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:
It’s no secret, summer is the prime time for new romances to spark up, or for older romance’s to be taken to a new, more committed level. Perhaps it’s the warm weather, smaller amounts of clothing, late sunsets, cozy evenings and the care-free ambiance that penetrates the air.
What better time to plan that last minute getaway to a faraway land. Imagine, whisking away your sweetheart for a magical adventure designed just for two. Maybe this adventure is your last hurrah – a blissful end to a sweet romance that was never meant to outlast the summer season. Or, could it be that this is the gateway to assert your future intentions, to let your lover know you want to spend forever together?
Either way, we have the perfect destination in mind for you, and we know all the secrets on how to enjoy it fully. Anguilla – a small Caribbean island that will surpass any images of paradise in your imagination.
Truly this tiny slice of paradise is a natural marvel. Off-the-beaten Caribbean path, Anguilla flies under the mass tourism radar and remains a pristine white-sandy getaway chock full of romantic sights, sounds and experiences.
Birds migrate in the winter and so do people – to the Caribbean. This is a known fact.
Anguilla, one of the most luxurious Caribbean islands, finds itself buzzing with vacationers throughout mid-December through mid-April, when the weather is its most dazzling.
It’s no secret that visiting Anguilla requires a bit of an investment in terms of time and money. Most visitors to our fine island escape here because the island offers unbelievable luxury and privacy.
Yet, if you find an Anguillian vacation is out of your reach, then perhaps you haven’t learned of our August secret just yet.
Visiting Anguilla in August has a variety of benefits, all of which we think you’ll like. Intrigued? We thought so!
Wild beach parties, exciting boat races and plenty of dancing, eating and drinking. Welcome to the biggest event of the year in Anguilla – Carnival. Though Anguilla is 35 square miles, it’s packed with spirit and liveliness, which few events exhibit as fully as Carnival. The word “Carnival” may bring up images of Brazil and though the concept of general celebration is similar, Anguilla’s Carnival is it’s own unique festival.
“Carnival is hands down the most incredible time to live on, or be visiting, Anguilla,” exclaims Linda Hickox, owner of Cap Juluca. “The excitement in the air is palpable, the happiness is boundless and the entire community comes together for nonstop partying and fun for over a week. If you experience Carnival once there’s a high likelihood you’ll be back to celebrate it again and again every year.”
In preparation for the big event happening soon, we’re going to detail the what, why, where and when of the Anguilla Carnival, so you can enjoy the celebrations just as much as the rest of us!
Perfect glassy waters in magnificent shades of blue and turquoise. Sand that is so white, it simply doesn’t appear real. Weather so phenomenal one has to invent an excuse not to spend everyday out of doors.
Without a doubt, the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean British West Indies is a small slice of paradise. Many activities are enhanced when done on Anguilla, but few are as spectacular as fishing. Imagine, you’re sitting on those pristine beaches gazing out across penetratingly bright blue water and you crave to be a part of it. Looking out at the beauty isn’t enough, you want to be in the water. Feel the sun and the light breeze. Smell the sea. And taste? Yes, taste is involved – you can taste the sea…food!
Engage all five senses with Anguilla’s natural wonders through fishing!
Imagine planning the most romantic getaway possible and surprising the special lady in your life. Amorous creativity and surprises don’t have to be limited to romantic movies and fairy tales. You can be the hero of her story. You can be her knight in shining armor. Even if she’s perfectly capable of taking care of herself, it’s still a romantic notion.
Actions speak louder than words, and few actions speak to romance the way a luxurious Caribbean getaway does.
Exciting, secluded, large, small, flat, mountainous, British, French, Dutch… the list of descriptors of different Caribbean islands goes on and on.
Only one descriptor really matters for your purposes, though – romantic.
Guys, for the ultimate romantic Caribbean getaway, there’s no better choice than the small, secluded and serene island of Anguilla.
“Why is the rum gone?” ~Captain Jack Sparrow (aka Johnny Depp)
Yes, rum and the Caribbean go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s a marvelous combination that seems to have existed since the dawn of time. Alas, this synonymous pair has not existed forever, but it does have quite the history.
It all started with garbage.