“Along with astonishing beaches – there are more than thirty of them — Anguilla now has equally astonishing new resorts and an energized restaurant scene… They’re the swank club in the Caribbean with no sign on the door: If you didn’t know it was there, you’d just sail on by.” – Food & Wine
Great news! It is now easier to reach the fabulous island of Anguilla. Seabourne Airlines has recently announced the addition of non-stop service between San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) and Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport on the island of Anguilla (AXA). Seabourne’s service operates three times a week and service is provided on a Saab 340 Aircraft with 34 seats, two pilots and a flight attendant. Other airlines that service Anguilla are Cape Air, Anguilla Air Express and LIAT, all coming from San Juan.
For travelers flying into St. Marteen, there is a sea shuttle that leaves directly from the airport and whisks travelers over to Anguilla in only 20 minutes. For those seeking a more excitement, there is helicopter service between Anguilla, St. Maarten and St. Barts.
Ok, now that we’ve shown you that getting to Anguilla is not nearly as difficult as you may have thought, what makes this island so special? Well, it would be remiss not to mention that the island boasts over 33 of the world’s most beautiful beaches; brilliant white sand edged by some the most gin-clear waters you’ve ever seen. Just enjoying the beaches would surely be enough but the island offers more. There is golf on the Temenos 18-hole championship course, which offers dramatic water features. To further enhance the beach experience, Anguilla boasts some of the best and colorful beach bars in the Caribbean. Uncle Ernie’s, Shoal Bay, Johnno’s, Elvis’ Beach Bar and the fabulous bar on the nearby tiny island of Harbour Scilly Cay, which is known for attracting its fair share of celebrities.
If Anguilla’s beaches are the most enviable feature of the island, then our world-class restaurants come in a close second. The island has an award-winning dining scene that offers discerning travelers international sophistication, elegance and creative cuisine that fuses the fresh local flavors from our land and sea with elegant imports. The artistry of our chefs, both Anguillian and from abroad, is unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean.
Anguilla’s brand of casual-chic infuses the entire island experience; however, it is particularly evident in our top restaurants. A-listers and celebrities are at home and comfortable with our island style of elegance and glamour — one that is free from the restraints of neckties, jackets, high heels, and “who’s who”. Everyone is everyone on Anguilla because if you are here, you are already part of something.
A large part of Anguilla’s appeal is the food experience. First-class in a way that is unseen throughout the region, from fusion to traditional, to service that bends to suit, chic in a way that is welcoming and inclusive — Anguilla’s restaurants are attractions in and of themselves. The island is also home to some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. Visitors can enjoy everything from a laid back beach BBQ to some of the most sophisticated restaurants and the region’s largest wine cellars, such as Malliouhana’s with over 25,000 bottles.
In keeping with the excellence to be found on the island, renting a world-class villa is another special treat to be enjoyed on the island. Little Harbour Estates – Le Blue provides an exceptional level of exclusivity and comfort. The villa has ten bedrooms, two private swimming pools, small natural beach, Jacuzzi and a tennis court as well. To top everything off, Le Bleu is staffed with a butler and chef, enabling guests to relax and be completely pampered.
Since traveling to Anguilla has never been easier, there truly is no excuse not to visit this incredibly beautiful and unspoiled paradise. Visitors will be richly rewarded with some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, exceptional restaurants and exquisite villas!