Aqua Mania Adventures

Anguilla WaterSports

Calypso Charters

Hop on a sleek sail cat in Simpson Bay, St Maarten and enjoy a leisurely sail to the pristine, white beaches of gorgeous Anguilla and the Prickly Pear Cays. Lambada and Tango sail cats are available for private charters daily. Dinner Cruises, Sunset Sails, Scuba Diving, Dinghy Tours, Watersports and Sailing Adventures. T: 721.544.2640 / 721.544.2631 E: info@stmaarten-activities.com www.stmaarten-activities.com

Anguilla Water Sports is excited to make your visit to Anguilla even more memorable with fun in the sea and sun. We offer equipment rentals, Tours and lessons for Kite Surfing, Stand Up Paddle-board and Surfing and we bring the equipment to you wherever you are on the island. T: 264.584.1204 / 584.1201 www.anguillawatersports.com

Calypso Charters offers a diverse portfolio of services. Whatever you’re looking for, we can help. Book your specialized charter for wedding & event transportation or for sightseeing & shopping trips to St. Maarten/Martin & St. Barths. Reserve with Anguilla’s most professional and reliable charter service today. T: 264.584.8504 E: info@calypsochartersanguilla.com www.calypsochartersanguilla.com

Sail Chocolat

da’Vida Watersports

Dolphin Discovery

Sandy Ground Enjoy an exceptional day out on our beautiful catamaran, Chocolat. Relax and enjoy Anguilla’s pristine waters in the capable hands of Captain Rollins. Day excursions, private charters (full & half day), Private Sunset Cruises. 12 persons max. T: 264.497.3394 / 264.235.3300 E: ruan@anguillanet.com

Crocus Bay Enjoy our watersport activities, spend the day with us, or kayak to Little Bay and enjoy our breathtaking sunsets. T: 264.498.5433 / 5434 F: 264.498.5435 E: info@davidaanguilla.com www.davidaanguilla.com

SEA

Blowing Point Our Dolphin Encounter program is designed for every member of your family. Come and learn about these beautiful and smart marine animals. They will show you how intelligent and sweet they are as they establish a special bond with you. T: 264.497.7946 E: reservationsanguilla@ dolphindiscovery.com www.dolphindiscovery.com

PRO

BOAT CHARTERS

Freedom Rentals

Blowing Point Road ATV (4 wheel bike) rentals or guided tours of the Island. Tiger Safari Tours which allows guests to drive their own 2-seater powerboats. Private boat-forhire where captain and crew take you to the most breathtaking locations. Join us for a day of fun with something for the entire family or just for two. T/F: 264.498.2830 E: freedomrentalsaxa@gmail.com www.freedomrentalsaxa.com

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Sea Pro Charters and Watersports Tradition Sailing Charters Sandy Ground With over 20 years of experience, we offer a wide range of exclusive private boat charters, watersports rentals and tours, and have a beautiful bar right on the beach in Sandy Ground. Make your experience with Sea Pro the highlight of your trip to Anguilla. Charters: 264.584.0074 / 772.6497 Watersports: 264.498.0073 E: seaprochartersanguilla@gmail.com www.seaprocharters.com

Experience a True Caribbean Adventure on our Classic West Indian Sloop. Tropical Cay Lobster Lunch Cruises, Sunset & Tapas Dinner Cruises & Exclusive Private Escapes. With space for twelve people, we can create a unique and intimate celebration for any occasion. T: 264.476.7245 E: traditionsailing@gmail.com www.tradition-sailing.com


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Ask Me About Anguilla Our culture tour is 3 hours at $45 per person. Our Night tour services start at 8pm and ends 1/2 hour after the last bar closes in Sandy Ground. Round trips cost $15 per person. We service all the hotels in West End. T: 264.772.9827 www.anguillanguilla.com

CuisinArt Golf Club

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa The Caribbean’s ultimate golf experience features the challenging 18 Hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course with breathtaking views, the Clubhouse Grill for lunch and the Golf Shop. T: 264.498.5602 E: golf@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

Kel’s Candy & Ice Cream

North Hill Village If you like sweet things you’ll love Kel’s Candy & Ice Cream! Wide assortment of candies, best tasting Ice Cream, delicious hot-dogs, fresh popcorn, kiddie’s playground, family-day Sunday movies and so much more. Kel’s, it’s a sweet thing... T: 264.498.3349 / 264.235.1833 Facebook: kelscandyicecream

Beautiful Sandy Island

Blue Sea Anguilla

Escape, Relax, Indulge, Enjoy. Fresh lobsters and rum punch served daily. Sea shuttle leaves from the small pier in Sandy Ground daily November 1 to July 31 beginning at 10am. Open by reservation only August 1 to October 31. T: 264.476 .6534 E: mysandyisland@hotmail.com www.mysandyisland.com

The Anguilla Experience – Unique Tours and Activities. From Pirate Parties to Beach Olympics and Cultural Tours. Let us put together the best activities and tour package for you that will introduce you to the REAL Anguilla. T: 264.498.2583 E: info@blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com

Heritage Collection Museum

Iced ‘n Easy Smoothies

Opens history’s window and allows a peek at the progression of a proud, resolute and industrious Anguillian people. Its array of artifacts dates back to the golden age of the Arawaks; the days when poverty bred invention; and the revolutionary years. Mon. to Sat.: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Owner/Curator: Colville L. Petty, OBE T: 264.497.4092 C: 264.235.7440 E: petty@anguillanet.com

South Hill Roundabout Cool down after a warm day at work or at the beach with a delicious tropical smoothie or the island’s best rum punch...beer, soft drinks also available. Sip while shopping at SeaSpray Boutique located right next door at the South Hill Roundabout T: 264.235.1650 F: 264.498.1650 E: pmiller@anguillanet.com

Nature Explorers Anguilla

Seaside Stables Anguilla

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla, the island’s first ecotourism company, on a journey through Anguilla’s wildlife rich wetlands. Both birdwatchers and photographers alike will experience the wilder side of Anguilla with intimate customized tours for guests of all ages. T: 264.584.0346 jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com www.natureexplorersanguilla.com

Have you ever dreamed of riding along a deserted white sandy beach and into the turquoise blue sea? Join us for an idyllic riding experience. We offer private guided horseback riding tours. Horseback swims, sunset and moonlight rides available. T: 264.235.3667 E: seasidestablesanguilla@gmail.com www.seasidestablesanguilla.com

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People call Anguilla “sleepy”, and they are right - Anguilla has been the sleeping giant of the Caribbean. We have a lime for everyone. If you choose to sit on a beach and read a book, that’s OK. If you want to go bar hopping, that's OK. If you want to be a foodie and eat at over 100 eateries, that's OK. If you want to dance the night away with the locals, that is definitely OK. josveek huligar, Anguilla Access


liming Liming later? During your time in Anguilla, you’ll hear this question often. Liming is a Caribbean* thing. It means hanging out in a public place with friends, enjoying the scene. We like to lime in Anguilla. Come lime with us.

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*Used mainly in the Leeward Islands. Urban Dictionary defines Liming as: “any leisure activity entailing the sharing of food and drink, the exchange of tall stories, jokes and anecdotes etc., provided the activity has no explicit purpose beyond itself.”


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STAR POWER --------------------The annual Lit Fest is a great opportunity to add to your celebrity autograph collection. Guests in the past have included film and tv stars Hill Harper and Sheryl Lee Ralph; poet Nikki Giovanni; bestselling author Terry McMillan and most recently Edward Lewis (this page), founder of Essence Magazine.

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May is a busy month as the Anguilla Lit Fest “a literary jollification” brings internationally acclaimed writers and poets to interact with local and international delegates in a fascinating long weekend of workshops, presentations and social activities. The charming Welches Festival showcases old time Anguilla with local food and cultural performances in a village setting. In July ”pre-Carnival” events such as the South Valley Street Fair provide a warm up for Summer Festival.


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TOP ROW: Welches Festival MIDDLE: Anguilla Literary Festival BOTTOM: Festival Del Mar in Island Harbour

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RISING STARS --------------------Look out for our Anguilla ”Divas”: Deanna Mussington, Amalia Watty, Roxanne ”Roxxy” Webster (this page) – they are all set to make a big impact this year.

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e swear this island breeds more musicians per square mile than anywhere else. Everywhere you go you will find live music to enjoy. Hotels offer weekly entertainment schedules featuring popular artists like Jaine Rogers and Sprocka.

Restaurants like Veya, da’Vida, the Pumphouse and Johnno’s showcase local talent like Omari Banks and 11, British Dependency, The Musical Brothers, Cyprus Roots and a revolving jazz ensemble. Some of our artists have recorded albums, or are touring “off-island”, actively pursuing international careers.


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FROM TOP (L-R): Deanna Mussington; Omari Banks; Musical Brothers; The Mussingtons; Sprocka; Infusion Band.

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oat Racing season starts on Easter Monday and ends on the last day of the Summer Festival. It is a mainstay of Anguillian culture, a great local experience and a marvelous photo opportunity to boot. Join in on the boat-racing fun by heading to the beach (most often Sandy Ground), grabbing a cold one and something tasty from one of the many barbeque stands and

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taking in the views and electric atmosphere as the beautiful boats with their distinctive sails set off or race home. Our 10 day Summer Festival – annually during the first 10 days of August – features daily boat racing as well as other activities like music shows, talent and beauty pageants and the oft-photographed, spectacular and colourful “Parade of Troupes.”


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PHOTOS © Josveek Huligar / anguilla access

EXTREME SPORT --------------------If you are asked to join a boat crew, be warned, boat racing is an extreme sport! Chartering a boat and following the race is a much more relaxing way to experience it.

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The Anguilla Wedding Market is one of the best in the Caribbean. There is something for the luxury bride as well as the budget conscious bride. There are resorts, restaurants, churches and awesome beach locations for the couple to choose from. When I was on-island in March, I had the pleasure of meeting with planners from Blue Sea Anguilla and found them to be knowledgeable and well connected . They can help make any couple’s vision come true. Looking forward to working with them in the near future. There are no beaches and no blue water like that in Anguilla. Brenda Washington-O’Neale, Romance Travel Specialist, With This Ring Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Agency


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In the mood for love? Anguilla’s beautiful weather, excellent accommodations, professional planners and stunning locations make it picture perfect for destination weddings and honeymoons.


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Use Anguilla’s Caribbean beauty to inspire everything you do – from your invites and colour scheme to the reception cuisine and entertainment. Our exceptional chefs, stunning locations, beachfront restaurants and fabulous singers are inspirational.

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i do Quality time with your guests – it’s easy to stay together Whatever the size of your wedding party, the intimate nature of our pristine island means you’ll be able to spend quality time with each and every guest. Wedding experts like Blue Sea Anguilla and Couture Concepts will arrange seamless gatherings and transportation for all your wedding events, even if you don’t all stay at the same property.

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Experience the Difference! EVENTS | FLORAL DESIGNS | EVENT RENTALS www.coutureconceptsanguilla.com | ernie@coutureconceptsanguilla.com (M) 264-476-8086 | (O) 264-498-8068/8069 P.O. Box 395, The Valley, Anguilla, British West Indies, AI 2640


i do Plenty of friendly professionals ready to help Resorts and luxury properties like CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Frangipani and Ani Villas have onsite planners who can handle everything from the paperwork to the DJ. Independent coordinators arrange events of all sizes, source the best vendors, can make arrangements at multiple venues and will help organize everything from transportation to welcome gift bags. The wedding experience shop Bridal Affairs and Beyond stocks everything from dresses to party favours. Wedding friendly restaurant venues like Straw Hat, Veya and da’Vida have the staff and experience to handle ceremonies and special occasions from intimate to lavish.

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i do Don’t worry about your guests – if you love Anguilla your guests are going to love it too. Between events they can explore the island, hit the spa or just hang out on one of our 33 immaculate beaches or drink rum punch by the pool! And as for you, Brides and Grooms, there’s no need to stress. Give yourself permission to “cool out” – relax – you’re in the hands of experts! We promise. 128

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everyone gets to have fun… and you have permission to relax!


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unforgettable memories (and the best wedding photos ever!) Spending time with your friends and family enjoying a multiday wedding adventure guarantees more memories than a one day event. Imagine days of sun, fun and laughter with those you love the most. Anguilla’s stunning backdrops and exceptional light make for fabulous photographs, and professionals – like Susan Croft, Derrys Richardson and Josveek Huligar – will make sure those memories are recorded for posterity.


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Creating Memories for a Lifetime Bridal and Pageant gowns, dresses for social occasions, suits and tuxedos with matching shoes, shirts, ties and accessories. P.O. Box 607, North Hill, Anguilla, AI2640 T:(264) 497-3349 • M: (264) 235/584-6535 US: (201)-696-9360 E: bridalaffairs@anguillanet.com

Intimate W eddings – Full Buy-Outs

Tie the knot on magical Meads Bay

264-497-6442 info @frangipaniresort.com


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ANGUILLA WEDDINGS: NEed to know ------------------------------• It’s easy to get married in Anguilla! • It only takes two days from your arrival and presentation of documents to process your license, and then you can marry as soon as and wherever you want – on the beach, at your hotel or villa, at a restaurant; in a church, on an off-shore cay or even on a boat!

We got married in Anguilla in 1994. Charlie Gumbs was our taxi driver and best man. We love coming back every year. The people are so welcoming. It’s like coming back to your hometown. Trudy and Charlie Benedict, Anguilla visitors for 21 years

• The simple and inexpensive requirements – which include paying stamp duties and marriage license fee ($280 approx) – will be handled by your planner or resort. • If either party has been married before, don’t forget to bring your original divorce decrees (translated and notarized if the original version is not in English). • Contact one of the excellent professionals listed on the opposite page for more information on getting married in Anguilla.

We got engaged on Crocus Bay in 2012. We are getting married on Rendezvous Bay next July. We love Anguilla and could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Marian Edgecumbe and Rodney Tackling

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Blue Sea Weddings And Celebrations

Bridal Affairs & Beyond

Greetings, I’m Amelia VanterpoolKubisch. Anguilla has emerged as a “hot spot” for destination weddings and celebrations and we are the experts. Let us help you design and create an event that reflects your personality and respects your budget. T: 264.498.2583

North Hill Wedding, Event Planning and Coordination services. A complete source of bridal, prom, pageant and social occasion gowns, tuxedos, shoes, accessories, favours and invitations. T: 264.497.3349 / 264.235.6535 US: 201.696.9360 E: bridalaffairs@anguillanet.com

Couture Concepts

Straw Hat Restaurant

E: info@blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com

The Valley Couture Concepts is an Event Planning and Floral Boutique offering services in Event planning, event Decor, rentals and daily flowers. Through effective communication, our efficient team of trained professionals are committed to excellence. T: 264.498.8068 / 8069 C: 264.476.8068 US: 770.884.7830 ernie@coutureconceptsanguilla.com coutureconceptsanguilla.com

Weddings at Ani Villas Say “I do” overlooking the sea at Ani Villas. Our full-service estate sleeps 20, and can accommodate 40 for dinner and 100 for cocktails. Let our team help you plan the event of a lifetime. T: 264.497.7888 E: info@anivillas.com www.anivillas.com

Meads Bay When it comes to destination weddings, Straw Hat Restaurant, located on beautiful Meads Bay, has what you need for an elegant and fun celebration. We know you want an experience that is stress-free and filled with personalized details that reflect your style. T: 264.497.8300 www.strawhat.com

Weddings & Events at CuisinArt

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Whether it is an intimate wedding or a corporate event, a customized experience awaits with the setting, the services and the splendor to create the perfect memory. T: 264.498.2000 E: events@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

Caroline Ross Photography Caroline Ross is an international wedding photographer with a focus on editorial style weddings. Published in many magazines and blogs worldwide, she resides in Vancouver and is available for destination weddings. T: 705.919.8379 (Canada) E: caroline@carolinephotography.ca www.carolinephotography.ca

Susan Croft Photography Artistic and Creative are what Susan’s images reveal. She loves to shoot with natural light and create photographs that make you say “Wow!” Destination Weddings, Family Events, Portraits, Lifestyle Images and Boudoir sessions. Couples rave about her “Trash the Dress” sessions and say they never had “So Much Fun!” www.AnguillaEscape.com E: AnguillaEscape@gmail.com T: 264.476.7774

Weddings at Frangipani

Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay Tie the knot at Anguilla’s premier boutique resort! Talk with us about options for intimate weddings or full hotel buy-outs for your big day. Located on Meads Bay with awardwinning Straw Hat Restaurant on site. T: 264.497.6442 E: info@frangipaniresort.com www.frangipaniresort.com 2014-2015

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We vacationed on many islands in the Caribbean before deciding to build our dream home here. It started with a day trip to Anguilla 16 years ago. We fell in love with the people, the beaches and the best food in the Caribbean, so we kept coming back! After acquiring the land, our next step was to find an architect. After several recommendations and upon seeing some of his previous projects, Ian Edwards of Sunset Homes – known locally as ‘Sugar George’ – was our choice. He has since won five International Architectural Awards. Joel and Robin Globus, Tequila Sunrise Villa


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Although there are many that do – not everyone that moves to Anguilla comes simply to relax and enjoy the good life. Anguilla is home to a number of entrepreneurs whose consultancy skills or internet-based businesses allow them to pursue exceptional careers as they “live the dream” on our precious piece of rock.


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LEFT: Melinda Goddard and Terry Brady at their home in Upper Shoal Bay. BELOW: Terry, Patrick and Justa Duncan show off their day’s catch.

“Honey, I’m ready to move to Anguilla Now”

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business grow “because multiple flights to the USA and France from neighbouring Sint Maarten made it easy to have both American and European clients.” She cites good internet service, along with a gratifying amount of local work – especially for clients in financial services and hospitality, as a factor. Her husband puts her acceptance into the local business community down to “outstanding teaching and analytical skills, volunteering for the Chamber of Commerce, and a genuine desire to help her clients succeed.” Terry’s career as a “Medical Inventor and Entrepreneur” continues to yield fascinating results, but he’s much more interested in talking about what Melinda calls “his hobby, and Patrick’s business” – fishing alongside his friend, Patrick Webster, on his boat, Bateau Godot – catching Yellow and Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi, which Pat sells to restaurants and hotels (in addition to Pat’s ongoing fishing on his own boat, Opportunity).


Terry is passionate about Anguilla’s sport fishing, a relatively unknown pastime for tourists, despite being easy to arrange and experience. And he proudly points out that Patrick recently caught a record-breaking 840-lb Blue Marlin. Melinda and Terry achieve this happy work/life balance in a graceful, light filled property named “Watercolours”, carved into the “sea-rocks” on Anguilla’s northeastern shore. The site benefits from year-round sunsets over Shoal Bay East and was chosen so they could watch the turquoise waters break over the reefs by day and the shimmering sunsets give way to the stars at night. They wanted to purchase and renovate, but with few options back then (one house too small, one too big and one built only for rentals) they reluctantly decided to build. The couple chose Anguilla for “the absolute tranquility” and because they were “made welcome from the moment we arrived,” the great food, spectacular scenery, global connectivity and “drivable roads!” They relax by enjoying their Anguilla friends and family, dining out in such a marvelous abundance of restaurants, and long, early beach walks. And for most sunsets, they can be found sitting on their deck, watching the pelicans glide over their beloved reefs while peacefully enjoying each other’s company. BELOW, FROM L-R: Melinda and Terry with their friends Sherille and Frankie Hughes; Melinda and Wilma Broaden; Terry and Teah.

! QUESTIONS A n swer ed How they discovered Anguilla…

“An old Fodor’s description of an uncrowded, peaceful British territory with nice people – and which used US current (electricity) and currency!” Why they moved here…

“We traveled to many islands, but Anguilla was the most relaxing escape from an overload of shopping malls, franchised food, traffic, noise and frenetic work and distractions. The rest – the restaurants and the reefs – made us come, but the people made us want to stay.” Would they do it again?

“Absolutely! We’d have bought (vs. built) if given a choice, but we’d choose Anguilla as our home all over again either way.” What they love most…

“Our Anguillian friends and others from many places…the tranquility and beauty… enjoying the beach, birds, and rainbows on morning walks…the sea and fishing… being wired to work anywhere in the world…and the fabulous choices for foodies like us!”

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live your anguilla Dream Want to turn that dream into a reality? Here are your options:

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Buying land and building

f, like Melinda and Terry, you find the perfect piece of land – designing and building your dream vacation or residential home in Anguilla can be an incredibly fulfilling experience. Like an artist with a blank canvas, you

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have the opportunity to team up with an architectural designer, put your personal stamp on the layout, flow and functionality of the residence and ultimately create a unique home which reflects the tropical haven you’ve always dreamed of.

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Joel and Robin Globus utilized the services of Sunset Homes to assist with the process of property location and architectural design in the creation of chic vacation villa Tequila Sunrise. Their website tells their story, outlining the process of building not only a dream home, but one of Anguilla’s most sought-after rental properties.


A Global Luxury Lifestyle Awaits...

Debbie & Steve Haines I Anguilla

Tim Davis I Hamptons, New York

Debbie & Steve Haines I Anguilla

Caroline Holl & Leighton Candler I New York

We are pleased to offer the extraordinary opportunity to achieve a global luxury lifestyle, complete with culture, comfort and, of course, fine living, through the integration of multiple remarkable villas on Anguilla, an esteemed Upper East Side townhouse and an ocean-front Hamptons estate. These properties are currently part of the same real estate portfolio and can be sold separately or together. Prices Upon Request. Please Visit Anguilla’s West End Sales Office.

Anguilla Debbie & Steve Haines Broker/Owners. (o) 264.476.1559 (c) 954.232.7253 debbie@trophyproperties.net

Hamptons Tim Davis Licensed as Timothy G. Davis

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker The Corcoran Group (o) 631.702.9211 tgdavis@corcoran.com

New York Caroline Holl

Leighton Candler

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker The Corcoran Group (o) 212.605.9261 caroline.holl@corcoran.com

Lic. Assoc. RE Broker The Corcoran Group (o) 212.937.6677 lcc@corcoran.com

Real estate agents affiliated with The Corcoran Group are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of The Corcoran Group. Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate broker located at 660 Madison Ave, NY, NY 10065. All listing phone numbers indicate listing agent direct line unless otherwise noted. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding financing is from sources deemed reliable, but Corcoran makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and withdrawal of the property from the market, without notice.


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Purchasing in a resort development

uying into a carefully planned, organized and managed resort complex, operated by an internationally experienced and reputable resort operator is an increasingly popular option. Benefits include the peace of mind that comes from “turnkey” ownership – with a full resort staff looking after the property, there is nothing to do when you arrive apart from enjoy your vacation. It also means access to important family services like kids’ clubs, babysitting and the resort concierge to arrange every aspect of your vacation from rental cars and airport transfers, making favorite restaurant reservations or organizing a day trip to St. Barths. Of course, in a full-service resort you also have amenities like restaurants, fitness centers, spas and watersports “on tap.”

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Properties like Zemi Beach (above) and Solaire (below) are among new investment opportunities.


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Pisces Villa: GUM/KO International Properties

Amenos Villa: Properties in Paradise

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Fantasy Villa: Trophy Properties

Jasmine Villa: Island Dream Properties

Buying an existing piece of real estate

t seems there’s never been a better time to look for “built property” in Anguilla. The global recession coupled with natural turnover means there are some extremely desirable properties in a range of prices currently on the market. The last 12 months have seen a steady increase in sales, and properties are still plentiful. Some benefits of buying an existing building: the land is often already alienated, so the approval process can be shortened;

you can occupy immediately (and there may already be existing rentals and therefore an immediate income) and it gives you the chance to settle into your home and determine what you want to improve before starting work. Older villas often occupy the most desirable real estate plots. Upgrades, redesigns and refurbishments can be arranged through professional building service contractors like Leeward Construction. 2014-2015

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Experts

Four of Anguilla’s friendly real estate professionals give you their “heads-up” on the local market

As many of our condo owners do not want to stay on-island permanently, the generation of rental income is often very attractive – marketing by our experienced team maximizes rental rates and occupancy. Lisa Basire, Zemi Beach

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There are really some great opportunities at the moment, even some properties that appear to be ‘off the market,’ but in fact may be available for the right offer. I am finding that property which is keenly priced has sold very fast in the last couple of years or so. With regard to sales process – I tell prospective purchasers that they are joining an exclusive club because buying (land or existing property) in Anguilla is well controlled to prevent speculation. It is set up that way to protect both residents and investors, and all purchases are carefully considered by the Government. Elaine Hearn, Properties in Paradise

I feel like it’s going to be a watershed year, and I would advise those who have been looking for the last few years to ‘get off the sidelines,’ because now’s the time to find the property of your dreams. Steve Haines, Trophy Properties

bUYING PROPERTY: THE BASIC PROCESS ------------------------------• Make your offer and deposit funds through your real estate professional, who will guide you through the process. Your chosen lawyer will draw up a “Purchase & Sales Agreement,” which outlines the stipulations of sale. • Apply for an Alien Land Holding License (ALHL) and attend an interview with the Government of Anguilla. • Once ALHL is approved, land/ property closing can take place and property is transferred into purchaser’s name (at the Department of Lands and Surveys). ------------------------PLEASE note The above information is a general guideline. For detailed and accurate information for each different type of purchase, contact one of the professionals listed on page 144.

Spend some time and shop around. You may be surprised at what you see and like. Some clients come to me with the idea they want a certain thing and then change their mind when they fall in love with something that speaks to them. For example, I once sold a one bedroom oceanfront Caribbean cottage to owners that said they wanted a modern three bedroom house with a pool! If you are not sure if you want land, an existing house or something in a development, we can advise on all and find something that suits you perfectly. Jackie Pascher, Island Dream Properties 142

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PROPERTIES IN PARADISE FINE REAL ESTATE We are trusted local real estate professionals handling an exceptional collection of Anguilla’s most exclusive properties. We represent you with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in villa and land sales. Visit our new offices, centrally located in South Hill Plaza.

CONTACT

elaine hearn at 264. 235. 2816 • bruce Hearn at 264. 235. 2816

visit us at propertiesinparadiseaxa.com

In today’s market, clear communication is essential. True Communications provides professional Writing, PR and Marketing services that combine in-depth local knowledge, excellent regional connections and international branding experience. True Communications can help you launch, market or reposition your business. CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECTURE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT We specialize in RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL properties, INDUSTRIAL projects, LUXURY VILLAS, SWIMMING POOLS, CONCRETE WALLS, WIRE FENCING, DRIVEWAYS and LANDSCAPING.

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Let us build it together!

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True Anguilla . True Communications Anguilla’s Complimentary Island Guide PR & Marketing Consultancy PHONE EMAIL

Anguilla +1 264 476 8783 truecommunications@live.com trudy@trueanguilla.com WEB www.trueanguilla.com TWITTER @TrueAnguilla @TrudyNixon PO Box 5263 The Valley Anguilla AI 2640


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real estate/business

Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation

GUM/KO International Ltd. Anguilla Islands Real Estate

Island Dream Properties

The Valley We provide all services to the home owner: Legal, Architectural, Construction and Renovation; Interior Design, Drapery and Window Treatments; Landscaping, Furnishing, Property Rental and Management T: 1-264-584-7000 E: info@gumko.com www.anguillaislands.com

Island Dream Properties is a Real Estate, Villa Rental and Property Management Agency on the island of Anguilla. We represent villas of all types for both short term and long term rentals. Our real estate listings also range from the fixer-upper to a waterfront estate. T: 264.498.3200 E: sales@islanddreamproperties.com www.islanddreamproperties.com

Island Insurance Ltd.

Properties In Paradise

Skyline Dry Clean Plus

Sunshine Rainbow Real Estate

Trophy Properties

Zemi Beach

Offering luxury villa sales, rentals and sales of land. Anguilla Customs vessel authorized clearance agent. Let Sunshine Rainbow Real Estate make your dream become a reality in Anguilla. T: 264.772.3854

Specializing in residential sales and rentals of Estates, Villas, Cottages, and Condominiums. The Trophy Properties Team has over 40 combined years’ experience in real estate development, sales and marketing, resort consulting and hospitality management. Let us help you discover your own Trophy Property on Anguilla. T: 264.476.1559 / 954.232.7253 E: debbie@trophyproperties.net

28 luxurious beachfront residences available to own on Shoal Bay East, voted “World’s best all-around beach.” Each spacious two or threebedroom residence has stunning ocean views and private plunge pool. Resort amenities include fine dining restaurants, luxury spa & fitness center, beach lounge and 24-hr. concierge. T: 264.729.1879 E: info@zemibeach.com www.zemibeach.com

Shelter: Long Path AARF Second Chances Thrift Store: The Valley Nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, funded entirely by private donations. Objectives include: Spay/neuter of dogs and cats; Dog/cat adoptions (local and int’l) and pet care education at local schools. Visitors welcome. Tel: 264.476.2731 www.aarf.ai

South Hill “For all your insurance needs” PO Box 152 T: 264.498.4853 F: 264.498.4852 E:island.insure@yahoo.com Agents for: Caribbean Alliance Insurance Co. Ltd.

E: utonrogers@hotmail.com sunshinerainbowrealestate.com

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South Hill Plaza Our portfolio of properties for sale includes Anguilla’s most elegant villas and locations. We assist you with in-depth knowledge of the local market in all phases of villa and real estate sales, purchase, ownership, management and rentals. Our turnkey services ensure your property is profitable and enjoyable. T: 264.235.2816 elaine@propertiesinparadiseaxa.com www.propertiesinparadiseaxa.com

USA Standard Certified Facility We Specialize in Bridal Wear, Business Wear, Dinner Wear, Household Laundry, Commercial Laundry, Sports Wear, Sweaters/Coats, Leather Outfits, Suede, Sherling, Fabric Fur, T-Shirts. Mending & Repairs (coming soon) Mon-Sat 7:30am to 7:00pm #43 Caribbean Commercial Center The Valley T: 264.498.4124 E: info@skylinedryclean.com


advertisers Affordable Anguilla ���������������������������������������� 47 Anacaona Boutique Hotel ���������������������������� 59 Anguilla Air Services ������������������������������������� 23 Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) ����������������������������������������� 35 Anguilla Drug Store ������������������������������������� 108 Anguilla Tennis Academy ����������������������������� 35 Anguilla Tourist Board������������������������������������ 53 Anguilla Villa Company ��������������������������������� 67 Anguilla Watersports ������������������������������������ 97 Ani Villas ���������������������������������������������������������� 55 Aqua Mania Adventures������������������������������ 110 Arijah Children’s Foundation ���������������������� 103 Avis Car Rental ����������������������������������������������� 29 AXA Pizza, Firefly Restaurant ���������������������� 85 Beaches Edge������������������������������������������������� 45 Beach Escape Villa����������������������������������������� 63 Beautiful Sandy Island �������������������������������� 103 Bijoux Boutique����������������������������������������������� 93 Bird of Paradise Villa ������������������������������������� 65 Blue Sea Anguilla �����������������������������������������2-3 Blue Sea Weddings ������������������������������������� 127 Body & Soul Professional Spa Concierge ���������������������� 103 Boutiques at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ���������������������������������������� 108 Bridal Affairs and Beyond �������������������������� 131 Cafe de Paris �������������������������������������������������� 85 Calypso Charters Anguilla............................107 Caribbean Soaps and Sundries ����������������� 108 Carimar Beach Club �������������������������������������� 49 Caroline Ross Photography..........................133 Cha Cha San Pan Asian Cuisine....................85 ClienTell Consulting, LLC ������������������������������� 35 Couture Concepts ���������������������������������������� 125 CuisinArt Golf Club ��������������������������������������� 111 CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ��������������������74-75 da’Vida ������������������������������������������������������������ 81 da’Vida Watersports ������������������������������������ 110 Diamonds International ���������������������������������� 9 Dolphin Discovery ���������������������������������������� 101 E’s Oven ����������������������������������������������������������� 77 Elite Restaurant ���������������������������������������������� 79 Fashion Cuts/Alloyds ������������������������������������� 95

Ferryboat Inn �������������������������������������������������� 83 Flavours Restaurant��������������������������������������� 81 Frangipani Beach Resort ������������������������������ 55 Frangipani Weddings ���������������������������������� 131 Freedom Rentals �������������������������������������������� 99 GB Ferries ������������������������������������������������������� 25 Gorgeous Scilly Cay �������������������������������������� 86 GUM/KO International Ltd. Anguilla Islands Real Estate ���������������������� 144 Heritage Collection Museum ��������������������� 100 Hertz/Triple K Car Rentals ����������������������������� 27 Iced 'n Easy Smoothies ������������������������������� 111 Instyle Boutique ������������������������������������������ 107 Irie Life ������������������������������������������������������������� 91 Island Dream Properties ������������������������������� 59 Island Insurance Ltd.�������������������������������������� 11 Italia at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ���������� 86 Jewels by Love (SXM) ���������������������������������4-7 Johnnos Beach Stop ������������������������������������� 86 Johnnos on the Quay ����������������������������������� 86 Kel’s Candy & Ice Cream ���������������������������� 111 La Severine Fitness�������������������������������������� 109 La Vue Boutique Hotel ����������������������������������� 68 Le Bistro at Santorini, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ������������������������� 86 Leeward Construction ��������������������������������� 143 Les Grands Vins de France ������������������������ 108 Limin’ Boutique ����������������������������������������������� 93 Little Butterfly ������������������������������������������������� 68 Lloyd’s Guest House �������������������������������������� 63 Lynne Bernbaum Art Gallery ���������������������� 109 Maurice & Sons ��������������������������������������������� 29 Malliouhana Hotel & Spa ����������������������������� 53 Malliouhana Travel & Tours ������������������������� 29 Mayoumba Folkloric Dinner Theatre ���������� 83 Meads Bay Beach Villas ������������������������������ 43 Nature Explorers Anguilla �������������������������� 111 Nico’s���������������������������������������������������������������� 86 Ocean Echo���������������������������������������������������� 131 Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel ��������������������� 57 Paradise Island Handmade Luxury ���������� 109 Petals Boutique��������������������������������������������� 109 Picante Restaurant����������������������������������������� 87 Prickly Pear Bar & Grill ��������������������������������� 87

Properties in Paradise: Rentals�������������������� 63 Properties in Paradise: Real Estate����������� 143 RickettsLuxury Properties����������������������������� 59 Ripples...............................................................87 Royal Palms......................................................69 Sail Chocolat�������������������������������������������������� 110 SandBar������������������������������������������������������������ 83 Sea Spray Gift Shop��������������������������������������� 95 Sea Pro Charters and Watersports�������������� 27 Seaside Stables�������������������������������������������� 111 Shoal Bay Villas���������������������������������������������� 57 Signature 7602 Studios�������������������������������� 125 Skyline Dry Cleaners������������������������������������ 144 Solaire�������������������������������������������������������������� 43 Spyglass Hill Villa ������������������������������������������� 69 Straw Hat��������������������������������������������������������� 73 Sunset Homes������������������������������������������������� 43 Sunshine Rainbow Real Estate������������������� 144 Susan Croft Photography���������������������������� 129 Tequila Sunrise Villa ������������������������������������ 147 The Pumphouse and Tradition Sailing Charters���������������������������� 105 Tokyo Bay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ������������������������� 87 Tradewind Aviation ���������������������������������������� 21 Trattoria Tramonto ����������������������������������������� 87 Travel Lite Anguilla ���������������������������������������� 29 Trophy Properties������������������������������������������ 143 True Communications ���������������������������������� 139 Turtle’s Nest Beach Resort ��������������������������� 57 Ultimacy Villa Retreat ������������������������������������ 65 Venus Spa at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa������������������������ 109 Veya ������������������������������������������������������������������ 77 Villa Alegria ����������������������������������������������������� 61 Weddings at Ani Villas �������������������������������� 133 Weddings at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa ��������������������������������������� 133 Weddings at Straw Hat ������������������������������� 133 Weddings at Frangipani ������������������������������ 131 Weddings by Blue Sea Anguilla ���������������� 127 ZaZAA Boutiques ������������������������������������������� 95 Zemi Beach ������������������������������������ Back Cover

photo credits KEIROY BROWNE E's Oven

pg. 76

Risée Chaderton Sarah Greaves-Gabbidon

pg. 36

CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA Golf Course pg. 28 NICK DELLINGER Straw Hat food JOSVEEK HULIGAR Table of Contents Maundays Bay Ripples & Johnno's Da'Vida's Café de Paris

pg. 73 pg. 22, 24 pg. 48 pg. 72 pg. 80 pg. 84

Anguilla Drug Store Stand Up Paddleboarding ATV & Tiger Boats Mayoumba & Kel's Ena Boasman-Hodge Ani Art Academy

pg. 93 pg. 96 pg. 98-99 pg. 100 pg. 105 pg. 106

trudy nixon Island Harbour Cove Bay Cha Cha San Prickly Pear

pg. 27 pg. 48 pg. 82 pg. 104

Derrys Richardson Neil & Wendy Freeman Tug-of-War Wedding set up

pg. 36 pg. 124 pg. 126

Caroline Ross Group photo Wedding make-up

pg. 124 pg. 126

JUSTIN SIHERA Tradition

pg. 104

ORRETT H. WYNTER Crocus Bay Flavour's Trattoria Tramonto Irie Life Carib. Soaps & Sundries Lynne Bernbaum painting SeaSpray Boutique InStyle Boutique Limin' Boutique ZaZaa Boutique Heritage Collection

pg. 48 pg. 73 pg. 79 pg. 90 pg. 91 pg. 91 pg. 92 pg. 93 pg. 94 pg. 94 pg. 100

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last words before we go

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hank you for reading True Anguilla. It was certainly a pleasure putting it together; mainly because of all the great people we got to work with, the beautiful places we had to visit and the fabulous food we had to photograph! We would sincerely like to thank the following for their contribution to True Anguilla: Our advertisers – thank you for making this happen! Our contributors – for their exquisite photography, wonderful anecdotes, interesting interviews and exceptional encouragement. Our colleagues in Tourism & Commerce: The Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association

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(AHTA) and its members; the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) and their agents; The Government of Anguilla (Hon Haydn Hughes, the Ministry of Tourism and their agents, and the Ministry of Finance) and the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce (ACOCI). And finally, we hope you enjoyed this magazine and that it truly reflects your Anguilla experience. If you would like to tell us what you love about Anguilla or tell us what you would like to see in the next magazine, you can do so by visiting our website www.trueanguilla.com, joining our mailing list and filling in a brief survey. We hope to hear from you. Trudy Nixon & Orrett Wynter Publishers

Photo: TRUDY NIXON

The walking lady on Cove Bay was our closing image for last year. Diane Traibman spotted herself in the magazine and her husband Bob got in contact with us. It was great to meet them and hear their story and we learnt that the Traibmans have been coming to vacation to Anguilla for a number of years and have just purchased a house and moved to the island. This year’s closing image is of Alex Tiplady a visitor from the UK, having a wonderful day out on Prickly Pear.


Vacation in Paradise Tequila Sunrise Villa is a 5,000 sq. ft. 3 Master Bedroom Luxury Villa PERFECT FOR FAMILY, HONEYMOONERS, 1, 2, OR 3 COUPLES On Lover’s Cove at Dropsey Bay Sandy Hill, Anguilla BWI A Two Minute Walk to a Secluded Beach For Reservation Details Email: robin@tequilasunrisevilla.com Anguilla 264.497.6049 USA 973.699.4567 www.tequilasunrisevilla.com


Yours to own – one of the world’s best beaches * Discover home ownership at Zemi Beach Resort & Spa, Anguilla. 28 luxurious beachfront residences available to own at this boutique resort on the white sands of Shoal Bay East. Each spacious two- and three-bedroom residence has panoramic ocean views, private plunge pool and personalized service. Resort amenities include fine-dining restaurants, holistic spa & fitness center, beach lounge and 24-hour concierge management.

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True ANGUILLA Magazine 2015  

True ANGUILLA is a visitor magazine for Anguilla produced by the experienced publishing team of Orrett Wynter of DESIGN Anguilla - a quarter...

True ANGUILLA Magazine 2015  

True ANGUILLA is a visitor magazine for Anguilla produced by the experienced publishing team of Orrett Wynter of DESIGN Anguilla - a quarter...

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