On our recent visit to Anguilla for beach bar “research,” there was one beach bar I knew I had to visit – Waves Beach Bar. Located on the beach at Meads Bay, you can find Waves at the former Bamboo Beer Box location, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Four Seasons. If you take the walking path to the beach from the Anacaona, you’ll find it.
We had our taxi drop us off at Ocean Echo and after a short walk down the beach, found the white and blue structure calling out to me like a moth to the flame. Owned and operated by Olivia Garlick, Waves has quickly become one of the most popular beach bars on the island. With this view, it’s not difficult to figure out why (check out my short video of the view from Waves – more will be posted soon).
We were able to enjoy a couple delicious cocktails at Waves and had a very insightful conversation with Olivia (which I’ll share in a later article). For those of you who don’t know, Waves opened shortly after Hurricane Irma destroyed the island. When you talk about risk, Olivia took a big one. Her family’s history on the island, coupled with her past experience operating a beach bar, gave her the fortitude required to take on the gargantuan task. It appears to have paid off and if my day trip to Anguilla could have somehow been extended, I would have stuck around for a lot longer.
I’ll share more about Waves in the future but if you find yourself on the island, make sure and give Waves a try. You’ll find incomparable views, delicious cocktails and maybe even some insightful beach bar conversation from someone who knows a thing or two about the business.
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