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 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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Anguilla Experience

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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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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Scilly Simplicity – Why This Cay Represents True Island Living

What makes life complicated? Without getting too philosophical, let’s simply say choices. Why does anyone spend hours in the grocery store? Choices. Why do we spend so much time fretting over which outfit to wear? Choices. There are many more examples of this but you get the point. Eliminate choices and simplicity returns. Who knew that a “Scilly” little cay is the place to let go of choices and just be happy? We did, and we want you to know too.

The Caribbean is full of relaxing beaches, hidden coves, and stimulating jaunts. The only real trouble one finds while vacationing in the Caribbean is deciding where to go and when. See? Choices! Always the culprit.

So here’s an easy solution. Spend a day at Scilly Cay.

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Sandy Island Anguilla is a Remote Vacationer’s Paradise

As if Anguilla isn’t exclusive and remote enough, there’s one special place where visitors and locals alike can separate from society just a touch more.  Sandy Island Anguilla, is a quintessential tiny spit of sand amidst sparkling blue water where one may while away the day basking in Caribbean bliss.  How exactly does this differ from Anguilla, or the Caribbean in general, you may ask? Well, Sandy Island is a cay, not an island, which means it’s simply a small sandy island settled on the surface of a coral reef.

Not an entire island by any standards, but a tiny slice of paradise ready to embrace visitors with it’s relaxing and welcoming vibes.

A few days into a Caribbean vacation may render you desiring to see just how remote you can be. In and around Anguilla – being remote is a way of life. But be warned; it’s extremely addicting!