When it comes to your travel wish list, discount any previous proclamations when it comes to my paradise recommendations, Anguilla just took the top spot!
60 countries down and this beautiful world still catches me by surprise
To think that at the beginning of last year I hadn’t even heard of Anguilla is astounding, to be able to experience the island and all it’s glory was one of my greatest gifts of 2019 and one that caught me completely off guard. I’ve described paradise so many times before but the breathtaking expanse of natural beauty found in Anguilla is like nowhere else I’ve been.
The island boasts the clearest waters I’ve seen in the West and sand that could be bottled up for ‘ornamental purposes’ and on top of all this, a level of luxury that knows no bounds. The most luxurious hotels and villas, award winning restaurants and bathing neighbours to text home about! I’ve witnessed impressive scenery before, the kind that gives you goosebumps of glee like in Anguilla but what sets the island apart is the stunning setting combined with world class hospitality. If you are looking to dip a toe in translucent azure waters………whilst being handed a glass of ice cold champagne and cooled towel, you’ll find yourself right at home here!
I have every intention of writing a full C&C guide about the blissful Caribbean corner of paradise but this blogpost is dedicated to set the scene of pure appreciation for the island of Anguilla. With this in mind I must firstly, make a shameful confession.
I have always been somewhat of a Caribbean snob.
There’s an indescribable friendliness about the Caribbean, every one greets you with high energy and grace and there’s such a warm and welcoming attitude towards tourists. That I’ve always adored, when it came to the scenery and serenity of the islands however, I favoured the Indian Ocean or French Polynesia for a tropical get-a-away. Last month changed my mindset, when I was introduced to Anguilla, a destination with all the warmth and grace of the Carribean I knew and loved and the added bonus of breathtaking ‘postcard perfect’ beaches which I only knew possible elsewhere.
The small Caribbean island which is located east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly North of St Martin, can be reached from the UK by flying to Antigua and then taking a short flight above ocean. She’s one of the best ‘reserved’ secrets when it comes to affluential travel and should you have the monetry means, from the moment you touch down on the island there is a wish and want for absolutely nothing.
With the huge rise in spending on miles over materials there are few locations left in the world that have this lesser-known identity and though I probably shouldn’t say this, Anguilla is one of those places I’d like to keep between us 😉
On an island as beautiful as Anguilla it’s only fitting that no expense has been spared to showcase natural beauty of the island. The powdered white shoreline is spaciously fringed with some of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands and opulent boutique resorts and yet that laid back ‘lime’in’ ethos of the Caribbean remains.
With a steady stream of celebrities gracing the turquoise waters the privacy and seclusion of the island is unique to the Caribbean and allows for just a scatter of people on any given beach, at any given time. The truest luxury of enjoying paradise is enjoying it alone right?
I’ll be writing a full Anguillan guide soon but to sit by side my latest vlog I wanted to share with you some of my favorite pictures from my new favourite place.
Did she make it on to your Bucket List yet?? Stay tuned 😉