Top Places to Visit While on Anguilla

While you’re experiencing the Magic of Anguilla, we wanted to share with you a few of our highly recommended places to visit:

 

Carimar Beach Club


Named one of the ‘Most Awesome Affordable Beachfront Hotels Under $200 in the Caribbean’ by Caribbean Life + Travel along with being TripAdvisor’s #1 ‘Family Friendly Hotel on Anguilla’, how can you possibly go wrong? Located in the most ideal setting right on the shores of Meads Bay, Carimar Beach Club offers not only a convenient location just steps away from the beach but also fantastic amenities for the whole family to enjoy. Rest your head on a pillow inside one of its 1100 square-foot one and two-bedroom villa suites after enjoying a day at the beach, the clubhouse, on-site tennis courts and so much more available to all guests.

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Everyone rooms have a great view at Carimar Beach Club.
A great welcome from the staff.
A great welcome from the staff.

Shoal Bay Villas

Offering a total of 23 comfortable and leisurely apartments of options between a studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedrooms, Shoal Bay Villas proves time and time again as to why so many make this their accommodation of choice while on Anguilla. Guests can take advantage of amenities and services such as arranged outdoor excursions and tours, babysitting arrangements, refreshing pool, on-site spa treatments and its unbeatable central location within walking distance to all the great beachside restaurants.

The view from our villa.
The view from our villa.
Comfy beds at Shoal Bay Villas
Comfy beds at Shoal Bay Villas

Viceroy

If it is luxury you are in search of while on Anguilla, then Viceroy may just be your perfect cup of tea. To name a few of the property’s unmatched amenities, they boast an 8,000-square-foot oceanfront spa, a state of the art fitness center, three championship tennis courts, a rock climbing wall, an infinity pool overlooking the sea and both a volleyball and NBA regulation basketball court. What else could you possibly need for a vacation? There is a great chance that if you decide to stay here, your trip to Anguilla will be nothing short of incredible and truly unforgettable.

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Take a dip in Viceroy’s infinity pool.
Viceroy boost spectacular views.
Viceroy boosts spectacular views.

Cap Juluca

Tranquility, privacy and romance may be the perfect words to describe Cap Juluca. For honeymooners and couples, staying here would entail a time of true exclusiveness and peacefulness with the option to together enjoy some of the best amenities you could wish for. These include all non-motorized watersports, a basketball court, beach volleyball, tennis courts with weekly clinics, outdoor pool, fitness center and spa services.

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Turquoise water and Moroccan decor. What a view.
Be sure to take advantage of the horseback riding on the beach. Very relaxing!
Be sure to take advantage of the horseback riding on the beach. Very relaxing!

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CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Situated right in the curve of Rendezvous Bay, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa offers the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort for all guests who decide to make this their home away from while on Anguilla. Just steps away from the white sandy beach, the resort’s magnificent 18-hole championship course and multiple highly acclaimed restaurants, this is certainly a property for the books. In addition to those amenities, guests can enjoy the award-winning Venus Spa that features a long menu list of services including the featured Aquatherapy that is sure to put you in a state of peace and tranquility.

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Cafe Med’s Eggs Benny dish is a great choice for breakfast. The Lake Meadow poached eggs and canadian bacon, on top of a english muffin…HEAVEN!
For a bit of rejuvenation, Venus spa has you covered for the ultimate moment of zen.

Sandy Ground

No trip to Anguilla would ever be complete without a visit to Sandy Ground; situated right in between the salt pond and bay right on top of Road Bay, it is a beach that provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With little crowds, you can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil setting, crystal clear turquoise waters perfect for diving right into, and a chance to watch fishermen go about their days, Sandy Ground will prove to be a place you can spend your days on Anguilla. Whether you head there solo, with your loved one or family full of little ones, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Sandy Ground!

The view from above Sandy Grounds. Check out the shipwreck.
The view from above Sandy Grounds. Check out the shipwreck.
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Taking a little time to enjoy the view.

Tasty’s Restaurant

Looking for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner while on Anguilla? Well, just as the name suggests, Tasty’s Restaurant is one that can certainly provide that and so much more! Chef and Owner, Dale Carty is known for his delectable chef specials such as the Jerk Tuna, Grandma’s Stew Chicken and West Indian Curry Goat along with several others. Open 6 days a week (closed Thursdays) and live music on Tuesday evenings, it is a place to eat, drink and share the joy of food with both locals and visitors!

Slow cooked Oxtails at Tasty's Restaurant.
Slow cooked Oxtails at Tasty’s Restaurant.
The Stewed Lobster (Creole Style) will make your taste buds very happy.
The Stewed Lobster (Creole Style) will make your taste buds very happy.

Straw Hat Restaurant at Frangipani Beach Resort

Serving hungry island visitors since 1996, Straw Hat has gone on to be named one of the ’50 Hot New Restaurants in the World’ by Conde Nast Traveler, making it one of the most popular places to satisfy your appetite on Anguilla. With an at-home relaxed atmosphere, you can kick back and enjoy excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner options served by the restaurant’s friendly and welcoming staff. If heading there for dinner, consider ordering the Twice Baked Local Eggplant as an appetizer, the Boneless Curried Goat Pot Pie for an entrée and the Caribbean Lime Cheesecake for dessert!

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Straw Hat Restaurant has great shakes. The Rainbow Island was our favorite.
Stuffed French Toast: Thick cut Texas toast, apple chutney.
Stuffed French Toast: Thick cut Texas toast, apple chutney.

Da’Vida Restaurant

Located right on the secluded Crocus Bay, Da’Vida Restaurant is able to boast privacy, upscale features and a certain charm unlike any other of its class. In addition to unmatched natural beauty at every turn you make, this restaurant gives its guests a true Anguillan experience from the moment you walk through the doors to the last bite of your chosen dish. Not just a restaurant, this 17,000-square-foot structure also features reception areas for parties as well as business conferences on its second floor. In other words, they simply have it all!

B.B.Q. Baby Back Ribs for lunch.
B.B.Q. Baby Back Ribs for lunch.
Ask the bartender for the Bob Marley shot!
Ask the bartender for the Bob Marley shot.

Veya Restaurant

Owned by Chef Carrie Bogar from New York since 2006, Veya Restaurant has quickly become quite the success on Anguilla. With raving reviews from both the London and NY Times, Food & Wine and Frommer’s, Veya Restaurant is certainly well worth checking out. Open Monday through Friday only for dinner, enjoy a long and tasteful wine list as well as first course, second course and dessert menus guaranteed to please any palate. Trust the creations of the chef and the friendly staff to provide an unforgettable dining experience while on Anguilla.

The Catch of the Day is literally a Catch.
The Catch of the Day is literally a Catch.
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We fell in love with the cherry wood decor.
Seared Chili Rubbed Ribeye from Veya Restaurant.
Seared Chili Rubbed Ribeye from Veya Restaurant.

Scilly Cay

A short ferry ride away, Scilly Cay is a tiny coral based island in the village of Island Harbour and ironically enough, is the name of the daytime restaurant located there. Try their World Famous Rhum Punch for your beverage and pair it with one of only four meal options…chicken, lobster, crayfish and fish! Simple and delicious is their motto and with fantastic reviews on what they are all about here, it seems to be working for them!

The Lobster and Crawfish combo is impeccable.
The Lobster and Crawfish combo is impeccable.
Scilly Cay is such a fun place to hangout before and after dinner.
Scilly Cay is such a fun place to hangout before and after dinner.

E’s Oven

On the hunt for true Caribbean food with the option for other international cuisines? Head over to E’s Oven where they specialize in just that! Located on Rendezvous Road in the heart of the before mentioned Sandy Ground, the friendly staff is sure to welcome you in and educate you on what the most popular dishes are and what beverages to pair with them if you are curious. One of the many great things about this restaurant is its location where you can enjoy fun activities and other shops nearby either before, after or both when making E’s Oven your dining option of choice.

For dinner we started with a marinated octopus salad with grilled bananas.
The Grilled Snapper was succulent and fresh.
The Grilled Snapper was succulent and fresh.

Be sure to head over to ivisitanguilla.com for all things Anguilla!

THANK YOU ANGUILLA!
THANK YOU ANGUILLA!
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  • xoJohn

    Thanks so much!

  • EllenLV

    Well done, thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed all your pictures.