Our theory: the best wines are shared on the powdery beaches of Anguilla. With many of the top restaurants in the Caribbean, it’s no surprise menus are paired with impressive wine lists and libations. We’ve named a few of our top beachside spots to sip a glass of your favorite!
It doesn’t get more French Caribbean than Jacala. Martha Stewart recently named Jacala her favorite restaurant in the Caribbean and for all of the right reasons. Imagine tableside Beef Tartare and Snapper Meuniere while clinking glasses of Sancerre in this al fresco scene on Meads Bay. Owned by a French sommelier and master chef, Jacala is a must visit for foodies and wine enthusiasts!
Photo courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka
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
Our beaches are beyond special as many of you know, so today we’re rescuing you from the winter chill! Browse our photo diary captured by Anguilla insiders – those who have eternally escaped the cold and call Anguilla home or return often. Recognize any of these umbrella scenes, sunsets and powdery beaches?
Courtesy David Lansing
It’s a fresh year ahead, and 2017 is all about exploration. With so many adventures to be had on Anguilla, we’re here to help you discover a deeper sense of place by sharing our top five island experiences. Turn over a new leaf and plan your visit to Cap Juluca this year with our list below:
Photo: Marguarite Clark
Come Sail Away
As you may know, Anguilla’s national sport is sailing. Get a first-hand experience of what it’s like to sail on a traditional West Indian sloop with the crew at Tradition Sailing. Take the tiller, raise the sails or simply relax as they top off your champagne. Arrange an afternoon snorkel, sunset sail or for the more adventurous, a day at Prickly Pear islands for prime snorkeling and the most delicious lobster on Anguilla.
Photo: David Lansing
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