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In Anguilla, the concept of staying at villas is gaining prominence due to the big number of properties at the beachfront or nailed on the top of the hills looking up to the transparent sea water. It is perfect for a relaxing time with the family or partying with friends.
Some villas have absolutely everything: chefs, butler, beach toys, personal trainers and much more.
In between the options that Anguilla has to offer, we chose the best so you can enjoy this enthralling island in style. With a broad variety and unforgettable treats, follow bellow:
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In Anguilla, you will enjoy most of your time at your hotel - relaxing in your suit, receiving beach massages or having a piña colada at the pool.
There is a wide range of options of things to do: some more sophisticated, others more chic and some even simple. In common, all border the surreal turquoise immensity of the island.
We selected the best options – find the style that better suits you:
There are two gas stations at the island: one at Rendezvous Bay and the other, next to the port.
Anguilla is a British island and they follow their traditions, so you will drive on the left side of the road.
You will find long roads at the island but keep a low speed. Police officers are spread all around the roads to keep the order and there are radars.
Beware of the goats! They have priority pass, be kind!
Start the morning at Geraud's Patisserie with an iced coffee or a cranberry smoothie accompanied by a fresh grain bread, a bagel with cream cheese, an egg white omelet or a vegie wrap! Some kind of French bakery at the South Hill road that opens every day until 2 pm. It suits perfectly not only breakfasts, but also the after-beach snacks.
In the afternoon, go to Sandy Island restaurant in a private island. This casual beach bar where everybody walks barefooted is famous due to its langoustines grilled on coal and the JoJo rum punch.
As you arrive, go on board in the island’s boat called Happiness. It leaves from the Sandy Ground pier and in 15 minutes, you are there.
In 2006, the chef Carrie Bogar and her husband Jerry decided to change the address of their already renowned restaurant, so they substituted Pennsylvania for the inspiring Anguilla. Today, they serve delirious dishes at Veya, in Sandy Ground. Start with the Moroccan shrimps and after that, taste the duck with carrot puree or the tuna watered with rum, or choose the tasting menu approved by our F*Hits Camila Coelho. There are 5 divine dishes that take you into a gastronomic journey of flavors.
Omari Banks sings on Mondays at Veya, therefore you are at the right spot to have dinner and call it a night! Order your favorite drink and have fun!
At your hotel or villa.
Have a relaxing lunch at The Place, in Rendezvous Bay and savor a fish sandwich or a chicken wrap in comfortable beach armchair.
Lunchtime: from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Chacha San, at the South Hill road. Taste de delicious Asian gastronomy by the hands of the talented chef Ken. A cool restaurant, attended by locals for a draft beer at the end of the day and its unmissable dinner. Get started with the sushi selection and follow to the chicken curry or the spicy chicken with lemon.
Walk by The Pumphouse at Sandy Ground. If you enjoy the vibe in there, go inside and have the last drink of the day in this pirate-style bar!
Head to Barnes Bay for a morning dive, visit the Viceroy’s hotel beach hut, the Viceroy’s Mediterranean for a fresh juice.
The perfect lunch with the feet in the sand at Bamboo, the Viceroy’s hotel restaurant. Try the Caesar salad or the fish burger.
Lunchtime: from 12:00 to 3:00 pm
For dinner, go to the Straw Hat, the Frangipani’s hotel restaurant in Meads Bay. It is in contact with the best anglers of the island, so the fish of the day is the ideal choice. Get started with the tuna sprinkled bread.
Dune Preserve, at Rendezvous Bay, is the bar elected the #1 beach bar in the world many times. A rustic lounge adorned with things found in the ocean, “The Dune” is the stream covered in wood itself. However, the highlight of the place is its owner the star Bankie Banx, host of the reggae evenings under the stars.
Bankie performs around 10:00 pm. Ask your concierge to check the exact time.
Every day the Chef Dale Carter prepares a nice selection of eggs with the tastes of the island for breakfast at his restaurant Tasty’s, at the South Hill road. Choose between the eggwhite vegetarian omelet and the seafood omelet!
The cheerful Da’Vida restaurant at Crocus Bay offers since a seasoned chicken pizza to a fresh tuna salad. After lunch, rent a kayak and wander around the bay following the rays and sea turtles or talk to the sailor Calvin that usually it is beneath the exuberant tamarind tree, and navigate with him throughout the neighborhood of Little Bay. Lunchtime: from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
To break the fish routine, eat the real Italian pizza at the avant-garde Blue Bar at the boutique hotel CéBlue, also in Crocus Bay. From the wood-fired oven, delicious pizzas sprinkled with plenty of fresh mozzarella come out.
Elvis Beach Bar is an Anguilla classic in Sandy Ground. A little wooden boat, good vibes from Elvis, good music and Caribbean drinks will give the final touch to your night.
At your hotel or villa.
Rum, sun and fun - such is Scilly Cay! A dot of sand in the midst of the translucent Habour island waters and a husband and wife team. Owners Eudoxie and Sandra have been receiving happy guests here in their private island for decades, a must-see. Meals with a lot lobster, fruits and shrimp pasta accompanied by especially strong rum punch. To reach the petit island, wave to their small boat close to the wharf at Harbour Island.
Lunchtime: from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.
Head to Jacala at Meads Bay. Perfect for your Friday night, this is Martha Stewart’s favorite restaurant in the Caribbean. Imagine a French chef preparing multi-Sensorial gastronomy. The result are dishes such as the tuna carpaccio on sesame olive oil, goat cheese terrine, garden vegetables, cucumber soup with yogurt and for desert, the spectacular baba au rhun.
Dinnertime: from 07:00 pm to 10:15 pm
On Fridays, Omari Banks plays at the Dune Preserve in Rendezvous Bay, a bar that belongs to his father, the big star Bankie and owner of Dune, elected many times the best beach bar in the world.
Start the day at Geraud’s Patisserie with a banana smoothie with any of the delicacies that Geraud prepares on Saturdays.
Some kind of French bakery at the South Hill road that opens every day until 2 pm, perfect not only for breakfasts, but also for the after-beach snacks.
On Saturdays, the live shows begin at 1 pm at Smokey's at the Cove, in Cove Bay and follows deliciously until 4:00 pm. This restaurant-bar with sand in your feet is an island classical with a relaxed atmosphere and a tasteful menu commanded by the owner Ilan, an important local manager.
Lunch time on Saturdays: from 12:00 to 04:00 pm
Ask your hotel’s concierge or villa to make a reservation or contact by phone: 264.497.6582
Extend to Rhum Room or to the Zemi Beach pool bar for an appetizing dinner at the Stone Seasonal Cuisine restaurant that overlooks Shoal Bay beach and offers a selection of wines and artisanal cocktails, harmonized with the best fish, shellfish and fresh vegetables becoming the perfect translation of the farm-to-table concept.
Dinnertime: from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm
The night follows until late at the Pumhouse in Sandy Ground with live music and watered by the Caribbean drinks.
Start the day with a late brunch at Zemi Beach hotel. An appetizing selection of breads, cheeses, salads and snacks with spectacular views of the Shoal Bay sea.
Brunch time: from 11:30 am to 02:30 pm
On Wednesdays night and on Sunday afternoon you have the chance to see the star Bankie Banx playing live at the Dune Preserve, at the end of the Rendezvous beach. Enjoy your Sunday at this incredible bar with your feet in the sand, drinks and homemade food.
To confirm the star’s performance, call 264.729.4215.
No formal dinner, Sunday is a lazy day. Follow to the Sunset Lounge, the Viceroy hotel’s bar in Barnes Bay. Delicious sushis to conclude your Sunday afternoon!
Dinnertime: from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Elected the best bar in the world, Dune Preserve is unmissable.
A trendy and artistic bar that still counts on Bankie Banx, owner, musician and international star influenced by Bob Marley and Bob Dylan.
By the way, Bankie is one of the island’s highlights because even as the years passes by him, the voice of the legendary singer only gets better, it is unbelievable.
1.6 km away from the Anguilla Beach coast, Sandy Island is a remote paradise surrounded by a shining sea and soft sand.
The island is also home of the cozy and unpretentious Sandy Island restaurant, a casual beach bar where everyone walks barefoot, famous by its hospitality, crayfish, lobsters grilled on charcoal and special cocktails such as the JoJo Rum Punch and the High Tide.
Get the island’s boat properly called Bliss at the Sandy Ground dock or hire a boat to get there.
Rum, sun and fun - such is Scilly Cay! A dot of sand in the midst of the translucent Habour island waters and a husband and wife team. The owners Eudoxie and Sandra have been receiving happy guests here in their private island for decades.
To reach to the petit island, wave to their small boat close to the wharf at Harbour Island. As you are getting closer to Scilly Cay, take a nice look at the lobsters in the sea – succulent and fresh, they are going to be your lunch. Chat with Eudoxie whose personality fulfil the entire island and to the other guests while lunch is not ready.
After a complete lobster, fruits and macaroni salad meal savor the particularly strong Scilly Cay rum punch and enjoy the sea surrounding you as your tensions float away.