Anguilla Experience, Cap Juluca Experience

Check Into Cap Juluca with Michael McCarthy

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, D.C. native and third-generation Washingtonian, Michael McCarthy. Michael is the editor-in-chief of D.C.’s Modern Luxury where he featured Cap Juluca’s 15 million dollar modern renovation, and he covered Cap Juluca as a prime wedding destination in Modern Luxury Brides. Michael prefers to chill out at Cap Juluca—read on for more of his escape artist tips.

CJ: What is your favorite experience at Cap Juluca?

MM: Choosing the best is a challenge because I definitely have tried to experience everything—from snorkeling in a secluded cove after being ferried there by one of the resort’s chartered boats to simply drifting with the current in Maundays Bay—but I think my best memories have occurred after sunset: a private gourmet dinner on the beach and simply wandering along perfect beaches with my wife.

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Photo courtesy of Cap Juluca

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Check Into Cap Juluca with Susan Moynihan

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, luxury honeymoon specialist and prolific traveler, Susan Moynihan. Susan has written for Modern Luxury Brides, USA Today, Organic Spa, Destination I Do, Bridal Guide and more. Now Susan is Traveler-in-Chief of The Honeymoonist, a travel site focused on wedding and honeymoon travel, so we are checking in with her on why Cap Juluca is the idyllic romantic escape.

CJ: What is your all-time favorite experience at Cap Juluca?

SM: One of my favorite meals I’ve ever had in the Caribbean was at Pimms, the fine-dining restaurant. It was my first time in Anguilla, and we had a table by the ocean. I had grilled crayfish (of course) and a chilled white, accented by candlelight and the occasional splash from a crashing wave. At the time I thought, “This is exactly what a romantic Caribbean restaurant should be” – and it still feels that way to this day.

Cap Juluca_PimmsPhoto courtesy of Cap Juluca

CJ: What’s your most memorable indulgence at the resort?

SM: My first time at Cap Juluca, I had an amazing massage in my room. The therapist was outstanding, but it was the setting that took it over the top. We had the doors open so I could hear the waves crashing outside, and there was a lovely breeze that kept me cool. It was so much more special than being in a typical spa treatment room. After 90 minutes, he slipped out and I fell asleep on the terrace chaise, perfectly relaxed.

Cap Juluca_Beach MassagePhoto courtesy of Cap Juluca

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Check Into Cap Juluca with Becca Hensley

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 curious friend and Austinite, Becca Hensley. Becca has written for Coastal Living, Travel + Leisure and the Austin American-Statesman to name a few and is an all-around bon vivant! Becca’s a seasoned travel expert, and her beat is luxury travel, which makes her a fabulous guest to check in with on her love for Cap Juluca.

CJ: What is your all-time favorite experience at Cap Juluca?

BH: I’ve had so many magical moments at Cap Juluca. I love just sitting on my deck watching the sea. But in some ways, stepping off property with the hotel’s stellar staff defined my recent stay most of all. We boarded the resort’s boat for a sunset sail anchoring for a bit in Little Bay, sipped champagne and snorkeled. We watched crazies jump from the cliffs, never contemplating to participate. We were having far too much fun with our entourage. Kudos to Elvis who made the jaunt magic.

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CJ: What’s your most memorable indulgence at the resort?

BH: I love Cap Juluca – from the bounty in the gift shop to the way the staff remembers you from last time and truly wants to know how you are feeling. The live music, the clapping of waves against the shore, the croaking of frogs – it’s all a beautiful, barefoot-elegant kind of indulgence.

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Check into Cap Juluca with David Lansing

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.

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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.

elvis-pouring-champagnePhoto: David Lansing

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How to Plan A Caribbean Christmas

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.

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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!

thanksgiving in the caribbean - pimmsPhoto: Cap Juluca