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An Island Instagram Photo Tour: Anguilla Celebrates 50 Years

A historic occasion is happening this month – Anguilla is turning the big 5-0! In honor of our island’s golden anniversary, we are featuring a collection of Instagram captures by guests and locals who revel in Anguilla’s island beauty. Also Cap Juluca, the crown jewel of Anguilla for nearly 30 years, is celebrating this milestone by introducing two celebratory packages: Anguilla’s 5-0 package offering a fifth night free and Suite Salute to Anguilla with enticing amenities and $500 resort credit. Celebrate Anguilla’s 50th anniversary with us and take advantage of the exceptional rates we are offering for the spring and summer seasons. Learn more about these special offers on our website.

We hope this photography of our beloved Anguilla inspires you as much as it has us over the years!

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Check Into Cap Juluca with Luiz Jr. Fernandes

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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 on our esteemed list of journalists who have stayed at our luxury beachfront resort is Luiz Jr. Fernandes. Luiz founded the Brazilian travel blog Boa Viagem in November of 2009, which translated means “Good Journey,” where he shares his adventures and all he has learned while traveling, along with amazing photos. He was very excited to share his experiences at Cap Juluca and describe how much he loved it!

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1 – What is your all-time favorite experience at Cap Juluca?

My experience at Cap Juluca was spectacular from the moment I discovered the existence of this place until the final minute of my checkout. I loved the unique way everyone treated me from the beginning to end. They have sensational methods of captivating their guests! No doubt my favorite experience at Cap Juluca was being able to leave my rooms open, feeling the ocean breeze with the possibility of rushing out at any moment to throw myself into Maundays Bay. One of the best beaches in Anguilla was right in front of my amazing room. I have visited more than 60 nations, and I can state with deep certainty some of the best treatments I’ve received on my international travels have been at Cap Juluca, no doubt one of the best resorts in the Caribbean Sea.

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Check Into Cap Juluca with Katie McElveen

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 Caribbean lover and friend checking in from South Carolina, Katie McElveen. Katie has written for Columbia Living, LA Travel, Atlanta Social Season, Charleston Magazine, Wilmington NC Magazine, Real Simple, AAA Go, among others. Katie’s an expert on travel, wellness, food and lifestyle, so read on to discover her secret on becoming part of the Cap Juluca family.

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

KM: The night Omari Banks performed a cappella at our table at Blue at the end of the evening! It had been one of those perfect evenings—a glorious breeze, a delicious dinner and just the right amount of wine left to sip as we listened to Omari’s final set. He stopped by our table to say hello before he left, but ended up joining us for a moment. Someone mentioned a song and suddenly he was singing it, softly, clearly, beautifully.

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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.

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Our Top 5 Anguilla Experiences

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:

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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.

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Anguilla: Seven Days and Seven Beaches

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.

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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.

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Meads Bay, Courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka

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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.