Travel Review Series: Escape to Anguilla: Why Anguilla is the Caribbean’s Best Kept Secret
Amanda’s Trip to Anguilla this Spring
Part 1 – The Beaches
As a first time visitor exploring Anguilla, I was eager to see what the buzz is all about, and what makes this beautiful island a cut above the rest. Now I can honestly say, Anguilla is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful, charming, culturally rich, and all around fun places I have ever had the pleasure to visit. What was unique about Anguilla compared to some other islands in this area of the Caribbean, such as St. Maarten, St. Barts, St. Kitts, you ask? Well, let me tell you!
The beaches in Anguilla are among some of the finest and most pristine white sand, with turquoise water that I have ever seen, but what was so attractive to me was that they were quiet and not overrun with tourists-or vendors. In fact, it was quite the opposite! While staying at the world famous Cap Jaluca Resort & Hotel located on Maunday’s Bay, I had an abundance of space in the sand and surf-and privacy. Whether I was relaxing outside my luxury villa at Cap Jaluca, or chatting with locals down at Shoal Bay, or Rendezvous Bay, for a change of scenery and company, I felt as though each beach I ventured to was my own private hideaway! Granted I was not visiting over the highest peak season, but there are so many beaches for one to enjoy, so there is always plenty of room for anyone.
Regardless of if you are bringing your little ones to build castles in the sand, or reviving the romance with your special someone by gazing across the water at St. Maarten from your private terrace, the beaches are solid gold. Also, no buildings are more than 4 stories high, so there is nothing to spoil your views and no monstrous eyesores anywhere!
There were many stand out experiences during my trip to Anguilla, but the beaches were for sure a highlight from Maunday’s Bay to Shoal Bay and beyond. Stay tuned for my next blog on my second highlight – the food. Definitely a highlight of my trip.