Anguilla Experience, Cap Juluca Experience, Lifestyle

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.

cj_beach_courtesy-of-david-lansingPhoto: David Lansing

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.

cj_beach-white-sand-2Photo: Cap Juluca

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

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Have the Vacation of a Lifetime – Why Hotel Packages Offer the Most Value

Are you in the market for a vacation? If not, you should be!

We all need to get away from time to time, disconnect from everyday stresses and spend quality time with loved ones… somewhere tropical and beautiful.

One simple way to enhance any vacation is to book a package, rather than just a normal stay. Many factors go into planning a trip and a great experience at a good value is usually part of the equation.

Everyone wants to create great memories and get the most bang for their buck, and we all should. It’s our vacation after all. Packages are essentially a series of items, usually cohesive or themed, the hotel puts together under one price tag. To help ensure your next getaway is phenomenal, let us let you in on the benefits of hotel package deals.

Anguilla Experience, Cap Juluca Experience, Lifestyle

There’s Paradise, And Then there’s These Five Caribbean Beach Bars

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?

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Anguilla’s “Off” Season Can be The Perfect Time to Visit, Here’s Why

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!

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Drawn to the Sparkling Caribbean Seas? Few Places are Finer to Fish Than the Idyllic Island of Anguilla

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!

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Get a “Taste” of Caribbean History Through Its Brilliantly Diverse Cuisine

Unique, diverse and downright colorful. Caribbean cuisine Anguilla is difficult to describe in simple terms because it is a mix of various cultures that have left their influences over the course of many centuries.

Aside from basking in the glorious sun and swimming in the brilliant blue sea, dining on fresh food enhanced with unique spices is a favorite activity in the Caribbean.

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Five Poignant Reasons to Opt For a Private Caribbean Villa This Vacation Season

Creme brulee, or chocolate lava cake? However does one choose? Like everything in life, there are pros and cons to either choice, but at the end of the day it simply comes down to personal taste and need.

The same process applies to the pleasant dilemma of choosing between a luxury hotel room or a private Caribbean villa for your next vacation.

When it’s all said and done, vacationing in paradise is a remarkably delightful experience regardless of whether you stay in a luxurious hotel room or luxurious villa.

But, it’s always best to go into a choice with an informed mind.

Anguilla Experience, Cap Juluca Experience, Inspiration

Why is Caribbean Water SO Blue? We Dove Deep to Find Out

Water so blue, it ignites a flame of passion.  Or rather, shall we say, water with so many extraordinary shades of blue. Those who have gazed upon it already understand, and those who have yet to – trust,  as soon as you set eyes upon it you’ll understand too. Which beautifully blue sea are we talking about? None other than the fabled Caribbean Sea.

Songs have been sung, books written, movies made – and millions of photos taken of the liquid luxury that is the Caribbean waters. But, how many people actually know why. Why is the water so unbelievably exquisite?

Many of us live alongside coasts – west coast, east coast, south coast, gulf coast – and that’s just the continental U.S. – and have access to beaches. Yet, none of those coasts offers ocean water as incredible as the Caribbean. Why not? Why aren’t all ocean areas as magnificent as the Caribbean?