With over 30 Anguillian beaches to choose from, the daily decision of where to go can be tough. We get it! We will make island life a little easier for you with a quick itinerary of our favorite beaches and why. Check out our top seven beach experiences below for your next week-long trip to Cap Juluca:
Day 1: Get Established
We must begin with our personal favorite and where we call home, Maundays Bay! Our crescent shaped cove is ideal for snorkeling, seashell hunting and afternoon wading in possibly the clearest waters on the island.
Maundays Bay, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka
Day 2: Blue Daze
Meads Bay often struts many shades of blue and is home to the charming Blanchard’s Beach Shack, which is a must for a casual day at the beach. If you prefer a bottle of rosé and tableside steak tartare, Jacala next door is your spot. Both places offer lounge chairs for a day of contentment on this long, stretch of sand.
Meads Bay, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional jetsetter? Starting this month, we will feature travel tips and off-the-record experiences by various jetsetters and journalists who have visited Cap Juluca.
First up, our talented friend and wordsmith, David Lansing. David has written for National Geographic Traveler and Islands Magazine, to name a few, and refers to himself as a modern-day flâneur – a French term meaning gentleman stroller of the streets and aimless wanderer. David’s relaxed approach and taste for the finer things in life make him an ideal guest to check in with on all things Anguilla.
Photo: David Lansing
CJ: What is your all-time favorite experience at Cap Juluca?
DL: I love going out on the resort’s 32-foot sailboat for a sunset cruise. Captain Eddie and his crewmate, Elvis, are extremely gracious, and sipping champagne while watching a squall play out far over the horizon is always a treat. And you just know that at some point on the cruise, Elvis is going to tell you a great story. My favorite is about the honeymooning couple from Oklahoma who were completely hammered when they jumped off the boat, swam to a nearby limestone cliff with a prominent sign at the top that said in big bold red letters ABSOLUTELY NO JUMPING, used a rope to climb up the sheer rock and then jumped like lemmings into the sea some 30 feet below. They were a little scratched up from climbing the cliff but otherwise fine, according to Elvis. Before this story can fully sink in, Elvis says, “Did I tell you about the group of rich Russians we had on board one time?” He did not. But he will.
Photo: David Lansing
Visiting the Caribbean any time of year is always exciting but December is the most festive. If you are planning a white-sand Christmas at Cap Juluca, check out our tips to ensure more time to relax or as the locals say, more time to lime.
Photo: Cap Juluca
To begin leave the details up to us. We highly recommend securing your holiday dining reservations at Cap Juluca prior to your arrival, and our concierge is happy to assist. The only island time to remember is 3 p.m. when we serve our housemade fruit sorbet − beachside!
Photo: Cap Juluca
Congratulations! You’ve found that special someone to spend happily forever after with. Now that you know for sure, you can begin brainstorming the next step… the proposal!
No pressure or anything, but be sure to consider you two will be telling the story of your engagement for the rest of your lives, so make it a great one!
There are few things more enjoyable than listening to a sweet engagement story, and now is your chance to create your very own.
How you popped the question isn’t the only important detail though. There’s also the where to consider.
To help inspire your romantic creativity, we’ll let you in on our secret, perfect and utterly romantic favorite destination for proposals – Anguilla Island in the Caribbean.
Tucked away in the northwest corner of the Caribbean, Anguilla is as peaceful and remote as romantic islands come. It’s truly a heavenly destination and the absolutely ideal place to surprise your sweetheart.
Are you in the market for a vacation? If not, you should be!
We all need to get away from time to time, disconnect from everyday stresses and spend quality time with loved ones… somewhere tropical and beautiful.
One simple way to enhance any vacation is to book a package, rather than just a normal stay. Many factors go into planning a trip and a great experience at a good value is usually part of the equation.
Everyone wants to create great memories and get the most bang for their buck, and we all should. It’s our vacation after all. Packages are essentially a series of items, usually cohesive or themed, the hotel puts together under one price tag. To help ensure your next getaway is phenomenal, let us let you in on the benefits of hotel package deals.
Exactly what makes an idyllic Caribbean island so… idyllic? Imagine for a moment you are on a pristine beach, gazing out to sea.
What sights, sounds and feelings come to mind?
Anything to do with the feel and/or sound of a light breeze?
We’re guessing yes, and you imagined accurately. Many of the most beautiful and idyllic places on the globe have one detail in common tradewinds.
Much of that perfect, balmy, breezy weather we imagine so easily when thinking of an island getaway, comes from trade winds.
To prepare you for your next jaunt to paradise, here’s a bit of trade wind trivia for you to enjoy:
Palm tree swaying in the light breeze. Lounge chairs casually strewn across the sand with swimsuit clad vacationers sipping on a cocktail decorated with a colorful little umbrella.
There’s a distinct reason why this is a common image seen and imagined when it comes to the Caribbean – because it’s what really happens.
The Caribbean is a destination that offers both an unyielding array of activities or the option to be utterly lazy.
Plenty of vacationers opt for the occasional excursion, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or scuba diving, but for the most part people retreat to the Caribbean to lounge around and do a whole lot of nothing.
Each picturesque island is a slice of paradise where nothing is expected from visitors and every luxury awaits.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular Caribbean pastimes is consumption of tropical beverages. If you’re in the Caribbean, chances are it’s for a vacation, so the time is ripe to sit beachside and sip on an iconic rum punch.
With a vast array of islands, and even more beach bars, to choose from, one might wonder how such a decision is to be made?
Did winter find you just a little too early last year? Did you find yourself dreaming of sand instead of snow and bikinis instead of coats?
No one can blame you if that was the case. Seems like this might be the opportune moment to consider a very untraditional Thanksgiving in the most incredible destination possible: the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies.
Retreat to paradise void of hectic traffic, fast food chains and anything less than perfectly luxurious.
If an Anguillian Thanksgiving is truly on your radar, let us paint of picture of what you can expect instead of turkey and snow.
Not Thanksgiving or Christmas or even in the beginning of the New Year. No, the absolute perfect time for you to whisk your other half away for a whirlwind Anguillian getaway happens to be from November 1 to December 18.
We’re so passionate about this quintessential time for a trip to our small slice of paradise, we are about to equip you with our top five reasons on why the first half of November is ideal.
You’re casually lounging on a picturesque beach as you sip a perfectly crafted rum punch while gazing at the soft sway of the palm trees. Sounds like paradise, right? Perhaps this was your summer experience, or perhaps you’re lamenting this summer did not carry you away to an exotic getaway. Chin up, no more regrets – we’re here to bring you excellent news. The best season to visit paradise hasn’t even happened yet.
Though this planet has quite a few idyllic regions offering their own versions of paradise, we will be focusing on one particular slice of perfect island life – Anguilla. Famous for it’s vacation vibes year round, the Caribbean is an incredible place to visit anytime. Yet the Caribbean is comprised of thousands of islands, and they are not all created equally, not by a longshot. Not that we’re biased, but we think Anguilla Island is the top-shelf Caribbean offering.
Small yet unimaginably beautiful, remote yet perfectly accommodating, Anguilla is the crème de la crème of the Caribbean, and it’s best season hasn’t even started. Unbeknownst to many, summer isn’t the most popular time to visit the Caribbean, and if you weren’t able to in vacay June, July or August, not to worry.
November through the beginning of December is the ideal time to jet off to Anguilla, and here’s why: