Anguilla traveler photos on Instagram
Some of our favorites...
"Limin' at Junks Hole," by Anguilla repeat guest Amanda Rowland Hampster, "My advice for a trip to Junks Hole - follow the signs and dirt road to Palm Grove Bar & Grill at Junks Hole in Savannah Bay. It's also known as Nat's Place and Nat has the best Johnny cakes and cole slaw on the island." Cheers and thanks for sharing @ahampster!💚
Several fantastic trip reports have been posted by recent travelers on the TripAdvisor Anguilla Forum this week! One traveler makes light of her ferry experience through humor ("20 Minutes of Terror on the High Seas") and shares delicious experiences at several of the Anguilla's newest restaurants (#cafedeparis #lebar #sarjais). There is something special about reading trip recaps from first timers as they discover paradise and fall in love! Lucky for them it only gets better with each new trip. 😊 (TA forum link is temporarily in our profile and in comments below, or Google "TripAdvisor Anguilla Forum" to join the party! Some members have been island tourists for decades with lots of wisdom, so it's a wonderful mix of perspectives.)
Love this upstairs vantage point on our favorite beach, Shoal Bay West. This beach is a hidden gem, sometimes rocky and sometimes a little murkier than the island's more famous stretches of sand, so it gets overlooked by many. But we absolutely love its privacy, palms, and the Trattoria nearby. Thanks for sharing such a great shot, @meilibajana, and have a wonderful trip! 💙
One more from what we like to call #briansbeachtour since Brian has done such a great job capturing Anguilla's various beaches! "Little Bay at its best. Access is via boat/paddling from Crocus Bay or climbing down the rocks. Easy snorkeling with starfish, rays, eels, barracuda and colorful fish in the calm waters and amongst rocks." - @briancdrew
"This was our 20th trip to Anguilla since 2002. Our May trips have become an annual trip and a most wonderful reward for both of us finishing a very busy and hectic work season. May is also an incredible season to be on island as the seas are calm and warm, the island pretty quiet, and the rates lower than high season. This year our trip was super relaxing and centered upon stunning beach days and wonderful meals at restaurants and at our villa." - Kate Smailer, photographed by her husband, Jim, while floating in Meads Bay. Their entire trip report can be read on Kate's blog: https://ktsmailer.wordpress.com - it’s full of amazing food (Jim is a talented chef back home), as well as commentary and beautiful photos. Cheers to 20 great Anguilla getaways! 💛☀️
Susan St. Onge recently posted a delightful first-timer trip report (on the TripAdvisor Anguilla forum, look for the title “Sue & Jim's Trip Report - Part 1” by SuefromMA) and it is a treat to read about their impressions and experiences. Sue and Jim squeezed so much fun into the first two days, that I can't wait to read the next installment. Their photo above is where they stayed for the trip: Shoal Bay Villas. And I particularly loved this gem from her story, it is so quintessentially Anguilla to encounter such local kindness: "It was in Albert’s where we got our first real glimpse of what you all have been talking about. We weren’t in the store for more than a few minutes and we came across a young local boy – probably around the age of 10. He looked at us and gave us the biggest, warmest smile and said, 'Are you enjoying your visit to Anguilla?' Swear to god, I just wanted to go over and give him a hug. What an awesome little ambassador he was for the lovely island of Anguilla and its people. The smile is still on my face each time that I recall that lovely introduction to the people of Anguilla."
Hello, heavenly Meads Bay. Captured by Dana Roshnie who wisely shares this tip for fellow tourists, "As for travel advice - rent a car when you visit! The island is surprisingly easy to navigate and it's so much more cost effective to have your own car to bounce around from beach to beach in." And she will be back on the roads in July (her third time in 12 months 💙) to tie the knot... Congratulations and best wishes, Dana!
Rise and Shine! If I had to pick a "best breakfast" from our Anguilla trips to date, this is it. The view is from the dining area at Las EsQuinas, where guests gather around the beautiful Balinese table and exchange memorable conversations while starting the day with a home-cooked meal. The pictured "egg soup" entree became a signature dish after an American Iron Chef stayed there as a guest and made it one morning for the owner, Robin. It's amazing! Simultaneously light and rich, these silky eggs are perfection, not just in regard to breakfast in Anguilla, but anywhere. The eggs are topped with oven-roasted kale chips and crisp Spanish ham... Robin lived in Spain for many years so it was delicioso! The fruit each morning is cut from what is fresh, and sometimes the bananas from the front entry courtyard are turned into fresh-baked banana bread. Those bananas may be the closest "farm-to-table" distance on the island... along with the yummy roasted coconut made from island trees later in the day for sunset cocktail hour! 🌴😋💛
One of the things we enjoy about Anguilla is the beautiful wildlife by the side of the road; it isn't uncommon to encounter horses, chickens, or goats during a drive to the beach. And this colorful West End cottage always makes us smile when passing it. #whiledreamingitsforsale 💗 --- (photo copyright: anguillatripreports.com photographer, you may repost with photo credit listed for personal use, for commercial use please contact us for license info at email@example.com - thanks!) #AnguillaTripReports
One of my favorite experiences of Anguilla's gracious hospitality is tied to the limes in this photo... Back in 2014, we had just finished getting my temp driver's license at the government office in the Valley (Inland Revenue). We stopped to ask two gentlemen in a nearby parking lot for directions to another grocery store since we had already checked the two stores we knew for limes, and came up empty handed. One of the men, M* (*shortened in case he prefers anonymity), suggested we go to the new West-end Best Buy instead and we told him we had already tried there. He asked us, "What are you looking for?" When we told him we had been trying to find limes to go with the fresh local mint we found at Proctor's, he immediately asked how many limes we needed and then pulled out his cell phone. After a quick call, he stopped his day entirely, and had us follow him as he escorted us across town to his Uncle "M----'s house" so we could pick fresh limes off the tree in his front yard. Uncle M himself was a delight too, they both helped us navigate the tree since it had thorns. As we later pulled out of the driveway, we were waved to like we old friends departing. Made my day. It is no surprise that limes never tasted so delicious as those pictured - fresh picked with loads of local Anguillan kindness. And those two men were a model to us of all that makes Anguilla so special. No where that I know in America is a stranger in a parking lot going to stop their day and escort you across town to get limes out of their family's front yard. Only in Anguilla. One of many reasons the island and people are beloved. The recipe for what we made with the limes will follow in the comments. It is a less-sweet-more-sour take on a mojito, with gin instead of rum. We called it... **Uncle M's Limin' Mint Punch**
Was going through some old photos tonight and came across this #Anguilla wedding. We were watching sunset on a deserted Shoal Bay West sometime in the last year... While my camera lens was zoomed in, I noticed a couple getting married privately with an officiant far off on the rocky point past Altamer towards Cap Juluca. I snapped a quick photo in case our paths ever crossed since they didn't appear to have a photographer. They sure picked a romantic spot, I like to think they were beginning a great love story. 💙
Hello Instagram! A little throwback to get us started... Cap Juluca and Maundays Bay, 2010. This page is a place for travelers to share memories of getaways on the tranquil Caribbean isle of Anguilla. Follow and tag your Anguilla trip photos #AnguillaTripReports - we'll pick the best to repost. The goal is to create a centralized place for visual and written memories - by tourists, for tourists. 💛☀️ - photo (c) anguillatripreports.com photographer, you may repost with photo credit listed for personal use, for commercial use please contact us for license at firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks!