Travel to: Anguilla

Shoal Bay, Anguilla, BWI

Just looking at this picture makes me want to pack my bags and head back to Anguilla asap. This island has hands down some of the prettiest blue water I’ve ever seen and my mom and I fell in love with the incredibly friendly locals that we met during our stay. Everyone was so genuinely nice on the island that they were refreshing just to be around. Multiple couples that we’d talk to during the day, or at dinner, shared with us that Anguilla was an island they’d been coming to for 15- 20 years plus. I can’t wait to bring Brian back to explore even more of the island!

ZWe grabbed drinks and dinner one night at the brand new Zemi Beach House. The hotel’s interiors were stunning and I can’t wait to go back and try their spa!
Roberta Roller Rabbit Embroidered Tophat / embroidered top c/o (xs)/ jean shorts / necklace c/o /sandals / sunglasses
Le Bon Pain Anguilla Breakfast Breakfast at Le Bon Pain. Their coffee – oh my gosh. So good. You also can’t go wrong with any of the pastries.
Shoal Bay Anguilla BWIhat / bathing suit top & bottom (this color is older, but love the newer color & it’s 55% off!)
Anguilla Home RentalCe Blue Anguilla BreakfastBreakfast at Ce Blue. Their waffles + fresh fruit were so good!

About Anguilla:

We rented a place through Opus Destinations and they helped us make nightly travel accommodations  with a driver and booked us seats on the semi-private charter back to the airport. I highly highly recommend this service and 100% would use it again! It’s more than the public ferry and a taxi, but picks you up from the airport and transports you to Anguilla via a smaller boat, saving major time and potential sea sickness if the water is rough.

There are so many great inlets, coves and other smaller islands that you can checkout all from Anguilla. Each one has beautiful water and are accessible by either small boat, kayaks or just a drive to the other side of the island!

eat/drink:
Picante’s: Awesome Mexican, mojitos and guacamole! If there’s a great Mexican restaurant wherever we are, my mom and I will always find it!
The Viceroy: We ate dinner at Picante’s and headed to The Viceroy for cocktails after. Get the spicy jalapeño margarita or blueberry margarita! If you go on Thursday night’s they have a DJ and we had a blast!
Madeariman: Great dinner spot on Shoal Bay! The mahi mahi kebab was our favorite.
Dolce Vita: Possibly the cutest caribbean Italian spot and serving such good food! We split their homemade pasta with fresh lobster and it was so fresh and flavorful.
Le Bon Pain: Go early for breakfast since they run out quickly! The chocolate almond croissant, blueberry pastry and coffee were major hits with us.

visit:
Crocous Bay: We spent two days here and loved it. On Sunday’s they have a live band and the food and drinks are delicious!
Shoal Bay: This area was definitely more relaxed and less commercialized, but I have a feeling that’s going to change within a few years. New hotels are going up left and right, but the beach here is beautiful.
Rendezvous Bay: We didn’t get to go here, but it’s top of our list for our next trip. Everyone raved about this beach and said it’s a great place to relax and grab a bite to eat.

Feel free to reach out with any questions!

xx

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29 Comments

  1. March 24, 2016 / 6:28 am

    What an amazing mother/daughter trip! I have a random question, did you have to worry about the zika virus in Anguilla? I’m so paranoid with the Caribbean right now LOL! You’re so right – the water is crazy blue and the sand on the beach looks so white and amazing!! Definitely on my list of places to visit! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  2. March 24, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Gorgeous pictures!!! Such a fun to trip for you and your mom to go on. It sounds like you had the best time!

  3. March 24, 2016 / 7:53 am

    What a great trip!! And that bacon with your waffles look sooo unbelievably good!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  4. March 24, 2016 / 8:03 am

    That’s it, I’m going! It looks so beautiful and relaxing! Plus you had me at guacamole.

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  5. March 24, 2016 / 8:07 am

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! It is raining and chilly here right now so I sure wouldn’t mind beaming myself to that beach.. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing and I’m glad that you had a fun time!! 🙂

  6. March 24, 2016 / 8:14 am

    OMG you are making me want to hop on an airplane right now and head to Anguilla! Gorgeous! I will definitely be traveling there in my future and using your advice for every thing! That place you stayed was AMAZING! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. March 24, 2016 / 8:35 am

    seriously if those snaps you posted while you were there didn’t hook me, this sure did! the beach house you listed first – that just looks like the perfect setting i’d probably never leave there! i’ve only heard great things about anguilla so i should def add it to my travel wishlist!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. March 24, 2016 / 9:21 am

    I need a vacation so badly and this looks like such an amazing and relaxing trip. That water!!!

  9. March 24, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I need to book a trip there RIGHT NOW! The water and the for looks amazing!

  10. March 24, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Gorgeous photos! What an amazing spot for a mother-daughter trip! St. Maarten and Anguilla are high up on my list of Caribbean spots to check out next <3
    Green Fashionista

  11. March 24, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Looks like SUCH a gorgeous trip! And didn’t I see on Snapchat that they’re filming Bachelor in Paradise there?! Um, that is amazing! How did you know it was them?

  12. March 24, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Oh my GOSH, Picante’s!!! My senior year of high school, we went to Anguilla and it’s still one of my favorite places in the world. We loved eating at Picante’s, and I had totally forgotten about it. The Viceroy was so beautiful – we had dinner there one night I believe. I’m so jealous of this trip and dying to go back!

  13. March 24, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I’d love to vacation here (honeymoon #2 maybe lol?). What a perfect mother/daughter getaway that I’m sure Brian was a bit jealous of 😉

  14. March 24, 2016 / 11:56 am

    That water holy cow amazing. The prettiest blue water of any island I’ve been to is Grand Cayman but this looks close!! Adding Anguilla to my bucket list!

  15. March 24, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Looks like SUCH an amazing trip! I love that top photo- I feel like it instantly makes you feel like you’re on vacation, even if only for just a moment! 🙂

    xo Heather
    Sweet Tea Jubilee

  16. March 24, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    It looks absolutely beautiful there – sign me up for a trip ASAP!

  17. March 24, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Anguilla is a spot that Zack has always said he wants to visit, so this may have to be our next warm weather vaca! Saving this post to use your great tips in the future.

  18. March 24, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Wow it looks gorgeous! Lucky you having such a fun vacay. Love your cute swimsuit!

  19. March 26, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Adding this to the growing list of vacation spots, such gorgeous pictures! Xo, Stephanie

  20. Monica
    March 26, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Gorgeous pictures! My mom and I are trying to figure out where to travel to after my graduation. After this post, Anguilla is definitely on the list!

  21. March 26, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Gah this is absolutely gorgeous!! I want to get there ASAP!

    Emma | Seeking the South

  22. April 6, 2016 / 7:56 am

    Oh my gosh, this place looks like a dream! I love how perfect the water looks!

  23. April 6, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Beautiful photos! So glad you had a wonderful trip. We’ll include a link to your post in our next web wrap-up post. Best wishes on your future trips!