I want to start this category with where Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush went on last March, the island of Anguilla. The story is quite old, but this site is about beautiful places not a news blog, so here goes the story...
Anguilla, a small island in the northern Caribbean, is a quiet place full of white sand beaches, great dining and friendly people. This place is only one hour flight from Puerto Rico, and with population less than 15,000 made it perfect place for a peaceful vacation.
Low-key relaxation on a small and tranquil island with world-class beaches, restaurants and resorts, and exceptionally hospitable residents has made Anguilla a VIP mecca.”
- USA Today
Like any other travel site in Caribbean, beach always become the main destination for tourist. Because Anguilla island is quite small, you can choose to go between North Coast or South Coast. All the bays in this area are so peaceful and clean, with a beautiful coral cliffs.
If you want to go fishing with the local fisherman, you can go Island Harbor in the north, or the Little Harbor in the south. Don't forget to check the Road Bay and the village of Sandy Ground, it's the main port for ships and also nighttime activities.
There are some options for sports vacation in Anguilla. Temenos Golf Course, is a Greg Norman designed course with breathtaking views and challenging, dramatic holes. Players are greeted by a spectacular view of St. Maarten and the Caribbean Sea.
For those who fancy hiking, although Anguilla is a small island, only 17 miles long and 3 miles wide at its widest point, much of it is still uninhabited with excellent opportunities for exploring. Since the island is very narrow at many points it is possible to see both coasts while walking through the low bush and rock formations along the coast. You can also explore this island by a mountain bike.
And the most interesting would be Seaside Stables Horseback Riding. Have you ever dream of riding a beautiful horse along a deserted beach in Anguilla...or swimming on horseback in a tropical sea? At Seaside Stables you can experience this island way of life.
Of course you can always stay at the hotel and playing tennis, or go to the beaches to swim. Really, there are a lot of choice for you.
3. Festivals and Events
Anguilla’s history, heritage and culture are regularly celebrated across their island. The calendar is nearly almost always full of cultural events, parties, performances and pageants.
This island’s most spectacular display of culture is the Summer Festival. It begins on August Monday at 5 a.m. with J’Ouvert Mornin’, a daybreak jam through the streets to celebrate emancipation. Nearly a fortnight of dancing, competitions, fairs, costumes and parades color the evenings. During the days, as with almost all of Anguilla’s major holidays, the island is ﬁlled with the excitement of beach picnics and boat racing, Anguilla’s national sport.
Okay, you won't find Hilton or Sheraton in Anguilla, and that's the point! The government of the island decided to limit development to discreet small hotels and upscale elegant resorts. You can also rent a villa if you're planning to stay long in this island.
What about the food? More than 70 dining experiences ranging from elegant gourmet eateries to casually chic beachfront bistros and bars to festive roadside grills can be found across this island. Choices range from Caribbean to French, Mediterranean to Continental, Creole to Italian, American to Indo-Chinese, and most important, indulgent to inexpensive. Given the abundance of fresh seafood, there are plenty of options for creative cookery.
And don't forget to try virgin strawberry piña coladas, it's the favorite of Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush during their trip in Anguilla!