As we turned into the old Sonesta, he gave a theatrical wave toward open and spacious Rendezvous Bay. Its plush white sand and unbelievable turquoise water sparkled in the late-afternoon sun. ‘Now you know,’ he said. Which I always have taken to mean: Now you know our fierce pride in what we have, and in our own worth, and if you respect that, we will share our wisdom with you, in time.
In TRUE Anguilla’s opinion one of the best things about Straw Hat is its consistency: the fresh and always good food, well-mixed drinks, brilliant beach service and, most importantly, its service – particularly the way that team make you feel. They exemplify true Anguillian hospitality.
The etiquette of Anguilla has quiet echoes of its colonial past. A simple ‘hi’ is not appropriate when meeting someone. One must always greet with a proper acknowledgement corresponding to the sun’s position in the tranquil sky. ‘Good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’ are all considered suitable salutations and must be uttered when entering a space or before any query or request.
Are you looking for the perfect accommodation to fit your budget? No worries! From luxurious villas with panoramic ocean views to cozy garden studios, Anguilla has accommodation options that’s right for everyone.
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.