Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional jetsetter? Each month, we feature travel tips and off-the-record experiences by various jetsetters and journalists who have visited Cap Juluca.
Next up, our Caribbean lover and friend checking in from South Carolina, Katie McElveen. Katie has written for Columbia Living, LA Travel, Atlanta Social Season, Charleston Magazine, Wilmington NC Magazine, Real Simple, AAA Go, among others. Katie’s an expert on travel, wellness, food and lifestyle, so read on to discover her secret on becoming part of the Cap Juluca family.
CJ: What is your all-time favorite experience at Cap Juluca?
KM: The night Omari Banks performed a cappella at our table at Blue at the end of the evening! It had been one of those perfect evenings—a glorious breeze, a delicious dinner and just the right amount of wine left to sip as we listened to Omari’s final set. He stopped by our table to say hello before he left, but ended up joining us for a moment. Someone mentioned a song and suddenly he was singing it, softly, clearly, beautifully.
Photo courtesy of Cap Juluca
Ready to decide on which beach to visit this spring? We’ve got you covered. Many consider spring the prime time to visit Anguilla when the crowds are nonexistent, average temperatures are high and the water is warmer – imagine that! Below are a few happenings this season to get your escape on the calendar:
Moonsplash: The Dune Preserve, Rendezvous Beach; March 10 to 12
Anguilla is teeming with musical talent, and Moonsplash is Caribbean’s oldest music festival coinciding with the full moon in March. Imagine a party under the stars on one of the best beaches in the world – it’s nothing short of magical! Moonsplash is a renowned island celebration held at The Dune Preserve, the funky and laid-back home of reggae star, Bankie Banx. John Mayer, Bon Jovi and Jimmy Buffet have all taken the stage at this legendary venue. Our very own Omalie 360 will be playing this year alongside other exciting artists!
Photo: Anguilla Tourist Board
Sandman Matt: Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay Beach; March 24 to 26
Sand castle sculpting? It’s actually a thing! Join us this March on Maundays Bay Beach for a welcome reception and a sand castle building clinic. Learn a few tricks from professional sand sculptor Matt Long (aka Sandman Matt) known for creating elaborate structures with various sea life and labyrinths. Get your pails ready as guests of all ages are welcome to join in and compete in the Cap Juluca Sandcastle Competition.
Photo: Cap Juluca