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
Day 3: Stay West
Did you know there are two Shoal Bay beaches? Often confusing to visitors, Shoal Bay West is more secluded and closer to Cap Juluca than Shoal Bay East. Many celebrities frequent Trattoria Tramonto, an open air Italian eatery ideal for a day of lazing in the sun. Fun fact: Chuck Norris once lived on Shoal Bay West!
Shoal Bay West, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka
Day 4: Venture East
Shoal Bay East is the top frequented beach in Anguilla. It’s not to be missed for the soft sandy bottom, turquoise waters and platinum white shores. The beach seems never ending and provides for a nice stroll or snorkeling. Friendly locals, grilled food and dance vibes down at Gwen’s Reggae Bar make it an island hotspot.
Shoal Bay East, Courtesy of Anguilla Beaches
Day 5: Island Hop
Prickly Pear, Scilly Cay and Sandy Island are outer islands to hop to by boat, and you cannot go wrong with any of the three. Prickly Pear is most famous for its powdery beach and Allan’s lobster, and Scilly Cay makes a mean rum punch. Sandy Island lends to the exciting feeling of being cast away on a deserted island.
Sandy Island, Courtesy of Marguarite Clark
Day 6: Local Style
Rendezvous Bay is a nice mix of locals and visitors typically liming or hanging at Dune Preserve or Garvey’s Sunshine Shack. Caribbean music legend Bankie Banks owns Dune Preserve, and his multi-leveled beach shack is a cool place to explore. Try his signature “Dune Shine,” a rum punch recipe by his grandmother!
Rendezvous Bay, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka
Day 7: Secret’s Out
Sunday is a great day to visit Davida’s on Crocus Bay with beachside live music by Omari Banks and the most refreshing frozen mojitos. Once you’ve had lunch and taken a dip in the calm bay, grab a kayak or quick boat ride around the corner to Little Bay. This majestic beach is one of Anguilla’s best kept secrets – you have to visit and see it for yourself!
Crocus Bay, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka