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April 1999 - 3 night stay - by Andy Arden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This was our third trip to Anguilla so it was only 3 nights, we were on
St. Lucia for 3 nights and then heading to St. Barts for 6 nights. This
trip was in celebration of our 15 year wedding anniversary.
Our Flight out from St. Lucia to Anguilla was via Antigua with Liat. The
flight was on time and without any problems. Upon leaving customs we
were met at the airport by the Cap Juluca representative who had a taxi
waiting for us.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted by guest relations and handed
rum punches to enjoy during check in. Our Villa was a 1BR Suite with a
huge Bedroom that opened to the beach and a large beautiful bathroom -
separate shower that led to a private sun bathing area, huge double tub
- enclosed toilet and bidet area and dual sinks.
We had lunch at their George's Restaurant and it was good $40.00 for 2.
Continental Breakfast was served every morning on time on our patio.
In-Room refrig is well stocked with water, soda, beer etc. no charge.
The Hotel is Great and the service was excellent.
Rented a car from Thrifty nice 4WD Jeep type with electric windows etc.
@ $ 54/day. Drive on the LEFT.
We ate at the following restaurants:
Note: lobsters on the Island are not running to well
Ripples - Great Coconut Shrimp and Lobster Pasta. Good red house wine.
Jackie owns this restaurant. Service was ok. Cost for 2 $ 70.00
Straw Hut - old Smugglers - Great Food and Service. Tuna was great and
Crayfish was excellent - Rated top 50 in the world by Conde Nest or
Carib Travel. Cost for 2 $ 115.00
Trattoria - old Paradise Cove in Shoal Bay West - Great Northern Italian
Food. Had lunch here cost $ 52.00 for 2. Service was Great.
Barrel Stay - Food and service was good. Lobster was so, so see note
Shoal Bay be prepared to rent a chair $ 3 to $ 4 each
Great Beach. Have a Beer and Ribs at Uncle Ernies $6.+
The hotel's beach is also one of the nicest plus they serve
drinks, cold towels & afternoon sherbet.
Scuba Diving - I tried to contact Shoal Bay Scuba but they never
answered any of my e-mails and when I called them they told me their
new dive boat was out of the water.
I went scuba diving with Anguillian Divers - Meads Bay - 264-497-4750
Anne was the divemaster for our two tank dive $ 70. each.
Gosterdiep (dutch) Wreck first dive and our second dive was Anuilita
(Little Anguilla) reef . Great Diving and friendly people. Stephanie
works the office and does weekend dives. Christopher also came along on
the reef dive. They are French but speak Great English and are very
friendly. Manta Ray swam right under us and let us pet her/him. Tell
them Andy says hi.
This Island has great, very friendly people and they are all very
helpful with answering a question. The beaches and restaurants are
Thanks to Andy for this trip report ...