The West Indies in the Caribbean has been home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Backed by calmer beaches on the Caribbean side and adventurous waters on the Atlantic side, Anguilla Island is a perfect getaway for those seeking tranquillity or adventure of a lifetime. The whole island boasts of a relative peace made famous only by several celebrity sightings and an NBC wedding special. The newly built and rather unexploited golf courses are another irresistible attraction of the island. A true Caribbean paradise, honeymooners and newlyweds flock the island for an indulgence in romance, passion and love.
White Beaches of Anguilla
The 40 square mile area of Anguilla Island makes every beach accessible by foot or rented motorbikes. Shoal Bay East tops the list because its powdery white sand that stretches for over a mile. This beach is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean not only by locals and tourists but by top magazines as well. The Sandy Ground is home to numerous boats and yachts from all over the world because it is their only docking point. Different colours, shapes, and sizes converge making these boats are a spectacle to the eyes. The seclusion and sheer serenity of Barnes Bay make it a must visit beach as well.
Out and About
Aside from the alluring beaches, Anguilla resorts may show you a few tricks up their sleeves. A luxury holiday to the Caribbean isn’t complete without a game of golf. Golf is everywhere for beginners, intermediates and experts. The runaway top choice is Temenos in Cap Jaluca. In Phillipsburg on the Dutch side, one may rent genuine 12-meter American Cup yachts for a quick sail. Likewise, a day tour on Shoal Bay may end you up in thediving boat with scuba diving ready gear or an afternoon of snorkelling on Prickly Pear Island. Another option is finding the Grand Outlook Castle that remains a mystery until today even to the locals. Of course, the historic sights and cultural emblems are interspersed within the island making them absolutely hard to miss.
Shopping in Anguilla
Shopping may not be the number one past time in Anguilla hotels yet incredible bargains are not hard to find. The Duty-Free in St.Martin sells all types of good at very reasonable prices. However, for a true-blue Anguilla shopping, head to any Irie Life and you will find something that will awake your interest in its wide range of products and souvenirs. Of course, no one could miss the exquisite driftwood carvings at Cheddie’s. For art lovers, Loblolly at the Valley is home to the most enchanting masterpieces by local artists.
Wining and Dining in Anguilla
A taste of authentic Caribbean reggae music is available at Gwen’s. Home to the best ribs and barbeques, this place fronting the turquoise waters is packed as early as 4PM on a Sunday. Uncle Ernie’s is the more affordable counterpart of Gwen’s. It is famous for its excitingly delicious Rum Punch. Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay is next to Cuisinart – a famed Anguilla resort. It is known for the boat bar that faces the sea where guests can dine and enjoy good music. Johno’s Place is flocked by guests for their sumptuous lunches in acasual setting.