Secluded, private, whiter-than-white beaches, sparkling waters and lavish resorts , Anguilla, unlike its Caribbean neighbors, is an exclusive, tranquil beach-lovers paradise. With an enviable selection of high-end spas, restaurants, bars and gorgeous hidden-away bays, if you're wanting the best of the Caribbean without the crowds, Anguilla is the spot.
Sarjai's - Local food
Get a taste of the real Anguilla at this Caribbean-style, elegant restaurant in Mead's bay. Owned by a local chef famous for his award-winning food and outstanding Anguillan cuisine, choose from authentic seafood, stewed goat and delicious beef dishes.
Sunshine Shack - Casual
This beachfront restaurant and bar, known as 'Garvey's', after the sunshine-y, happy, singing local who serves up your food. Perched on one of Anguilla's most stunning beaches, Rendezvous Bay, this cute food shack serves freshly grilled meats and seafood, sides like rice and beans, coleslaw, fruity cocktails and cool beers. Grab a bench in the sand, be serenaded by Garvey and dig into some succulent barbecued chicken- all at a reasonable price.
da'Vida- Fine dining
The motto at this chic, award-winning restaurant is 'celebrate life'- and that's exactly what you'll be doing at this stunning seaside eatery. Offering a fine-dining menu, beach grill and tapas menus, da'Vida doesn't disappoint.
Cap Juluca- Luxury
This Moroccan-style, exclusive luxury resort offers the ultimate privacy for a Caribbean escape. One of the most romantic resorts in the Caribbean, Cap Juluca overlooks the stunning St. Maarten mountains and every room peers out to the shimmering Caribbean sea.
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort - Budget
A cute 3-star roost on Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla Great House Beach Resort is a charming 35-room hotel close to the main beaches on the island. Flop out at one of the beaches, hit the beach bar or snorkel in the crystal waters full of tropical fish.
Arawak Beach Inn- Casual
Stray a little off-the-beaten-path and you'll find a real Caribbean experience in the form of pretty pastel-colored beach huts, known as the Arawak Beach Inn. With 17 rooms available, The Arawak offers affordable accommodation in Anguilla on the ever-endearing Island Harbour.
Two miles of gorgeous beach, Rendezvous Bay offers stunning views of St Maarten, talcum powdery sand and clear, unbelievably blue waters. If you want to escape the crowds, avoid going to the Bay on a Wednesday Friday and Sunday afternoon when there's live music at Dune's.
Caribbean reggae legend, Bankie Banx's ultra-cool chill spot at Rendezvous Bay. This shipwrecked, stuck-in-paradise-themed bar is a popular lunch spot, and offers fantastic live music at sunset from Bankie Banks himself and his friends.
This flawless, glistening strip of sand is Anguilla's most famous beach. Lined with restaurants and hotels, Shoal Bay offers endless watersports, gorgeous views and plenty of shady spots to just lay and enjoy the sound of the Caribbean sea.
Hop on a free ferry over to the laid-back, charming Scilly Cay. A tiny island of the coast of Island Harbour, a trip to the idyllic Scilly Cay is a must-do.
This dreamy, secluded cove is one of Anguilla most tucked-away, hidden beaches. Getting there is a bit of an adventure, you can either climb down by rope or boat over from Crocus Bay for $15. Once you're there, jump off the rocks, snorkel or flop out and enjoy having the beach to yourself for the day.
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