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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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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Eight Anguilla Beach Bars I Would Give My Left Arm To Own
Aug20

Eight Anguilla Beach Bars I Would Give My Left Arm To Own

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While Anguilla is known for a lot of things, chiefly among them its beaches, dining options and A-list clientele, one part of everyday life in this latest Caribbean hotspot that doesn’t get much news is its beach bars. That’s where I come in. You see, beach bars are made for beaches, hence the word “beach” before the word “bar.” All the ones I have been to serve food and on Anguilla, many of the people preparing your meals at the...

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Bankie Banx Performing With Special Guest at the Dune Preserve
Jun04

Bankie Banx Performing With Special Guest at the Dune Preserve

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I can think of few better ways to spend my time than listening to music while on the beach and when you visit the Dune Preserve Beach Bar in Anguilla, it’s pretty much a given that it’s going to happen at some point. Its owner, Bankie Banx, has been a part of the reggae scene for decades and his beach bar is the annual host of Moonsplash, an annual music festival that takes place in March. You’ll often find Bankie...

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