After an entire year of having to quarantine and stay at home, the world is ready to start adventuring and exploring again to some of the most beautiful and exotic locations! Anguilla, amongst all of the Caribbean islands, should be your first stop for a few different reasons – and here’s why.
1. The Beaches and Water Experiences
Anguilla is ranked number five of the Caribbean islands for its beaches – but it’s a rating that does not do it justice. Anguilla’s sands are legendary, and even though the island only stretches across 16 miles, it’s home to 33 beaches that house coral, unmarked roads and beachfront villas that are sure to have you swoon.
The best way to really understand and experience this is by actually diving right into the water with something like the Ultimate Prickly Pear and Anguilla Experience! The experience includes a full day of sailing from St. Maarten to Anguilla and Prickly Pear, snorkeling, an open bar and a traditional seaside lunch.
Read more about St Maarten to Anguilla and Prickly Pear Sail and Snorkel Trip 2021 – https://www.viator.com/tours/St-Maarten/Prickly-Pear-Day-Sail-and-Snorkel-from-St-Maarten/d728-2812PP?mcid=56757
2. The Culture
Out of all of the Caribbean islands, Anguilla has the most down-to-earth culture, and most authentic welcoming experience. While other islands may feel like tourist traps, Anguilla’s culture fosters a natural crave for adventure. Though something to keep in mind is their attire – while beachwear is fine at the beach, anywhere else requires a little more effort for dress codes.
Their best things to do are almost always free as Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay, and Sandy Ground are ranked at the top three of their beaches. Once you’ve exhausted your day soaking in the sun, head down to one of their famous entertainment and nightlife locations created by Bankie Banx at his beachside restaurant and lounge, Dune Preserve! Find out more here: https://www.bankiebanx.net/dunepreserve.
3. The Luxury Hotel Experience
Although the Airbnb culture is live and well in most backpacking travel, Anguilla is not the place to do this if you want to take control of your luxury experience. With some of the highest rated hotels, including Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, the experience is one that will last a lifetime.
Sitting on the country’s western coast, the property boasts a varied list of recreational amenities – just in case relaxing on the two white sand beaches is too sedentary for you. Included in the hotel is one of the newest shops – Wheat Anguilla! Opened in less than a month by Molly Shaheen and Huw Collins, the boutique store offers everything from your classic beach wear, to lounging in your hotel room, or getting fancy while feeling comfortable.
While this island adventure is one of their latest, you can find Wheat in the US on both the east and west coasts with stores in Los Angeles, Casa Del Mar, York Beach, and Newburyport. Check them out at https://www.wheatboutique.com/.