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TRUE anguilla

YOUR FREE GUIDE TO

BEACHES... PEOPLE... FOOD WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO DO


Your Complete Anguilla Experience

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Anguilla’s Newest Luxury Destination

Welcome to Anguilla’s newest luxury destination, recently named #1 Resort in Anguilla by Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards. This chic oasis with a contemporary flair features 80 accommodations and is replete with enticing amenities, unique activities, and distinctive dining at The Yacht Club and Breezes, a beachfront restaurant and bar. Guests also have preferred rates & tee-times at CuisinArt Golf Club. Your journey to discovery has begun.

Merrywing Bay, Anguilla · General Information 264.498.2300 · Reservations 800.862.0673 www.TheReefbyCuisinArt.com


COCKTAILS & CULINARY CELEBRATIONS Watch the sun set at oceanfront Shoal Bay Zemi Beach Club, dine at Stone our seasonally inspired, sea-to-table, climate-controlled, fine dining restaurant or 20 Knots for toes-in-the-sand, casual dining and drinks then savour small-batch, single-estate rums at our Rhum Room.

2017 Readers Choice Awards

Best Resorts in the Caribbean

Best Caribbean Resorts


A DIFFERENT POINT OF BLUE It’s easy to fall in love with Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa – before you even catch a glimpse of our legendary beaches. The combination of personalized service, signature Zemi Thai House Spa and superb waterfront dining allows you to fully relax and experience a different point of blue.

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THE TEAM

TRUE anguilla

TRUDY NIXON

Publisher

Originally from the UK, Trudy has lived and worked in Anguilla for 15 years. As well as being the writer and creative director of this magazine, she also pens novels and runs True Communications, a PR and Marketing Consultancy. She is grateful to have weathered Irma with her two AARF rescue dogs, Foxy and Godiva, and her Anguillian family at her side. Passionate about Anguilla and very much in touch with her ‘inner tourist’, Trudy can be often be spotted enjoying Anguilla’s many delights - especially when live music and great food is on offer!

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TRUE ANGUILLA MAGAZINE #5 PUBLISHERS Trudy Nixon Orrett H. Wynter EDITORIAL Trudy Nixon DESIGN Orrett H. Wynter PHOTOGRAPHY Kevin Archibald, Devin Archibald, Gabi Gumbs, Josveek O. Huligar, Trudy Nixon, Derrys Richardson, Orrett H. Wynter COVER Jasmin Ruan and Irma driftwood, Shoal Bay East, Anguilla, December 2017. Photo: Kevin Archibald.

ORRETT WYNTER

Publisher

Trained in Architecture, Orrett took his eye for visual communication and started his magazine publishing career 6 years ago, launching Design Anguilla Magazine in 2012 and co-founded True Anguilla a year later.

OTHER CREDITS Pages 10 & 12: Tivondre Carriere, Annadeen Richardson, Taina Romney and Tiandré Williams, Sandy Ground, February 2018. Photos: Kevin Archibald. Jasmin and Tiandré are wearing ‘Anguilla Strong’ tee shirts, see page 99 for info. SALES Trudy Nixon Advertising Inquiries Trudy Nixon trudy@trueanguilla.com READ ONLINE www.trueanguilla.com/digital

KEVIN ARCHIBALD

Photographer

Kevin fell in love with photography while at university and, though he never planned to make it a career, he's now a talented Wedding, Event and Portrait photographer. He especially loves to capture weddings, with his work being featured in Munaluchi Bride Magazine, a leading multicultural wedding publication.

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CONTACT The Valley, Anguilla, BWI e-mail: info@trueanguilla.com web: www.trueanguilla.com www.facebook.com/trueanguilla www.twitter.com/trueanguilla 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.


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W E LCO M E Sandy Ground

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xtraordinary Anguilla. Three months after being battered by record-breaking, Category 5 Hurricane Irma, our tiny island nation was back to business as

usual. Guests arriving in 2018 may spot only the tiniest glimpses of the devastation Irma wrought. In time it will make an interesting anecdote, a memory to discuss with your Anguillian friends who “lived through it.”Right now it’s a living lesson in Anguillian strength, determination and resilience. If ever an island knows how to stand up to a Category 5 Hurricane it’s this one. If ever an island had a network of tourists, friends and family from far and wide who cared enough to send aid and support in the most timely and helpful way it’s Anguilla. And if ever a people pulled together to bring their

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beloved home back to life swiftly and safely it’s Anguillians. This special edition of True Anguilla will not dwell on the devastation; rather we’ll show Anguilla and her fabulous accommodations, beautiful beaches, unique attractions and outstanding cuisine as they are post Irma– simply amazing. Such an incredible event can’t go unmarked though, so our editorial features some of the heroes and heroines of the storm and recounts how, for some, the strength Anguilla showed in adversity became the reason why they decided to visit, buy a home or invest here. We are so glad you came to visit, we hope to see you often, and that you truly enjoy Anguilla. TRUDY & ORRETT

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WELCOME


TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S Sandy Ground

CONTENTS

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GENERAL INFORMATION Maps and some background information on how to get around Anguilla.

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PEOPLE A little bit about the hurricane heroes and heroines from Anguilla and overseas.

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BEACHES The irrepressible Andy Conner explores some of Anguilla’s most popular beaches post Irma.

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STAY IN

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DINE OUT So many choices! A round-up of what's new for the season and what's happening with your old favourites.

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GO. SEE. DO Don’t just lie on the beach – get out and enjoy great shopping or the wide range of activities we have on offer.

104 I DO We show you why Anguilla is one of the world’s leading wedding and honeymoon destinations.

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LIVE THE DREAM Stay longer – information on purchasing property, doing business and living in Anguilla.

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Find the best places to stay no matter your budget or needs.


FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS Agents for:

• AND MUCH MORE

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Jasmin Ruan, Shoal Bay East


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I S L A N D FAC T S

USEFUL INFORMATION 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.

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.

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 HM Customs. DEPARTURE TAX $20 for all passengers. In addition, all those departing via Blowing Point Ferry Terminal pay a $3 security fee. For passengers transferring through the Anguilla/St. Maarten Airport Dock there is also a $5 dock fee. No departure tax for children under 12, however, security and dock fees apply. 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. BANKING There are 8 ATMs on the island – four at each commercial bank branch in The Valley: National Commercial Bank of Anguilla (NCBA), Scotiabank and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. Other locations are NCBA West End, The Four Seasons Resort, Delta Petroleum Service Station on Long Path Road and Romcan Supermarket in South Hill USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS Police/Fire/Ambulance Princess Alexandria Hospital Police Headquarters Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport Blowing Point Ferry Port Anguilla Tourist Board Department of Immigration HM Customs General Post Office

911 497.2551 497.2333 497.2384 497.6070 497.2759 497.3444 497.2513 497.2528

MORE ANGUILLA The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has a comprehensive website at ivisitanguilla.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 Anguilla Summer Festival's Facebook page gives updates and news on festivals and local happenings.

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ISL AND MAP & GETTING HERE

PRICKLY PEAR CAYS

BY AIR One of the special things about Anguilla is that large airplanes don’t fly here – you have to transfer by smaller planes, speed-boats or ferry from St. Maarten (SXM), Puerto Rico (SJU), Antigua (ANU) or St. Kitts (SKB), 4 of the Caribbean’s best-serviced and most reasonable destinations to fly into from North America` South America, United Kingdom, and Europe.

BLACKGARDEN BAY LIMESTONE BAY

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.

LITTLE BAY

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

CROCUS BAY Crocus Hill

SANDY ISLAND

KATOUCHE BAY North Hill

ROAD BAY Sandy Ground

George Hill

LONG BAY Long Bay Village

Lower South Hill

South Hill Little Harbour

MEADS BAY

LITTLE HARBOUR Blowing Point

BARNES BAY WEST END BAY

West End Village

COVE BAY SHOAL BAY WEST SHERRICKS BAY

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RENDEZVOUS BAY MERRYWING BAY

PELICAN BAY BLOWING POINT


ISL AND MAP & GETTING HERE

ISLAND HARBOUR SHOAL BAY EAST

CAPTAIN’S BAY

WINDWARD POINT BAY

Island Harbour

Shoal Bay

SAVANNAH BAY Welches Mount Fortune

East End Village

Little Dix

SILE BAY

North Side

MIMI BAY Sandy Hill

Cauls Bottom

SEAFEATHERS BAY SANDY HILL BAY

The Quarter

LONG POND BAY

THE VALLEY

DROPSEY BAY AUNTIE DOL BAY FOREST BAY

CORITO BAY

BY SEA As of publication date the ferry service was transitioning, we suggest you check with the ATB or your accommodation property for latest information. In regular service the ferries run all day between 7.30am and 6.15pm (departing Anguilla). The first ferry to Anguilla from St. Martin departs at 8.15am and the last at 7.00pm. Ferries run approximately every 30 to 40 minutes, and the trip takes about 25 minutes and costs $20 plus taxes each way. Airport transfers from Princess Juliana International Airport via a scheduled or charter boat service is easy, and there are lots of good providers to choose from. Simply call or go online and book your transfer with a company like Calypso Charters. Once you clear St. Maarten immigration and collect your bags you will be met in the arrival hall of the airport by a representative who will transfer you and your bags to your boat a few minutes away via taxi.

If you are travelling in a large group we suggest you contact a destination management specialist such as Blue Sea Anguilla to coordinate the process.

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BARNES & MEADS BAY

MEADS BAY

CARIMAR BEACH CLUB

TRANQUILITY BEACH FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT LIMIN' BOUTIQUE

STRAW HAT RESTAURANT OCEAN ECHO

SRI BALINESE SPA

To South Hill

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BARNES BAY LONG BAY

PARADISE COVE RESORT

Lower South Hill

West End Village To West End

PICANTE

RENDEZVOUS BAY

Lower South Hill To South Hill

COVE BAY

ISLAND DREAM PROPERTIES LES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE PROPERTIES IN PARADISE LIMIN' BOUTIQUE

To West End

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PARADISE COVE RESORT

RENDEZVOUS BAY

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SANDY GROUND & SOUTH HILL

SPYGLASS HILL VILLA

VIGILANT DIVERS

VEYA

DAD'S

IRIE LIFE

To The Valley Little Dix

JOHNNO'S BEACH STOP SANDBAR

Sandy Ground

ROAD BAY

ROY’S BAYSIDE GRILL IRIE LIFE

To Lower South Hill ISLAND DREAM PROPERTIES LES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE PROPERTIES IN PARADISE

ICED 'N EASY SMOOTHIES/ SEA SPRAY GIFT SHOP

TASTY'S North Side

BLUE SEA ANGUILLA

ANGUILLA VILLA COMPANY

South Hill

BLACKGARDEN BAY

E'S OVEN ISLAND INSURANCE

LIMESTONE BAY

Cauls Bottom THE VALLEY

To Shoal Bay East

CROCUS & LITTLE BAY

SUNSET HOMES LA SEVERIN FITNESS

Princess Alexandra Hospital ANGUILLA TOURIST BOARD

Ronald Webster Park

ANGUILLA NATIONAL TRUST COUNSEL LIMITED ALLOYD'S/ FASHION CUTS MORLENS ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

ANI VILLAS

LITTLE BAY

ANGUILLA FINANCE LIMITED AVIS CAR RENTAL ANGUILLA DRUG STORE

To Sandy Hill

THE VALLEY LLOYD’S BED & BREAKFAST

KOBBE DESIGN/ GUMKO

ANGUILLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY ANGUILLA AIR SERVICES

DA'VIDA/ DA'VIDA BAYSIDE

CROCUS BAY

Crocus Hill

To George Hill Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport www.trueanguilla.com

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BLOWING POINT

To South Hill

To Little Harbour TRAVEL LITE ANGUILLA CONFETTI DUST STUDIO

Blowing Point Village BEACHES EDGE VILLA

ANDY'S CAR RENTALS

Blowing Point Ferry CALYPSO Terminal CHARTERS

VILLA ALEGRIA

PELICAN BAY

BLOWING POINT

SHOAL BAY EAST

SHOAL BAY EAST

NATURE EXPLORERS ANGUILLA/ ANGUILLA'S JAMMIN'

SHOAL BAY VILLAS MADEARIMAN

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

To Island Harbour

Shoal Bay To The Valley

ISLAND HARBOUR

SCILLY CAY ISLAND HARBOUR

ARTISAN PIZZA NAPOLETANA

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Island Harbour Village

To East End


ANDY'S AUTO RENTALS

See Anguilla's 33+ beaches at your own pace with one of our cars, SUVs, vans or Wranglers. Rates start at US$35/day. Rent snorkeling gear, chairs & umbrellas, and cell phones. Stop by our Blowing Point location for drinks, ice cream and snacks, as well as beach gear and souvenirs.

ANGUILLA AIR SERVICES 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.

ANGUILLA LIT FEST

May 2018, Paradise Cove Get up close and personal with best selling authors, publishers and other literary giants in an intimate and beautiful setting. Takes place annually in May please check the website for dates and details.

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ANGUILLA TOURIST BOARD HEAD OFFICE Coronation Avenue The Valley Anguilla

T: 264.497.2759 Toll Free & International Calls: 800.553.4939 @AnguillaOfficial www.ivisitanguilla.com

EXPLORE ANGUILLA

CALYPSO C H A RT E R S A N G U I L L A AVIS CAR RENTAL We offer: 4WD Jeeps, Cars & Mini-Vans, Free Pickup & Delivery, Unlimited Mileage, Free Road Maps.

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CALYPSO CHARTERS We offer a diverse portfolio of boat services. Book a specialized charter for wedding or event transportation, snorkeling, sightseeing, a shopping trip to St. Maarten/Martin, or a day trip to St. Barth. Reserve with Anguilla’s most professional and reliable boat charter service today.

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CAPTAIN’S BAY

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TRAVEL LITE ANGUILLA

Little Harbour Kids' solutions for lite travel. Travel Lite offers an extensive selection of high quality products and services for hire to make traveling with children hassle free. Baby equipment rentals. Babysitting service.

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people


Delbert Mussington & Johnno Edwards, Sandy Ground


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ANGUILLA STRONG

Help Anguilla and Bloom Fund volunteers

T T

he beaches bring people to Anguilla, but the friends they make here are what keep them coming back. Anguillians are friendly and welcoming, but above all else, to quote the Anguilla National Anthem, proud, strong and free. These qualities were exemplified by Anguillians’ actions following Irma. Anguilla got knocked down but quickly got back up again. Anguillians remained calm, and despite the loss of essential services island-wide, damaged homes and the ongoing threat of Hurricanes Jose and Maria, there was no rush to evacuate, no curfews, no hoarding or looting, no rise in crime and very little panic. As soon as they could, Anguillians got on with clearing the roads, rescuing possessions,

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repairing their homes, hospital and schools and even hosting visitors. Post Irma greetings were even warmer and more heartfelt. Hugs and smiles were exchanged, thanks and praise were given daily. “I’m here,”“God is good” and “I am blessed” were the most often heard phrases because Anguillians build for hurricanes, prepare for hurricanes and accept them as part of life. The candle and solar powered lifestyle that the lack of “current” and WiFi created, for 100 plus days for some, was managed stoically. Families and friends became closer, sharing homes and precious resources. Generations bonded and children and parents played together with no TV, iPhone or Xbox to binge on. Days were hot, busy and short


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ANGLEC STRONG Power teams

because everyone wanted to get as much done as possible before the sun went down. Both terrible and special memories were made,and despite its challenges, for many it was truly a return to the good old days. Afterwards we learnt that overseas friends and family watched on with bated breath as Irma headed straight at us, bombarded by horrific media images,frantic to hear news and to send help. Thankfully telecommunications provider Flow maintained cell phone services (in some areas), Radio Anguilla and the Government of Anguilla’s Department of Disaster Management and members of the Emergency Operations Centre prepared the island for Irma and coordinated official information bulletins, and with the assistance of social media, thousands sent aid and came up with fabulous schemes to help “Extraordinary Anguilla.” Go Fund Me pages for organisations and individuals sprung up within hours of the storm hitting, and since then, over a million dollars has been donated in time, cash or supplies to these pages and to organisations or to individual efforts led by friends of Anguilla. We have mentioned a few here but there were far too many to record everyone. Sorry if we missed you and thank you all for your generosity in helping to rebuild Anguilla.

The sight of “pole men” or guys and girls in bucket trucks working all hours of the day and night, seven days a week, is probably the image most associated with Irma, for every resident of Anguilla. They have rightly been lauded as true hurricane heroes. Local utility ANGLEC, faced a herculean task when Irma left them with a severely damaged plant and over half of the island’s electricity poles destroyed. “Committed to serve” they promised and delivered ‘lights by Christmas’ with full electrification occurring 115 days after Irma thanks to their hard work and the incredible effort put in by colleagues from other Caribbean Utilities, Canada and support from CARILEC, HM Governor's Office in Anguilla, the UK Government and the Government of Anguilla.

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ROY PEACOCK Roy runs Anguilla Tropical Weather Facebook Group from the UK! He provided excellent information up to and during Irma, Jose and Maria. “I moved to Anguilla in 1994 and fell in love with the island and the people. When Hurricane Luis hit a year later, it was the worst storm Anguilla had suffered in recorded history, yet The Weather Channel only gave it superficial coverage. Back then, we didn’t have the internet either, so independent research was nearly impossible. The way people pulled together really impressed me. “Anguilla root up but no way dat storm goanna win.” When Lenny came the wrong way and hit in 1999 and dumped feet of water so people had to climb out of windows onto roofs during the middle of the hurricane, the same thing happened and the backhoes came out to make new roads so people could get out of their stranded communities. I may not be Anguillian by birth, but Anguilla is in my heart so I give a little of my time trying to share my experiences with Hurricanes to help those that may not have gone through the eye of the storm.”

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Blanchard's Hurricane Relief

Anguillians Overseas, Terese, Bernice, Olivia, Aline started their own Gofundme. Dee Ann is working with the Health Authority and the DoE to distribute funds.

Although short term needs have been met and damaged homes are being repaired, Anguillians still face a tough future as our tourism season, the mainstay of our economy, has been reduced significantly. Ongoing aid providers continue to work with the vulnerable and needy. The Blanchards Hurricane Relief Fund has raised over $1 million to date; ably distributed by the Blanchards team, the fund has provided generators for nursing homes, schools and homes, food, formula, diapers and clothing for babies and food and water for over 2,000 Anguilla residents, school supplies for teachers, schools, students and special needs programs, as well as tools and building materials for re-construction.


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DAVON CARTY Anguillian facilitator, producer and entrepreneur whose regular social media posts were widely read following Irma.

Anguilla Red Cross

Bloom’s Anguilla Relief Fund has been successful in identifying the vulnerable and providing them with immediate financial aid and critical supplies, providing small cash donations and locally sourced food and hardware purchases for rebuilding so that dollars donated circulate within Anguilla. Headed up by the energetic and indefatigable Bonnie Bloom, this fund has raised over $107,000 to date. Aid is distributed via a team of volunteer Community Ambassadors which include (and in no particular order!): Gershwin Lake, Sanya Ostergaard, Haydn Hughes, Gilda Gumbs Samuel, Jackie Pascher, Charlie Hodge, Corwin Carty, Davon Carty, Kyle Hodge, Julia Carty, Rickielle Hodge, J’saon Brooks, Jaqueline Cistero, Molly Nuttin, Danny Laud and Josveek Huligar as well as local musicians; Springer, Bookie, Nathalie (Natty), Deanna and Jayden to name a few! Bonnie has now shifted focus to repairs like putting a concrete roof on a building in West End – and she has indentified 7 additional homes for repairs. Help Anguilla website and its associated Amazon Wish List of emergency relief supplies was set up when

“Anguilla is the land. Its people are the nation. They become the culture. The way we mould and shape the land is obvious. The way the land impacts us is less so. But, my God, what a powerful force it is! Invisible and undeniable. This is what makes us Anguillian, not a piece of paper. Not the location of a navel string. These only bring "rights." Neither rights nor documents keep one attached to this land. It is the invisible, undeniable physical that affects our psychological processes. In there Anguillians are created. Not birthed. And we smile and push through the worse of it. We survived for centuries on a 35sq mile rock that allows us shrub but not fruit. Fish-filled sea – but no rivers or lakes for drinking water. A solid foundation for our "bunkers," but yet enough depth for our cisterns. No rich soils to toil, but winds to sail to trade. And we smile and thrive. Even if only, because not every Anguillian lives here, or is from here. Because this land will teach you the value of love, pride, humility, togetherness, patience, acceptance and resilience. And so I smile, I care and I share. #findingin spiration#findingwisdom @ anguillafoundation

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SIMONA VOGEL Simona Vogel runs a Facebook group called Anguilla for Tourists that became a very important source of information during the weeks surrounding Irma. Simona worked tirelessly to disseminate information quickly to a highly concerned audience. "Our first trip to Anguilla was 13 years ago and it was love at first sight. We have returned every year after, and fell in love again and again. I feel that one needs to experience Anguilla to really understand why we keep returning as often as we can. The idea for the group came as I was looking for news about Anguilla, while being home and wishing to be there. I knew I was not alone in doing this. I started the group aiming to provide exposure to Anguilla for tourists like me, and also for those looking to visit for the first time. I am very happy to hear that the group has been helpful during Irma and in the months since. Many thanks to all who helped me keep the group going and let's hope that better days are yet to come."

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Marc Forgione BBQ in New York

Matt & Charity Hyde, Francie Tanner, Judd Burdon of Anguilla Watersports and Kenroy Herbert of Levitcus Lifestyle teamed up. The list quickly sold out and after a number of logistical challenges and with the assistance of Amerijet and others, supplies were delivered to The Anguilla Drug Store in the Valley, which Olive and Diane Hodge offered up as a distribution centre. The Anguilla Beaches' Help Anguilla Rebuild Now fundraiser contributed $75,000 to the Anguilla Red Cross. In the weeks following Irma, the Red Cross addressed immediate needs, distributing emergency supplies, and later implemented the "unlimited cash program" for Anguilla's most vulnerable. The band British Dependency, Davon Carty and Calypso Charters are the forces behind The Anguilla Foundation, which benefited from a generous fundraising event – an Anguillian BBQ in NYC –hosted by top NYC chef, Marc Forgione, and facilitated by Erica Piagio and Sammi Green. The foundation has also set aside money for future emergencies and any new donations will be directed to community projects like scholarships, small business grants and development of the Arts on Anguilla. Rosmund Davis says, “Calypso has always been a supporter of our local artistic community and its artistic, social and entrepreneurial needs. Going through Irma, it was obvious that we were experiencing an event that was bigger than all of us. That required us to think beyond normal business and be a conduit for connecting those who were concerned and eager to help. My hope is by setting up the Foundation, we’ll be able to help many more people in the future as well.”


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Tender Loving Care Home for the Elderly

Anguilla Stronger is a tax deductible collaborative hurricane relief fund created by Starwood Capital Group and joined by founder members Belmond Cap Juluca, Auberge Resorts (management company of Malliouhana), Malliouhana Ownership, and Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa who are collectively responsible for over 1000 staff. The initiative was launched on October 4, 2017 and has raised more than $1.7 million to date. Jacquie Ruan and members of the Rotary Club of Anguilla as well as the Anguilla Progressive Society of New York (APANY) have been instrumental in raising funds and offering support on and off island. Barrels and barrels of supplies, cash donations to provide Christmas dinners for the elderly and families in need, a $100,000 dollar donation to repair the Ebenezer Methodist church are just a few of donations that have been made through APANY and their Florida arm. Local songwriter and singer Omari Banks is donating all proceeds from his latest single, #CaribbeanStrong, to the APANY hurricane relief efforts for Anguilla and the song is available for purchase across multiple platforms: Tender Loving Care Home for the Elderly will be rebuilt thanks to Sunset Homes, Bixby Bridge Capital, DLG Engineering, Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa and The Reef, BeachCourt Villa Friends and Family, Rayme Lake/Anguilla Masonry Products, Bloom Anguilla Relief Fund, APLO New York, @helpanguilla,@yachtaidglobal, Leroy Gumbs/Leeward Construction, Pelican Investments, Rhona Richardson-Roydon, Greig's Trucking, Lakes Do It Best, Maryann Mulhall, ABC Supplies, Thomas Kelly, Glennis Connor, Kanwar Singh and Calypso Charters among others.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPS! Anguillians took a “jollification” approach when Grieg’s Trucking, Superior Industries, Vanterpool Services and Bryan’s Heavy Equipment donated equipment and Tropical Distributors, Best Buy Supermarket, Les Grands Vins de France & Leviticus Lifestyle provided water and members of the South Hill, West End, The Valley, Stoney Ground, Tacking Estate, Island Harbour and Blowing Point communities provided the manpower to clean up their communities post Irma.

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B E AC H E S A F T E R I R M A / rendezvous bay

6 BEACHES AFTER IRMA

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o how did Hurricane Irma affect Anguilla’s most valuable treasure – our 35 incredible beaches? We asked resident beach hunter, Andy Connor, to explore some of the most well known post-Irma.

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RENDEZVOUS BAY I went over to Rendezvous Bay, the largest of them all,after hearing it had been damaged by Irma.This beach carries the weight of places like CuisinArt and Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve. Walking the beach, I stumble upon Bankie, doing his thing, and have a chat with this legend.His words to me were,“As you can see Andy, I got hit, but I’ve rebuilt this damn place now about four times before, and I’ll do it again.It ain’t easy, but it’s alright as long as God is on your side.” And it’s alright; Rendezvous is now back... go check it out for yourself. Bankie may not have finished his rebuild quite yet, but Garvey at the Sunshine Shack has!

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B E AC H E S A F T E R I R M A / shoal bay east

SHOAL BAY EAST Shoal Bay is, and always will be, Anguilla’s most talked about beach since it was ranked as the World’s Best Beach.I had to go over there and see what was left of it after Irma. With the power of this storm, I had no intentions of seeing what I saw. Shoal Bay did not lose a thing!In fact, it gained in size and made the map of Anguilla even bigger. A couple of years ago, Gwen’s Reggae Grill had to be relocated from the eastern part to the western side of Shoal Bay because the ocean was taking the property of her business. Now after the most powerful storm to hit the western hemisphere, Irma replaced in 5 hours what was taken away in the past 5 years. Thank you Irma... Gwen can now go back to her old location if she likes to.

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B E AC H E S A F T E R I R M A / sandy ground

ROAD BAY (SANDY GROUND) Road Bay (Sandy Ground) is the typical hangout location where it all happens after the sun sets. The mother of all storms came at sunrise on September 6th with every intention of closing the show down in Sandy Ground, and that morning I thought it had...Irma took out part of Elvis’ Beach Bar, most of Roy’s Bayside Grill and all of the Pump House.But literally within days Roy’s and Johnno’s and Dad’s reopened (with others following close behind) and I remember what the Anguillian people have learnt from the past: “one good thing about being down is the only way to go is up.” We have the antidote for Irma and it’s called REBUILD.

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MAUNDAYS BAY Often damaged by past storms, Irma was no exception for Maundays Bay; the place where the beach and Cap Juluca Resort go hand in hand. As the storm of the century packed winds of around 200 mph, this beach was destroyed. Hurricane Irma washed away the sand leaving only big boulders and hard rock. Hurricane Maria came a week later, as a tropical storm in Anguilla, and was gentler. Maria gave this beach (along with Forest Bay and Shoal Bay West) a face-lift and redeemed what was taken away by Irma. The finest and whitest soft sands anywhere on planet earth are back, and once again you’re able to take your shoes off and walk into the sunset.

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ISLAND HARBOUR We live in the Blowing Point Village, but our beloved home village is Island Harbour. Someday after Ronya and I win the lottery, we’d love to own a home there.This beach is not the best beach for swimming, but it’s the only place you can swim from the mainland to another island (Scilly Cay). It’s right here on Island Harbour’s beach that you can feel the entire island’s DNA in your system. Irma felt the same way, and made her presence knownwhen she damaged or destroyed some of the local hang-outs on the beach like Falcon’s Nest and Pelicans Beach Bar.But now they have rebuilt and there is still no better setting than on this beach for an ice cold drink. What Irma demolished is only making space for a better Pelican to fly.

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B E AC H E S A F T E R I R M A / meads bay

MEADS BAY Meads Bay means so much to me. My wife, Ronya, and I got married here in 2012 and I wondered what was left of this extraordinary beach we called our own. The one place most happily married couples would love to see stay intact is where they tied the knot. The western part of the island was hit hardest by Irma, however this gem of a beach was left untouched. In fact, Meads Bay came out with a surplus of sea and sand while my memories of 2012 were kept alive. You don’t have to be married on this beach to fall in love with it.

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nguilla has an outstanding selection of beautiful villas to suit most price points, and these locally based experts will provide the best information to help you make your perfect villa match. Is it safe to book direct? Yes, all the villas featured in True Anguilla are licensed businesses that offer pre-arrival planning, pre-stocking, concierge services, meet and greet and daily housekeeping as a minimum. By booking direct with the villa or its Villa Manager you will save money and work with a professional who knows the property intimately.

BRUCE AND ELAINE Hearn of Properties in Paradise have built an international reputation for expertise, and represent a collection of spectacularly luxurious and often larger homes.

NEW AND RECOMMENDED Villa Kai is a gorgeous new 3-bed villa with exceptional views and a long list of amenities.

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JACKIE PASCHER AND her team at Island Dream Properties represent the widest selection of villas on island, with properties to suit every budget.


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 • bruce Hearn at 264. 235. 8840

visit us at propertiesinparadise.com

Villa Rentals

• 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 fulfill 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


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LEVITICUS LIFESTYLE AND TRAVEL is Kenroy Herbert’s new property and lifestyle management company. Leviticus books luxury properties not only in Anguilla, but also in St Barths and Barbados. He places a premium on concierge services and pledges to “be your passport to the best Anguilla has to offer.”

REFURBISHED AND IMPROVED: Guests at Spyglass Hill Villa enjoy wonderful views of the sunset over Sandy Ground and this pretty villa, designed and built by Sunset Homes has recently been refurbished - making it even more desirable.

CATHERINE ORCHARD, OF Anguilla Villa Company, represents a selection of beautifully maintained and appointed boutique properties – including new to the market Moondance, affordable Ambia and close to the beach Twin Palms.

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Treat yourself to the services of one of Anguilla’s excellent Private Chefs during your stay: Chef Tyrone Hughes, Joseph Hodge, Dale Carty or Vernon Hughes - book direct or ask your manager to arrange!


Exceptional 4-Bedroom Cul de Sac Beachfront Villa

Full service resort 500 yards from Cove Bay Next to Greg Norman Golf Course

AC • Gym • Pool • Jacuzzi Concierge • Chef ’s Kitchen Spa Services • Paved Path to Beach Stunning St. Martin Views

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!

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LUXURY VILLAS

THERE ARE VILLAS and there are Ani Villas. Anguilla is proud to be the home of the first of this small, ultra-luxury ‘private resorts in one of a kind locations’ collection, now with amazing properties in the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The Ani Villa experience includes the services of the amazing Chef Kelston “Sweets” Connor and an extremely professional and friendly full service team.

In response to an unwelcome visit by Irma, the spectacular glass-fronted, clifftop property has invested extensively in repair and refurbishment, and reopens after a major spring clean with a host of new and improved amenities, including extra-large Jacuzzis to take advantage of the mind blowing views of Little Bay and the coast, brand new catering style kitchens, new bathroom finishes and an in-house Trained Ayurvedic Massage Therapist.

BIRD OF PARADISE overlooking Sandy Hill Bay, is one of Anguilla’s most enduringly popular luxury properties, boasting spectacular views, beach access and an exceptional blend of indoor/outdoor living. Read the story of how Bird of Paradise was purchased just days after Irma on page 120.

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BETTER THAN EVER.

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nguilla’s small, friendly, independent boutique hotels were real “Hurricane Heroes,” offering places to stay to the influx of post-Irma visitors.

LOCATED ON THE still spectacular sands of Shoal Bay East, Shoal Bay Villas, Kathy Haskins’ luxurious, oceanfront “homes away from home” are as beautiful and comfortable as they were “Before Irma,” and their precious strip of gleaming white sand and sparkling turquoise water is as breathtaking as ever –maybe even more beautiful. Irma kindly returned previously eroded sand “beyond the point” (also known as Upper Shoal Bay) giving guests more beach to walk, explore, snorkel and swim than ever. Turtles have returned to lay and hatch their eggs, seabirds still glide and

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dive for our viewing pleasure and Shoal Bay’s resident reefs are unaffected and still team with fish. As one December 2017 guest said, “Staying at Shoal Bay Villas, enjoying all that Shoal Bay has to offer, it’s impossible to image Hurricane Irma hit the island 3 months ago.” Kathy, daughter Rachel and team looked after a number of relief and aid workers who came to the island post-Irma to assist with the recovery effort, and said many of them fell in love with the island and decided to come back and stay as “proper” guests this season.


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CARIMAR BEACH CLUB on Meads Bay looked after guests (who had chosen not to evacuate!) during Irma, and within hours of the storm passing GM Rolf Masshardt was preparing rooms to welcome guests who ranged from aid workers on-island to assist with the hospital and schools, representatives from UNICEF and the CTO to insurance adjusters and (at one point up to 74) Royal Engineers from the British Army! For this writer, watching the Royal Engineers cooling down in Meads Bay after a long, hot day helping to restore Anguilla will stay a precious memory for some time!

The staff and owners of this exemplar Anguilla property showed extraordinary spirit and sent positive news to concerned friends via social media. The resort’s own travel agent (Travel Bureau Inc/George Reigal) worked tirelessly to rearrange upcoming guests’ air travel and published up-to-theminute information about rapidly changing flights, helping not only their own guests, but hundreds of other people make plans to travel to Anguilla. With damage mainly centered on the landscaping, which quickly bounced back, the property is now back to its beautiful best.

PARADISE COVE OPENED straight after the storm, and although damaged, is swiftly making repairs and has played host to a number of guests, most notably 40-plus Canadian linesmen brought in to assist with restoring all the fallen power lines.

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LUXURY HOTELS

LUXURY UPDATES Four Seasons Resort & Residences, the Reef and Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa opened in early 2018 and CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the Belmond Cap Juluca are scheduled to finish their planned refurbishments and reopen in November.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT & Residences took exactly the right time to restore their luxury property to the impeccable standards global Four Seasons guests expect. Indulge in refurbished restaurants, refreshed rooms, restored landscaping and of course the legendary service the brand is famous for.

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE Hotel & Spa nestles in the western corner of Shoal Bay. The property and luxurious gardens weathered the storm well and have never looked more beautiful. The stunning and authentic Thai House Spa, centerpiece of the property, was damaged by Irma but has been lovingly resorted and is as breathtaking as ever.

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Zemi’s honeymoon “Celebration Suite” is an exceptional experience for those looking for somewhere truly special to celebrate the beginning of married life. A one bedroom penthouse suite with breathtaking views from every window and from its rooftop private plunge pool – perfect for star-gazing


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THE VIEWS ARE the star at The Reef by CuisinArt, curved around beautiful Merrywing Bay’s porcelain and cobalt sea, almost every window frames a sublime scene. That natural beauty inspires the interior palette – sea-foam white and splashes of gentle colour – that call to mind coral beds. Contemporary styling completes the picture, from the dazzling lobby and stunning pool area, to the smart technology dotted throughout the luxury property.

CAT LIKE Summer guests at Frangipani can really take advantage of the beautiful calm waters and indulge in the complimentary water sports which include waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing, with access to kayaks, Hobie Cats and standup paddleboards. They also run twice weekly beach-hopping trips on their own very comfortable boat, the FrangiCat, with Captain Rasharn at a minimal charge.

FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT, with it’s incredible location right on the sand,was badly hit by Irma, but the owners of this wonderful family-run boutique hotel moved heaven and earth to remove sand and replace roof tiles, windows and an awful lot of furniture to open in time to welcome guests for Christmas.

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eil and Wendy Freeman, Principals of Aries Capital and owners of Villa Alegria and Tranquility Beach Resort, visited Anguilla to assess the damage from Hurricane Irma just three weeks after, and were amazed at the spirit and resolve of the Anguillian people. In Neil’s words: “This trip reminded me of old Anguilla, 20 years ago BC (Before CuisinArt). At that time, there were just Cap Juluca and Malliouhana, which had limited restaurants, a few good local restaurants and beach bars and a few upscale restaurants. Occasionally the electricity would go down for a few hours. No golf course, No

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Sushi and few US brands in the grocery store. Still, we loved it, as the locals and expats would go to Johnno’s on Friday night to hear the Mussingtons, dance together, drink beer or rum and have a good time. I enjoyed scuba diving most days and Wendy would ride her bicycle around the entire island. The beginning of the 2017/2018 season will be like Anguilla BC! Wendy and I fell in love with Anguilla because of the crystal‐clear ocean and gentle breezes, the surprisingly good restaurants, and most importantly, the friendly, helpful people… We will enjoy the nostalgic feel of this quieter tourist season in Anguilla.”


✧ Experience the spirit and tranquility of Anguilla at the island’s premier luxury boutique resort ✧

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Winner of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award & Voted Best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean by Caribbean Journal info@frangipaniresort.com ½ 264-497-6442

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

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tephane Zaharia and family have a found a home in Anguilla, and this General Manager’s love and enthusiasm for CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, the property he has managed for 14 years (which is currently undergoing an extensive planned renovation), and it’s younger sister resort The Reef, is infectious. “It’s going to be amazing, nicer – better!” The new improved hotel will be a fitting tribute to Leandro P Rizzuto, the owner of both hotels and the Conair Corporation, who sadly passed away in 2017. Mr. Rizzuto, fell in love with Anguilla after taking a day trip from St Martin in 1992. He opened CuisinArt in 1999, and was a regular visitor to the island and knew many of the resort’s employees by name. He had a great affection and regard for Anguilla and the resort, and his family is continuing his legacy under the assured leadership of Stephane. The refurbishment of this beloved hotel is bound to be spectacular. The renovations will stick with the existing

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Greek theme, but bring a fresh, modern approach with lots of natural finishes. The new plans include a Ballroom which will hold up to up to 300 people and will be 5,000 sq.ft and will be a huge asset to Anguilla’s corporate and incentive offering; a reimagined Café Med and an exciting new lobby area. CuisinArt’s signature hydroponic farm was wiped out by Irma, but was quickly rebuilt, so visitors craving the resort’s signature welcome treat, a bowl of hydroponic cherry tomatoes, will not be disappointed. Stephane, his wife Valerie, and children Morgane and Matteo love life in Anguilla. Originally from Paris, they moved to the island they now call home in 2005 via stints in Aruba, Antigua, London, Florida and New York. Valerie, a talented graphic designer who has volunteered her services to lots of on-island charities, “love(s) the lifestyle and that there is good weather all the time…it’s easy, safe, great for kids, but there is also sophistication.”


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CORPORATE AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

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ooking for a new, fresh destination to host your next corporate incentive program? Want to make your guests feel pampered and like they have earned a very special reward? Make it Anguilla. Although the Caribbean has reigned supreme as a top global incentive destination for many years it is a relatively new market for Anguilla and our foray into the world of elite Presidents Clubs and Chairman’s Circle programs only started to gather steam within the past decade. We are proud to say that Anguilla has now become one of the hottest destinations for groups looking for the quintessential luxury incentive travel experience. So what makes Anguilla the perfect choice for Incentive Travel? Mimi Gratton, Managing

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Director of Blue Sea Anguilla and a true destination expert, shares her thoughts: WORLD CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS. A serendipitous moment in Anguilla’s history dates back to 1980 when the government of the day decided to limit development to discreet, small hotels and elegant upscale resorts. Almost 40 years later, Anguilla continues to endorse this vision and is arguably home to the region’s highest concentration of luxury properties. WHERE TO DINE? SO MANY CHOICES! It used to be that serious foodies heading to the Caribbean would look to neighbouring French islands St. Martin and St. Barts to get


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IT’S IN OUR NATURE. Hospitality comes naturally to Anguillians. Friendly smiles and warm greetings are part of everyday life here. It is that spirit of caring and sharing that shapes interactions between visitors and locals and what exudes a sense of safety and security on our shores. DO A LOT... OR A LITTLE. YOU CHOOSE. It is said that on Anguilla, it is good to do

nothing and then to rest. Indeed, Anguilla gives you permission to relax and disconnect from the fast paced world, but if you are more the adventurous type, Anguilla has a wide range of activities and excursions available to keep you moving all day long. Everything from horseback riding on the beach to deep sea fishing; learning to cook gourmet meals to trying your hand at kite surfing. Or, how about a round of golf on a Greg Norman designed championship golf course? Tired yet? Hope not because there’s still ATV tours, Tiger Boat snorkel rides, trips to our offshore cays, hiking the interior, exploring caves, scuba diving, hydro-flight, paddle boarding and the list goes on.

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their gourmet on, but no more! With more than 100 places to eat on our 35 square miles, Anguilla is now regarded as one of the top dining destinations in the Caribbean and offers an embarrassment of culinary riches to visitors.

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YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. One of the hottest trends in Incentive Travel is spa and wellness retreats. Experiences and services that leave you healthier when you check you than when you checked in are on the rise and are a big influencer in where Incentive Programs are hosted. Great spa facilities, fitness programs, rock climbing walls, yoga (hot and otherwise) are all mainstays of Anguilla’s resort offerings….you can even Zumba the night away at any one of our lively beach bars. You deserve to be pampered, and Anguilla wrote the book.

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NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT. While Anguilla does not compete with the likes of St. Maarten, Puerto Rico or even Jamaica for its abundance of nightlife – our island does boast a funky and lively music scene in a cluster of memorable beach bars and small clubs. You don’t want to miss out mingling with our laid-back, music-loving people while enjoying the sounds of soca/ reggae/calypso as well as a sprinkling of oldskool jams and top 40 hits here and there. NATURAL BEAUTY Switzerland has the Alps, Brazil has the


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Amazon, Tanzania has the Serengeti and Anguilla has Beaches. Ohhh, her beaches!!!Anguilla is, simply put, a beach lover’s paradise. If you’ve been waiting to exhale, then Anguilla’s natural beauty will surely take your breath away.

anticipation for our first time visitors. The goal of every incentive program is to deliver on the “WOW Factor” and give attendees, fresh and exciting experiences that they may never be able to achieve on their own. Anguilla, score yourself 100% in this category.

ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE For many, Anguilla is still an unknown entity. The rate of us being confused with Antigua and Angola is steadily diminishing, however, despite a growing awareness of Anguilla as a largely undiscovered gem in the northeast Caribbean – there remains an element of discovery and

Blue Sea Anguilla offers a combined 50 years’ experience in transportation management, event planning, marketing, public relations, decor production, sports marketing and corporate hospitality management and bring exceptional product knowledge, organization, creativity and attention to detail to a wide range of corporate and community events. See page 2-3 for more information.

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ANGUILLA VILLA COMPANY

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Enjoy a truly bespoke experience, and let our Anguilla Villa Company team pamper you with specializes in the management and rental of world-class service and vacation homes on Anguilla. gourmet cuisine. Voted Condé Nast Johansens Each of our villas offer “Best Luxury Villa” 2013 unique, relaxing respites and 2014. and we offer personalized services to meet each Winner of 2014 World guest’s requirements. Travel Award for Anguilla's T: 264.498.2741 / 476.3178 Leading Ultra Luxury Villa.

F: 264.497.2741 T: 264.497.7888 anguillavilla@caribcable.com E: info@anivillas.com anguillavillacompany.com www.anivillas.com

CARIMAR BEACH CLUB 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.

CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA Rendezvous Bay The legendary Resort is undergoing a transformative restoration that will entice all senses. Reservations are being accepted from November 1, 2018–on.

BEACHES EDGE VILLA

Lockrum/Pelican Bay A sleek 5-bedroom villa 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 and gym. Concierge, housekeeping, plus optional chef, spa services and more.

Meads Bay The privacy of a villa, and the amenities of a luxury resort in one beautifully appointed beachfront package. 4 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Spacious living and kitchen spaces. Private pool. Beach Access.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT ANGUILLA

Meads Bay/Barnes Bay From garden-view guest rooms to five-bedroom beachfront villas with private pools, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla offers 181 sleek and spacious guest rooms, suites, residences and villas – 80% with views of the Caribbean Sea.

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HUGHES CULINARY VILLA ISLAND DREAM SERVICES PROPERTIES by Chef Tyrone Hughes Relax and enjoy exceptional cooking from Chef Tyrone Hughes in the comfort of your own Villa. Set Menu or À la carte. International or local cuisine. Surprisingly affordable.

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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.

T: 312.640.7420 / 264.235.8492 UK: +44 1483 200 202 E: nfreeman@beachesedge.com E: anguillabird@outlook.com www.beachesedge.com www.anguillabird.com

T: 264.498.2000 reservations@cuisinart.ai T: 264.497.6881/ 866.270.3764 E: www.cuisinartresort.com E: carimar@carimar.com T: 264.497.7000 www.carimar.com fourseasons.com/anguilla

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BIRD OF PARADISE

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.

FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT 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.

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CHEF JOSEPH HODGE

Private Chef Private Villa & Yacht Chef Catering, Cooking Classes, all Social Events. From big to small, you name it! Full service and drop off are available anywhere on Island.

T: 264.582.1141 / 235.1141 E: chefhodge91@gmail.com T: 264.498.3200 sales@islanddreamproperties.com fb.com/PrivateCateringService islanddreamproperties.com


LEVITICUS LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL We offer Anguilla's & St. Barths premier selection of luxury rental properties Lifestyle Management Concierge Services

T: 264.498.2110 US: 609.225.5678 info@leviticuslifestlye.com www.leviticuslifestyle.com

LITTLE BUTTERFLY

LLOYD’S BED & BREAKFAST PARADISE COVE

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 views.

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.

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 bedroom suites provide all the comforts and amenities for a relaxing vacation. Make us your island home.

SPYGLASS HILL VILLA

THE REEF BY CUISINART

C: 264.235.3666 T: 264.497.3666 C: 264.497.2351 F: 264.497.3028 T: 264.497.6603 / 6957 / 6959 F: 264.497.6927 info@sunsethomesanguilla.com E: lloyds@anguillanet.com E: para-cove@anguillanet.com littlebutterflyanguilla.com www.lloyds.ai paradisecoveanguilla.com

PROPERTIES IN PARADISE SHOAL BAY VILLAS 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 propertiesinparadiseaxa.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 exquisite dazzling white sand and pristine turquoise

T: 264.497.2051 F: 264.497.3631 sbvillas@anguillanet.com www.sbvillas.ai

ULTIMACY VILLA RETREAT VILLA ALEGRIA 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

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.

Private four-bedroom luxury villa poised on a ridge overlooking charming Road Bay. Great indoor-outdoor living experience inspired by indoor open air courtyard. on the island and enjoys steady cool tradewinds. Perfect for a couple, family or group of friends.

Merrywing Bay Anguilla’s newest luxury destination is a contemporary oasis with state of the art accommodations, unique activities and outstanding dining options. Discover a chic beachside resort with an urban flair.

264.498.2300 C:264.235.3666 T: 264.497.3666 T: info@spyglasshillanguilla.com E:reefconcierge@cuisinart.ai www.spyglasshillanguilla.com www.thereefbycuisinart.com

VILLA KAI

Long Pond Bay (Near Sandy Hill Bay) Beautiful new villa, 3 ocean view (ensuite) bedrooms, pool with spectacular views (of other islands). Great for couples or families. Here is the perfect place to be.

T: 312.640.7420 or T: 610.715.5619 264.235.8492 contactus@villakaianguilla.com E: nfreeman@ariescapital.com www.villakaianguilla.com www.alegriaanguilla.com

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

Shoal Bay East Timeless in all the ways that matter, Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa celebrates the warmth of the sun, the touch of a sea breeze and the sound of the sea.

T: 264.584.0001 T: 844.363.5465 www.zemibeach.com

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Madeariman, Shoal Bay East


D I N E O U T / central

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UPDATE Restaurants that were damaged by Hurricane Irma have been (on the whole) reopened – refurbished and improved. Only a handful of restaurants closed, new restaurants have opened and the local “street food” scene is thriving.

LOCAL FOOD "The Strip,” in the Valley, provides an affordable, al fresco way to sample different Caribbean cooking styles (Anguillian, Dominican, Dominicano, Kittian and Jamaican, to name a few) from lunchtime til the early hours. Must try's are Ken's BBQ or Sharpy’s, where you may well run into Simone Connor of Beautiful Sandy Island fame.

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PROBABLY THE MOST taxing decision you will have to take during your time in Anguilla is which restaurants you should try. Crocus Bay is home to da’Vida, and as you descend Anguilla’s steepest hill and see the gleaming bay open up beneath you – you know this is truly a place to “Celebrate Life.” Da’Vida is the brain-child of the Lloyd Family, Anguillian tourism trailblazers, who have created an oasis of style and tranquility in a beloved bay where locals exercise as the sun sets and mega yachts anchor during the season Da’Vida offers two very different experiences: by day – casual, sand-between-your toes Bayside offers up a relaxed international menu, beach service and complimentary loungers. Stay for the day because the shallow, calm bay is a perfect place for children to play and swim, excellent for paddleboarding and kayaking (which are available for hire) as well as being the starting point for a snorkeling trip to Little Bay. At night the Tamarind Lounge offers a sophisticated setting for cocktails and tapas and da’Vida Restaurant serves up a delicious Asian/Caribbean fusion menu courtesy of Anguilla Executive Chef Carlos and his East Indian Sous Chefs.

GOOD TO KNOW

Da’Vida Restaurant offers complimentary shuttle service from hotels & villas for dinner guests only as long as you book 12 hours in advance.


BY DAY: DA'VIDA BAYSIDE Swim, Relax and Rejuvenate on beautiful Crocus Bay International menu featuring burgers, pizza’s, salads and specials. Complimentary loungers, beach service, watersports, docking. Live Music every Sunday.

BY NIGHT: DA'VIDA Fine Asian Caribbean Dining Tapas & Cocktails at the Tamarind Lounge Stunning Oceanfront location

Complimentary Shuttle (dinner only) We welcome large parties and corporate groups.

Tel: 264.498.5433/5434 · Fax: 264.498.5435 · info@davidaanuilla.com · www.davidaanguilla.com


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SANDBAR, ANOTHER FAMILY run enterprise, is without doubt one of THE best places to watch the sunset in Anguilla. It is a very popular so be sure to book if you want a front row seat! Darren and Alicia introduce delicious new tapas every season to complement their old favourites. Must try items include their frozen Rum Punch or the world famous Sandbar Fries, crispy, spicy, devilishly delicious - you will be hooked for sure.

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herever you stay on the island, you must visit Sandy Ground at least once. It’s one of the coolest Caribbean villages you will ever come across. Have a sundowner at one spot, walk the beach for dinner at another, then onto another for music until the early hours.

ROY’S BAYSIDE GRILL was the first beach-front restaurant to welcome guests post Irma. Less than a week after the storm removed the roof of their dining area, this family run “beachside pub” fired up the generator and began serving a short but delicious menu and cold beers to a shell-shocked and grateful local community. After over 35 years at the grill, Roy Bossons has handed over the day to day running to his wife Mandy and their daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Patrick,a young couple with great ideas. They have added their own unique touch –whilst maintaining classic dishes like fish and chips, prime steaks and fresh fish and shellfish cooked to perfection on their grill. A welcoming place, open all day, serving great drinks, Roy’s is still the home of Anguilla’s most famous happy hour.

IRMA UPGRADE

Roy’s held a number of fundraising evenings – musical soirees to help local artists replace instruments and equipment lost in the storm – this has now turned into regular music nights.


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Local specials include: Lionfish, Crayfish, Lobster and BBQ. Live Music or DJs Wed, Fri & Sun. Sandy Ground (264) 581-3237

facebook.com/dadsanguilla Local Seafood Restaurant, Bar & Night Club Open every day except Tue., 9am til whenever!

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner Live Jazz on Sundays Sandy Ground’s Original Beach Bar

JOHNNO’ S on the Cay

GOOD FOOD · COCKTAILS · SUN LOUNGERS

Spend the day on Prickly Pear

264-497-2470 Reservations: (264) 497 2728 Facebook: Johnno’s Beach Stop

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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Dad’s, Elvis, Johnno’s, Roy’s and SandBar all offer a range of daytime and evening entertainment including live music, quiz nights, karaoke and DJ’s – contact individual venues for their current schedules.

BY DAY AND into the early evening Dad’s is a relaxed beach bar and seafood grill serving lobster, crayfish and lionfish direct from the fisherman at the end of the bay – you can’t get much more local than that! After the sun goes down it’s a nightclub offering live music and DJ sets most nights of the week. Owners Alex and Delbert both love Reggae (Delbert is a singer and a member of The Mussingtons, who often perform) check with them for the current schedule.

BEAUTIFUL VEYA RESTAURANT continues to be a hot ticket for fine dining and live music in the evenings. New and exciting for this year, inspired by Jerry and Carrie’s culinary travels to the East and in response to a cooking challenge Carrie was set by some vegan friends post-Irma, is lunch@veya. The unique menu offers healthy, flavourful, plant-based, Asian-inspired food and

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incredible fresh juices to eat in or take away. The breezy, garden ambiance with Sandy Ground views offers a refreshing change from dining on the beach, and the husband and wife team’s enthusiasm for the new menu and its taste-bud tingling flavours is truly infections. Although the menu is mainly vegan, dishes can be customized if you are craving some meat or fish!


CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents

Cuisine of the Sun Beautiful ambiance & flavours from around the world. • Live music • Select cocktails Innovative dishes Exceptional, award-winning wine list

Closed Sun | Live Music Mon, Tues and Thurs

Lunch @ Veya

Starters Crispy Calamari vietnamese style • nuoc cham Moroccan Spiced Shrimp Cigars roasted tomatoes • spicy apricot sauce Main courses Colombo Spiced Duck Breast roasted brussel sprouts and carrot puree Grilled Shrimp sweet corn hush puppies, snow peas and coconut curry sauce Korean BBQ Pork Tenderloin cucumber kimchi, cauliflower-parsnip puree Desserts Warm Chocolate Cake roasted banana ice-cream, caramelized bananas Moist Coconut Cake dates, coconut-caramel sauce, vanilla bean ice cream

Monday- Friday 11am - 2pm

Healthy · Flavourful Plant-Based · Asian-Inspired Dine In or Take Away Fresh Pressed Juices and Housemade Kombucha Daily Fresh, Local Seafood Specials Lunch Menu Vegetable Banh Mi with Tofu fresh herbs, loads of crunchy, pickled vegetables and a vietnamese dressing Black Bean & Sweet Potato Enchiladas mild red chili sauce-served with avocado, sour cream and red onion Tea Leaf Salad toasted soy beans & peanuts Cold Sesame Noodles with Fresh Vegetables

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D I N E O U T / sandy ground strong

Johnno’s

Johnno’s on the Quay

Prickly Pear Bar and Grill

JOHNNO EDWARDS AND his eponymous beach bar Johnno’s have been through storms before, and just like every other time he’s been hit by a hurricane, this legendary gent just seemed to take it in his stride. Shortly after Irma, Sandy Ground rung with the sound of Boss and the Horsepower band, and residents flocked to dance and give thanks. Johnno’s on the Quay (his restaurant on Prickly Pear) is currently under repair – as is Alan Ruan’s Prickly Pear Bar and Grill, but you can still go visit. The beach is bigger and better, and the guys are still making great barbeque and serving cold drinks. Just give them a heads-up, charter a boat and head on out. SAME CAN BE said for Beautiful Sandy Island which, despite disappearing into the ocean the day after Irma, then staging a comeback before being washed away again by Maria, is back.This magical island has disappeared before, but nature always brings her back, and Simone Connor stresses that this time, with the help of all her friends and supporters, Sandy Island is coming back more beautiful than ever.

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HUGHES CULINARY

PRIVATE CHEFS

VILLA SERVICES by Chef Tyrone

Fine Dining *Anguilla Style BBQ Events * Weddings * Parties Enjoy world class Chef Services in the comfort of your own villa.

CHEF TYRONE HUGHES is an outstanding Anguillian Chef who has built a reputation for excellent food and friendly service during his years cooking for many different villas. Tyrone often travels internationally to cook for clients and to learn new styles.

JOSEPH A HODGE of Bigger and Better Private Catering Services is an up and coming young chef who has represented Anguilla as part of our National Culinary Team. He offers catering services of all types - from big to small you name it - and is happy to cater in or deliver/drop off too.

264 772 6875 Chef Tyrone Hughes tyo_28@hotmail.com

PRIVATE VILLA & YACHT CHEF ∙ CATERING COOKING CLASSES ∙ SOCIAL EVENTS

From big to small, you name! chefhodge91@gmail.com fb.com/PrivateCateringService

(264) 582-1141 / 235-1141


D I N E O U T / east

EAST

SHOAL BAY EAST boasts a run of casual beach bars including Elodia's, Tropical Sunset and Gwen’s offering “lunch with a lounger”and topped and tailed by two luxury hotels, Zemi Beach and The Manoah. It’s a chance to check out the beautiful décor and ambiance at the luxurious Zemi Beach

House Hotel & Spa when you try one of its restaurants or bars: Stone for sea-to-table, Asian-influenced fare; 20 Knots for toesin-the-sand, casual dining and drinks; Shoal Bay Beach Club for cocktails and occasional entertainment or the gorgeous Rhum Room for small-batch, single-estate rums.

A PERENNIAL FAVOURITE, Madeariman is a “must try,” not only for its delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and daily specials but because it also has one of the best and most friendly service teams on the island. For many, the stellar team, headed up by Jeannette Tuitt ably assisted by “Juicy” Lucy, Kendon, Sherine and Myra who have overcome a number of setbacks, is the best thing about the restaurant. Madeariman was rebuilt in 2017 following a devastating fire, only to experience a visit from Irma a few months later, and the team had to excavate tons of sand to reopen! The stylish, untreated wood and galvanized metal décor are both ironically appropriate post-storm. Madeariman’s friendly ambiance and “something for everyone” menu has always attracted a great mix of locals and tourists. Now serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, they have also added an entertainment schedule. Watch out for special events like Karaoke on Friday and Sunday evenings and Saturday’s lively string band at lunch.

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PIZZERIA HOUSE-MADE PASTA SEASONAL SPECIALS GELATO

Tel: 1.264.235.6116 ArtisanPizzaNapoletana


D I N E O U T / east

ALSO IN ISLAND Harbour: high-end Hibernia Restaurant, reasonably priced Pit Stop and a number of casual bars on the bay offering hearty local food and cold drinks to sip while you watch the fisherman bringing their catch in.

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ANOTHER JEWEL OF the east is Artisan Pizza Napoletana in Island Harbour. Owner/Chefs Indra and Jürgen who trained in Naples, Italy are proud to say they are the first and only Pizzeria in the Caribbean certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), Naples, Italy. Although their Pizza, made with the finest imported Italian and local ingredients, is undeniably awesome, Artisan is not just about Pizza. Homemade pasta and daily specials starring locally sourced seasonal ingredients and seafood also feature on the menu, and there is a cute bar where you can grab an Aperol Spritz or other drink if you go for takeaway. For sweet lovers there is homemade Gelato, Nutella Pizza and other seasonal sweets such as Tiramisu Cheesecake etc. In an interesting and historically relevant twist of fate, the restaurant is located in an area known as "Webster Yard", where in the past a communal wood fired tall kitchen that would have been kept lit for use by the residents and their many guests was located. As Jurgen and Indra say, “Anguillians are fascinated with wood-fire cooking and the tradition goes way back, it’s cool to think there are still people sitting around and eating food cooked in our woodfired oven.”


A short stroll down Meads Bay beach, Situated on picturesque Meads Bay Beach, on the western end

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. Visit us and enjoy the fresh catch of the day. Our delicious smoothies are the best.

264-498-5454 264-498-5455 info@oceanechoanguilla.com www.oceanechoanguilla.com Open seven days a week 11am to 10pm Monday to Sunday

At E’s Oven, we specialize in local cuisine in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Innovative dishes are prepared by owner and Executive Chef Vernon Hughes with locals and tourists in mind who, in his own words, describes it as “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.

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LIVE MUSIC every second & last Monday in the month FREE

OPENING HOURS Wednesday to Monday (Closed on Tuesdays) Lunch 12 noon to 3pm, Dinner 6:30pm to 10pm

T: 264-498-8258 • F: 264-498-6261 Email: esoven@anguillanet.com www.facebook.com/EsOven


D I N E O U T / central south and the west

CENTRAL, SOUTH AND THE WEST

E's Oven

TWO OF ANGUILLA’S best and most well-known indigenous Chef’s - Vernon Hughes and Dale Carty both have signature restaurants in the South Hill area. Vernon’s E’s Oven is a friendly, hidden gem offering “local cuisine with a fine touch” for lunch and dinner and offers some of the most imaginative fish dishes on the island.

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Tasty's

Tasty’s a colourful eatery with a cool bar became one of the first restaurants to open after Irma when Chef Dale, who loves to cook on the grill, spotted an opportunity to sell BBQ and tasty side dishes to Irma survivors in need of tasty food and little company. His huge BBQ smoking away on the side of the road became one of the storm’s most iconic sites. GARVEY LAKE’S RED, white, gold and green coloured Sun Shine Shack on Rendezvous Bay was completely flattened by Irma, but with the love and support of friends and family from all over the world and a lot of backbreaking work, Garvey – one of Anguilla’s greatest ambassadors, unveiled SSS2 a few months later. Enjoy BBQ, loungers, attentive service and live music on Saturdays and Sundays. If you get lucky, you may find Bankie Banx there making an impromptu appearance while his venue gets repaired! Further up the bay, Coconuts at the Anguilla Great House continues to serve food and great rum punch whilst the hotel finishes its repairs.


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BREEZES AT THE Reef is an elegant beach restaurantwith beautiful views of St Martin and Merrywing Bay. Lunch guests can use the beach and pool facilities (even book poolside spa treatments)– just make sure you check in with their friendly team. Open for lunch

Cobá

and dinner daily with a DJ on Saturday and Sunday afternoons for a cool, beach club vibe. Although CuisinArt Hotel is closed for a major refurbishment (see page xx) the Golf Course, Tokyo Bay and the Venus Spa are also open for guests.

Sunset Bar

THE GLAMOROUS FOUR Seasons Resort and Residences opens mid-March and dining options include: the signature restaurant Cobá which sits at the convergence of Barnes Bay and Meads Bay, beachfront Bamboo Bar & Grill for beach classics and island drink and the spectacular Sunset Lounge for an Asian-inspired menu of light bites and delicious cocktails day into night.

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D I N E O U T / central south and the west

OCEAN ECHO’S BREEZY, beach design allowed Hurricane Irma to flow in then flow out, and after sweeping out the sand, repairing the roof and touching up the woodwork, this family run restaurant on Meads Bay re-opened swiftly, asgood as new and open for lunch and dinner. They have live music from the very talented Omalie 360 every Sunday from 1 ‘til 4.

GOOD TO KNOW Straw Hat has a great beach service team, just raise your Anguilla fl ag and Angel or one of the other team members will be with you..

OTHER WEST END favourites, Mexican taqueria Picante and Italian Trattoria Tramonto both suffered the wrath of Irma but have now upgraded and repaired and bounced back better than ever.

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21 YEARS YOUNG Straw Hat has undergone extensive renovation and redecoration and looks simply amazing post Irma. The restaurant suffered extensive damage, but owners Peter and Anne Parles made a herculean effort and turned tragedy into opportunity. Most of theteam, the “Straw Hat Family,” worked on the recovery and rebuilding process and the remodeled restaurant and beach bar area are an absolute delight. Straw Hat is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and watching the game! Just check in with them to see what’s playing on their big screen at the friendly bar – where you can always get a burger and enjoy a cold drink or two if you’re not in the mood for a formal dinner.


HOW TO SPOT A FRIEND,

EVEN IF YOU’VE NEVER MET.

CELEBRATING OUR 21ST SEASON! Fresh Seafood • Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Open 7 Days a Week • Located on Meads Bay Beach Beach Chair Service Available

264.497.8300

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20 KNOTS & ZEMI BEACH CLUB

Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, Shoal Bay East Dine on the sand or indoors at Zemi’s casual restaurant and beach bar featuring an international menu of Caribbeaninspired flavors. Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Entertainment some evenings.

T: 264.584.0001 www.zemibeach.com

COBA RESTAURANT

Four Seasons Resort Nestled between two bays overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Cobà is a vibrant seafood grill and a “must see” when visiting Anguilla. Dinner served from 6pm-10pm, closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended.

T: 264.497.7000

E’S OVEN

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.

ARTISAN PIZZA NAPOLETANA

Webster’s Yard, Island Harbour Authentic wood fired oven pizza & Italian cuisine. We are the only Pizzeria in the Caribbean certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Eat in or take away. Mon-Tue/Thur-Sat 5-11pm

T: 264.235.6116 www.facebook.com/ ArtisanPizzaNapoletana

BAMBOO BAR & GRILL

Four Seasons Resort A relaxed beach bar and restaurant on Meads Bay, Bamboo offers Mediterraneaninspired cuisine and tropical drinks with a front-row view of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Lunch 11:30am-6pm, daily Dinner Sun-Thur, 6pm-9pm. Fri. & Sat., 6pm-10pm. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

The Reef by CuisinArt Directly on the beach at Merrywing Bay, Breezes is the place to be for delectable wining and dining by the sea.

T: 264.498.2300 E:reefconcierge@cuisinart.ai www.thereefbycuisinart.com

T: 264.497.7000

DA’VIDA RESTAURANT & SPA

DA’VIDA BAYSIDE GRILL

T: 264.498.5433/5434 F: 264.498.5435 E: info@davidaanguilla.com www.davidaanguilla.com

T: 264.498.5433/5434 F: 264.498.5435 264.581-3237 E: info@davidaanguilla.com T: facebook.com/dadsanguilla www.davidaanguilla.com

JOHNNO’S BEACH STOP

MADEARIMAN

Crocus Bay Crocus Bay da’Vida’s Bayside grill is an Be Intentional – Celebrate Life! easy going groove haven for locals and tourists alike. That’s what da’Vida is all about from morning Beach service is not just to midnight. This offered, it’s encouraged. internationally acclaimed Our service is first class, beach-side restaurant is a our staff is friendly and we must experience for locals offer great food at great and visitors alike. prices.

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 topnotch local dishes. Try the whole steamed snapper and fungi (foon-jee) – And T: 264.498.8258 don’t miss the legendary live F: 264.498.6261 E: esoven@anguillanet.com Jazz at lunch on Sundays!

Shoal Bay East Relaxed Beach Dining with a Mediterranean Flair. French Cuisine, Burgers, Pizza’s and more. Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner. Live Music on Saturday’s and Sundays. Karaoke Fridays. Come meet our friendly team. Open 7 days a week 8 am til 10pm

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DADS

Sandy Ground Local Seafood Restaurant, Bar & Night Club. Cool Island Lime. Local specials include: Lionfish, Crayfish, Lobster, BBQ. Live Music or DJ's Wed, Fri & Sun. Open every day except Tue, 9am til whenever!

OCEAN ECHO

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, signature drink ‘RUMZIE’. Open seven days a week.

T: 264.498.5454 F: 264.498.5455 E: info@oceanechoanguilla.com oceanechoanguilla.com


ON THE ROCK

The Reef by CuisinArt Sleek, seductive, mesmerizing views with great drink options and a menu featuring small bites and sweet bites.

ROY’S BAYSIDE GRILL

T: 264.584.0001 www.zemibeach.com

T: 264.498.0171 T: 264.497.2470 facebook.com/RoysBaysideGrill E: sandbaraxa@gmail.com

Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, Shoal Bay East Featuring more than 100 small-batch, singleestate rums that recall the Caribbean’s 18th century sugarcane plantations, a T: 264.498.2300 E: reefconcierge@cuisinart.ai refined and elegant tasting www.thereefbycuisinart.com room in which to savor the best island rums and small bites.

STONE

Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, Shoal Bay East Seasonally inspired, anchored in Anguilla’s rich culinary traditions. Climate-controlled, fine dining restaurant, fine wines, handcrafted cocktails paired with ‘Sea to Table‘ cuisine featuring local fish, seafood and vegetables. Open Thursday to Sunday from 6PM to 11PM

T: 264.584.0001 www.zemibeach.com

TASTY’S RESTAURANT & CHEF DALE CARTY

SANDBAR RESTAURANT

RHUM ROOM

Sandy Ground A family-run casual, friendly beachfront ‘pub’ serving cold drinks and excellent food for over 30 years. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily. Happy Hour every Friday 5-7, Trivia on Tuesdays from 7 and live music Saturday night & Sunday lunch.

Sandy Ground SandBar is a casual restaurant serving dinner located on the beach in Sandy Ground with seating available inside and outside on a terrace – perfect for watching the sun go down. We are open Monday through Saturday from 5:30. Closed Sundays.

STRAW HAT RESTAURANT SUNSET LOUNGE

SUNSHINE SHACK

T: 264.497.8300 www.strawhat.com

T: 264.497.7000

T: 264.476.0649 www.sunshineshack.net Facebook: GarveysSunshineShack

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THE YACHT CLUB

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.

TRATTORIA TRAMONTO

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.

South Hill Chef Dale prides himself on preparing fresh, creative Caribbean specialties and providing a personal, unique local experience. Tasty’s is a true LOCAL restaurant. Serving Lunch and Dinner. Closed Thursday’s. Catering T: 264.497.8819 Services available

Four Seasons Resort Named the best bar in the Caribbean, the open air Sunset Lounge features a variety of Pan-Asian inspired dishes and classic cocktails with a twist. Come enjoy unforgettable views, especially at sunset. Open daily, 9am-11pm. All day menu 11:30am-10pm No reservations taken. First come, first served.

Sandy Ground CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents “Cuisine of the Sun”. Beautiful ambiance & flavours from around the world. Select cocktails. Lunch@Veya Monday to Friday, 11am - 2pm. Closed Sun. Live music Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Rendezvous Bay (near Anguilla Great House) Delicious BBQ, cold drinks, reggae tunes - all good vibes with breathtaking views. Great atmosphere. 10:30 am - 5:30 pm Closed Tuesday Dinner by reservation only. Live music: Sunday 1-4pm

The Reef by CuisinArt The Yacht Club offers a menu of sophisticated fare, an extensive raw bar and seafood selections, with a brilliantly nautical design.

T: 264.498.2300 E:reefconcierge@cuisinart.ai www.thereefbycuisinart.com

www.trattoriatramonto.com T: 264.584.2737 T: 264.498.VEYA (8392) E: Chefcarty2@hotmail.com www.veya-axa.com FB: TastysRestaurantAnguilla

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G O . S E E . D O . / writing and reading

GET WRITING (OR READING) PLAN AHEAD A little bird tells us the 2019 Anguilla Lit Fest line up will feature mutlti award winning novelist Colson Whitehead and bestselling author Dan Brown, so keep an eye on the Anguilla Lit Fest website and make plans to come back next year!

ANGUILLA HOSTS AN exceptional annual Literary Festival (usually the 3rd weekend in May). The Anguilla Lit Fest is a brilliant opportunity to meet bestselling writers (past alumni include Alafair Burke, Dan Brown, Edwidge Dandicat, Paul Keens Douglas and Terry MacMillian,) leading industry professionals and make new Anguillian friends in an intimate and beautiful setting Paradise Cove Resort.

The 2018 Lit Fest will focus on local talent. Seek out books by our “Pride of Anguilla” authors including Stephanie Stokes Oliver, James “Freddie” Hughes, Melinda Goddard and Collette Jones Chin to name a few. Try to catch a performance from one of our local poets like Rita Carty, Vanessa Croft Thompson, Fiona Wilkinson, Alexis Ryan or Alysha Johnson or pick up a copy of “Where I see the Sun” an anthology of Anguillian Poetry.

“A DEAR FRIEND who started reading ‘One Way Ticket: From America to Anguilla’ just before Hurricane Irma confessed in its wake that she stopped for fear our dream had been shattered; she worried we might have lamented our move. In fact, seeing the resilience, love, and determination in response to that storm deepened our faith in the friends and loved ones who have become our chosen family in Anguilla, empowered us in recognizing our own capabilities, and enabled me to reassure our dear friend to read on, that the dream we shared in the book continues to be fulfilled without regret!” Melinda K. M. Goddard, author of “One Way Ticket: From America to Anguilla”: the story of trading hectic corporate life in New Jersey for the tranquility, beauty and people of Anguilla when building a new home with her husband, Terry Brady.

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ANGUILLA LOVERS WILL love this. Vanessa Croft Thompson, teacher, poet and cunning linguist explains her motivation behind The Anguilla Lovers Collection “A literature teacher married to an artist can do nothing more than come up with a way to honour Anguilla’s culture in a unique and linguistic way. Combining my love for language with my love for quirky gift items resulted in alchemy of iconic Anguillian sayings or references emblazoned on a variety of ready-to-use items

in the the Anguilla Lovers Collection. The premise behind this project was to create a set of objects which embodied the unique aspects of our dialect and customs here in Anguilla while appealing to both visitors and locals. It’s easy to find humorous items such as these with Standard English sayings, but much harder to come across those which display the Anguillian experience. The Anguilla Lover Collection is a bevy of usable items which infuse our identity into your day-to-day habits.” VANESSA AND HER husband Daryl, are also the creative force behind, an exciting line of high fashion, easy to wear costume jewelry Fashion Cuts. Stop by Alloyd’s in the Valley to peruse both collections and order on line (or through any of their active social media outlets) and they will arrange for items to be delivered to your hotel or villa.

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G O . S E E . D O . / dancing

Amalia Watty

GET DANCING (OR LISTENING) L-R: Panther Vibes International, Amalia

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usic is everywhere in Anguilla. The amount of talent on this tiny island is definitely not in proportion to its size. You can’t escape live music, and although most sounds are unmistakably Caribbean there is more than enough variety to suit every taste. Crispin Brooks, CEO of 1863 (Film & Music) and a passionate supporter of Anguillian musical acts had this to say: "Anguilla is a very special place for many reasons. One of which is music. We have talented vocalists and musicians in just about every genre. The island really has a free and artistic energy pulsing through it. From live performances, to DJs to studio sessions on a nightly basis, there is always someone creating music on Anguilla at any given time of the day. In many ways we may be considered an anomaly. Here is a tiny island in the Caribbean with a population of less than 12 thousand. Yet, its musicians with very little resources, tour regularly all over the world. Two of our singers have even made it to the biggest stages as far as television is concerned, with Deanna Mussington securing a slot on The Voice UK and now Amalia Watty in the current season of American Idol. There is just something special about the relationship between Anguillians and music!

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GET AROUND

ANGUILLA IS AN island you simply must explore. On arrival at Blowing Point you can collect a car at Andy’s Car Rental and you can drive yourself to your accommodation or hire a car from a company like Avis, who will deliver your vehicle to your accommodation property and allow you to drop it at the airport or seaport when you leave - you will have to purchase an Anguilla Driving Licence which they will be happy to provide. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like driving on the left hand side of the road, hire taxi driver Sheraul Gumbs of M&S Exquisite Services to give you an island tour or charter a boat and explore our coast and offshore cay’s with Calypso Charters. Large groups should talk to Blue Sea Anguilla who will be happy to arrange transportation.


G O . S E E . D O . / tasting

GET TASTING

PASS BY THE beautiful Les Grands Vins de France wine shop in South Hill and you may be just in time for a tasting! Nathalie and Donnette often open a bottle for shoppers to try. The shop is a treasure trove featuring the largest selection of fine wines and champagnes in Anguilla as well as a selection of Cigars, Rums, Single Malts and Cognacs. They also offer delivery on pre orders so your favourite wine can be waiting for you when you reach Anguilla!

ITS FUN TO go to a jam tasting at Anguilla’s Jammin Aquaponic farm on the Searocks (Thursday mornings 9 to 11). We are happy to report the farm’s fish survived Hurricane Irma and are back at work helping to grow the fruits and herbs that go in their delicious local jams! Look out for seasonal flavours: Cashew Apple in late spring and Turtle Dove Tamarind in June.

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EXCLUSIVE IMPORTERS: Argiano • Silver Oak • Stag’s Leap W.C • Duckhorn Far Niente • BuenaVista • Domaines OTT • Gaja and more… Visit our new shop, meet Nathalie and Donette and browse Anguilla’s largest selection of fine wines and champagne from around the world, cigars, rums, single malts and cognacs

• Recommendations • Wine tastings • Free delivery

T: 264.497.6498 C: 264.235.6498

nathalielesenechal@anguillanet.com

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

Beautiful new wine boutique in South Hill opposite Anguilla Trading Open Mon. to Sat. 9.30am–6.00pm

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US $30 US $10

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.

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


G O . S E E . D O . / birding

GET BIRDING

ANGUILLA’S SALT PONDS provide critical stopover points for many migratory birds as they move between their breeding habitat in the north and their wintering grounds in the south. Further, many species choose to overwinter here, providing great bird watching experiences for both residents and visitors. Hurricane Irma hit Anguilla at a particularly difficult time for birds as they were in the midst of their Fall Migration along the Atlantic Flyway. At the end of Irma’s wrath, much of the island’s mangrove species had been devastated, resulting in significant loss of habitat. In particular, ponds on the southwest side took the brunt of the storm and recovery will be a long term process. However, in other portions of Anguilla, the continued rains have resulted in a resurgence of many plant varieties, encouraging movement of new bird species to those areas. For example, we are now seeing both White-crowned and Scaly-naped Pigeons

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on the eastern side of the island. Once considered rare visitors, both species are seemingly beginning to establish themselves on Anguilla. Perhaps the most exciting turn of events was the arrival of a lone American Flamingo on Road Bay Pond one month after the storm. This species was last seen on Anguilla from June of 2015 to March of 2016, breaking a 14 year period of absence. Coincident with its departure from Anguilla, was the arrival of a lone American Flamingo in Puerto Rico. Although there is no way to prove it, one could speculate that it is the same bird that returned to Anguilla in an effort to avoid Hurricane Maria as it made landfall in Puerto Rico. The arrival of the flamingo along with many other species that survived the storm, give Anguilla’s birdwatchers hope for a particularly strong season. Book a bird watching trip with expert Jackie Cistero of Nature Explorers Anguilla.


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GET SNORKELLING OR DIVING

LITTLE BAY MARINE Park is one of Anguilla’s hidden treasures. Accessed only by boat, kayak, rock climbing, or rock jumping, the effort to just get to the isolated bay and beach is definitely rewarded. It is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the sea life. Sea turtles skirt the coral-spotted cliff-line while pelicans dive-bomb in to the clear blue-green waters. An important seagrass bed lines the sandy sea-bottom. The Anguilla National Trust and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources will soon be adding another element to this marine park: a marked snorkel

trail that uses constructed lobster houses called casitas as its main feature. The lobster casitas, while providing critical habitat to Anguilla’s commercially-important Caribbean spiny lobster and other endangered reef fishes, will also give curious snorkelers a chance to learn more about Anguilla’s amazing underwater world –underwater plaques will provide a wealth of information about what you’re seeing. The snorkel trail will be officially opened in September 2018. In the meantime, contact the Anguilla National Trust about its nature and heritage tours and hikes.

IF YOU WANT to get under the water, Vigilant Divers offer guided scuba diving with a maximum of 4 divers on a 30ft Dive Boat to give a safe and enjoyable experience without the crowds. They also teach PADI Scuba Diving Courses from Beginner to Professional Level.

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G O . S E E . D O . / shopping

GET SHOPPING

SHOP FOR A souvenir or grab an ice cold beer at Andy’s at Blowing Point great for last minute gifts.

SEASPRAY BOUTIQUE AND Iced ‘n Easy Smoothies kills two birds with one stone, a little gift shopping and a delicious ice cold smoothie or one of Pam Millers famous Rum Punches. This pretty Caribbean styled shop, situated on Sandy Ground roundabout took a bit of a battering from Irma but has been restored beautifully. This is a great spot to stop, sip, shop and stay awhile. Pam has some unique handmade and hand painted gifts, including her famous Anguilla Christmas decorations and is often spotted painting as you drive past.

ANGUILLA’S BOUTIQUE SHOPPING experience just gets better and better. Lynn Picard’s colourful Irie Life shops are famous for its wide selection of signature tee-shirt and caps but it has so much more including swimwear, beach clothing, straw hat, and colourful jewelry and some popular named brands too like Reef sandals and Kipling bags.

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Back Street South Hill 497-6526

TWYLA RICHARDSON’S CHILDREN’S boutique, Signature Tots, has a wide selection of clothes and gifts and is also the home of Travel Lite who offer cribs, high chairs, car seats, beach stuff, etc. for hire. - providing a lighter solution for families traveling to Anguilla. Her event company Confetti Dust throws fabulous parties for tots and adults. Twyla and husband McMillan Thomas “Mackie” also run Innovate Ink the company which designed and prints the “Anguilla Strong” tee shirts seen throughout this magazine. Mackie designed them “to bring hope and happiness to our Anguillian people after we were devastated by Hurricane Irma.” Get your Anguilla Strong Teeshirts from Signature Tots, Best Buy (West) Supermarket and Gwen’s Reggae Grill.

TSHIRTS

COLORFUL CLOTHING

BEACHWEAR

Sandy Ground Village Road Bay tel- 498-6527

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

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SOMETHING TO LOOK out for this season from Caribbean Soaps and Sundries is their natural essential oil insect repellant which comes in one, two and four ounce sizes.

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G O . S E E . D O . / relaxing

GET REALLY, REALLY RELAXED Sri Wahyni

Sami Green

Severin Big Joe Pradel

YOU HAVE TO get at least one spa treatment when you're in Anguilla. Honestly, it’s almost mandatory. We have a host of amazing practitioners like Sri ‘Yuni’ Wahyni, of Sri Balinese Spa who is friendly and experienced in Balinese and all other

Zemi Thai House Spa

FOR RESORT GUESTS, the Spa at Four Seasons Anguilla overlooks the blue Caribbean Sea with tranquil indoor and outdoor treatment areas, the Zemi Thai House Spa, is located in an authentic Thai house has a “House of Wellbeing”, with a

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types of massage, as well as waxing, facials, bodyscrubs and eyelashes; Sami Green, of Anguilla Yoga who offers group and individual sessions; and Big Joe Pradel, aka, La Severin for massage, personal training or your own Anguilla boot camps, who will come to your villa or hotel.

Spa by CuisinArt

heated gobek tasi, sun deck, outdoor showers and vitality pool and the impressive Spa by CuisinArt has gained international recognition for offering the latest in therapeutic treatments and spa technology, and delivering the highest standards of customer service.


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Nature Explorers Anguilla WE ARE NOT encouraging you to take sand away (that would be illegal) but rather purchase a gift or piece of jewelry that features responsibly sourced sand from one or more of our famous beaches. Stylish Limin' Boutique in the West End sells hand crafted sterling silver jewelry made from the sands of Anguilla. Artsy & elegant jewelry capturing your most precious Anguilla memoires created with the highest quality of materials - their slogan is fitting “Live for the Moment, then take it with you!“

ANGUILLA SANDS AND Salts is an exciting new line of gifts featuring pendants, key chains, charms and more filled with sand (or sand’s as they have some designs that allow for more than one beach to feature) from your favorite Anguilla beach. This enthusiastic Anguilla based company offers free delivery on island. Peruse their website or Facebook page and place an order!

Join Nature Explorers Anguilla 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.

Phone : 264.584.0346 Email: jackiec@natureexplorersanguilla.com Web: www.natureexplorersanguilla.com FB: www.facebook.com/NatureExplorersAnguilla Twitter: @jcestero


ANGUILLA ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

Providing delicious jams and salsas made from Shelter: Long Path fresh and locally grown Thrift Store: Megasavers ingredients, produced and Nonprofit, volunteer-run bottled on Anguilla. Bring organization, funded the vibrant flavors of the entirely by private donations. island home with you! Objectives include: Spay/ neuter of dogs and cats; Dog/cat adoptions (local and int’l) and pet care education at local schools. Visitors welcome. T: 264.584.0346

T: 264.476.2731 www.aarf.ai

ANGUILLA SANDS AND SALTS

Anguillian legend: bring a bit of Anguilla home, and you are guaranteed to return. Pendants, key chains and more with sand from your favorite Anguilla beach. FREE DELIVERY ON ISLAND!

THE ANGUILLA LOVER COLLECTION

A series of personal gift items representing the true essence of Anguillian culture. Combining a love for language with a love for quirky gift items resulted in an alchemy of iconic Anguillian sayings or references emblazoned on a variety of ready-touse items. Visit Alloyd Enterprises Ltd. in The E: mollyn@anguillasjammin.com Valley across from The Strip.

www.anguillasjammin.com

T: 264.497.5622

ANGUILLA YOGA

THE ARIJAH CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

Sammi Green Certified Yoga Instructor offers group and private classes. #Raise The Vibration

T: 264.476.0942 E: Anguillayoga264@gmail. com IG: @anguillayoga264

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Established in 2006, The Arijah Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to serve Anguilla's children with special needs. Contact us:

T: 264.235.2742 E: info@arijah.org http://www.arijah.org Facebook: Arijah Children's Foundation

ANGUILLA NATIONAL TRUST (ANT) Discover Anguilla's hidden secrets, book a tour with us. The Anguilla National Trust is committed to conserving, protecting, and promoting Anguilla’s rich natural, cultural, and built heritage – for today’s generation and those yet to come.

T: 264.497.5297 antadmin@anguillanet.com www.axanationaltrust.com Facebook: axanationaltrust

BLUE SEA ANGUILLA Hi, I’m Tiffany Rogers, Let us put together the best activities and tour package for you that will introduce you to the REAL Anguilla. Maximize your Anguilla Experience – Unique Tours and Activities. From Pirate Parties to Beach Olympics and Cultural Tours.

T: 264.498.2583 info@blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com

EXPLORE ANGUILLA

CALYPSO C H A RT E R S A N G U I L L A CALYPSO CHARTERS We offer a diverse portfolio of boat services. Book a specialized charter for wedding or event transportation, snorkeling, sightseeing, a shopping trip to St. Maarten/Martin, or a day trip to St. Barth. Reserve with Anguilla’s most professional and reliable boat charter service today.

CARIBBEAN SOAPS & SUNDRIES

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.

CUISINART GOLF CLUB

Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt The Caribbean’s ultimate golf experience features the challenging 18 Hole Greg Norman Signature Design Championship Course with breathtaking views.

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DA’VIDA WATERSPORTS 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


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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. T: 264.497.5622 info@fashioncutsjewelry.com Sip while shopping at www.fashioncutsjewelry.com SeaSpray Boutique.

Facebook: fashioncuts Twitter: @fashioncuts IG: @fashioncutsjewelry Pinterest: fashioncuts_

Back Street & Sandy Ground 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: 264.235.1650 F: 264.498.1650 T: 264.497.6526 / 498.6526 T: 264.497.2728 E: pmiller@anguillanet.com E: irielifeaxa@yahoo.com E: johnnosanguilla@yahoo.com www.irielife.com

LA SEVERINE

LES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE

LIMIN’ BOUTIQUE

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.

Fitness & Massage “The touch and experience to Relax and Rejuvenate” Offering the best in on location massages and spa treatments. Also personal training, coaching, stretching, strength training , boot camps and more.

West End Main Road South Hill Come LIME with us and discover our unique and The largest importer of Wine and Champagne into beachy chic gifts, jewelry & apparel for women, Anguilla for 20 years. men & children and home Open Mon. to Sat. décor! Exclusive jewelry and 9.30am–6.00pm gifts made from the beaches Visit our beautiful new of Anguilla – “Live for the boutique, opposite moment, then take it with Anguilla Trading. you.”

T: 264.772.7948 / 582 8838 T: 264.497.6498 E: info@laseverinefitness.com F: 264.497.6152 www.laseverinefitness.com E: nathalielesenechal@ anguillanet.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!

NATURE EXPLORERS ANGUILLA Join the island’s first ecotourism company on a journey through Anguilla’s wildliferich wetlands. Both bird watchers and photographers alike will experience the wilder side of Anguilla with intimate customized tours for guests of all ages.

T: 264.584.0346 E: jackiec@ T: 264.583.3733 liminboutique@anguillanet.com natureexplorersanguilla.com natureexplorersanguilla.com FB: liminboutiqueanguilla

SRI BALINESE SPA AT SPA BY CUISINART FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT Resorts & Residences by Meads Bay Sri ‘Yuni” Wahyuni is a friendly, experienced therapist with 20 years experience in Anguilla. Balinese and all types of Massage. Waxing, Facials, Body Scrubs, Mani/Pedi, Eyelashes and much more. On site or at your villa.

Prickly Pear Cay Spend the day on Prickly Pear Cay, Anguilla’s not-tobe-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.

CuisinArt From pampering treatments to Aqua Cycling classes, the Spa by CuisinArt offers the utmost in restorative options to soothe and energize the mind, body, and soul.

T: 264.498.2000 T: 264.235.1650 E: cphillips@cuisinart.ai F: 264.498.1650 T: 264.729.0181 / 584.0181 www.cuisinartresort.com E: pmiller@anguillanet.com Sri.wawa12@gmail.com Visit SeaSpray on Facebook

VIGILANT DIVERS We offer guided scuba diving with a maximum of 4 divers on our 30ft Dive Boat to give a safe and enjoyable experience without the crowds. We teach PADI Scuba Diving Courses from Beginner to Professional Level.

T: 264.235.4096 E: vigilantdivers@gmail.com www.vigilantdivers.com

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perfect weddings / I D O

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nguilla has been “home away from home” for our family since 1994. At any age, I’ve always appreciated swimming in the gorgeous waters, dining at great beachfront restaurants and spending time with the friends we’ve made there. At the age of 11, I declared to my parents that when I got married, it would happen in Anguilla – either on Meads Bay or Rendezvous (I was still undecided). Almost two decades later, when I introduced Brian to the island, I was thrilled to see that he had the same appreciation for it all. Needless to say, when we started planning our wedding, Anguilla was the only place I could imagine tying the knot. The wedding itself, at Straw Hat, was perfect. Peter and Anne Parles made the planning incredibly easy from a distance. The Straw Hat family made the event flawless and fun (I can’t thank them enough!) and DJ Sugar got, and kept, the crowd dancing.

It was a true team effort: the barefoot ceremony was led by Lindsay Richardson, Dumpa on the steel pans and Sprocka on guitar. Black Orchid made the setting very elegant. Geraud’s starfish-themed coconut cake was gorgeous (and tasty). Favors and gifts for our guests and wedding party were perfectly done by Sal e Mare and Caribbean Soaps & Sundries. We relive the magic through photos by Derrys Richardson and video by Rickiell Hodge. We were fortunate that many of our 80 guests stayed for a while. We were able to show them some of our favorite places through a weekend of events: a family dinner at Trattoria Tromonto, a welcome dinner at Blanchard’s Beach Shack, after party at The Dune, a Sunday BBQ at Garvey’s Sunshine Shack, capped off with a day on Sandy Island. This was a lifelong dream come true and we are very thankful to all the wonderful people of Anguilla who made it all possible!”

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n April 12th 2018, Luc and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Reflecting on it, and in particular our wedding celebration at Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, I can’t help but become nostalgic! Luc had been coming to Anguilla for several years before we met. He first introduced me to this beautiful island paradise in April 2016. Little did we expect that exactly a year later

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we would be getting married right here! We wanted a very simple but elegant wedding. He had brought me to Shoal Bay and Zemi Beach to visit on my first time around. There was something magical about the place. I still, to the day, can’t put my finger on it! From the initial call enquiring about holding our reception at Zemi, to our departing embrace from the staff, we felt in good and very capable hands. CONTINUED...

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Although our wedding was a small affair, no details were spared. Jennifer Liebsack, the resort’s Events Manager, took special care of us. Whether it was the choice of celebrant, the details of the ceremony, the accommodations on the site, the coordination and logistics of the day, the choice of photographer, the food, the wine and all else in between, Jen took care of everything, and the team made this day incredibly memorable! A special thought immediately comes to mind for Kevin Archibald of KSharp Photography. Given that Luc and I were celebrating this event on our own, having

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a master photographer on hand to capture every detail for our family and friends was of utmost importance. Kevin’s artistic eye, and the sheer beauty of the site made the memories stand out! A special bond was formed with the staff members who attended and served as witnesses for the ceremony. I remember looking at one of them after we exchanged our vows and I could see a tear running down her cheek! That, in my eyes, captured the commitment they had in making this day memorable for us. I’m truly grateful to Zemi Beach, the entire team and, in particular, to Jen for making our day so special!”


Elegant. Fun. Stylish.

Delicious food and a spectacular beachfront setting on beautiful Meads Bay, Anguilla

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SMALL, INTIMATE WEDDINGS “Small does not mean Simple,” say’s Amelia Vanterpool Kubish, Wedding Planner for Blue Sea Anguilla. “Whether a couple has chosen to celebrate their special day by eloping,having a bountiful celebration or an intimate gathering, Anguilla offers a beautiful backdrop; beach, garden, private villa, a boat, an offshore cay or a sandy cove are just some of the settings available. Over the years, we at Blue Sea Anguilla have assisted many couples, including those who chose to elope and others who celebrated with 4-20 guests.With our unique approach to service and making memories, we believe that every client deserves unlimited amounts of special personal attention. Smaller does not mean simpler – attention to detail is still a must, and we offer wedding packages for those who just want a little helping hand and the benefit of our years of experience, as well as those who want a little more pampering or fully customized services and, regardless of the level of co-ordination requested, we are always happy to bring a couple's bespoke ideas to life.”

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ride and groom to be, Erin and Brian were getting married on Anguilla in December 2017. 60 guests planned to celebrate with them at Frangipani Beach Resort and Straw Hat, but on September 6th, they looked on in horror as their beloved island and precious wedding plans were steamrollered by Hurricane Irma. After making sure her friends on island were ok, Erin decided to visit Anguilla herself to see just what the situation was, and arrived one month later, armed with solar lights, donations for the devastated primary schools and a can-do attitude. After working alongside the Frangipani restoration team Erin’s stay in hurricane-torn Anguilla just strengthened her resolve to marry on “The Rock”. Her positive attitude and exceptional generosity of spirit in putting their special day on hold make this couple true hurricane heros in our eyes – we are delighted to report that Erin and Brian are getting married in Anguilla in June 2018 because, “We still really want to bring 60 people to beautiful Anguilla.”


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GETTING MARRIED IN ANGUILLA IS EASY It only takes two business days from your arrival and presentation of documents to process your license, and then after a brief legal procedure, 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! 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.

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WEDDINGS AT ÀNI VILLAS BLUE SEA WEDDINGS Say “I do” overlooking the AND CELEBRATIONS sea at Àni Villas. Our fullservice 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

Greetings, I’m Amelia Vanterpool-Kubisch. 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.

COUTURE CONCEPTS 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.

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Capturing the moments that you treasure most; whether they be weddings, Tie the knot at Anguilla’s engagements, portraits premier boutique resort! sessions or otherwise. Our Talk with us about options images will not only reflect for intimate weddings or full a sensitive eye to creativity hotel buy-outs for your big and design but will also day. Located on Meads Bay reflect your personality and with award-winning Straw unique taste in them. Hat Restaurant on site. T: 264.497.7888

Resorts & Residences by CuisinArt 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.

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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 T: 264.476.7602 admin@derrysrichardson.com stress-free and filled with www.derrysrichardson.com personalized details that reflect your style. Led by internationally published photographer Derrys Richardson, Signature 7602 Studios Anguilla is a full service Wedding and Portrait Photography company located in beautiful Anguilla.

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Weddings, meetings and milestone events aren’t always easy but at Zemi Beach House, stress and strain are swept away by a cool ocean breeze and a staff of event planners with years of experience.

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Anguillian homes are built with cisterns to supply their own water and, at a safe ‘set back’ from the ocean. Building a private home on the beach is (mainly) prohibited. Andy, a graduate of The Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, NYC, and a Rose Fellow, has used his skills in architecture, interior design, construction management and project management on a many private homes and tourism properties (most recently Zemi Beach) all of which weathered the storm. He fuses international education with local intelligence to produce, “what I like to call “design for good”. I listen to what my client wants and I give them honest feedback. I translate that into a design that meets their needs and which can really work here. I have a great track record for doing that.

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f you were due to complete the purchase of your dream vacation home just days after it had been hit by a Category 5 hurricane - would you still go through with it? This adventurous couple did. After seeing images in the media of Anguilla being pummelled by Hurricane Irma many would have been put off - but not Sir Keith and Lady Sabine Whitson. Instead of backing out they came to see for themselves - arriving into a battered Anguilla shortly after the storm. Staying at Carimar Beach Club they found themselves swimming in Meads Bay alongside the 40 plus British Marines who had been sent by the British Government to help with urgent repairs! A well travelled couple (they have lived and worked in many countries including the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany and New Zealand) Sir Keith and Lady Sabine first visited Anguilla in 2014 on a sail boat and spent lots of time exploring the beaches- vowing to return. But it wasn’t until

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they sold their home in New Zealand that their quest to find “a nice warm spot” to spend winters with their UK based family, led them back to Anguilla. Sir Keith registered his interest with Elaine Herne at Properties in Paradise keeping up with the latest listings via her website and regular news blasts - but it wasn’t until he received the news that the Government of Anguilla dropped transfer fees from 15% to 10%, that the former Group Chief Executive of HSBC started his search in earnest. Impressed by pictures of the architectural gem Bird of Paradise and after lots of calls and correspondence with Elaine, Sir Keith put

thorough once over and concluded it was in excellent condition and that the structure of the property is superb. We also received outstanding service from our solicitor Eustella Fontaine and advice from our neighbour - the architect Andy Vanburn... Sabine and I lived in the Far East for many years and are used to typhoons in Hong Kong. We’ve seen how quickly, in the tropics, everything grows back and rejuvenates... we could see the dramatic efforts everyone made and the commitment to repair Anguilla, and we were impressed. .. Being here after Hurricane Irma was an unusual introduction to the island but it went far better that you would anticipate!"

in an offer which was accepted. In February his wife and their two daughters came to explore Anguilla and fell in love with the villa, confirming Keith’s choice. They were due to complete on Sept 14th - and then came Irma. I asked Sir Keith what made them stick with Anguilla after the storm. “We had a lengthy meeting with the previous owners, who were extremely helpful and provided lots of information , sharing contacts and resources. We gave the villa a

The Whitsons are already familiar faces on ‘the Rock’, visits to local restaurants such as Roy's and Johnnos meant they were introduced and welcomed into the community. Their children and grandchildren visited in November and gave “The Bird” and Anguilla’s beaches an enthusiastic ‘thumbs up’. Although planning to spend lots of time here, they will continue to rent out the property - great news for repeaters, and those who have always wanted to experience the charms of this spectacular villa.

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nguilla’s real estate market has never looked more enticing post Irma. Stunning new properties and condo developments are coming on line and of course there is always the possibility of picking up a ‘bargain’ a property that has been ‘slightly distressed’. Meet some members of AREA, the Anguilla Real Estate Association (AREA) and who would be happy to meet with you and give you the benefit of their experience during your time in Anguilla.

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JACKIE PASHER OF Island Dream Properties is confident that Anguilla’s appeal is undimmed and enduring and she’s been through this all before! A former Sales and Marketing maestro in the Hotel Industry, Jackie and her then husband moved to Anguilla from Atlanta in 1992 and shortly afterwards opened Tropical Penguin, a fondly remember beach bar in Sandy ground. It was a lively popular spot “you could see my hot pink umbrellas from Sandy Island” until along came Hurricane Luis to blow it all away. Despite a number of setbacks Jackie was in love with Anguilla and decided to stay, working at Anguilla Rums, until, sitting at Uncle Ernie’s one day, she realised, after being asked for the umpteenth time to find a house for someone to rent, she should open her own rental villa and real estate company, Jackie prides herself on friendly, personal service and builds long lasting relationships with her clients and staff. Patra Brodie, her concierge, has been with her for 14 years and Dolly Peters, who assists with reservations, for four.


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REAL ESTATE AGENT and resident philosopher, Adrian Kobbe, of Gum/ko says the number one reason for living in Anguilla is it offers “a beautiful freedom.” Kobbe, born and educated in Germany lived in Paris, LA, Mexico City and Caracas before finally settling in Anguilla. A student of both architecture and philosophy he’s also worked in fashion & interior design and restoring churches. The first person he met in Anguilla was Rendezvous Bay Hotel founder Jeremiah Gumbs and he subsequently teamed up with his son Alan Gumbs to form Gum/ko International resulting in an enduring partnership which started with the transformation of the Warden’s House into the Koal Keel, a complex project that ultimately turned him into an expert in recreating old Caribbean houses! The son of a theater director and producer and father to critically acclaimed writer Montague Kobbe, Adrian has a particular approach to real estate. “Typically people work with me when they are looking for quality living - a home to retire to and relax in, not just as a financial investment”. Does he worry that Irma has affected Anguilla badly? He shrugs his shoulders nonchalantly. “No. It’s the same place. Clean air, beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, starry skies, good food plus safety and personal freedom. Keeping these essential ingredients, there is - thankfully - little change.”

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ELAINE HEARNE OF Properties in Paradise had plenty of new listings and has already sold properties post Irma and is confident it will be a busy year in Anguilla’s Real Estate community: “A combination of the market being on an upswing prior to Hurricane Irma and reduction of taxes by the Government of Anguilla and the possibility of buying slightly distressed properties with owners who don’t have the energy or inclination; combined with new purchasers, with new ideas and the energy and vision to make a project happen mean’s this season is going to be a great one.“ Subscribe to Properties in Paradise email newsletter to keep up to speed with what’s happing in the luxury property market or pop into their attractive office in South Hill to browse latest listings and meet Elaine and team in person.

IF YOU LOVE Mead’s Bay and dream about the day you can ‘live on the beach’ you should take a look at Anguilla’s newest luxury condo development, Tranquillity Beach. Stage one of the development consists of 18 stunning, one bedroom condo’s with a location that can’t be beat: a few minutes’ walk along the white sands of the bay to five star

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resorts and award winning restaurants. Well appointed, professionally managed and with a communal reception area, the condos are designed and developed by the expert team of Ian ‘ Sugar’ George of Sunset Homes and Neil Freeman of Aries Capital and are sold fully furnished. Tour the site with complimentary transportation.


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BETTER FOR BUSINESS

DESPITE THE RAVAGES wrought on Anguilla’s infrastructure by Irma Category 5 winds (it has been well documented that island wide electricity took 100 days to restore!) The Valley, Anguilla’s administrative and financial centre got back to business swiftly and financial institutions such as Anguilla Finance, ACORN, Anguilla’s on line company registration system and Counsel Limited a licensed fiduciary, maintained service so international clients could continue to register businesses and do business in Anguilla or internationally from Anguilla. STEVE GARLICK OF Anguilla Finance says that our beautiful beaches, great cuisine and friendly people are definitely not all Anguilla has to offer: “the financial services industry is a significant contributor to the island’s economy. Our zero-tax environment and lack of exchange controls are especially attractive components of our appeal and, coupled with our reputation as a well-regulated jurisdiction, mark us out as an enlightened financial services centre. We have a modern suite of financial services legislation, a very smooth and efficient online company incorporations procedure, and sophisticated, professional service providers with client satisfaction at the heart of all they do. If you can find time in your vacation, contact Anguilla Finance. We would be delighted to discuss what Anguilla has to offer, apart from those 33 beaches.”

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IN THE IMMEDIATE aftermath of Irma, impressive local insurance agency of Caribbean Alliance Insurance Company Ltd, Island Insurance Ltd, made immediate contact with all owners on their portfolio and advised them to inspect their properties. An Adjuster appointed by Caribbean Alliance was on island within 5 days, carried out inspections of the damage and claims were paid within the first month..


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ANGUILLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (ACOCI) A joint project of the Government of Anguilla and the Anguilla Business Community. Together they are awakening the spirit of enterprise and the development of small, medium and large businesses in Anguilla.

ANGUILLA FINANCE LIMITED Anguilla Finance is the Government funded organisation whose role is to market Anguilla’s financial services products throughout the world by working with all stakeholders for the benefit of all in Anguilla.

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A fully licensed fiduciary with over 25 years of experience. Company Formation; Management / Corporate Secretarial Services; Captive Insurance & Insurance Management; Accounting & Bookkeeping; Yacht Registration; Professional Intermediary Services for Off-Island Financial Services Organizations.

A one-stop shop capable of processing all your needs, from real estate purchase to construction, maintenance and decoration of properties on the island.

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ISLAND DREAM PROPERTIES ISLAND INSURANCE LTD. South Hill “For all your insurance needs”

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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.

Outdoor furniture, umbrellas and window treatments. We represent Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Tuuci and Hunter-Douglas, among others. We are one of the leading office furniture & layout providers in the Eastern Caribbean. Distributors for Global Canada and Teknion.

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GUM/KO INTERNATIONAL

MORLENS ARCHITECTURE SERVICES Design For Good Architecture, Urban Design,Interior Design, Construction Management, Project Management. Vanburn ‘Andy’ Brookes, Principal

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South Hill Plaza by Melinda Goddard Our portfolio of properties A New Book For The Beach for sale includes Anguilla’s most elegant villas and Available in Anguilla at locations. We assist you select boutiques. with in-depth knowledge ...also on Amazon and at: of the local market in all onewayticketanguilla.com phases of villa and real estate sales, purchase, ownership, management

A dynamic globally award winning firm that specializes in Architecture & Design, Form Building Technology, Procurement, Property Development, as well as general design and construction consultancy services headed up by Ian “Sugar George” and Janine Edwards.

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Contemporary Condos for sale on Meads Bay. Beach walk away from worldclass 5 Star Resorts and award-winning restaurants. Fully furnished, and professionally managed. Call us to tour our site with complimentary transportation. Designed and developed by Sunset Homes and Aries Capital.

T: 264.235.2816 C: 264.235.3666 elaine@ propertiesinparadiseaxa.com T: 264.235.7667/497.3666 C: 264.235.3666 propertiesinparadiseaxa.com E: info@sunsethomesanguilla.com T: 264.235.7667/497.3666 www.sunsethomesanguilla.com tranquilitybeachanguilla.com

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CuisinArt Golf Club...............................102 CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa......................66 da’Vida................................................... 71 da’Vida Watersports..............................102 Dad's.......................................................73 DJ Sugar................................................115 E’s Oven...................................................81 Fashion Cuts/Alloyds...............................93 Four Seasons Resort Anguilla.................131 Frangipani Beach Resort..........................59 GUM/KO International Ltd.....................125 Half Shell Beach Bar, Four Seasons Anguilla.............................89 Hughes Culinary Villa Services.................77 Iced 'n Easy Smoothies..........................118 Innovate Ink............................................17 Irie Life....................................................99 Island Dream Properties: Real Estate......125 Island Dream Properties: Villa Rentals......47 Island Insurance Ltd.�������������������������������13 Johnnos Beach Stop................................73 Johnnos on the Cay................................ 73 Kobbe Design........................................128 KSharp Photography����������������������������109 La Severine Fitness��������������������������������103 Les Grands Vins de France.......................95 Leviticus Lifestyle and Travel.......................9 Limin’ Boutique.....................................103 Little Butterfly..........................................67 Lloyd's Bed & Breakfast...........................67 Madeariman............................................79 Maurice & Sons.......................................17 Morlens Architecture Services................119 Nature Explorers Anguilla......................101 Ocean Echo��������������������������������������������81 On The Rock, The Reef by Cuisinart.........87 One Way Ticket.....................................127 Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel.................49

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