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.
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.
CJ: Of course we have to know, what’s your favorite Anguilla beach and why?
BH: This isn’t fair. There are 33 perfect beaches – and each one seduces you. If you can tear yourself away from Cap Juluca, take the boat out to Sandy Island, which feels like your own private paradise.
“…Anguilla, known among the sand-struck cognoscenti for having the most beautiful beaches in the world. I’ve set out to find the best of the best. Can I possibly see them all in one visit, much less find the nonpareil? I’m here to try. But the algebra taunts me. If I’m to continue my quest, I’ve got to get going. I pry another forkful of sweet, freshly grilled lobster out of the shell, regard a Renoir palette of startling sea blues, and feel the stealthy gravity of a matchless beach work on me,” Becca wrote in Coastal Living.
CJ: As a travel expert, what’s your best travel tip when traveling to paradise?
BH: Carry-on luggage only, so you can leap off the plane for the short transfer to the riveting property.
“Ideal for a lover’s tryst or any intimate celebration a deux, Cap Juluca embraces like a caress. Here, you’ll want to laze about on the sugary croissant-shaped beach beneath an umbrella. Sea grapes, coco palms and short boardwalks frame the way to your villa, a copious suite with an enormous porch, capacious bathtub and outdoor solarium. Tiring of the sand, you might choose to kayak or take out a Hobie Cat. At sunset, be sure to book the 32-foot, yacht-style catamaran for a cruise to one of Anguilla’s superlative dusk time destinations,” Becca wrote in the Austin American-Statesman.
CJ: Name an item you pack and cannot live without when you check into Cap Juluca?
BH: Swimsuit. Hello. Three of them.
All images courtesy of Becca Hensley
Becca’s work with Cap Juluca: