As I was reading through some travel articles this morning, I came across one by USA Today on the Best Caribbean Beaches: Hot spots and hidden gems. So I thought I would share pieces of that with you here today and throughout next week! Today we are talking Anguilla–check it out!
On a typical sunny day, which is virtually every day, Merrywing Bay is the capital of calm. Unless Sports Illustrated is there photographing the 2017 swimsuit issue at The Reef resort, the only resort on the out-of-the-way beach. “When you’re shooting body paint you need to be, well, secluded,” said MJ Day, Sports Illustrated swimsuit editor. Apart from those 10 days in January, the beach at the far western end of Rendezvous Bay is delightfully uncrowded.
Shoal Bay East, not to be confused with Upper Shoal Bay or Shoal Bay West, is the busiest beach on the island. Day-trippers from next-door St. Maarten park their towels on the 2-mile strip. Surfers prefer Meads Bay on the northwest coast, where you’ll also find the Four Seasons Anguilla and a sprinkling of restaurants and small hotels. “On first glance, Meads Bay looks like a calm beach,” says Nori Evoy, surfer and founder of anguilla-beaches.com, “but the waves can get wild with swells up to 8 feet high which makes it the best beach on the island for surfers.”
Rendezvous Bay is one of the breeziest beaches on the south coast. With views of St. Martin in the distance, you’ll find some of the best dunes on the island, plus Dune Preserve, presided over by local reggae legend Bankie Banx, and CuisinArt Golf Resort where non-guests are welcome to stop by for lunch, cocktails and dinner.
For your own secluded swath, head to Savannah Bay where you’ll find Junk’s Hole on the calmer, eastern side of the bay. Powdery sand and barely a soul in sight makes the east end beach a must-go for privacy-seekers craving solitude in the sun.
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