Two Anguilla Beach Bars Destroyed By Fire
Jul11

Two Anguilla Beach Bars Destroyed By Fire

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Johnno’s Beach Stop and Dad’s Bar and Grill, two beach bars located in Sandy Ground, Anguilla, were destroyed by fire overnight. Initial videos and images from the scene show a complete loss of both iconic beach bars. The cause of the blaze is not known at this time. Dad’s Bar and Grill had this to say on their Facebook page: “There are no words …. Dad’s is burning to the ground as I send this. Fire spreading … Johnno’s...

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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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Droning Around Road Bay, Sandy Ground, Anguilla
Jun18

Droning Around Road Bay, Sandy Ground, Anguilla

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It’s no secret how much Road Bay and Sandy Ground in Anguilla mean to me. I always describe it as “coming home.” With its shore lined by beach bars from the north point to the southern end, it’s a given that this stretch of beach would be like a home away from home for me. It’s not just the beach bars and restaurants, though. It’s the people who call it home, who go to work there every day and who...

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Anguilla’s Blanchards Announces Reopening Date
Apr30

Anguilla’s Blanchards Announces Reopening Date

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Blanchards, a popular restaurant located on Meads Bay in Anguilla, and its sister property located on the same site, Blanchards Beach Shack, announced on their website that they were reopening November 5th, 2018. Opened by Bob and Melinda Blanchard, authors of one of my favorite books (and part of the reason I fell in love with Anguilla in the first place), the restaurants had been closed since Hurricane Irma struck the island....

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Anguilla’s Sandy Island Announces Reopening Of Restaurant
Apr05

Anguilla’s Sandy Island Announces Reopening Of Restaurant

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Sandy Island, a tiny island off the coast of Anguilla, announced on its Facebook page this week that its restaurant is reopening Friday, April 6th, seven months to the day after Hurricane Irma hit. Literally wiped from the face of the planet by HIrma, Sandy Island, accessible by ferry from nearby Sandy Ground in Road Bay, Mother Nature has deposited enough sand in its previous location that the owners were able to reconstruct a...

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