Anguilla’s Dune Preserve Announces Soft Opening Date and 2nd Annual Rendezvous Folk & Blues Fest
Jun19

Anguilla’s Dune Preserve Announces Soft Opening Date and 2nd Annual Rendezvous Folk & Blues Fest

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The Dune Preserve, a beach bar located on Rendezvous Bay on the Caribbean island nation of Anguilla, announced its long awaited soft opening date on its Facebook page. Coinciding with the 2nd Annual Rendezvous Folk & Blues Fest, the date for the soft reopening of this world famous beach bar owned by Bankie Banx will occur this weekend, June 22-24. Festivities for the weekend include a free opening party at Paradise Cove starting...

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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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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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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 Great House Opens Coconuts Beach Bar
May10

Anguilla Great House Opens Coconuts Beach Bar

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When Coconuts Beach Bar recently opened at Anguilla Great House, you probably couldn’t have found someone outside of Anguilla more excited about this little noticed opening than myself. I had already been considering a stay at this resort for our next visit to the island and when I heard that they now had a full-fledged beach bar on site, it made the choice even easier. Sure, I’ll probably spend more time at other beach bars but at...

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