One night I came upon a Travel and Leisure with a cover that said, simply: ‘Most Beautiful Beaches in the World’. Anguilla was featured prominently and the lead picture was of Shoal Bay East – a long and nearly empty sweep of white sand with a few palm trees at the far end.
Brandon and Tonya Rhodes from Pennsylvania have been coming to Anguilla for 13 years. A chance meeting with Ian ‘Sugar George’ Edwards, who gave Brandon his card, told him Anguilla was special and encouraged him to try it out for his next Caribbean vacation – which led to Brandon booking Spyglass Hill Villa for Tonya’s birthday.
Shellecia Brooks Johnson of My Anguilla Experience writes about three Anguilla beaches that provide solitude, escapism, and tranquility.
My summer memories in Anguilla are flooded with days that were filled with leaping off the wharf in Sandy Ground.
Born Anguillian, Amelia worked her way up from being the first-ever employee at the newly conceived Tourism Offices (in 1978) to ultimately becoming the Director of Tourism at the Anguilla Tourist Board. Anguillian by nurture, Mimi is a native (bilingual) French Canadian, who spent many years as the Executive Director of the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association. In their complimentary public and private sector roles they cemented an enduring friendship and professional relationship based on a love of their island home and mutual support of Anguilla’s innovative “High value/Low volume” tourism plan.
I traveled to Anguilla in July to research exactly that. I was a woman on a mission and with the help of my friends at True Anguilla I set off to discover a more affordable side to this well – known British island in the West Indies, starting with four Airbnb accommodations that will make your stay on the island not only super comfortable, but that will even leave you with money in your pocket for all of the other fun activities Anguilla has to offer.