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YOUR FREE GUIDE TO

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


YOUR COMPLETE ANGUILLA EXPERIENCE

Destination Management Wedding & Event Planning Film & Photography Production Activities & Excursions

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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.

Readers Choice Award “Best Hotels in the Caribbean, 2018

World’s Best Awards: Best Hotels in the Caribbean, 2017 & 2018

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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FOR THE CHOSEN FEW Q Hotel displays luxury and elegance with nine stunning suites, all accommodations with French châteaux comfort. Home of awardwinning restaurant, JULIANS—A Tropical French Bistro.


Long Bay, Anguilla, BWI | AI-2640 www.QHotelAnguilla.com

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THE TEAM

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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.

YOUR FREE GUIDE TO

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TRUE ANGUILLA MAGAZINE #6 PUBLISHER Trudy Nixon EDITORIAL Trudy Nixon

BETH BARRY

Copy Editor

Mom of three and self-professed “word nerd,” Beth gets excited about diving into the drafts of True Anguilla each year. “I love the editing process, but I also love having a peek into all that’s new on the island. After 17 years here, it’s great to see the fresh ways to enjoy Anguilla that are always popping up.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Andy Connor, Savanah Croft Thompson, Vanessa Croft Thompson, Farah Mukhida, Samantha Laurent DESIGN Orrett H. Wynter MODELS Angelique Laurent, Marynka Ruan & Conlloyd Gumbs PHOTOGRAPHY Kevin Archibald, Devin Archibald, Johnathan Gumbs, Nori Evoy, Rickielle Hodge, Derrys Richardson COVER Angelique Laurent has found her niche in the island’s tourism industry, helping to create lasting memories for visitors to the island in the hopes that they too, will learn about, and love Anguilla as she does! A self proclaimed “beach-bum”, in her down time she and her friends can always be found adventuring at the beach or on the sea!

KEVIN ARCHIBALD

Photographed in Sandy Ground by Kevin Archibald. Sarong by Ruby Suzy London

Photographer

By combining a passion for Wedding Photography and Film with an excellent technical background, Kevin and his team capture moments in a way that makes memories last a lifetime.

ADVERTISING INQUIRIES Trudy Nixon trudy@trueanguilla.com READ ONLINE www.trueanguilla.com/digital CONTACT The Valley, Anguilla, BWI e-mail: info@trueanguilla.com web: www.trueanguilla.com www.facebook.com/trueanguilla www.twitter.com/trueanguilla

ORRETT WYNTER

Design

Trained in Architecture, Orrett took his eye for visual communication to publishing, launching Design Anguilla Magazine in 2012 and co-founding True Anguilla a year later.

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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.


“Let your Imagination be our business�

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WE LCOME

WELCOME

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elcome. In this “luxury issue” of True Anguilla, we give you a glimpse into our sumptuous selection of world-renowned 5 star hotels, private resorts, boutique properties and exquisite villas AND pages of gorgeous pictures celebrating the splendour of our breathtakingly beautiful beaches and the character of our people. We show you how to hire a convertible and explore the luxuries of small island life, where nowhere is more than 20 minutes’ drive away (at 30 miles per hour), where it’s safe to stop and ask directions (and grab a bite) and where all the beaches and cultural activities are public. You’ll learn how to luxuriate in the bespoke nature of Anguilla’s unique activities. You won’t find any mass “cookie cutter” experiences here, just personalised tours with expert guides, boutique shopping, fresh art, memorable boat trips and exciting watersports; along with flavourful, unique and

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frankly outstanding dining options at every price point – with not a chain in sight. We talk about how many visitors have made new friends for life, with not just Anguillians, but also other tourists, who have welcomed them into their “best kept secret” club. And we talk to some who have decided to go one step further and take the plunge and invest, retire or live and work here. And then there is the thing we can’t show you, the thing you have to experience, the greatest luxury of them all: Anguilla’s timeless ability to make you relax and unplug, to float weightlessly on tranquil waters, to take a deep breath of the freshest air you will ever breathe, to run and play on the beach, and to really connect with family and friends in a tranquil, beautiful, safe and peaceful place that you will never want to leave and always want to come home to. We hope you truly enjoy Anguilla. TRUDY & THE TRUE ANGUILLA TEAM.


“TRANQUILITY & YOU FLOATING IN BLUE”

A FLOATING Bar, Lounge & Restaurant @ Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

CONTENTS

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

26 PEOPLE AND BEACHES Some beautiful people and some beautiful beaches.

40 STAY IN Anguilla’s spectacular accommodations deliver luxury at every level.

66 DINE AND LIME So many choices! What's new, what's happening with your old favourites and a finger licking tour of local food stops.

88 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.

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

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

136 LISTINGS Connect with our advertisers. 14

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Sandy Ground


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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. 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.

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.

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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 911 Princess Alexandria Hospital 497.2551 Police Headquarters 497.2333 Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport 497.2384 Blowing Point Ferry Port 497.6070 Anguilla Tourist Board 497.2759 Department of Immigration 497.3444 HM Customs 497.2513 General Post Office 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.


Tel: (264) 235-7010 Whatsapp: (264) 584-7010 US: (215) 550-7010 info@andyrentals.com

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ISLAND 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 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 LITTLE BAY 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


ISLAND 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 Transferring from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) to Blowing Point, Anguilla via a scheduled or charter boat service is easy and quick and there are lots of good providers to choose from. Simply call or go online and book your transfer with companies like Calypso Charters and Gotcha Garfield Seatours. 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. Public ferries from Marigot, St Martin to Blowing Point, Anguilla run every 45 minutes, and the trip takes about 25 minutes and costs $20 plus taxes each way.

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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SANDY GROUND & SOUTH HILL

SPYGLASS HILL VILLA

ELVIS' BEACH BAR

VEYA

GOTCHA! GARFIELD SEATOURS

IRIE LIFE

JOHNNO'S BEACH STOP SANDBAR

Little Dix To The Valley

LYNNE BERNBAUM ART GALLERY

BIJOUX BOUTIQUE

Sandy Ground

ROAD BAY

North Side

ICED 'N EASY SMOOTHIES/ SEA SPRAY GIFT SHOP TASTY'S

ROY’S BAYSIDE GRILL IRIE LIFE

BLUE SEA ANGUILLA

ANGUILLA VILLA COMPANY

To Lower South Hill, Island Dream Properties, Les Grands Vins de France, Properties In Paradise, Ember, Village Bakehouse

South Hill

E'S OVEN ISLAND INSURANCE

BLACKGARDEN BAY LIMESTONE BAY

Cauls Bottom THE VALLEY

CROCUS & LITTLE BAY

Princess Alexandra Hospital ANGUILLA TOURIST BOARD

Ronald Webster Park

ANGUILLA NATIONAL TRUST COUNSEL LIMITED CARIBBEAN INSURANCE BROERS ALLOYD'S/ FASHION CUTS

LITTLE BAY

ANI ART ACADEMY

THE VALLEY

HUGHES CULINARY VILLA SERVICES

To AARF, Bird of Paradise & Tequila Sunrise

ANGUILLA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY

TRANS ANGUILLA AIRWAYS

To George Hill

Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport

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ANI PRIVATE RESORTS

AVIS CAR RENTAL

MORLENS ARCHITECTURE SERVICES KOBBE DESIGN/ GUMKO

To Kishti Blackgarden

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DA'VIDA/ DA'VIDA BAYSIDE

CROCUS BAY

Crocus Hill


GOOD TO KNOW

12 DESTINATIONS 2000 HAPPY FLYERS

A SERVICE TAILORED

FOR YOU

TRANS ANGUILLA AIRWAYS run a daily scheduled service between Anguilla and Antigua that connects with the BA and Virgin International flights from London as well as other international flights. This is an excellent way for our UK visitors to get to Anguilla quickly. Book online, make sure you give them your inward flight details and they will monitor your arriving flight. Tran Anguilla also offer scheduled flights to St Barths, St Kitt’s, Nevis and other neighbouring islands on their versatile Islanders - planes which are ideal for landing on short runways and have an excellent safety record.

DID YOU KNOW that you can save 10% on restaurants and attractions island wide with Anguilla Beaches very handy Anguilla Card? If you haven’t got one already get one now, they deliver and the card covers you and whoever is with you on vacation, up to a party of 6 (on the same check or credit card).

transang@anguillanet.com Tel: 264.497.8690 Cell: 264.235.7783 • US: 914.214.5515

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BARNES & MEADS BAY

MEADS BAY

CARIMAR BEACH CLUB

KISHTI ON MEADS TRANQUILITY BEACH FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT/ PETALS BOUTIQUE/ PLUMERA SPA STRAW HAT RESTAURANT OCEAN ECHO

To South Hill FOUR SEASONS ANGUILLA

BARNES BAY

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West End Village To West End, Kandara Villa, Trattoria Tramonto

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PICANTE

RENDEZVOUS BAY

COVE BAY

To Lower South Hill, Island Dream Properties, Les Grands Vins de France, Properties In Paradise, Ember, Village Bakehouse LIMIN' BOUTIQUE

To West End, Kandara Villa, Trattoria Tramonto

RICHARDSON’S CAR RENTAL AGENCY

TROPHY PROPERTIES

LEVITICUS LIFESTYLE AND TRAVEL

CuisinArt Golf Club CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA SUNSHINE SHACK

PARADISE COVE RESORT

AQUA LOUNGE

RENDEZVOUS BAY ANGUILLA WATERSPORTS

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THE REEF BY CUISINART

MERRYWING BAY www.trueanguilla.com


LONG BAY

BLOWING POINT

To South Hill

LONG BAY

To Little Butterfly

SANTOSHA

Blowing Point Village

LONG BAY VILLAS

BEACHES EDGE VILLA

RENDEZVOUS BAY QUINTESSENCE HOTEL/ JULIAN'S - A TROPICAL FRENCH BISTRO

Blowing Point Ferry Terminal

ANDY'S CAR RENTALS

To South Hill

To Meads Bay

CALYPSO CHARTERS

PELICAN BAY

BLOWING POINT

VILLA ALEGRIA

SHOAL BAY EAST

SHOAL BAY EAST

SHOAL BAY VILLAS

NATURE EXPLORERS ANGUILLA

MADEARIMAN

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

To Island Harbour

Shoal Bay To The Valley

ISLAND HARBOUR

SCILLY CAY ISLAND HARBOUR

ARTISAN PIZZA NAPOLETANA

To Shoal Bay East

Island Harbour Village

To East End

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people and beaches


Marynka and Angelique, Shoal Bay East


Marynka, relaxing off shore, Crocus Bay. Clothes & accessories by Bijoux.

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P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S


P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S

Marynka, shell seeking, Shoal Bay East. Dress by Petals. Scarf by Ruby Suzy.

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Angelique, modelling, Little Bay. Clothes & accessories by Bijoux.

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Where luxury meets fun! Private charter services for the discerning traveller. Cruise Anguilla, St Martin/ Sint Maarten and St Barths.

Photos: Jonathon Gumbs/Japro Photography

Snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing fishing and sight-seeing cruises.

T: 264 235 7902/264 476 1428 E: info@gotchagarfieldseatours.com

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Photos: Jonathon Gumbs/Japro Photography

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P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S

Max, Niko and Valentine playing, Sandy Ground.

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P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S

MEADS BAY

Everything you imagine about an Anguillian beach is real!. Suresh and Nutan Bhalla, Kishti Villa Collection, Meads Bay.

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P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S

Team Blue Sea Anguilla, ready, willing and able to introduce you to the best Anguilla has to offer

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P E O P L E A N D B E AC H E S

ANGUILLA’S SECRET INGREDIENT

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ail Granowitz has been to Anguilla 65 times already! She got ‘hooked’ after her first visit and keeps coming back with family and friends, this, in her own words, is why: “Anguilla represents that elusive combination of gorgeous scenery, picture perfect weather, excellent dining options, and plenty to do if you look for it - boating, snorkelling or scuba diving, biking, tennis, golf, visiting great art galleries, and an astonishing array of dining options from fine dining to roadside BBQ (my fav will have to remain a secret!). You can

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be as active as you want, or just sit on a gorgeous beach and read a book all day, occasionally getting up to walk the fine white sand or dip in the cerulean water. Anguilla is for relaxing, or "Limin'" the West Indian term for "chillin'. The island is small, so easily negotiated by car, and if you're lost, just stop and ask - people are happy to help! And sometimes, getting lost is the best option, finding a small, deserted beach and just feeling at peace in this fast-moving world, or spending the day at one of the smaller restaurants, chatting with people. Which brings me to the main reason I keep coming back to this place. Anguilla is a magical place for me, and the people of Anguilla are the secret ingredient - warm and friendly, generous and kind, they welcome us back each time with love like we are family - "So nice to see you again" - like we never left. I've been to many other Caribbean islands, and none compare to the genuine spirit of the Anguillians. It's hard to put into words but it is a unique quality about Anguilla that draws us back each time. When it's cold and snowy in NJ (our home state) I think of chatting with Garvey on Rendezvous Bay, or meeting our waitress by accident at the Best Buy and going for drinks, or watching the sunset listening to Omari's gentle voice, or our taxi driver inviting us to dinner at his house, or the beach attendant just joining us for breakfast to chat about life.

“ANGUILLA IS A MAGICAL PLACE AND THE PEOPLE ARE THE SECRET INGREDIENT - WARM AND FRIENDLY, GENEROUS AND KIND” — Gail Granowitz It has been a privilege for us to be allowed into these Anguillians' lives, and an experience I cherish in today's complicated and fractured world. The authenticity of this simple connection between people from different lives is the gift that Anguilla gives me time and again.” Gail and husband Hank own www.decktowels.com, you can find their towels on line and at Limin' Boutique. After Hurricane Irma, they produced an Anguilla Strong deck towel and proceeds from the sale were donated to the Blanchard’s Hurricane Relief Fund.


Santosha, Long Bay


Photo: Pink Mako

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S TAY I N / q hotel

PASSION FOR PERFECTION

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uintessence Hotel, overlooking Long Bay, is captivating. This “Tropical Grand Mansion” has just nine suites yet boasts a staff of over 30. As a Relais & Châteaux property, Q Hotel exudes luxury and architectural elegance while delivering excellent cuisine. The hotel is the vision of Owner Geoffrey Fieger, a nationally known U.S. trial lawyer, whose love affair with Anguilla began back in 1984 and has never waned. “Anguilla,” he smiles, “is a feeling unlike anywhere else in the world.” Over the years, Anguilla has become a second home to Geoffrey and his wife, Keenie. They built not only a magnificent hotel property, but have also created their own dream home on glorious Long Bay. With Quintessence Hotel, the intention was to create a hotel with Anguilla at heart.

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“I wanted to make it perfect,” Geoffrey says, “a tropical island paradise where people like me would want to stay.” By overseeing every aspect of the construction, the quality of the interiors and attention to detail is extraordinary. The suites boast handmade Hastens Beds and priceless Haitian art. If the atmosphere feels familiar, it may be because the property is an homage to the original Malliouhana Hotel and its founder, Leon Royden, who also had a passion for perfection; collecting antiques, Haitian art, beautiful architecture and interior design. If you haven’t been there yet, a visit is highly recommended. Check out the amazing art, visit the Aidan Spa, shop at the boutique – Keenie’s Bikinis and Beyond, or indulge in the epicurean pleasures at Julians – A Tropical French Bistro, which offers a fusion of French and Caribbean cuisine and an award-winning wine list.

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S TAY I N / cuisinart golf resort & spa

REDESIGNED AND REIMAGINED

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itting prettier than ever on beautiful Rendezvous Bay, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa has reopened with a complete transformation that everyone is talking about. The Resort’s signature Mediterranean-style architecture is restored to its original glory, while interiors are completely redesigned with

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a dramatic new lobby featuring intricately carved mosaic columns, a spectacular custom chandelier and guest service desks illuminated with photos of the sea. Everything feels lighter and brighter and the lobby effortlessly melds into the turquoise of the Caribbean Sea and reimagined pool and lounge area. Mixologist Jamal welcomes you at the gorgeous, jewel like


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Kazbar and the cool, new poolside restaurant Mosaic is effortlessly elegant, with a signature bar and soothing blue and white tones. The Beach Bar & Grill entices you to sit and stay a long while on its extensive sun deck where you can enjoy lunch and sunset drinks. All accommodations have been completely reimagined with a chic coastal aesthetic that

reflects their proximity to the Caribbean Sea. And there is exciting news for families with the addition of the unique Splash Pad, a new wet play area that is bound to create fun for kids of all ages. Explore the redesigned and reimagined CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa – your invitation to exhale.

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S TAY I N / kandara advertorial

WELCOME KANDARA, ANGUILLA’S NEWEST LUXURY VILLA by Vanessa Croft Thompson

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magine being both remote, yet in proximity to all the best Anguilla offers. Positioned at what some refer to as “the tip of West End,” near the famous Arch land formation, Kandara is just that. Sweeping panoramic views stretch with the ease of island time, reaching out in every direction, offering up turquoise waters and the slumbering mound of neighbouring St. Martin. Receiving the sunset from one of the expansive porches is like accepting a long-awaited gift. First conjured in the minds of a couple from New York, Kandara was born from the desire to call Anguilla their second home. With a connection to the island stretching back over 20 years, it was only a matter of time before they embraced what they called “becoming stuck” to Anguilla. The light-lined space that is Kandara sprouts up with the confidence of a dwelling constructed in commitment not just to a blueprint, but to an island. With linear design inspired by Greek villas, Kandara fits into what is swiftly becoming Anguilla’s own aesthetic. The indoor-outdoor fluidity of the home is bespoke tropical luxury

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taking advantage of the positioning to provide an ever-present sense of nature. Man-made components cohabit the space with ease among the naturally occurring elements. The clean, neutral colour palate is offset by driftwood art and wooden accents fusing hints of the natural environment with modernity. The premise behind the architecture is a desire to create a villa that feels opulent yet maintains the aura of a comfortable home. What is most remarkable about Kandara is that it fills a void for the luxury mega villa experience at a lower price point than most properties of its ilk. Six bedroom suites make it easy to visualize families occupying the space for a special occasion or simple Anguilla holiday. Togetherness and privacy are blended with the combination of secluded alcoves and numerous terraces in the strategically laid out 8,000 sq ft. The open plan kitchen and dining area to seat twenty were inspired by the owners’ tendency to entertain large groups of family and friends. Other unique features include a large roof deck perfect for sunset cocktails with 360 degree rarely seen views of


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the island, and an expansive ocean-front lawn ideal for a dream wedding. The owners were immediately enamored when they first saw the land that would later house Kandara. The remote location and the exclusivity of the view would move anyone to ownership. It truly feels like you are discovering something for the first time with every glance at the horizon or the cove of seldom-seen Blolly Ham Bay, which nestles at the base of Kandara’s cliff. It was this setting that inspired the villa’s name; Kandara means “great cliff” in Sanskrit. The moniker is fitting, not only relating to the physical location but also to the atmospheric setting of the property. Looking at Kandara’s ease of inclusion in the Anguillian landscape, it’s hard to believe that the villa hasn’t been here all along. Look for more details on Kandara at https://villakandaraanguilla.com Or through Kenroy Herbert at Leviticus Lifestyle. Tel: (264) 498-2110. Email: info@leviticuslifestyle.com https://leviticuslifestyle.com/kandara

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S TAY I N / meads bay

RESPONSIBLE LUXURY ON MEADS BAY

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rangipani Beach Resort had an award winning 2018, picking up Travel & Leisure Awards for Number 1 Resort in the Caribbean and Number 3 Hotel in the World! This season the delightful, friendly, family-run property adds Plumeria Spa, an on-site treatment area, along with

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a gorgeous new guest-only rooftop lounge, perfect for taking in sunsets over Meads Bay. They are going green and launching a new solar field, targeted to cover 70% of their electricity load, and supporting the resort's mission to have a positive environmental impact.


Travel & Leisure’s #1 Resort in the Caribbean and #3 Hotel in the World ・・・ Winner of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Set in the middle of iconic Meads Bay, Frangipani Beach Resort and its signature villa offer a chic, intimate experience with beachfront accommodations, personalized service, and complimentary water sports for an extraordinary escape. MEADS BAY, ANGUILLA ¾ 877-593-8988 ¾ WWW.FRANGIPANIRESORT.COM


S TAY I N / private resorts

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magine an intimate, luxurious resort where every bedroom is special – with balconies, views and fabulous amenities. Where attentive staff provide cool drinks all day while you and yours enjoy breath-taking vistas, gorgeous pools and cool pavilions. Where you can relish a world-class chef creating different dining styles every night (or making your favourite dish every day!) and revel in having spa services and tennis coaching on site, and water sports and beach picnics arranged in a heartbeat. And then imagine having all this just for you and your friends and family. Ani Private Resorts are world famous

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for their private resort experience, and this Anguilla-born company now offers the Private Resort experience in Anguilla, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Thailand. With the kitchens and executive chef at each Ani resort dedicated to a single group in residence, menus are customized for each guest group’s requirements and preferences. This includes supervised kosher experiences for Passover or any time of year. If you are looking for a truly special way to connect and enjoy time with your friends and family, an Ani Private Resort experience comes highly recommended.


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PARADISE FOR RENT

Cerulean

BRUCE AND ELAINE Hearn of Properties in Paradise know a lot about luxury. Bruce, who received a Masters in Hotel Management from Cornell University, prides himself on creating “anticipatory service” standards throughout the stunning portfolio of luxury properties they manage, including Cerulean on Barnes Bay; considered one of the most luxurious and exclusive beachfront properties in the Caribbean, Bird of

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Paradise, Beaches Edge and neighbouring Champagne Shores. The Cerulean Experience package includes spa treatments, water sports, yoga classes, even a band to play for you during dinner if requested. It is so all encompassing that guests “don’t need to think for themselves” and a recent visitor said that Resident Manager Athena and team had “spoilt him for life.”

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L U X U RY V I L L A R E N T A L S

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

CONTACT

elaine hearn at 264. 235. 2816 • katie hearn at 264. 235. 2818

visit us at propertiesinparadise.com

Bird of Paradise

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

For a Video Tour Visit www.AnguillaBird.com elaine@propertiesinparadise.com 264 235 2816


S TAY I N / zemi beach

THE ULTIMATE HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Z Enquire about resort buy-outs, weddings, meetings and milestone events at Zemi Beach House.

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emi Beach House on Shoal Bay East continues to win hearts and awards. This immaculate and intimate beachfront boutique hotel wraps guests in contemporary Caribbean style and welcomes outside guests to enjoy its amenities. Watch the sun set at Zemi Beach Club, sip a favourite cocktail at The Bar & Lounge or duck into the rich elegance of the Rhum Room for a late-night digestif. Treat yourself to pampering at the magnificent Zemi Thai House Spa. Offering treatments within an authentic 300-yearold Thai house, this serene and luxurious retreat with hammam and stunning views from the exquisite relaxation area is a luxury not to be missed.


Cul de Sac Near West End Effortless Beach Access 4/5 Bedrooms – Add Adjacent Villa for Groups | Gym | Concierge Reserve: alegriaanguilla.com | 1.312.907.8486 | nfreeman@ariescapital.com

Pelican Bay Near West End 5 Bedrooms | Concierge | Path to Beach

Reserve: beachesedge.com 1.264.235.2816 or 1.312.907.8486 nfreeman@beachesedge.com


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LUXURY ON LONG BAY

Long Bay Villas

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n a secret spot, just around the corner from Meads Bay, you will find two wonderful villa resorts that can be rented separately for intimate beach vacations, or together to create an extraordinary private resort! Set on the deep, velvet sands of secluded Long Bay Beach, enter the secret and palatial world of Santosha and Long Bay Villas‌ Bare foot elegance personified, Santosha Villa Estate is a sprawling former personal residence that sleeps 23. There is a fourbedroom grand villa, three guest-houses and an apartment suite. Other amenities include private tennis courts, basketball court, gym, pool, hot tubs, dining pavilion and a beach grotto for romantic sunset dinners. This

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is an incredibly flexible estate, perfect for weddings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, family reunions, milestone birthdays and anniversaries. A long time favourite of A-List celebrities, Sand, Sea and Sky Villas are under new ownership and have received a complete transformation, including larger windows to maximize sea views, and interiors that, whilst undeniably impressive, still make you want to kick off your shoes and relax. Set in elevated positions to take advantage of the stunning views of offshore cays and pelicans diving on the reef, each villa has a staircase to the soft sands of secluded Long Bay Beach, where guests can enjoy the villa resort’s own beach bar/pavilion.


A 9-Bedroom, Luxury Beach Resort All to Yourselves Reserve: santoshavillaanguilla.com

Combine for Weddings, Families & Corporate Events 1.312.907.8486 | nfreeman@ariescapital.com

All You Need is Sand, Sea & Sky Trio of 5/6 Bedroom Luxury Beachfront Villas Combine to Sleep 33

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CARIMAR BEACH RESORT is always looking for ways to improve. Responsible beach citizens, they have increased their solar capacity on site so a healthy percentage of the resort’s energy is now coming from the sun. They also offer

Meads Bay Beach Villas

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bicycles and reusable bags for nearby shopping, reusable cups for room and beach use and glass recycling. Other improvements include a small gym, upgraded guest laundry facilities and air conditioning in the lounges of beachfront rooms.

MEADS BAY BEACH Villas may be one of Anguilla’s best-kept secrets. Nestled into a beachfront acre of gorgeous landscaping, these well-appointed 2-bedroom villas combine premium value with a perfect location and expert, caring staff. The property is fresh off a renovation, and has taken the green concept indoors by sourcing a curated collection of sustainably sourced and eco-friendly new furnishings. Its sister property, Solaire Beach Villas, led the local charge toward greener development when it opened in 2015, and both properties offer attractive real estate opportunities for those who dream of making Anguilla their second home.


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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

KISHTI VILLA COLLECTION

KISHTI ON MEADS VILLA WEST

KISHTI BLACKGARDEN

KISHTI ON MEADS VILLA EAST

EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL ANGUILLA (264) 235 2110 • (416) 904 6345 WWW.VILLAKISHTICOLLECTION.COM


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BOOK LOCAL

Grand Outlook Castle Beaches Edge

JACKIE PASCHER’S ISLAND Dream Properties offers a wide selection of dream villas that really do suit most budgets, including Grand Outlook Castle, with its stunning views of Crocus Bay and the sunset, newly refurbished L’Embellie and fresh on the market Limin’ da Coconut. Colleagues Dolly (top, middle) and Patra (top, right) handle Reservations and Concierge requests.

Alegria

LOVERS OF MODERN design will truly enjoy Beaches Edge Villa, whilst those looking for a more traditional stay will love the indoor/outdoor flow of gorgeous Villa Alegria. Both properties are owned by Neil and Wendy, Anguilla Enthusiasts. Your stay will be managed by the lovely and efficient Michelle Owen-Vasilis. 60

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Beach Escape

CATHERINE ORCHARD, OF Anguilla Villa Company, manages a portfolio of charming villas that include Beach Escape, with beach access and stunning views of St. Martin, and Ambia, great value for money in a convenient central location.


Little Butterfly

Spyglass Hill

JANINE EDWARDS, OF Sunset Homes, is both a consummate professional and a font of information on Anguilla. She also owns and manages two properties: 4-bedroom Spyglass Hill Villa which, with its elevated perch, spectacular views, sunny courtyard and infinity pool, makes you feel like you are the king or queen of your very own castle. Little Butterfly is a 1-bedroom apartment that has the feel and amenities of a private villa. This gem is immaculately appointed and offers excellent value for money to those who want to explore Anguilla from a central location.

PEACEFUL PARADISE COVE is a hotel, but the spacious suite-style accommodations make you feel like you are in a villa or a home away from home. It’s also the home of the Anguilla Lit Fest, which takes place annually every May. Look out for their great Summer Festival specials as well!

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

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!


S TAY I N / leviticus lifestyle

THE LIFESTYLE CONCIERGE

Tequila Sunrise

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enroy Herbert and the team at Leviticus Lifestyle embrace the challenge of fulfilling the most extraordinary requests, like offering once in a lifetime celebrations with just a few days’ notice. “The more unusual the task, the more fun we have,” says Ken. Here are 3 “fun” guest requests he has fulfilled: Guest number 1 was having a little trouble with his marriage, and to get back into his wife’s good graces, he asked Leviticus to organize a vow renewal ceremony right there on the beach in front of their villa, Tequila Sunrise. Ken’s team sourced rings and organized the secret

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ceremony in just two and half days. Guest 1’s wife was blown away, and he was delightfully surprised when his father and mother joined in and did their own vow renewal. Guest number 2 wanted to impress his friends and asked Leviticus to transform their rental villa into a casino/cabaret, complete with Colombian dancers and blackjack dealers, for one night only. Time frame: eight hours from request to curtain-up! Guests number 3 were doting parents whose special request was for their toddlers – to fill a bathtub every morning – then add, ever so tenderly, the kids’ pet fish!


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Kishti Blackgarden

Kishti on Meads

KANDARA VILLA HAS access to the gorgeous Blolly Ham Bay beach and overlooks “the Arch.” This property, built for a young family to enjoy Anguillian holidays for years to come, combines modern aesthetics with comfort. Enjoy uninterrupted views of three of the island’s shores from the awesome roof terrace. The hidden “far west” location feels extremely private even though it is within a mile of the touristic delights of Shoal Bay West and Barnes, Meads and Maundays Bays. Three spectacular villas make up the Kishti Villa Collection, two on Meads Bay, and one in secluded Black Garden Bay. All of them live up to the spirit of their name – Kishti, an Urdu word for boat or canoe, is often used by poets and composers to express a mystic

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sense of being at one with the sea and in tune with nature and the lords of creation. All provide a luxurious living environment, with mystical Eastern/Western aesthetics resulting in a memorable Zen experience. Tequila Sunrise is a popular and beautiful villa with three secret weapons! Heather, its excellent Villa Manager/Cook/Concierge, complimentary Tequila and Billy the Goat, the irrepressible house mascot. Tequila Sunrise offers luxury accommodations and amenities combined with a sense fun and good times. If you stay here, expect to be delighted by a thoughtful gift or a personal thank you from the owners, Robin and Joel, Anguilla Connoisseurs who provide all the touches they would want to make a perfect villa vacation.

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BARE FOOT LUXURY

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f the greatest luxury life can afford you is to step outside and feel your toes meet the sand, or to rise from your bed and walk a pace or two before dropping into the cool, aqua ocean, or to sit on your balcony and watch pelicans at play on a teaming offshore reef, then Shoal Bay Villas is just your sort of luxury… Add in strolling the beach to have a fabulous cocktail at Zemi Beach House, grab a snack at Uncle Ernie’s or have a leisurely French lunch at Madeariman. Or grill your own local fish at one of the resort’s communal beach BBQ’s, and you will be in foodie heaven too!

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T 264 497 2051 VOIP 562 366 4813 www.sbvillas.ai info@sbvillas.ai


Stone, Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, Shoal Bay East


Photo: Kevin Archibald/KSharp Photography

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DINE & LIME

JUSTIFIABLY FAMOUS 22 YEARS YOUNG, award winning, fan-favourite Straw Hat Restaurant is a must-try. Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner served seven days a week means you can always find an excuse to visit this friendly beachfront institution and revel in the gorgeous views of Meads Bay. The superb staff, known as “the Straw Hat Family” are a reason of their own to come visit. The dinner menu features Straw Hat signature dishes like Tuna Bites, Local Lobster Spring Rolls and arguably the best pork chop on the island, served with sweet potato mash, spicy onion rings, braised greens and tomato jam. Simple Grills – where you can choose from local lobster, snapper and steak, 68

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with a range of delicious sides and sauces, are also classics. Talented Chef Ralph adds and subtracts a few dishes each season, keeping a balance of old and new. This year’s new stars include yummy Asian Style Shredded Goat Dumplings and a gorgeously colourful and delicious “Plant Bowl.” Look out for local fish specials, dependent on the weather! A primo position on Meads Bay, complimentary loungers and umbrellas and excellent beach service from Angel and team for customers – combined with an affordable and comprehensive breakfast and lunch menu – make Straw Hat the perfect location to relax and play, anytime of day.


EXQUISITELY PREPARED FOODS. NO CHARGE FOR THE VIEW. Fresh Seafood • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Open 7 Days a Week Located on Meads Bay Beach at Frangipani Beach Resort Beach Chair Service Available

+1 264.497.8300 • StrawHat.com


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eya’s Super Chef, Carrie Bogar, delights palates with her exquisite flavours and culinary fire, fuelled by her love of travel and zeal for introducing flavours from all over the world. There are dishes that she can’t remove without breaking her regulars’ hearts, like Rack of Lamb with tzatziki, truffled asparagus, sweet potato gratin and mint sauce and Butter Poached Lobster with spinach risotto – but the girl just can’t help introducing new delights to her menu of sunshine-filled food. Look out for some brilliant new vegetarian dishes including Indian Spiced Spinach with roasted cauliflower and house made flatbreads with lemon scented ricotta,

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truffled almonds, asparagus and shaved parmesan. Downstairs at the more casual Meze, nibble on reasonably priced small plates like Three Cheese Artichoke Dip and Grilled Flatbread (starting at $5!) and enjoy artisan cocktails with wickedly funny names like the yummy “Dark and Fluffy” or “Prince of Darkness,” whilst you enjoy nightly live performances from local musicians like AIM and Omari Banks. Check out the full schedule of artists on pages 84 to 85.

TOP TIP

Wednesday nights are $5 Crayfish night at Veya!


CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents

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

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 puree Desserts Warm Chocolate Cake roasted banana ice-cream, caramelized bananas

Closed Sunday | Live Music Every Night

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake cherry gelato

Elegant, Moroccan Themed Cocktail Lounge with Mediterranean Small Plates

cocktail lounge

Located downstairs at Veya Restaurant Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday) 6-11PM Live Music Nightly from 8-10PM

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PHOENIX LIKE…

THIS SEASON GUESTS can enjoy a great new look at old favourite, Roy’s Bayside Grill. Expect a complete makeover with fresh, contemporary décor and a mix of covered and open beachfront areas (yes, you can dine under the stars!). Roy’s serves food and drink

ALL day so you can start your morning off in style with a “Full English” and mimosa in view of the sea, enjoy Grilled Local Fish and a glass of rosé at lunchtimes or, if you prefer, a “pint” and a good steak or bangers in the evenings. Roy’s reimagined has something for all ages.

THANKS

Delbert Mussington (Dad's) and Johnno Edwards

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Two Sandy Ground staples, Johnno’s Beach Stop and Dad’s Bar and Grill, got hit hard twice in one year. First by Hurricane Irma and second by a fire that razed both bars to the ground. Devastating news, but local and international fundraising efforts ensured that both businesses were able to open with temporary bars for the all-important Summer Carnival, and then spend the latter part of 2018 rebuilding. Johnno Edwards said, “I was overwhelmed by the love and support from my fellow restaurateurs, long-time customers and good friends, both locally and internationally. We have rebuilt better than ever in honour of all the generous help we received.” With son Fu taking over the day to day running of the Sandy Ground restaurant and promising an expanded repertoire of music and events, Johnno himself will be found mainly at the “off-island branch” of the family business, Johnno’s on the Cay, doing what he does best: making lip-smacking BBQ and local fish classics on beautiful Prickly Pear.

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner

GOOD FOOD · COCKTAILS · SUN LOUNGERS

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VILLA SERVICES by Chef Tyrone

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

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

Spend the day on Prickly Pear

264 772 6875 Chef Tyrone Hughes tyo_28@hotmail.com

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


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FOODIE FINDS

FUN FACT In 2017 UNESCO added the art of Neapolitan “Pizzaiuoli,” or pizza makers, to its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

IF YOUR EPICUREAN luxury is finding a casual, rebel chic restaurant that oozes cool and uses only the finest local and imported ingredients in its oven fired cuisine, then Artisan Pizza Napoletana in Island Harbour is a find indeed. It is a fact that Artisan is the only restaurant in the Caribbean certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, and that their extensive selection of pizzas are undeniably fabulous – but they also offer exceptional daily specials based on “what’s good,” as well as imported cheese and meat plates and homemade pastas. Desserts like the rich chocolate tarte paired with an excellent Espresso or a selection of their homemade gelatos, plus house made “Passioncello,” make for a very happy ending to your dining experience. MOST VISITORS TO Anguilla only associate the famous Elvis’ Beach Bar with rum punch and toes in the sand entertainment into the early hours – but over the last year or so the Sandy Ground watering hole has built a following for its fresh and tasty Mexican menu. Trip Advisor favourites include their towering Nachos and fresh Fish Taco Plate. You can even enjoy local goat meat Mexican style. Open for food from 12-noon until late. Dine at the bar, on picnic tables in the sand or on the breezy, colourful ocean view terrace.

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Great Mexican Food On The Beach! BAR: 11:00 TILL LATE FOOD: 12 - 12 IF YOU CAN think of no better way to start your day than with a mouth-watering, buttery croissant, fresh sugary donut or crisp, warm baguette, go sample some of French pastry chef, Pascale Baronnier’s scrumptious selections at the Village Bakehouse. Eat in or takeaway but do pre-order for larger groups or parties to avoid disappointment.

EXCELLENT WINE BOUTIQUE, Les Grands Vins de France, with its outstanding selection of fine wines, estate rums and cognacs is situated next-door, so you can pick up all your essential supplies in one trip! Very handy.

(264) 476-0101 | 498-0101 www.elvisbeachbar.com : elviselvisbeachbar

PIZZERIA HOUSE-MADE PASTA SEASONAL SPECIALS GELATO

Tel: 1.264.235.6116 ArtisanPizzaNapoletana


DINE & LIME

PUTTING THE FINE IN DINING

THE CENTRAL THEME of new restaurant Ember, by Chef Marc Alvarez, is simple, fresh produce – local whenever possible – cooked in a wood fired oven. What makes this concept truly exciting is the wealth of experience this NY native, Anguilla-loving executive chef will bring to your table. Marc simply loves what he does. His enthusiasm and “food philosophy” has already given him a committed following after successful

TASTY’S IS A colourful roadside restaurant with a great little bar and oodles of local flavour. Proprietor Dale Carty is a talented and passionate chef. Enjoy creative daily specials or favourites from his menu like Coconut Curried Chicken, Slow Cooked Oxtail or Anguilla Grilled Whole Snapper. Mmmm, Tasty. 76

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stints at Malliouhana and Cove Castles. With an oft-changing menu, expect the unexpected. Seasonal highlights could include Anguillan Sardines when available, and a stunning local shellfish Bouillabaisse. The restaurant is in South Hill, in the spot previously occupied by Luna Rosa and Bistro Phil, and is open for lunch and dinner, with brunch on Sundays.


VISIT STONE AT Zemi Beach House to enjoy signature dishes like their Stone Steak or Scallop Carpaccio, in a stylish, climatecontrolled environment.

AT JULIAN’S – A Tropical French Bistro Chef Dominique Thevenet offers his signature blend of fresh tropical flavours fused with classic French techniques at Q Hotel. Match dishes like Crayfish Fritters with creole sauce, or Conch Stuffed Chicken Breast with wines from the outstanding cellar, recognized as one of the best in the world with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.


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EVERYDAY LUXURY

FAST AND FRIENDLY service, killer margaritas in a variety of flavours and delicious, affordable dishes like Grilled Chilli-Queso Corn on the Cob and their signature Picante Taco, keep locals and tourists coming back, time after time, to Picante, an outstanding Caribbean Taqueria.

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SANDBAR IN SANDY Ground is hard to beat as a spot to watch the sunset. Chef Darren’s tasty international tapas style dishes, both savoury and sweet, appeal to everyone looking for an affordable and delicious bite on the beach. Wife Alicia will help you choose the perfect wine or cocktail to compliment them. Order up a bunch and share, or keep your favourite dishes – like Fish Bites with caper aioli, Flank Steak with chimichurri sauce or Chocolate Baby Cake all to yourself. Daily Specials. Happy Hour 4.30 – 6.30 ($5 Rum Punch!)


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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BEACH BELLES

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MADEARIMAN ON SHOAL Bay East offers relaxed beach dining, with entertainment on select evenings and Saturday lunchtime. Food with a fine French touch, like Mussels with White Wine and Grilled Fish, sits nicely with a menu that also features excellent burgers, pizzas, salads and snacks.

The Madeariman team are now also operating Uncle Ernie’s. The old Shoal Bay favourite has been given a facelift and serves grilled ribs and rotisserie chicken to eat in or take away, served with sides like coleslaw and sweet potato fries, as well as cold drinks and rum punches. Open from midday until 9ish.

IS THERE A better way to celebrate life than spending a day at Da'Vida Bayside Grill on tranquil Crocus Bay? Luxuriate in excellent beach service (try the frozen mojito; it is legendary) and a tasty menu packed with salads, sandwiches, pastas and BBQ. Children can swim and play safely in

the bay’s calm waters. Great snorkelling and kayaking. At night try Da’Vida restaurant and cocktail bar for sophisticated drinks and tapas or a fine Carib/Asian dining experience. Coming from a hotel or villa? Check out their free transfer service.

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OCEAN ECHO IS a super spot to relax and enjoy the delights of Meads Bay for the day. There is plenty to choose from on their lunch menu – including the fully loaded Ocean Echo Burger, a beautiful local

lobster salad, wraps, sandwiches, pizza and some tasty local food options like BBQ ribs served with rice n’ peas and plantain. Also open for dinner, with live music on Sunday lunchtimes.

NOT ON THE beach, but floating on the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay, is the Aqua Lounge, a brand new concept for Anguilla (and the Caribbean). You can visit this cool new bar, restaurant & lounge 3 ways: swim, take your boat (you can moor alongside) or hop on the landing vessel so you don’t even need to get your feet wet to enjoy. Aqua Lounge can be found floating in front of the public entrance to Rendezvous Bay and is open daily for lunch. Check with your concierge for information on evening events.

TRATTORIA TRAMONTO, HAS also undergone a complete renovation, but the look, feel and wonderful vibe remain the same – friendly, family-run and serving fabulous Italian food on the beach. Lunch now served in the gazebo or at the beach bar as well as in the restaurant. Be sure to book in peak season and get there early if you want to enjoy a complimentary beach lounger during the day.

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DANCE, DRINK, ENJOY, REPEAT

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ne of Anguilla’s greatest pleasures is being able to enjoy an outstanding selection of live music – day and night. If you like to be entertained while you dine, most of the hotels offer a Caribbean style BBQ evening with music.

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ZEMI BEACH HOUSE’S Wednesday Night Lobster BBQ at 20 Knots, with top party act Boss and the Horsepower Band is one of the most popular. Dine with your toes in the sand under the starry skies, then expect to dance off your dinner as the band gradually pumps up the volume to get the party started. Don’t forget to check out Zemi’s Rhum Room if you want a stylish nightcap.

IF YOU PREFER to dance, drink and dine during the day make sure you visit Garvey’s Sunshine Shack. Live music on Saturday and Sundays coupled with Garvey’s classic BBQ dishes and attentive, friendly service will have you swaying in the sand.


D I N E & L I M E / weekly entertainment

LIME ALL WEEK SAMANTHA LAURENT highlights some of the live music and entertainment on offer. Correct at time of going to press.

OMALIE 360 Four Seasons: Bamboo 1:00-4:00p

Sunday

MYSTIC VIBEZ Ocean Echo 1:00-4:00p OMARI BANKS Da'Vida Bayside Grill 1:00-4:00p THE SCRATCH BAND Gwen's Reggae Bar and Grill 1:00-4:00p BOSS & HORSEPOWER BAND Breezes at The Reef 5.00 – 10.00p SHEA SHEA & KEVIN Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 7:00-9:00p

Tuesday Mon.

DARVIN MUSSIGNTON Madeariman Restaurant 7:30-9:30p OMARI BANKS Veya 7:30-9:30p AIM BAND Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 7:00p12TH AVENUE Veya 7:30-9:30p MYSTIC VIBEZ WAVES 5:00-7:00p

Wednesday

BOSS & HORSEPOWER BAND Caribbean BBQ, Zemi Beach Club 6:00-10:00p THE DECENT ONES Madeariman Restaurant 7:00-10:00p SPROCKA Straw Hat Restaurant 7:00pOMARI BANKS Ocean Echo 7:00-9:30p SHEA SHEA & KEVIN Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 7:00pASHER Veya 7:30-9:30p

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OMALIE 360 This band has become one of our mustsee acts on Anguilla. Spirited frontman Omalie and his band of unmatched young talent play a blend of reggae, soul and R&B, all sprinkled with jazz and a few well-loved party jams. Omalie 360 will grace your ears with original music and covers of your favorite worldwide artists. Music you can dance along to whether slow dancing or dancing as the life of the party. SHEA SHEA & KEVIN The soulful sounds of this duo are everything you’re looking forward to on a romantic Caribbean date night. Shareena Richardson, widely known by her stage name, Shea Shea, was not only a calypso champion, but also former Miss Anguilla. She and her talented musical partner Kevin Archibald came together in the past year and have been sharing their love of great music. OMARI BANKS Omari Banks, the son of musical legend Bankie Banks, is one of Anguilla’s most beloved musicians. He has also done his fair share of traveling, gracing the world with his talent. With a beautiful voice and excellent guitar skills, this talented writer and reggae soul child should not be missed. SPROCKA Another of Anguilla’s favorite musicians, acoustic minstrel Sprocka is in a league of his own. This one-man musical army has been blessing us with great music, a bright smile and his friendly personality for too many years to mention. AIM BAND A group of young musicians with a newer, more modern edge, who are ready to change the face of live entertainment in Anguilla. AIM band favors more of the rock genre mixed in with a little reggae and R&B. They are a must-see for some new and fresh entertainment.


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MYSTIC VYBEZ A refreshing mismatch of young and old, united to be one – and one of the new talked about bands on island. Playing music to the fullest, with some of the most pleasant smiles you’ll find, this band welcomes you to hang out and let loose to the musical and island vibes. DARVIN MUSSINGTON Former member of the Anguilla Famous Mussington Brothers, Darvin has branched out to sing slow, groovy music, our favorite love songs and romantic date-night melodies. A man with a voice like no other, whose passion for beautiful music creates the perfect tranquil atmosphere. His gentle demeanor and cool island swagger will keep you dancing and singing along. DJ SUGAR “Anguilla’s favorite DJ” is all that needs to be said about DJ Sugar. Known for his mixes of all the oldie goldies, with music spanning genres and years. From soca, to reggae, pop and R&B – dance on, relax and always have a good time with DJ Sugar. 12TH AVENUE The name as cool as the band members themselves, 12th Avenue is the new rocking band to hit the scene in Anguilla. These talented guys cover reggae, soca, dance, jazz, R&B and countless other genres, all either with full instruments or acoustics. ASHER AND VANESSA The duo of magical pianist Asher, and beautiful, soulful songstress Vanessa, is a beloved musical act on island, with perfect renditions of a plethora of great hits. IRINA KAUFMAN-BROOKES This talented pianist delights with music from jazz to Bach.

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SHEA SHEA & KEVIN CuisinArt Resort 7:00p-

DJ SUGAR Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 8:00-10:00p MUSICAL BROTHERS Elvis' Beach Bar 9:30p-til THE DECENT ONES WAVES 6:00-9:00p AIM Veya 7:30-9:30p OMALIE 360 Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 8:00-11:00p KARAOKE Madeariman 8:00p-12:00a SPROCKA Dolce Vita 8:00-9:30p

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BOSS AND THE HORSEPOWER BAND Probably Anguilla’s favourite party band, a must see (and hear) if you want to dance the night away. Catch them if you can!

TAP WEBSTER Gwen's Reggae Grill 1:30-4:00p

DJ Q Elvis' Beach Bar 9:30p-til DJ Zemi Beach Club TBD IRINA KAUFMAN-BROOKES Quintessence Hotel 7:00–10.00p AIM Roy's Bayside Grill 7:00-10:00p 12TH AVENUE Veya 7:30-9:30p OMALIE 360 Four Seasons: Sunset Lounge 8:00-11:00p

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THE DECENT ONES Mr. Decent, Patrick, Lenrick and Swatt are a cool group of young talented guys rocking to smooth, groovy soca, calypso and all your local island favorites. A new band, but with no members new to the music scene on island, this quartet of musical entertainment is a great way to unwind and get the island vibes you need.

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FINGER-LICKIN-GOOD LOCAL HANGOUTS by Andy Connor

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sually the weekends are when the best of the best BBQ vendors come out and take control of your cravings. The Angullian small vendor, veteran hotel chef turned food van connoisseur – or that little old lady – take local food tasting to another level. The island is loaded with well-known local stops that can bring out the best in your meals, but there’s a handful that the island’s visitors don’t know about. These are what I call “Good Food Behind the Scenes.” Three of these good food behind

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the scenes spots are not deep in the bushes or underground. You’ll often pass them by while exploring the island, and have no idea what you’re missing! Valley’s Bar.B.Q. is located in upper South Hill, opposite Hall’s Unique Bakery, where the menu is just based on what “Valley” does best. He grills chicken and ribs and serves up the headliner: Johnny Cakes. Ice cold drinks are also on hand from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30am until around 3:30pm. The Man himself, Valley, doesn’t need a sign to


local eats / D I N E & L I M E let you know where he’s located. Just follow that long trail of smoke from the busy-burning grills and the smell of grilled chicken & ribs roasting on burning coals. That’s the smell that you can’t resist leading a line of hungry mouths toward their next meal. Valley’s Bar.B.Q. is not your 5-star sit-down restaurant with upscale ambiance and an environment to kill, but in return it offers you what no 5-star can: GOOD, CHEAP and FAST food. It’s more of a grab and go on-the-run meal that almost always never makes it home to the dinner

& peas, salad and steamed veggies. These dishes are among my favourites, and nothing but clean plates are left behind when guests remove themselves from the tables. Lisa’s has been around now for some time and has no plans of going anywhere in the future, at least while Andy’s around. The Mobile Food Van is the equivalent of an aircraft carrier armed with food and not bombs. To be mobile means “not bound,” “moving freely” and able to “relocate to its own advantage.” These food vans take the local

table. The crime happens at the scene, and no it’s not blood, it’s barbeque sauce! Lisa’s is one, if not The best, of sit-down restaurants that most Anguilla visitors will never get the chance to dine at and enjoy that home-cooked flavour. Whenever you go to a foreign land, always eat where the locals eat – that’s where the best food is. With no menus on hand, the blackboard placed at the entrance lets you know what’s cooking for the day. At Lisa’s, only breakfast and lunch are served, and I grade Lisa’s as GOOD & CHEAP. It’s not fast, but with that genuine authentic taste, it’s worth the wait. Curry Shrimp, or that Grilled Fish that was swimming around this morning, is topped with a cream sauce and finished with scalloped potatoes, rice

flavour wherever they go, along with a fully stocked bar and restaurant. So where do we go when we get hungry? Nowhere but a stop at Hungry’s Food Van where the menu seems to be larger than the van itself: Conch Soup, Fish Salad, Chicken Quesadillas and perfectly al dente Shrimp Pasta! Irad Gumbs, CEO/ Owner of Hungry’s, has spent more than 35 years of his cooking career at the larger 5-star resorts on island, and has found a way to pack all that experience into a mobile van. Located at the centre of The Valley, it’s a great place to interact and hangout with the locals. Just buy them a beer and let them tell you a story. Hungry’s can always be found open when most of your other food options are closed. My grade for Hungry’s: GOOD, FAST & CHEAP.

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Marynka, Angelique and Conlloyd go shopping in Sandy Ground. Clothes by Bijoux and Irie Life, boat by Gotcha! Garfield’s Seatours


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ne of the most exciting developments for 2019 is Aqua Lounge, an aesthetically pleasing floating bar/ lounge/restaurant, moored offshore, in the breathtaking turquoise waters of Anguilla’s Rendezvous Bay. The extraordinary Aqua Lounge opens daily for lunch and drinks from 11 ‘til 6, with the occasional evening lime. It will also open one night a week for dinner and for occasional special events, like full moon parties and acoustic performances from singer Deanna Mussington, DJ’s and other musicians.

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Guests will be able to swim up or catch a boat ride over to what will be the Caribbean’s only floating lounge and bar. Expect to meet and mingle with visitors from all over Anguilla as well as neighbouring St. Barths and St. Martin, who will cruise up to join the party. Lounge your day away on the multiple decks, loungers and swaying catamaran nets, suspended over the water. If the sun gets too hot, there are cool and comfortable lounge areas for those who want to relax in the shade. Aqua Lounge is powered by the sun and tethered more than 100 meters out to sea, directly opposite the public entrance for Rendezvous Bay. The Aqua Lounge team serve tasty BBQ meals with a selection of delicious local side dishes, complemented by a full bar.

Also expect an incredible play-list from the state-of-the-art sound system, courtesy of the Aqua Lounge creative team: Deanna Mussington – talented singer songwriter, Davon Carty – Anguillian facilitator, producer and entrepreneur and Ivan Berry – artist manager and entrepreneur. Davon, the son of one of Anguilla’s greatest tourism pioneers, Clive Carty, is excited about what the pioneering Aqua Lounge will do to elevate the tourism product and introduce new people and opportunities to Anguilla. “I really believe that the direction the founding fathers of Anguilla's tourism product embarked on is the perfect one. Our Sand, Sea, Sun, People and their culture, and culinary delights. Aqua Lounge not only embraces that vision but will definitely elevate it.”

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ADVENTURES ON THE WATER

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ou absolutely cannot visit Anguilla without adventuring onto the water as well as into it! Anguilla’s number one attraction is her blue, blue sea, and that’s the reason Destination Manager Mimi Gratton called her company Blue Sea Anguilla. From arranging whistle-stop sea tours of the island’s highlights for visiting planners scoping our shores for corporate events and

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retreats, to organising fleets of boats to ferry 100’s of guests to private island experiences on Prickly Pear or Sandy Island, Mimi has arranged it all. And she still chooses to jump on a boat for a leisurely cruise to Little Bay when it’s her time to relax and enjoy Anguilla. “My job and my passion is to share the very best of Anguilla with our clients. The minute I get them in a boat and out on the water, I know I have just made my task


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ONE FOR THE ROAD

easier. Anguilla is a society of mariners. Our history is very closely linked to the sea and that is evident in the quality of boats that are made here and the calibre of captains and crew that navigate our waters. We have the best of the best and I take every opportunity to showcase that with our clients.” Talking of rum punch, Blue Sea have introduced another wonderful way to enjoy our boats and waters with their own signature excursion, “The TipSea Cruise,” a half-day cruise from Sandy Ground that stops at 5 different beach bars along the coastline for a drink and nibble. Fabulous fun. Join a scheduled trip or ask Blue Sea to organise your own bespoke TipSea Cruise.

WHEN OUT AND about in Anguilla, dining and liming, make sure you seek out our first craft beer, AXA Ale. Friends and fellow barmen Kenneth Henry Webster and Christian McClean of The Ferry Boat Inn talked about producing a local beer for years, and the dream became reality in 2018, when they and partners Jennifer and Mike launched AXA Ale during Anguilla Summer Festival. Currently brewed to their specification by Lazy Magnolia Brewery in the States, the team plan to move the brewing system to Anguilla and introduce new flavours in 2019. AXA Ale has a delicious citrusy tang and is widely available all over the island.

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ADVENTURES IN THE WATER

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he ever-popular Little Bay Marine Park just got that much better. In November 2018, the Anguilla National Trust and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, with assistance from the European Commission, officially opened the Little Bay Snorkel and Dive Trail. The approximately 100-metre trail runs parallel to the bay’s towering cliff line and its main feature is its over 40 underwater miniature houses (casitas). The casitas, with their crevices and openings, provide critical new habitat to the locally – and commercially

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– important Caribbean spiny lobster, as well as to a multitude of other colourful species that call Little Bay and its surrounding waters home. With the trail lying at a depth of about 5 metres, beginner snorkelers can remain at the surface. Underwater signs and buoys will keep you on track while you see parrotfish, damselfish, grouper, and even octopus and eel darting in and out of the casitas’ crevices, seeking shelter and refuge from potential predators. Intermediate and expert snorkelers can free-dive down for a better look while scuba divers can

Photos: Little Bay, Karim Mukhida; Caribbean spiny lobster, Stuart Wynne.

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stay longer underwater, taking their time to explore the new underwater habitat. Over time, the casitas will become covered with algae, sponge and coral, creating an even more diverse underwater habitat and attracting even more fish and lobster. The trail can be snorkelled on your own or as part of a guided experience by the Anguilla National Trust or one of Anguilla’s charter boat or dive operators. Feel free to bring your own snorkel gear, but there is also the option to rent or even buy snorkel equipment and fish identification cards from the newly opened Anguilla National Trust Interpretation Centre and Gift Shop, with all proceeds supporting the organisation’s important island heritage conservation work. While there is no charge to use the trail, a suggested donation of US$5 helps the National Trust and the Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources to continue to maintain the trail and to protect this national treasure. Please note all divers must be accompanied by a certified dive operator. The removal of wildlife, including lobster, from Little Bay Marine Park is not permitted. Let’s keep them in the water where they belong!

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FISH WHERE THE FISH ARE

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arfield Richardson, of Gotcha! Garfield’s Seatours, loves what he does; introducing his clients to the best his island has to offer. Back in the day he worked tirelessly, at Sandy Island and in construction, to make the money to buy his first boat, and when he finally succeeded, he called it “Gotcha!” as a triumphant expression of realising his dream. 20 years later, Garfield operates a fleet of beautiful boats captained by himself or a member of his Anguillian crew, who all grew up on the water, and says his job never gets old. New for this season is a second Sunseeker motor

yacht, called “It’s Summer Again,” a five-star boat with luxury finishes and inclusions. Perfect for cruising and for fashion shoots! Gotcha offers different boats and a range of tours to suit your tastes and budget, including a “Fish and Fun” experience with an excellent chance of catching a fish for dinner. Garfield really does know where all the fish are and may let you in on his secrets. On this trip you line fish off the boat as well as do a little snorkelling, sightseeing and of course plenty of liming. The boats come with snorkels and often Garfield will jump in and show you the best spots underwater too!

YOUTH SAILING Anguilla Youth Sailing Association’s remit is to keep the art of sailing alive so it can be passed on to future generations. The Association gives sailing instruction to between 20 to 30 young Anguillian students a term.

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ANGUILLA WATERSPORTS OFFER all the fun things, including Cove Bay’s Inflatable Aqua Park, Anguilla’s only Kiteboarding Academy and Stand Up Paddleboard tours, rentals and lessons.


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Our objectives include: Spay/neuter of dogs and cats Dog/cat adoptions (local and international) Pet care education at local schools

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

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G O . S E E . D O . / kids activities

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO WITH CHILDREN IN ANGUILLA by Savannah Croft Thompson

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KAYAK TO LITTLE BAY

My family and I do this as often as we can, and it never gets boring. Da'vida's Bayside Grill has kayak rentals which you can take over to the famous Little Bay. There are only two ways to get to this beach: by water or by rope. Kayaking over is amazing because sometimes you see sea turtles on your way. When you get there, you can jump off the famous rock (I’ve never done this, though). It’s a great activity to do on a Sunday since Da'vida's has live music. They also have a kidfriendly menu if your child is a picky eater like my little brother.

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MAGIC CITY

This indoor playground is perfect for children of all ages. They have an obstacle course and arcades inside as well as a pool and water slides outside. It’s perfect if you are looking for a change of pace from going to the beach. They also have free WiFi and a restaurant, so parents won’t be bored.

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JUMP OFF THE WHARF

If you are a good swimmer, this is a fun thing to do. For most children who grow up in the West Indies it’s a normal activity. On a summer afternoon, you go down to Sandy Ground or Crocus Bay and spend your time swimming and jumping off the wharf with friends. I recommend this for anyone visiting because it is a great way to make friends, since you will probably run into other children jumping off the wharf as well.

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HORSEBACK RIDING

The coolest thing about horseback riding in Anguilla is that it is done on the beach. You can even ride the horses into the water which is an amazing experience. There are two places in Anguilla that do horseback riding: Seaside Stables in Cove Bay and Zambezi (my grandfather) who owns Anguilla Horses.

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GO TO THE ARCH

Ask a local for directions to the famous land formation in West End and you are in for a great scene of nature in Anguilla. It is a beautiful rocky cliff overlooking the ocean and is gorgeous at sunset. This is a fun walk so wear sneakers when you go. Be careful of the heights if you are taking smaller children.

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VISIT THE ANGUILLA NATIONAL TRUST

You can learn a lot about the island here. Pick up brochures about the Heritage Sites as well as different flora and fauna on the island and use this information to guide you as you drive around to learn more about Anguilla’s history.


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AQUA PARK

Imagine an obstacle course, but in the water. This is definitely one of my favourite things to do because you get to run and jump while looking at the gorgeous view of St. Martin. You can also rent kayaks or paddle boards if you want to explore more of Cove Bay.

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TRIVIA TUESDAY

Roy’s Bayside Grill in Sandy Ground holds Trivia Night every Tuesday. This is a great activity to do as a family because you find out how much you know and don’t know. My family and I go every Tuesday and we look forward to it every week.

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PLAY TENNIS

The Anguilla Tennis Academy in Blowing Point offers private lessons as well as the After School Programme. If you are visiting, you can call to find out a good day to go and play tennis with other children on the island. You can also rent courts if you want to play with family and friends.

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BEACH HOPPING

Grab a map and a pen, then see how many of Anguilla’s 33 beaches you can visit while you are here. They are not all the best for swimming, but you will be able to collect sand and shells from each one so you can remember your beach scavenger hunt. If you are looking for beaches that are always safe for children, Sandy Ground and Crocus Bay are perfect because they never have rough waves and are shallow.

SAVANNAH CROFT, a seventh-grade student, first came across her love of writing through penning songs with her friends in the schoolyard during break time. She comes from a family of artists and follows in her mother's footsteps with her mastery of the written word. She won her first poetry competition in 2016. Savannah is currently a member of the Anguilla National Youth Council and an avid tennis player. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach

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ackie Cestero, of local tour company Nature Explorers Anguilla, is passionate about letting people know that Anguilla is a nature lover's dream. Did you know that there are over 130 species of birds that live here for all or part of the year, including 5 of the Lesser Antilles Restricted Range Species? Or that our 20 salt ponds offer a wide variety of flora and fauna? Or that in 1993 the Government of Anguilla established 5 marine parks that are home to a number of species of endangered turtles, colourful reef fish and corals, sharks,

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migrating whales and dolphins? Jackie, who has visited nature lovers' mecca, the Galapagos Islands, says “the nature on Anguilla’s Dog Island is equally interesting and diverse, and much easier to reach! In other nature destinations you may need to hike for hours or even days to see what you came to see. In Anguilla the furthest you will have to travel is to hop on a boat to one of our off shore cays,” and explains that those less physically able can still come on some of her trips because it is common to see amazing things just a few steps away from her car.

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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.

If you love nature and Anguilla why not try Jackie’s Birds in Paradise Tour? Held the first week of June every year, it is 7 day, 6 night, all-inclusive tour of Anguilla’s rich culture and amazing wildlife during peak breeding season. Nature highlights include: a trip to the western end of Anguilla in search of Least Tern, Wilson’s and Snowy Plover nests, a visit to the wetlands and boat trips to explore Anguilla’s coast, offshore cay’s and teaming reefs aboard Gotcha! Garfield's Sea Tours and on Junior’s Glass Bottom Boat. Social highlights include BBQ lunches, dancing to string bands and delicious rum punches at the host venue, the Ferry Boat Inn.

Occurring in the first week of June, the Birds in Paradizse Tour is an all-inclusive 7-day, 6-night exploration of Anguilla’s rich culture & amazing wildlife during the peak breeding season. To learn more about our tours:

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

INSTA-FABULOUS SHOPPING AND GIFTS WRITER AND EDUCATOR Vanessa Croft Thompson runs the lifestyle blog www. VanessaExplainsItAll.com as well as her Instagram page @theonlyvanessa. By posting relatable typographical images or visuals of

True Anguilla invited local Social Media Influencers @theonlyvanessa and @BikiniSunset, to snap and share unique items from Anguilla’s boutiques.

collaborations with local brands, Vanessa crafts the aesthetic of her Instagram feed through the unlikely pairing of editorial-style shots with quotes from great works of literature.

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theonlyvanessa “It was her habit to build up laughter out of inadequate materials.” — John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

theonlyvanessa “And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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theonlyvanessa This Could Be Rum Punch. #rumpunch #anguillalovercollection #merch

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BIKINI SUNSET, RUN by Samantha Laurent, documents Samantha’s adventures in Anguilla and the surrounding islands. She uses her love for the beach and photography to blog about

the authentic island experience. Aimed at both tourists and locals alike, Bikini Sunset has become the go-to for everything you need to know about leisure time in Anguilla.

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bikinisunset A new boarding challenge showed its face…challenge accepted. Also chose the best rash guard for the active beach bum. Only at Irie Life.

bikinisunset Made from the sails of an actual Anguilla National Sporting Sails boats. How awesome is that? These bags are as unique as they come and its why we love Limin’ Boutique’s out-thebox, one-of-a-kind pieces

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bikinisunset Finding sentimental gifts that keep you connected to places you’ve visited are the new and awesome craze. Sea Spray carries some of Anguilla’s best and favourite handcrafted, painted and designed trinkets.

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bikinisunset No two beaches on Anguilla have the same sand. You can identify the beach by its sand. It’s such an amazing thing. Limin’ Boutique incorporated these unique sands into their jewelry and Christmas ornaments.

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G O . S E E . D O . / non-profits

THE ESTIMABLE ARIJAH Children's Foundation looks after Anguilla’s children and young adults with special needs. Founder Renuka Harrigan is looking for friends to walk with her in their journey, “we need just 200 persons donating $200 a month and all our needs would be met.” The Foundation's gift shop/thrift store, Blossom, in Back Street will sell gifts including Annie Potts', Kemarley of Anguilla books, cards and T-shirts as well as “gently used” donated items. They also have a small café and the long-term goal is to provide job training and employment for persons with special needs in the shop, café and herb garden.

GOOD AS GOLD

BIG ON LEARNING (BOL) is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to create, support and promote innovative education initiatives and solutions for students, parents, and teachers in Anguilla. BOL supports and develops children and young adults to be effective communicators, competent problem solvers and self directed learners as they prepare to meet the dynamic needs of an exponentially changing world.

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YOUNG HUSTLERS NEW Generation merchandise is designed and produced by a group of socially responsible local entrepreneurs who are working hard to build their brand in Anguilla and internationally. Their name derives from the slang for working hard...aka Hustle and they are a young group. Their merchandise raises awareness and money for important causes. If you would like to purchase just send a direct message on either of their social media platforms and the product will be packaged and personally delivered to your location in Anguilla. They also ship internationally. Find them @younghustlersng


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G O . S E E . D O . / art galleries and animal rescue

THE LYNN BERNBAUM Art Gallery in Sandy Ground is a colourful, cool spot to visit and browse. The gallery displays Lynn’s work alongside St Martin artist Nathalie Lepine. Lovely Lynn has a distinct, colourful graphic style and changes up her themes regularly, although favourites like her iconic Domino collection have wall space alongside her most recent work. Her most recent series ‘Delicate Bar’ explores the simple graphic beauty of the

rum shop opposite the gallery. Lynn became fascinated with the comings and goings from the bar and started painting a series showing the different characters who hang out there. You can even get yourself put in the picture – as Lynn can personalise the paintings. Because this writer loves both Lynn’s work and the Delicate Bar, she has commissioned a portrait of herself, chatting and enjoying a beer as her AARF rescue dogs Godiva and Foxy Nixon wait patiently for her! IF YOU WOULD like your own 4 legged Anguillian friend, the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation, AARF, do an amazing job rescuing and getting forever homes for hundreds of animals each year. Their website lists the animals available for adoption and they will do everything they can to get adoptees to the USA. If you are interested in adopting or in helping an animal back to the USA, visit the adoption centre and have a cuddle, because Anguilla’s local dogs and cats are second to none.

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ANGUILLARTS’ PAINT PARTIES are an awful lot of fun and terribly rewarding. Artist and teacher Karen Venditti Liddie can make even the least artistically talented amongst us feel quite the Michelangelo. Karen encourages you to relax and enjoy and encourages you to have a rum punch or two as you paint to help you find your muse. She has a range of different Anguillan themed paintings which she rotates - they include views of favourite

SPOIL YOURSELF A VISIT TO the beautiful wine boutique Les Grands Vins de France is a luxury indeed. Make sure you test Nathalie Le Senechals encyclopaedic knowledge of all there is to buy in this wonderful store. Look out for wine events and tastings at the shop or get advice on wine pairings for special events. 108

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island spots like Meads Bay and Sandy Ground as well as colourful island scenes including turtles and Anguilla Boat Race. Rather miraculously, after a few hours of fun and a few rum punches, you have a rather good painting to take home as a souvenir. Look out for her communal parties at public venue like Elvis’s and Sandbar or ask about organising your own paint party with a group of friends and family.


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ANGUILLA HAS A justifiably excellent reputation as a health and wellness destination. Visit one of the islands amazing hotel spas, or ask a therapist to come to your own villa – maybe the ultimate luxury? Massage therapist Jill Walker knows all about the finer things in life, this excellent Massage therapist/Acupuncturist, can often be see out and about enjoying all Anguilla has to offer, especially if there is live music involved. When it comes to her professional life she is experienced in all kinds of therapeutic and sports massage and excellent with injuries and pain relief.

Deep Tissue Massage

WHAT COULD BE a more luxurious memory of paradise than a beautiful piece of jewelry? Look out for Anguilla Signature Jewellry, premium necklaces, rings and charms out of gold, silver and precious gems with an Anguilla theme.

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Frangipani Beach Resort, and a fabulous green and white themed reception at Straw Hat Restaurant. Photographed by Derrys Richardson, Signature 6602 Studios in June 2018. Wedding Planner, Blue Sea Anguilla.

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SET A REALISTIC BUDGET Do a little research before you meet with your photographer. Go online and do a quick search to check day rates and package prices of wedding photographers in your area (or in our case the Caribbean), or call and inquire based on the needs of your wedding day. This will give you a general idea of pricing to help you set your budget. What do we mean by realistic? A photographer covering every facet of your wedding from the rehearsal dinner through to Uncle Joe bustin' out his best dance moves into the early hours is going to be more expensive than simply photographing the ceremony and reception.

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HAVE A "MEET N’ GREET" WITH YOUR POTENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHER. Make sure you meet your Photographer "eye to eye" – in person or by FaceTime or Skype – before the wedding date. It gives us a chance to get to know you both and will help us seek out the best ways to serve you. In this meeting, don't hold back. Ask all the questions you need to until you are satisfied. LOOK FOR QUALITY. We understand that budget is very important, but we also want you to have the most amazing photos and/or video of your wedding day celebration. If you just look for the lowest priced photographer in town you might be playing a game of chance. Ever heard the saying "you get what you pay for?" Well sadly, in many cases, it proves true as it relates to wedding photography. Go on the websites, check out each portfolio, look for what moves you emotionally, see which styles jump out at you!

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ooking a photographer who has "the eye" for what you desire, a package that is within your budget and a vibe that you can connect with on a professional and personal level is an integral part of planning your Anguilla wedding. So how do you do it? Local Photographer Kevin Archibald shares 5 tips.


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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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WEDDING Q & A

TA: Can I get married on the beach? Amelia: You can definitely have your ceremony on the beach; the actual legal procedures will take place beforehand. What is the best time to get married to catch the sunset and get great photos? It may depend on the beach chosen, but normally between 4:00pm and 5:30pm during the months of October to March and 5:00pm-6:30pm during the months of April to September. Your local photographer will be able to best advise you. Can I get small gifts for my guest bags on island? There are some charming gift items available 120

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at our local boutiques, but they often only carry small amounts of stock, so planning and advance ordering is key. We can help you source Anguilla-specific items. We are bringing quite a large group and would like our guests to explore Anguilla as well as enjoy their resort. How do you recommend we handle this? Blue Sea Anguilla will happily coordinate all your transportation needs including airport transfers and inland ground transfers. We can also help you arrange beach parties, boat trips and group activities off site. Can you arrange entertainment for our event? Anguilla has lots of talented musicians, bands and DJ’s and we are happy to supply you with a list to choose from.

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hen you live at one of Anguilla’s best addresses you can walk to the water and cool your toes before heading next door, barefoot, to enjoy a leisurely lunch at Jacala or Blanchard’s Beach Shack, or turn west to meet up with your friends at Straw Hat. When you spend every day blissed out, floating in the calm blue waters of Meads Bay, then drying off in the sun, relaxing and popping between your own beach lounger and your own home to recharge your Kindle, grab a water, make a salad or take a cool nap in the heat of the day – it’s easy to forget the stresses and strains of “real life,” right? What if “real life” really was this life?

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Tranquility Beach is a condominium project on Meads Bay, developed by the Anguilla experienced team of Ian “Sugar George” Edwards of Sunset Homes and Neil Freeman of Aries Capital. Sold fully furnished, the apartments will appeal to those in the market for a beautiful, contemporary, “lock and leave property” with rental income in an unbeatable location, Meads Bay! The first 15 fully-furnished, beachfront and beachside units are now ready. Choose from one, two or three-bedroom floorplans, all with personal plunge pool, terrace, kitchen, AC. Visit the property site on Meads Bay for a personal tour and more information.

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half-mile of beach and coastline between Meads and Barnes Bays. As home owners, they not only have access to the island’s incredible beaches and outstanding culinary scene, but also to the signature service and world-class amenities of this leading resort; including 4 restaurants, 3 pools, 2 beaches, a state of the art fitness centre, an expansive outdoor sports facility, a Kids for All Seasons club, and an ocean-side spa. “Anguilla brings out the best in us. We daydream about the island when we’re not here,” says Cristina. “We have what we call the ‘Anguilla crave.’”


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All of the Residences are stunning, featuring Kelly Wearstler’s signature design – a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that feels resort casual and modern chic at the same time. The silver travertine of the resort compliments and draws one’s eye toward the real star of the show: the turquoise crystal water meeting the clear blue skies on the island’s best beaches. Beaches that are never more than steps from all Residences. In the evenings, if not enjoying their own generous pool deck or patio, owners wander over to the Sunset Lounge to join resort guests as they relish another perfect Anguillan sunset, safe in the knowledge that this is an experience they can repeat as often as they wish. An experience owners from all over the world crave when they are away from their Anguilla home-away-from-home.

“ANGUILLA BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN US. WE DAYDREAM ABOUT THE ISLAND WHEN WE’RE NOT HERE. WE HAVE WHAT WE CALL THE ‘ANGUILLA CRAVE.’ ” — Carlo Parisi and Cristina Savoldi Bellavitis Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla are available for Full Ownership in a range of residential styles, with prices from $825K for a Deluxe Studio to $10M USD for a 5 Bedroom Beachfront Villa. Easy, turnkey ownership benefits include a permanent, on-site Director of Residences and dedicated Residential Service team always available to assist with owner needs. There is also an optional rental programme that allows owners to rent their space through the hotel when not in residence. If you are seeking an island paradise to call home, now is the perfect time, because Anguilla and Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla are ready for you to belong. For more information on Turnkey Full Ownership opportunities at Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla contact Jack Madden on +1 (264) 235 0112, visit Sales Villa 20 at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla or email info@anguillaprivateresidences.com

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TRADEMARK LAND

TOP TIP There is currently plenty of choice in centrally located land at a reasonable price, and you can peruse land prices on the websites of local agents who are members of Anguilla’s Real Estate Association, AREA: Anguilla Realty, Gum/Ko International, Island Dream Properties, Properties in Paradise, Sotheby’s, Sunshine Rainbow Real Estate and Trophy Properties.

ADRIAN KOBBE IS excited about the quality and diversity of the land still available to those wanting to develop their own home in Anguilla. GUM/KO's books contain outstanding properties for sale in some of the island's most desirable spots such as a plot overlooking the popular 'Arch' or 3.5 acres of stunning beachfront land in hidden beauty Sherricks Bay. ‘All you have to do is ask for what you want, and we will find it.’ Kobbe has also identified a growing trend towards purchasing inland, something historically only locals or those very familiar with Anguilla tended to do, because ‘In Anguilla you're never more than a 5 minutes’ drive from a beach.’

MELINDA GODDARD’S BOOK “One Way Ticket: From America to Anguilla” is an essential read for anyone who ever wanted to fly away to paradise - forever. Nearly 20 years after pleasantly surprising her husband Terry during a romantic dinner by saying, “Honey, I’m ready to move to Anguilla now,” both have become integral members of the community, still enjoying morning beach walks, and dining at favourite restaurants from Julian’s at Quintessence Hotel in the West to Hibernia in the East. Signed copies of "One Way Ticket" are available in boutiques across the island, and Melinda is delighted whenever she gets to meet her readers in person; so be sure to say hello if you spot her on Shoal Bay or out enjoying lunch! 128

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ESCAPE TO PARADISE

...ONE PAGE AT A TIME!

“One Way Ticket” is the perfect book for the beach, a gift for your favourite reader, or to keep your toes in the sand while you fly home: The story of moving from America to Anguilla – forever! Signed copies available in Anguilla at select boutiques. Also on Amazon at www.onewayticketanguilla.com

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he perfect piece of property needs the perfect architect, one that will ensure your property is perfectly ready for the Caribbean’s seasonal tropical weather. Vanburn “Andy” Brooks of Morlens Architecture Services is an internationally trained, Anguilla experienced architect, with a thriving local practice. Charming and enthusiastic, he’s a font of information and, if you can catch him when he is not working, he will happily give potential buyers a heads-up on some of the things to look out for when building and buying. Andy is the mastermind

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behind several successful new builds and major refurbishments, and is the architect and construction manager for the lovely Zemi Beach House Hotel. With Anguilla’s breath-taking views and underdeveloped locations, buyers have the opportunity to build extraordinary homes. Andy says, “Our most successful projects are the ones where my clients’ vision meets a solution that is both beautiful and sustainable – our mantra is ‘design for good’ – we want to create a home that is good to live in and is also good for Anguilla in the long run.”

2018 SAW A brisk trade in home sales, and Elaine Hearn, of Properties in Paradise, says the new season presents a refreshed inventory for those looking to buy a second home that is ready to go. Post Hurricane Irma bargains are fewer and further between, but there are still some motivated sellers who are looking for offers. Elaine’s inventory includes a range of land, existing homes and resort development properties and, at the time of going to print, the starting point was a small beachfront condo at the Sandy Hill Club on the market for $195,000. Other standout opportunities include the gorgeous 6-bedroom “Beach Pad” on the western end of Shoal Bay, boasting direct access to a beautiful secluded beach and just a few more steps to THE beach, Shoal Bay East.


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The Love Shack

JACKIE PASCHER OF Island Dream Properties reports that the Anguilla real estate market is benefiting from the highest level of interest since 2007/8. She credits some of this to the positive spirit found in Anguilla post Hurricane Irma, and has found that in her experience, people came back to Anguilla after the storm and fell in love with the island all over again.

Clients of hers who had been looking at Anguilla for many years, but had been renting rather than buying, recently decided that now was the time. Jackie has always prided herself on building long-term relationships with her buyers, often going on to manage their homes. A case in point is luxury B&B Las Esquinas, which she sold last year, and is now representing as rental property Limin’ da Coconut.

PROPERTY HAPPENINGS

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STEVE HAINES OF Trophy Properties is very excited about the upcoming season. Having worked with the Four Seasons Resorts and Residences property since it debuted as Viceroy, he knows it intimately and currently has an exclusive on resales he feels are two of its best properties. He’s also keen on the Tranquility Beach project on Meads Bay because, “In my experience, owners really like professional management and a rental income to offset expenses.” Another star listing is the opportunity to purchase one of the villas at Altamer Resort. The iconic properties on Shoal Bay West have long been the chosen abode of visiting A-listers and, Steve adds, “Altamer's beachfront Antilles Pearl Villa just completed a spectacular renovation and is priced right to sell this season.” For those in the market for a more modest level of luxury, there is also a very desirable pied-a-terre for sale at this VIP location.


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SAFE AS HOUSES

WHEN YOU PURCHASE property in Anguilla, you can decide to hold the property in a local company, which allows for asset protection as well as offering other benefits. Company formation/incorporation is done via ACORN, Anguilla’s on-line incorporation platform, and it is possible to incorporate and properly constitute a company in less than one business day. If you would like to know more about how to protect your property, visit The Valley and meet with husband and wife team Donald and Fiona Curtis, who have adjacent offices in Anguilla’s capital. Fiona runs Counsel

Limited, a fully licensed fiduciary with over 25 years of experience, and has helped many happy new home owners set up a company as well as provided business consultancy services on how to set up and do business in or from Anguilla. Husband Donald is Managing Director of Caribbean Insurance Brokers, and is also the agent for MASA Assist, an emergency air transportation service that facilitates evacuation from Anguilla to the nearest appropriate medical facility. A reassuring service for those considering a full time move to Anguilla.

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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, cell phones and sim cards. Stop by our Blowing Point location for drinks, ice cream and snacks, as well as beach gear and souvenirs.

ANGUILLA BEACHES The Anguilla Card is brought to you by Nori Evoy’s Anguilla Beaches. Use it for a 10% at 50+ Partners: restaurants, shops, activities & more! Get your Anguilla Card at: www.Card.ai E: orders@anguilla-beaches.com

Twitter: @anguillabeaches @anguillabeaches T: 264.584.7010 / 235.7010 IG: FB: anguillabeaches US: 215.550.7010 E: AnguillaAndy@gmail.com www.andyrentals.com

ANGUILLA LIT FEST

May 2019, 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.

www.anguillalitfest.com T: 264.476.8783 E:info@anguillalitfest.com

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.

BLUE SEA DESTINATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

BLUE SEA FILM PRODUCTION SERVICES

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.

Bonjour, I’m Mimi Gratton. My passion is Anguilla. We deliver unforgettable Anguilla Experiences & offer transportation management, c/o Apex Car Rental event planning, marketing, P. O. Box 208, The Quarter public relations, decor Anguilla, BWI production, sports marketing T: 264.497.2642 & corporate hospitality F: 264.497.5032 E: avisaxa@anguillanet.com management.

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Hi, I’m Shayne Thompson. Anyone in the film game will tell you that location shoots are much more than a beautiful beach and gorgeous sunsets (although Anguilla has that covered!). Let us take the hassle out of planning your production or shoot.

T: 264.498.2583 T: 264.498.2583 T: 264.584.8504 E: info@blueseaanguilla.com E: info@blueseaanguilla.com info@calypsochartersanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com calypsochartersanguilla.com

GOTCHA! GARFIELD’S SEA TOURS

ISLAND INSURANCE LTD.

RICHARDSON’S CAR RENTAL AGENCY

South Hill

Sandy Ground PO Box 152 Private charter services for T: 264.498.4853 E:island.insure@yahoo.com the discerning traveller. Cruise Anguilla, St Martin/ Sint Maarten and St Barths. Snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and sight-seeing cruises as well as fishing. Private airport transfers. Available: Sun – Sat, 24/7

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Rendezvous Bay West Door-to-door delivery and pick up from any port of entry, resort or villa. Concierge and meet & greet services. We can arrange boat transfers, dinner reservations, snorkelling trips, island tours & more.

TRANS ANGUILLA AIRWAYS Services included scheduled flights to Antigua, Nevis, Statia, St Barths & St Kitts; private, shared, executive, corporate & sightseeing charters, inter-island charters & freight services.

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ALEGRIA

Cul-de-Sac This 4/5-bedroom oasis elegantly blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. Seaside, with stunning St. Martin views, private gym, pool, jacuzzi, chef’s kitchen. Paved path to beach. Concierge, housekeeping, plus optional chef and spa services.

ANGUILLA VILLA COMPANY

ÀNI PRIVATE RESORTS

The ultimate group vacation experience. Yours Anguilla Villa Company alone to share with friends specializes in the management and rental of and family. The privacy of vacation homes on Anguilla. a villa. The facilities, staff & service of a 5 star resort. Each of our villas offer The world’s first collection unique, relaxing respites of Private Resorts: Anguilla, and we offer personalized Dominican Republic, Sri services to meet each Lanka, Thailand. guest’s requirements.

T: 312.907.8486 or 264.235.8492 E: nfreeman@ariescapital.com www.alegriaanguilla.com

T: 264.498.2741 / 476.3178 E: reservations@ aniprivateresorts.com F: 264.497.2741 anguillavilla@caribcable.com www.aniprivateresorts.com anguillavillacompany.com

BIRD OF PARADISE

CARIMAR BEACH CLUB

Sandy Hill Bay Bird of Paradise overlooks a perfect crescent beach. Stunning views. Two pools, four master suites, office/5th bedroom, and multiple living/dining experiences, including an exterior living area with fireplace. An award winning villa with a long list of amenities.

T: 264.235.2816

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 beachfront Resort is redesigned and reimagined with a complete transformation featuring the award winning Spa by Cuisinart, Anguilla’s only 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, world class cuisine, and more.

BEACHES EDGE VILLA

Lockrum/Pelican Bay A sleek 5-bedroom luxury villa overlooking secluded Pelican Bay, against a tapestry of sea and sky. Beach, St. Martin views, pool, hot tub, WIFI, AC, concierge and housekeeping. Plus optional chef, childcare and spa services. Add twin villa next door for weddings/families.

C: 312.907.8486/264.235.2816 E: nfreeman@beachesedge.com www.beachesedge.com

FRANGIPANI BEACH RESORT & VILLA Enjoy the intimacy, luxury, and service of Anguilla’s premier boutique resort. Experience a quintessentially Anguillian getaway amidst the white sands of Meads Bay and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Come as a guest, leave as a friend.

T: 264.497.6881/ 866.270.3764 T: 264.498.2000 T: 264.497.6442 E: reservations@cuisinart.ai E: info@frangipaniresort.com www.carimar.com www.frangipaniresort.com www.cuisinartresort.com

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HUGHES CULINARY VILLA ISLAND DREAM PROPERTIES SERVICES 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.

T: 264.772.6875 E: tyo_28@hotmail.com

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

T: 264.498.3200 sales@islanddreamproperties.com islanddreamproperties.com

KANDARA

West End Private remoteness, cliffside luxury and panoramic views; proximity to Anguilla’s best beaches and restaurants. 6 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Multiple terraces. Infinity pool. Private garden.

KISHTI VILLA COLLECTION

Black Garden /Meads Bay Kishti Villas bring a new standard of luxury and service to the Caribbean with their new collection of three stunning villas on Anguilla. Our Black Garden Villa offers seclusion and endless ocean views while both Meads Bay T: 264.498.2110 open up to a long white E: info@leviticuslifestyle.com villas www.villakandaraanguilla.com sandy beach.

T: 264.235.2110 T: 416.904.6345 www.villakishticollection.com

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LEVITICUS LIFESTYLE & TRAVEL “Let your imagination be our business” Luxury travel advisors specializing in bespoke travel itineraries worldwide, with particular focus on ultra-luxe properties, exotic destinations and unique experiences.

T: 264.498.2110 C: 264.235.2110 F: 264.498.1021 concierge@leviticuslifestyle.com www.leviticuslifestyle.com

LITTLE BUTTERFLY 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.

LONG BAY VILLAS

Trio of 5/6 bedroom villas on secluded Long Bay Beach. Rent Sand, Sea or Sky or combine. All new interiors. Each with pool, hot tub, BBQ. Stairs to beach. Concierge, butler, breakfast, beach drinks, watersports equipment standard. Optional chef, childcare and spa services. Add Santosha Villa Estate to sleep 56.

C: 264.235.3666 T: 264.497.3666 info@sunsethomesanguilla.com C:312.907.8486 / 264.476.8434 nfreeman@ariescapital.com littlebutterflyanguilla.com longbayvillasanguilla.com

PROPERTIES IN PARADISE QUINTESSENCE HOTEL

SANTOSHA VILLA ESTATE

Sprawling, private beach resort on Long Bay Beach. Sleeps 23 in 9 bedrooms in 4 guest houses. Beach, pool, hot tub, gym, AC, BBQ and flexible event space. Ideal for weddings/ corporate. Concierge, butler and breakfast standard. Contact: Merla Smith Optional chef, childcare Reservations@QHotelAnguilla.com and spa services. Add Long T: 264.235.2816 T: 264.498.8106 Bay Villas to sleep 56. elaine@propertiesinparadise.com www.QHotelAnguilla.com C:312.907.8486 / 264.476.8434 propertiesinparadise.com Facebook, Instagram & 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!

Long Bay Q Hotel displays luxury and elegance with nine stunning suites, all accommodations with French châteaux comfort. Home of award-winning restaurant, JULIANS—A Tropical French Bistro.

Website: QHotelAnguilla

SPYGLASS HILL VILLA

Private four-bedroom luxury villa poised on a ridge flanked by Road Bay on one side and the fabulous ocean on the next. Great indoor-outdoor living experience with indoor open-air courtyard. Known to have the most stunning views on the island. Perfect for couples, families or group of friends.

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TEQUILA SUNRISE VILLA

Lover’s Cove at Dropsey Bay Secluded, luxury beach villa. 24 hr concierge, Breakfast served, Pool. 3 Master King suites with large outdoor showers, perfect for Family, Friends, Honeymooners.

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.

T: 264.497.6603 / 6957 / 6959 F: 264.497.6927 E: para-cove@anguillanet.com paradisecoveanguilla.com

SHOAL BAY VILLAS 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 dazzling white sand and pristine turquoise ocean.

T: 264.497.2051 VOIP: 562.366.4813 info@sbvillas.ai nfreeman@ariescapital.com www.sbvillas.ai santoshavillaanguilla.com

THE REEF BY CUISINART

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 Call or text 973.699.4567 iwant2b@tequilasunrisevilla.com an urban flair.

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

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PARADISE COVE

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.

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DINING AND LIMING

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.

AQUA LOUNGE

Rendezvous Bay ‘Tranquility & You Floating In Blue.’ A Floating Bar, Lounge & Restaurant. Open for lunch everyday and dinner on selected evenings.

www.aqualoungeaxa.com IG / FB / Twitter / SnapChat: aqualoungeaxa

T: 264.584.0001 www.zemibeach.com

DA’VIDA BAYSIDE GRILL

Crocus Bay da’Vida’s Bayside grill is an easy going groove haven for locals and tourists alike. Beach service is not just offered, it’s encouraged. Our service is first class, our staff is friendly and we offer great food at great prices.

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

DA’VIDA RESTAURANT & SPA

T: 264.235.6116 www.facebook.com/ ArtisanPizzaNapoletana

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

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

ELVIS' BEACH BAR

Sandy Ground A fun and friendly beach bar with something for everyone. Sun, sand, and fun. Big screen TV, cornhole boards, free wifi. The best Mexican food on AXA.

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 don’t miss the legendary live Jazz at lunch on Sundays!

EMBER WOOD FIRED CUISINE

Lower South Hill Chef Marc Alvarez brings a simple approach to creating amazing food using live fire cooking. Local and seasonal products are complimented with the flavor of smoke T: 264.476.0101 from burning embers. T: 264.498.0101 T: 264.498.8258 Modern food cooked in www.elvisbeachbar.com F: 264.498.6261 E: esoven@anguillanet.com Facebook: elviselvisbeachbar the old-world style.

T: 264.498.5433/5434 Look for us on Facebook @ F: 264.498.5435 E: info@davidaanguilla.com Es Oven Bar And Restaurant Anguilla www.davidaanguilla.com

JOHNNO’S BEACH STOP

Crocus Bay Be Intentional – Celebrate Life! That’s what da’Vida is all about from morning to midnight. This internationally acclaimed beach-side restaurant is a must experience for locals and visitors alike.

JOHNNO’S ON THE CAY

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.

T: 264.498.2411 E: emberanguilla@gmail.com FB: EmberRestaurantAnguilla

JULIANS – A TROPICAL FRENCH BISTRO

Q Hotel, Long Bay Caribbean French cooking by Executive Chef Dominique Thevenet and locally sourced ingredients create an island infused luxury dining experience. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2018. Lunch and Dinner Reservations required

MADEARIMAN

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

T: 264.497.2728 T: 264.498.8106 E: johnnosanguilla@yahoo.com T: 264.497.2728 Reservations@QHotelAnguilla.com T: 264.497.5750 Facebook: Johnno’s Beach Stop E: johnnosanguilla@yahoo.com www.QHotelAnguilla.com www.trueanguilla.com

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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.

RHUM ROOM

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 refined and elegant tasting room in which to savor the best island rums and small bites.

T: 264.498.5454 F: 264.498.5455 T: 264.584.0001 E: info@oceanechoanguilla.com www.zemibeach.com oceanechoanguilla.com

SANDBAR RESTAURANT

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.

T: 264.498.0171 E: sandbaraxa@gmail.com

TASTY’S RESTAURANT & CHEF DALE CARTY

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

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

PICANTE RESTAURANT Picante Restaurant specializes in traditional and innovative Mexican cuisine. Great, fresh margaritas and other specialty cocktails. Closed Sundays.

T: 264.498.1616 E: picantebwi@gmail.com www.picantebwi.com Facebook: picanteanguillabwi

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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.

T: 264.497.2470 facebook.com/RoysBaysideGrill

STRAW HAT RESTAURANT SUNSHINE SHACK Frangipani Resort, Meads Bay Situated on beautiful Meads Bay. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Seven Days a Week. Beach service, chairs and umbrellas available for guests who are dining with us for breakfast or lunch.

T: 264.497.8300 www.strawhat.com

VEYA

Sandy Ground CHEF CARRIE BOGAR presents “Cuisine of the Sun”. Beautiful ambiance & flavours from around the world. Select cocktails. Meze serving cocktails, small plates & desserts. Closed Sunday. Live Music Every Night.

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ROY’S BAYSIDE GRILL

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

T: 264.476.0649 www.sunshineshack.net Facebook: GarveysSunshineShack

VILLAGE BAKE HOUSE FRENCH BAKERY

South Hill Eat in or takeaway: breakfast, lunch and deli items including: pastries, breads, patisserie, sandwiches, soups. Celebration cakes and catering on request. Open Tues.– Fri. 7am–3pm Sat. & Sun. 7am – 12 noon Closed Mondays & Public Holidays

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ANGUILLA ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION

ANGUILLARTS

We bring the paint party. Shelter: Long Path We make it fun & easy. Thrift Store: Megasavers Let your inner artist out. Nonprofit, volunteer-run A souvenir you create. organization, funded entirely by private donations. Events & private parties. Objectives include: Spay/ neuter of dogs and cats; Dog/cat adoptions (local and int’l) and pet care education 264.772.0644 E: karen@anguillarts.com at local schools. www.anguillarts.com Visitors welcome.

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!

www.anguillasands.com

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 Valley across from The Strip.

T: 264.497.5622

ANGUILLA WATERSPORTS AQUA LOUNGE Anguilla WaterSports is excited to make your visit even more memorable with fun in the sun. We offer equipment rentals, sunset tours and lessons, kite surfing, stand up paddle boarding/ kayaks and we deliver the equipment to you!

Tel. or WhatsApp: 264.584.1204 anguillawatersports.com

AXA BREWING COMPANY AXA SIGNATURE Have you heard? Anguilla has JEWELLERY

Rendezvous Bay ‘Tranquility & You Floating In Blue.’ A Floating Bar, Lounge & Restaurant. Open for lunch everyday and dinner on selected evenings.

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

THE ARIJAH CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION 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:

www.aqualoungeaxa.com IG / FB / Twitter / SnapChat: T: 264.235.2742 E: info@arijah.org aqualoungeaxa http://www.arijah.org Facebook: Arijah Children's Foundation

BIG ON LEARNING

Charitable donations help its first Craft Beer, AXA ALE! Conceptualized and created sponsor students, purchase AXA Brewing Company to reflect the beautiful island supplies for after school launched its flagship beer programs, the construction of Anguilla, it's people and in August, 2018. You will of the BOL multipurpose it's exclusivity to the world. find the beer all over the and recreation center, and Custom designed and island. created in high quality silver, community education engagement initiatives. So wherever you stay, eat 10kt and 14kt gold, made or relax order an AXA ALE. to last a lifetime to carry T: 264.584.4996 (AXA) your memories of your trip T: 264.729.4023 or T: 832.548.3502 (USA) to AXA with you always. 264.235.6881 info@branchesoflearning.org

E: axabrewingco@hotmail.com T: 264.581.2878 www.branchesoflearning.org www.axabrewingco.com E: axajewellery@gmail.com FB: @BIGOnLearning axasignaturejewellery.com IG: @branchesoflearningaxa

BIJOUX BOUTIQUE

Sandy Ground French fashion in Anguilla. Browse our collection of original silver jewelry; our exclusive line of women’s and children’s clothes and much, much more at our pretty, well-stocked shops.

T: 264.583.0823 E: pierantonithomas@yahoo.fr Facebook: Anguilla Bijoux

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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.

T: 264.498.5602 E: golf@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

IRIE LIFE

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: 264.497.6526 / 498.6526 E: irielifeaxa@yahoo.com www.irielife.com

FASHION CUTS 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.

Sandy Ground Private charter services for the discerning traveller. Cruise Anguilla, St Martin/ Sint Maarten and St Barths. Snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing and sight-seeing T: 264.497.5622 info@fashioncutsjewelry.com cruises as well as fishing. www.fashioncutsjewelry.com Private airport transfers. Facebook: fashioncuts Available: Sun – Sat, 24/7

South Hill Roundabout Cool down after a warm day at work or at the beach with a delicious tropical smoothie or the island’s best rum punch... beer, soft drinks also available. Sip while shopping at SeaSpray Boutique.

T: 264.235.1650 T: 264.235.7902 / 476.1428 F: 264.498.1650 info@gotchagarfieldseatours.com E: pmiller@anguillanet.com gotchagarfieldseatours.com

JILL WALKER RMT MASSAGE THERAPIST

LES GRANDS VINS DE FRANCE

LIMIN’ BOUTIQUE

T: 264.497.6498 F: 264.497.6152 E: nathalielesenechal@ anguillanet.com

T: 264.583.3733 liminboutique@anguillanet.com FB: liminboutiqueanguilla

25 Years Canadian RMT Deep Tissue Massage Sports Injuries Canadian Hot Stone Soft Tissue Acupuncture

Anguilla (Dec – May) (264) 582-7780 Canada (May – Nov ) (613) 621-2056

South Hill The largest importer of Wine and Champagne into Anguilla for 20 years. Open Mon. to Sat. 9.30am–6.00pm Visit our beautiful new boutique, opposite Anguilla Trading.

PETALS BOUTIQUE

Frangipani Beach Resort, Join the island’s first ecotourism Meads Bay company on a journey Discover one-of-a-kind through Anguilla’s wildlife- jewelry and handbags rich wetlands. Both bird from around the world, watchers and photographers plus designer beachwear alike will experience the and locally made finds. wilder side of Anguilla with Enjoy Anguilla’s premier intimate customized tours boutique and take a piece for guests of all ages. of the island home with T: 264.584.0346 you!

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ICED ‘N EASY SMOOTHIES

Twitter: @fashioncuts IG: @fashioncutsjewelry Pinterest: fashioncuts_

NATURE EXPLORERS ANGUILLA

Sandy Ground Wed.–Sat., 11:00-5:00pm

GOTCHA! GARFIELD’S SEA TOURS

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West End Main Road Come LIME with us and discover our unique and beachy chic gifts, jewelry & apparel for women, men & children and home décor! Exclusive jewelry and gifts made from the beaches of Anguilla – “Live for the moment, then take it with you.”

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!

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WEDDINGS

WEDDINGS AT ÀNI Say “I do” overlooking the sea at Àni Private Resorts. Our full-service estate sleeps 20, and can accommodate 40 for dinner and 100 for cocktails. Let our team help you plan the event of a lifetime.

E: reservations@ aniprivateresorts.com www.aniprivateresorts.com

WEDDINGS AT FRANGIPANI Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay

BLUE SEA WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS 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

DJ SUGAR

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.

Weddings, Parties, Events Get your party started with DJ Sugar, Anguilla’s favourite entertainer! Catch him at one of his regular party nights at Viceroy, The Pumphouse or CuisinArt.

KSHARP PHOTOGRAPHY

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Capturing the moments that you treasure most; whether they be weddings, engagements, portraits sessions or otherwise. Our images will not only reflect a sensitive eye to creativity and design but will also reflect your personality and unique taste in them.

Led by internationally published photographer Derrys Richardson, Signature 7602 Studios Anguilla is a full service Wedding and Portrait Photography company located in beautiful Anguilla.

T: 264.498.8068 / 8069 T: 264.476.7489 or US: 770.884.7830 264.235.3521 ernie@ T: 264.498.2583 E: sugarpop@hotmail.com E: info@blueseaanguilla.com coutureconceptsanguilla.com www.blueseaanguilla.com coutureconceptsanguilla.com

J.AUSTIN PRO

Jonathan Austin Gumbs Jonathan, who is better known as J.Austin Pro in Tie the knot at Anguilla’s the digital world, produces premier boutique resort! photography work that Talk with us about options encapsulates the islandfor intimate weddings or full life/tropical aesthetic with a hotel buy-outs for your big twist of editorial glam. day. Located on Meads Bay T: 264.772.2855 with award-winning Straw E: jaustinpro@yahoo.com Hat Restaurant on site. IG: @j.austinpro

T: 264.497.7888 ksphotography.design@ gmail.com www.ksharp-photography.com

T: 264.476.7602 admin@derrysrichardson.com www.derrysrichardson.com

T: 264.497.6442 info@frangipaniresort.com www.frangipaniresort.com

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SNAP PHOTO BOOTHS.

STRAW HAT RESTAURANT WEDDINGS & EVENTS AT Meads Bay CUISINART

WEDDINGS AT ZEMI BEACH HOUSE HOTEL & SPA

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

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.

Make your next event a hit by giving your guests an experience they won't forget. It's as easy as 1, 2.... SNAP! snapphotoboothsaxa@gmail.com

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T: 264.497.8300 www.strawhat.com

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.

T: 264.498.2000 E: events@cuisinart.ai www.cuisinartresort.com

T: 264.584.8966 E: info@zemibeach.com www.zemibeach.com

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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.

CARIBBEAN INSURANCE BROKERS

A fully licensed fiduciary with over 25 years of experience. Offering the best choices, saving you time and money. Company Formation; Management / Corporate Homeowners & Villa Secretarial Services; Captive Coverage, Natural Insurance & Insurance Disasters, Liability, Motor, Management; Accounting Marine, Health. & Bookkeeping; Yacht Agents for MASA Assist. Registration; Professional Intermediary Services for T: 264.497.3420 Financial Services MASA Assist: 264.498. 6272 Off-Island E: admin@cibanguilla.com Organizations.

P.O. Box 321, The Valley www.cibanguilla.com T: 264.497.2839 E: info@anguillachamber.com

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

T: 264.584.7000 E: info@gumko.com http://gumko.com

T: 264.235.2816

FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE RESIDENCES

Barnes Bay, Sales Villa 20 For more information on Turnkey Full Ownership opportunities visit Sales Villa 20 at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla or contact Jack Madden, Director of Sales.

T: 264.235.0112 info@anguillaprivateresidences.com T: 264.498.3800 admin@counsellimited.com anguillaprivateresidences.com www.counsellimited.com

ISLAND DREAM PROPERTIES MORLENS ARCHITECTURE ONE WAY TICKET: FROM SERVICES AMERICA TO ANGUILLA Island Dream Properties is a Real Estate, Villa Rental and Property Management Agency on the island of Anguilla. We represent villas of all types for both short term and long term rentals. Our real estate listings also range from the fixer-upper to a waterfront estate.

T: 264.498.3200 E: sales@ islanddreamproperties.com www.islanddreamproperties.com

PROPERTIES IN PARADISE SUNSET HOMES South Hill Plaza Our portfolio of properties for sale includes Anguilla’s most elegant villas and locations. We assist you with in-depth knowledge of the local market in all phases of villa and real estate sales, purchase, ownership, management

COUNSEL LIMITED

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.

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

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TRANQUILITY BEACH

TROPHY PROPERTIES

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O: 264.497.0005 C: 264.476.5000 E: vbrookes@morlens.com www.morlens.com

Contemporary 1, 2 and 3 BR beachfront condos for sale on Meads Bay. Stroll down sand to 5-star resorts, spas and award-winning restaurants. Fully-furnished and professionally managed. Call for tours. Complimentary transportation. Designed and developed by Sunset Homes and Aries Capital.

elaine@propertiesinparadise.com C: 264.235.3666 T: 264.235.7667/497.3666 C: 264.476.8488/235.3666 propertiesinparadise.com E: info@sunsethomesanguilla.com T: 264.497.3666

Specializing in residential sales and rentals of Estates, Villas, Cottages, and Condominiums. The Trophy Properties Team has over 40 combined years’ experience in real estate development, sales and marketing, resort consulting and hospitality management. Let us help you discover your own Trophy Property on Anguilla.

T: 264.476.1559 / 954.232.7253 E: debbie@trophyproperties.net www.sunsethomesanguilla.com tranquilitybeachanguilla.com www.trophyproperties.net

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20 Knots & Zemi Beach Club, Zemi Beach House.................................139 Andy's Car Rentals................................199 Àni..........................................................51 Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF)..................................97 Anguilla Chamber of Commerce & Industry............................144 AnguillArts............................................109 Anguilla Lit Fest.....................................136 Anguilla National Trust............................95 Anguilla Salts and Sands........................142 Anguilla Tourist Board................ Back Cover Anguilla Villa Company...........................61 Anguilla Watersports...............................97 Arijah Children’s Foundation�������������������95 AQUA Lounge.........................................13 Artisan Pizza Napoletana.........................75 Avis Car Rental......................................136 AXA Ale..................................................73 AXA Signature Jewellery........................141 Beaches Edge Villa...................................55 Big On Learning....................................141 Bijoux Boutique.......................................97 Bird of Paradise Villa�������������������������������53 Blue Sea Anguilla���������������������������������� 2-3 Blue Sea Weddings�������������������������������115 Calypso Charters Anguilla.......................19 Caribbean Insurance Brokers.................135 Carimar Beach Club................................39 Counsel Limited.....................................135 Couture Concepts.................................143 CuisinArt Golf Club...............................142 CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa....................137 da’Vida................................................... 79 da’Vida Watersports..............................102 DJ Sugar................................................143

E’s Oven.................................................139 Elvis' Beach Bar........................................75 Ember......................................................77 Fashion Cuts/Alloyds.............................105 Four Seasons Private Residences.... 126-127 Frangipani Beach Resort..........................49 GUM/KO International Ltd.....................129 Gotcha Garfield's Sea Tours.....................31 Hughes Culinary Villa Services.................73 Iced 'n Easy Smoothies..........................142 Irie Life..................................................105 Island Dream Properties: Real Estate......133 Island Dream Properties: Villa Rentals......59 Island Insurance Ltd.�������������������������������15 Japro/J.Austin Pro Photography.............119 Jill Walker RMT Massage Therapist........109 Johnnos Beach Stop................................73 Johnnos on the Cay................................ 73 Julian's – A Tropical French Bistro..........139 Kandara Villa..................................... 46-47 Kishti Villa Collection...............................59 Kobbe Design........................................128 KSharp Photography����������������������������117 Les Grands Vins de France.....................107 Leviticus Lifestyle and Travel.....................11 Limin’ Boutique.....................................105 Little Butterfly........................................138 Lloyd's Bed & Breakfast...........................67 Long Bay Villas........................................57 Lynne Bernbaum Art Gallery..................107 Madeariman............................................83 Morlens Architecture Services................131 Nature Explorers Anguilla......................101 Ocean Echo��������������������������������������������79 One Way Ticket.....................................129 Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel.................61 Petals Boutique......................................142 Picante..................................................140

Properties in Paradise: Rentals����������������53 Properties in Paradise: Real Estate���������129 Quintessence Hotel............................... 8-9 Richardson’s Car Rental Agency.............136 Rhum Room, Zemi Beach House...........140 Roy's Bayside Grill....................................73 SandBar��������������������������������������������������77 Santosha Villa Estate................................57 Sea Spray Gift Shop������������������������������105 Shoal Bay Villas���������������������������������������65 Signature 7602 Studios������������������������121 Signature Tots Boutique...........................17 Snap Photo Booths................................143 Spyglass Hill Villa...................................138 Stone, Zemi Beach House......................140 Straw Hat Restaurant..............................69 Sunset Homes.......................................144 Sunshine Shack ....................................140 Tasty’s Restaurant & Chef Dale Carty ....140 Tequila Sunrise Villa......... Inside Back Cover The Anguilla Card....................................23 The Anguilla Lover's Collection..............141 The Reef by Cuisinart............................ 4-5 Tranquility Beach...................................125 Trans Anguilla Airways.............................23 Trattoria Tramonto.................................140 Trophy Properties...................................133 Village Bake House French Bakery.........140 Veya / Meze.............................................71 Villa Alegria.............................................55 Weddings at Àni....................................143 Weddings & Events at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa����������������� 143 Weddings at Frangipani������������������������143 Weddings at Straw Hat������������������������121 Weddings at Zemi Beach����������������������143 Zemi Beach House.................................. 6-7

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hat is the average time it takes from the moment you enter Tequila Sunrise Villa to when you feel totally relaxed and completely at home, a feeling that will last your entire stay, with good reason. Maybe it’s the iced towels and warm welcome from Heather, the House Manager? Or panoramic views of the ocean and neighbouring islands from the great room. Or your first cocktail party on the pool deck, with delicious welcome platters and drinks, courtesy of owners Robin and Joel? Perhaps it’s when you slip on your robe and discover the outdoor shower in your ocean view master suite has soaps made in Anguilla alongside all the other amenities. Or when you go outside to relax in the moonlight after dinner and spot a shooting star. Or walk to the little beach “Lovers Cove” for swimming or snorkelling, or just to sit and stare at the ocean?

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Maybe it’s because, at a touch of a button, you can enjoy complimentary, free-flowing Patron Tequila or Keurig Coffee, and that in the morning you will be greeted by the smell of fresh baked muffins and a smile from the lovely Heather, who’s appeared, as if by magic, to make your breakfast. And when you have relaxed enough and are ready to explore Anguilla, take Billy The Goat, house mascot/island celebrity with you, and you will be welcomed wherever you go. “You can see the Villa on its website; however, what you don’t see are all the extras. Unlimited chilled Patron, owners who called to make sure we had everything we needed, a villa supplied with all the necessities, small gifts throughout our stay, laundry service – oh, and did I mention – Heather!” - Danny and Linda, 2018 guests.


Vacation in Paradise Tequila Sunrise Villa is a 5,000 sq. ft. 3 Master Bedroom Luxury Villa Enjoy daily breakfast and housekeeping and 24 hr. concierge PERFECT FOR FAMILY, HONEYMOONERS, 1, 2, OR 3 COUPLES On Lover’s Cove at Dropsey Bay Sandy Hill, Anguilla BWI A Two Minute Walk to a Secluded Beach For Reservation Details Email: iwant2b@tequilasunrisevilla.com or call or text Joel’s cell: 973-699-4567 www.tequilasunrisevilla.com

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Come discover a place with 33 powder-white beaches, turquoise waters and culinary delights, with cay islands and caves waiting to be found. A place where locals wave hello as you pass by on your way to explore a world beyond expectations.

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