Recovery at Roy’s – A Revitalized Restaurant and the Island it Calls Home
Jan09

Recovery at Roy’s – A Revitalized Restaurant and the Island it Calls Home

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The impact of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean island of Anguilla was significant. Power lines all across the island were knocked down, palm trees were stripped of their fronds and businesses and homes destroyed, in some cases completely swept away. More significantly, however, has been the island’s ability to bounce back. In the face of an historical storm, the island has recovered remarkably well with homes, businesses, nature and...

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All You Need to Know About Moonsplash 2018 in Anguilla – Cancelled
Dec24

All You Need to Know About Moonsplash 2018 in Anguilla – Cancelled

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Moonsplash cancelled – see end for update. The Moonsplash music festival, the annual springtime beachfront bacchanalia that takes place in Anguilla at Bankie Banx’s famed Dune Preserve beach bar, is scheduled to take place 2018 on March 10th and 11th. Condensed from its normal four day show, the festival originally had been planned for March 15-18. Then the 2017 hurricane season struck and much like the rest of the island,...

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Anguilla’s Elvis’ Beach Bar Open Seven Days A Week
Dec13

Anguilla’s Elvis’ Beach Bar Open Seven Days A Week

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When it comes to beach bars, it’s hard to beat Elvis’. Located in Sandy Ground on the north end of the beach on Road Bay in Anguilla, Elvis’ quickly became a favorite of mine upon my first visit to the island. I can still remember glancing down the beach and spotting it for the first time and like a pirate to rum, I was hooked. Like any great beach bar, the personalities behind the bar help shape its personality and...

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Fundraiser Launched For Anguilla’s Sunshine Shack Beach Bar
Nov28

Fundraiser Launched For Anguilla’s Sunshine Shack Beach Bar

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I’ve written about the Sunshine Shack, a beach bar located on Rendezvous Bay in Anguilla, many times on this blog. After visiting the island for the first time back in 2015, I named it the best beach bar in Anguilla. A lot of that has to do with its owner, Garvey Lake. A lot of the Sunshine Shack’s appeal can be attributed to Garvey. Always sporting a smile as big as his biceps, his gregarious personality enveloping you like the white...

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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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