A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love The Dune Preserve
Nov08

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love The Dune Preserve

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I’ve written about the Dune Preserve, Bankie Banx’s world famous Anguilla beach bar, multiple times on the blog before. On both of my visits to Anguilla, I had the great opportunity to spend a considerable amount of time within this adult treehouse on the beach. A visit to the Dune is a moving experience. Add to that up close and personal interactions with the incredibly hospitable Bankie himself and you feel as if you’ve just...

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Anguilla Beach Bar Dad’s Bar & Grill Announces Reopening
Oct05

Anguilla Beach Bar Dad’s Bar & Grill Announces Reopening

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The owners of Dad’s Bar & Grill, an Anguilla beach bar located in Sandy Ground on Road Bay, announced on their Facebook page that it is reopening October 6th. Mentioning the 67 people who donated to their fundraiser “who have given us a chance at survival by helping us buy this generator,” the post goes on to thank individuals who helped with support and logistics as well as with finding a suitable generator that met their needs....

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Surviving Hurricane Irma – A First Person Account
Oct02

Surviving Hurricane Irma – A First Person Account

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If there’s a poetic way to explain what it’s like to survive a hurricane, let alone one of historical Category 5 strength, Vanessa Thompson has figured it out. In “The Things We Lost in the Storm” post on her blog, Vanessa Explains, Thompson, a school teacher in Anguilla, describes in vivid detail what her husband Daryl, their children and a family friend experienced as Hurricane Irma came and went as they sheltered in the...

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A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla
Sep26

A Caribbean Reminder – Why We Love Anguilla

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It’s no secret that Anguilla has occupied a special place in my heart. The island, and especially the people that call it “home,” left a lasting impression on me from my very first visit. Lucky enough to return three months later to cover Moonsplash, the visit only cemented my love for the island and its inhabitants. Poetic words often escape me when trying to describe Anguilla to individuals who haven’t had the chance to visit....

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Inaugural Rendezvous Folk and Blues Festival Set to Debut in Anguilla
Jun21

Inaugural Rendezvous Folk and Blues Festival Set to Debut in Anguilla

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The Rendezvous Folk & Blues Fest will debut on Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla July 7-9, 2017. Spearheaded by Bankie Banx and Dune Preserve, the concept for the music festival was to have various venues on Rendezvous Bay participate while promoting the music. Besides the Dune, businesses taking part in the festival include the Sunshine Shack, Anguilla Great House, Cuisinart Resort and The Place among others. On Friday, July 7th, an...

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Anguilla’s Moonsplash 2017 Details
Jan03

Anguilla’s Moonsplash 2017 Details

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The dates for Moonsplash 2017 in Anguilla have been announced with the annual reggae music festival tentatively set to take place March 10-12 according to the site anguilla-beaches.com. The date also coincides with the March full moon, hence the festival’s name, so the information from Nori and her crew should be considered as accurate as you can get at this date. The promotion team around Moonsplash is notorious for confirming the...

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