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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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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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From Water To Wine: Our Top Four Beachside Spots To Have A Glass

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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!

Jacala

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!

jacalaPhoto courtesy of Lacy Colley Yamaoka

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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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Five Ways To Experience Spring in Anguilla

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!

MoonsplashPhoto: 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.

sandcastlePhoto: Cap Juluca

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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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10 Anguilla Beaches That Will Instantly Warm You

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?

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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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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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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