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Anguilla is located east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands  in the Lesser Antilles chain.  The Island of St. Martin is about a 20 minute boat ride away.
 
Anguilla cruise port promises beautiful beaches, tranquility and near perfect weather. You won’t find swanky high rises at this popular Caribbean hotspot and it’s not oozing a glitzy Miami like charm, but has plenty to offer in terms of thirty silvery white beaches that are ideal for sunbathing, beach frolicking and if you’re lucky, celeb spotting. 
 
Anguilla got its independence in 1980, and is today a self-governed British colony. The island has suddenly witnessed a tourism boom, and there’s frenzied activity o keep up with the current demands. It is also to the credit of locals, that they’ve not let development come in the way of protecting their natural resources and heritage.
 
The gorgeous island features everything to help visitors enjoy a fantastic vacation from good old restaurants serving thoroughbred local delicacies to charming outdoor patios for exclusive open-air dining. In addition to this, there are museums, art galleries and souvenir shops for those who want to top beach hopping with a sprinkling of history. The serene Anguilla suddenly buzzes to life at night with everything from live concerts to stylish clubs.
 
Docking & Local Transportation
Cruise ships moor at Blowing Point Port. There’s plenty of shopping, eating, and roaming around to be done at the pier.
 
There are plenty of taxis at the dock, and there’s no worry of getting fleeced here. All cab fares are monitored by the government body.
 
Things To see and Do
The best way to get an overview of the island (if you don't have local friends) is on a taxi tour. In about 2 hours, a local driver (all of them are guides) will show you everything for around $60 (tip expected). The driver will also arrange to let you off at your favorite beach after a look around, and then pick you up and return you to your hotel or the airport. I highly recommend Accelyn Connor (tel. 264/497-0515 or 264/235-8931; premiertaxiandtour@hotmail.com), whose personable and informative tours make him a sought-after guide. His Premier Property Tour accounts for drinks (including beer), snacks, and admission to the museum ($70 single or double; $10 each additional person). Be sure to ask Accelyn about his new Medicinal Tours. Before the arrival of modern grocery stores, Anguillans used native plants and shrubs for all sorts of medicinal and dietary purposes (the balsam bush was used for scouring pots, for example, and pepper cilament and candlebark were natural insecticides). Accelyn has planted a native garden filled with medicinal and dietary plants, shrubs, and trees where he discusses Anguillan folk medicine and provides refreshing beverages made with indigenous fruit.
 
It's easy to combine a great lunch at the Palm Grove Bar & Grill at Junk's Hole with a visit to the Heritage Museum Collection, East End at Pond Ground (tel. 264/497-4092), open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, charging $5 admission ($3 children 11 and under). The modest look of the museum belies the range of fascinating artifacts inside, which include Arawak Indian tools, slave shackles, and household items belonging to 19th-century settlers. If Mr. Colville Petty, who founded the museum, is here when you visit, you will have an especially memorable visit -- he collected many of these artifacts himself and has even been awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II.
 
The Anguilla National Trust offers daily wildlife and eco tours to places like Big Spring, with 1,000-year-old rock carvings and an underwater spring; and East End Pond, a richly inhabited wildlife conservation site. Call tel. 264/497-5297 to book a spot ($25 adults, $10 children 2-12). Also ask locally whether former chief minister Sir Emile Gumbs, an Anguilla National Trust volunteer, has resumed his delightful eco-tours (tel. 264/497-2711) spiked with wonderful, often wry historical and political anecdotes.
 
ions in Anguilla
Alluring and unassuming, Anguilla is a Caribbean gem. Dazzling beaches are the island's biggest draw mixed with friendly locals and an authentic island vibe that package tourism has diluted on other Caribbean islands. Upscale serenity seekers come here to sprawl on the island's silky strands, swim in luminous water, play Robinson Crusoe on Anguilla's offshore islands, and snorkel or dive the fish-filled reefs and wrecks. Fine restaurants, art galleries, birding tours, and museums enhance Anguilla's appeal. Follow the island's heritage trail in The Valley, Anguilla's sleepy capital, to take in the top historic sites. In the summer, peaceful Anguilla comes alive during the Anguilla Summer Festival with boat races, dancing, beauty pageants, and parades.
 
Shoal Bay East
Shoal Bay East is a broad and long sweep of radiant white sand that beach connoisseurs consider to be Anguilla's premier strand. Ideal for swimming and snorkeling, the waters offer some of Anguilla's best coral gardens inhabited by hundreds of tiny iridescent fish.
 
Great snorkling and beautiful conch found on Prickly Pear Cays
Prickly Pear Cays is two small, uninhabited islands located just 6 miles from Road Bay Anguilla. They are divided by a narrow channel into Prickly Pear east and Prickly Pear west. Both offer 360 degrees of powdery sand and turquoise water. It's popular among swimmers and snorkelers looking for a less crowded experience. You'll have to hop a sailboat or catamaran to make your way over but the effort is rewarded. May we suggest snorkeling the Anguilla side where the tourist boats don't sail. Here you'll find beautiful pink and yellow conch shells and abundant marine life. There are two restaurants and a bar so spending the day here is no problem.
 
Cove Bay (Beach) - Anguilla
Cove Bay beach is one of the South West shore spectacular beaches. Long, white and wide. One of my favorite beach on Anguilla. Cove Castles are located here as is Smokey's restaurant. I prefer the Summer where you just might be the only one here.
 
Barnes Bay (Northwest Coast) is for the more adventurous and intrepid travelers who enjoy water sports activities like windsurfing and snorkeling. Road Bay (Northwest Coast) is gorgeous but a wee bit touristy of late. If you want a real  tropical Caribbean Island feel replete with coconut palms swaying to the tune of the breeze, look no further than Shoal Bay East

Meads Bay Beach
One of the most popular beaches on the island's west end, Meads Bay presents a stunning one-and-a-half kilometer stretch of white sand beach with clear, calm waters for swimming. Luxury villas and resorts are sprinkled along here as well as some excellent restaurants. Near the turn off to Meads Bay, stop by Cheddie's Art Studio to see the driftwood carvings of local artist, Cheddie Richardson.
 
Rendezvous Bay Beach
Rendezvous Bay is a dazzling four-kilometer crescent of powdery sand and luminous sea. Calm and shallow, this peaceful stretch of coast is great for families with small children. Sunbathers, swimmers, and shell collectors will also be impressed.
 
Maundays Bay Beach
Stretching for one and a half kilometers, Maundays Bay Beach is a sublime stretch of soft powder sand and aqua sea. The Moorish-themed Cap Juluca luxury resort hugs the beach, welcoming guests and day visitors alike. In calm conditions, beach lovers can enjoy great snorkeling and swimming in the clear water. On windy days sailboats and windsurfers skim the bay. This magnificent beach is a popular spot for weddings.
 
Sandy Ground Village
To soak up some local island vibe, head to Sandy Ground Village. Popular with local children, the white-sand beach is lined with restaurants, a dive shop, and a few low-key places to stay. Its fishhook-shaped bay is one of the most protected on the island and is Anguilla's main port of entry for yachts. Most of the onshore activities of the popular three-day Anguilla Regatta in May take place at Sandy Ground with entertainment at the local restaurants and establishments. The Old Salt Factory and Pump-house here is one of Anguilla's historical attractions. Salt was a main industry in Anguilla and one of the country's primary exports until the early 1980s. Visitors can see the site and tour the Old Pump-house. The ferry to Sandy Island departs from the pier, and a large salt pond behind the village attracts egrets, stilts, herons, and other wading birds.
 
Island Harbour
Sprinkled with a few tourist attractions, the sheltered fishing village of Island Harbour is the launching point for local fishermen who park their brightly colored boats along the narrow beach. Stop by late in the afternoon to watch them unload the day's catch. Just off the main road in the village, Big Spring National Park protects a partially collapsed cave containing 28 Amerindian petroglyphs dating from the 9th-15th century. Ask about tours at the Anguilla National Trust. In late March or April, Island Harbour's Festival Del Mar is a two day "celebration of the sea" with a mix of entertainment, competitions, food, music, activities, and of course a fishing contest. Three-minutes by boat from Island Harbour, the small private island of Scilly Cay lures day trippers with its palm-fringed beach and alfresco restaurant, while nearby Scrub Island flaunts a beautiful beach on its western side with great snorkeling.
 
Fountain Cavern National Park
Close to Shoal Bay, the Fountain Cavern is a natural and cultural wonder, and Anguilla's top archaeological site. Two freshwater pools and many Amerindian petroglyphs lie 15 meters underground in a cave. The most significant of these is a tall stalagmite carved in the shape of "Jocahu", the supreme God of the Taino Indians. The Fountain is thought to have been a major regional worship site and a place of pilgrimage for Amerindians.
 
Anguilla Dive Sites
Anguilla boasts a double reef system with a large variety of corals. The island is also known for its intentionally sunken ships that become artificial reefs. Divers will find seven marine parks surrounding the island: Dog Island, Prickly Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay, Sandy Island, Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System, and Stoney Bay Marine Park. Turtles, stingrays, and garden eels inhabit many of the dive sites, and divers at Scrub Island regularly see sharks and barracuda. Stoney Bay Marine Park is the resting place of the El Buen Consejo, an 18th-century Spanish galleon that shipwrecked off the southeastern shores of Anguilla in 1772. The site is an award-winning underwater park open to certified scuba divers. Official site: 
http://ivisitanguilla.com/underwater/

Anguillita, Sandy, and Prickly Pear Islands
Anguilla's offshore islands of Anguillita, Sandy, and Prickly Pear are popular
 day trips for scuba divers and snorkelers. Anguillita offers mini walls and caves where divers often see barracudas, nurse sharks, stingrays, eels, and turtles. Popular Prickly Pear can be packed when boatloads of visitors arrive from nearby St. Martin/St. Maarten, and castaways love Sandy Island, a tiny sliver of sand with a few coconut palms and excellent snorkeling in its aqua lagoon. Trips to Sandy Island and Prickly Pear depart from the pier at Sandy Ground. Official site: http://www.mysandyisland.com/

The Valley
The small, rambling Valley is Anguilla's capital and the geographic, commercial, and political center of the island. A good place to start a tour is the Anguilla National Trust with exhibits on the island's natural and cultural history. Stop by and pick up a map for the free self-guided Anguilla Heritage Tour as well as information on birding and walking tours. One of the main tourist attractions on the Heritage Trail is Wallblake House, a plantation home built in 1787. A fine example of island stonework, Warden's Place, is a former cotton and sugar plantation great house, built by slaves in the 1790s. The restored structure now houses a restaurant and its 200-year-old rock oven is still used to prepare food. For many years, the cotton grown on Anguilla for import to England was ginned in the Old Factory. Some of the original ginning machinery is intact and on display here, and this is also the site of the Anguilla Tourist Office. Art lovers will enjoy the Savannah Art Gallery and Loblolly Gallery, in historic Rose Cottage. Both galleries showcase contemporary Caribbean art, while World Art & Antiques Gallery offers a variety of collections from around the world. For beautiful views over the city and Anguilla head to the top of Crocus Hill, the highest point on the island.
 
Wallblake House
One of the main attractions on the Anguilla Heritage Tour, Wallblake House, is a plantation home built in 1787 by sugar planter, Will Blake (Wallblake is probably a corruption of his name). It's one of the few plantation houses in the Caribbean where the entire complex of buildings including the kitchen, stable, and slave quarters have survived almost intact. The spacious rooms contain interesting exhibits illustrating Anguilla's history.Address: Wallblake Road, The Valley, Official site: http://wallblake.ai/

Heritage Collection Museum
History buffs and visitors who want to learn about Anguilla will love the Heritage Collection Museum. Anguillian artifacts, early 20th-century photographs, old postage stamps, and important documents trace the island's history from the days of the Taino to the present. The museum's curator, Colville Petty, is an authority on Anguilla's history and an author on the subject.Address: Across from East End Pond, Official site: http://www.offshore.com.ai/heritage/
 
The Old Factory (The Valley, 264/497-2759) makes for an enjoyable day out trip for the entire family. It was from here that the cotton trade with England was carried out. Much of the erstwhile machinery is still in place and makes for a fascinating exhibit. If you like this bit of history, why not hear about a tale involving high living, murder, and the French invasion of 1796. The Wallblake House (Wallblake Rd., the Valley, 264/497-6613), a intriguing plantation house, is replete with stories of a high lifestyle and murder.
 
The Heritage Collection (East End at Pond Ground, 264/497-4440) has a nice mix of memorabilia, old photographs and artifacts that chronicle some interesting and unknown tales of Anguilla’s history. The Island Harbor is great spot for fishing, where you can witness an array of vibrant fishing boats.
 
CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa (Golf Course)
Anguilla's first and only golf course is surrounded by the indescribable beauty of the islands, turquoise blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary Cuisinart Resort.
 
Described by The Robb Report as "...the Caribbean's answer to the 18th at Pebble Beach", this 7,100 yards of luscious green, Greg Norman designed course features unparalleled ocean view holes sculpted into the rolling dunes of Temenos, the Most Exclusive Residential Resort in the Caribbean.
 
Through the years is has had its share of trouble as Temenos has sold several times, but now the CuisineArt resort has purchased the course and it is being properly maintained. concierge@cuisinart.ai
264.498.2000 www.cuisinartresort.com/index.php?catID=33
 
Doug Carty Diving & Excursions
Join native Anguillan Douglas Carty for an excursion aboard the "Desha". Doug is a professionally skilled dive master and boat captain who will take you on a private dive charter, a fishing expedition, or a tour of the outer islands. 
Doug Carty grew up by the ocean. He knows the local waters like no one else. That coupled with his professional level skill, makes him the only choice for diving. Doug has a dedicated following of experienced divers from all over the world who charter him for specialty dives, day trips, boat tours and fishing expeditions. Doug has spent years as the dive master for a PADI facility so he knows all about safe diving.  dcarty@anguillanet.com  web www.dougcarty.com/
 
Shoal Bay Divers (Snorkeling/Diving) - Anguilla is the best Caribbean vacation destination for those who are planning a trip that includes scuba diving. Beach connoisseurs have known about Anguilla's spectacular white sand beaches for more than a decade, ever since the first super deluxe resort opened in 1985 and began catering to the rich and famous. With all the attention being paid to the beaches and the almost too numerous to mention gourmet restaurants, the scuba diving in Anguilla has remained one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.
 
Conde Nast Traveler magazine recently rated Anguilla as one of the 10 best vacation destinations in the world,and Shoal Bay Beach as one of the 10 best beaches in the Caribbean. The ideal location puts guests within easy reach of many of Anguilla's pristine coral reefs and shipwrecks. The friendly and knowledgeable staff specializes in catering to the individual needs of guests, and strive to make your vacation truly, The Trip of a Lifetime. That is, unless you decide to come back! mjb@anguillanet.com 264 235 1482 web:www.shoalbayscuba.com
 
Kitesurfing in Anguilla with wide open bays, calm seas and prevailing tradewinds, the conditions in Anguilla are right for beginners and experts alike. Here in Anguilla, in fact, there is a small community of top kiters, guys who really take on the big waves and high winds. Two such guys are Judd Burdon and Thierry Dehove.
 
Kitesurfing at Savannah Bay -- They know the waters and wind conditions well, spending a couple of days per week (minimum!) out on the sea. They have kited everywhere in the area, even from Sandy Ground to Prickly Pear (a couple of miles offshore)!
 
If you're up for a little physical challenge, kiting is a fun way to enjoy the water. And now, learning to kite in Anguilla is more accessible than ever. Judd has started a world-class kitesurfing school right on the island, Anguilla Watersports.
 
Seaside Stables (Horseback Riding)
Seaside Stables An idyllic riding experience. Beach rides, daytime, sunset and full moon. Private rides or small groups. Professional staff. seahorses@caribcable.com 264 235 3667 www.seaside-stables.com
 
Shoal Bay East -- Anguilla's Shoal Bay is a beach lover's paradise
Anguilla is simply a beach lover's paradise and of the 33 magnificent beaches, Shoal Bay is our top pick. The 2-mile strand of perfect white sand has been named the world's best beach by many of the top tourist magazines, which means a good portion of the beach is lined with villas, small resorts and umbrellas. There are several great open-air restaurants bumping with live music and rum punch.
 
Sailing and Boat Racing
Sailing -- Anguilla's National Sport. Who knew Anguilla's national sport is sailing? Well, actually sailing in Anguilla has a long and deep history, often indistinguishable from the history of the island itself. Anguilla hosts a number of annual sailboat racing events. These sailing competitions, regattas or boat races bring the community together and people come out in large numbers to enjoy the intense competition among the sailors. The racing season runs May through August. The races are followed by post-race parties that can last into the wee hours of the night. 264-584-SAIL www.sailanguilla.com
 
Eating Out
To many discerning diners, Anguilla is the Caribbean's premier dining destination, and native Anguillan chefs like Dale Carty (Tasty's and Dune Preserve) and Glendon Carty (Ripple's and Cap Juluca) are essential elements in the island's effervescent food-and-drink scene.
 
Eating on Anguilla is not cheap, however -- a high percentage of what ends up on your plate has been imported. Fortunately, many local chefs are increasingly packing their menus with sustainable choices: local seafood and Anguilla-grown produce and grains. Fresh, locally caught fish -- red snapper, yellowtail snapper, yellowfin tuna, grouper, mahimahi, red hein, bass, bonito -- gets plenty of play on restaurant menus, as does Anguillan lobster and local crayfish, big and sweet and at the other end of the size spectrum from its mudbug cousin, the crawfish. Note: At many restaurants, prices for fish, lobster, and crayfish rise and fall depending on availability.
 
A forward-thinking government agricultural initiative to farm vegetables on a large swath of land in Central (with a bit of a heavy-handed slogan in "Farm Today or Starve Tomorrow") is putting fresh sweet potatoes, peppers, corn, squash, tomatoes, lettuces, and pigeon peas into the marketplace. Old farmers are rediscovering the pleasure of growing food, and new farmers (and future chefs) are being initiated into this agricultural renaissance.
 
Most restaurants include a service charge in the menu pricing. The menu should state whether service is included, but always confirm whether gratuities are added. In many instances tips are pooled among the staff (including the back of the house), so it never hurts to add a little extra if you feel your server warrants it.
 
You won't want to miss the all-you-can-eat barbecue buffets at CuisinArt Resort & Spa (tel. 264/498-2000; www.cuisinartresort.com), with grilled lobster, chicken, and ribs; homemade desserts; and delicious sides and salads made with hydroponic-farm-fresh produce; a string band provides the entertainment.
 
Moderate -- If you find yourself in the Valley at lunchtime, remember two tasty, good-value spots. Longtime favorite English Rose (tel. 264/497-5353) serves up generous portions of stews and grills. A newcomer, the Valley Bistro (tel. 264/497-8300) is the place to head if you are longing for pasta, pizza, or delicious French onion soup and a croque-monsieur. Both have daily specials, and you could eat at either for less than $20 (both closed Sun).
 
Inexpensive -- Delicious, affordable food is served at Anguilla's fabulous beachside bars and barbecue shacks.
 
Roadside Eats
Especially on the weekends, you'll notice a number of roadside food stalls in the Valley near the outdoor People's Market (a great place to get fresh fruit and veggies) and around the roundabout by the school and library. Out on the island, you may see other food stalls, often doing barbeque in grills fashioned out of oil drums. This is a great way to sample such local delicacies as bull foot soup, pigtail soup, goat water, roti, and fungi. Keep an eye out for Hungry's, the mobile food van that is usually parked near the Post Office in the Valley. You can eat yourself silly on sandwiches, wraps, curries, or stews, usually for a good deal less than $10.
 
Resources for Self-Catering
Anguilla is pricey enough as it is without having to pay marked-up hotel prices for basics like milk, soft drinks, snacks, and beer. For groceries, drinks, and kitchen staples, stock up at Albert's Supermarket (tel. 264/497-2240), in the Valley, a large, full-service grocery store. In Anguilla's West End, you can get a full complement of groceries and other sundries at Foods Ninety-Five (tel. 264/497-6196), just after the entrance to Cap Juluca. Ashley & Sons (tel. 264/497-2641; www.ashleyandsons.com), in the South Valley, has a wide selection of beverages, snacks, fruit, and toiletries. Monday through Saturday, don't miss stopping at the Fat Cat Gourmet (tel. 264/497-2307; www.fatcat.ai) by Albert's supermarket in the Valley; hands down, this place has the tastiest take-out goodies (from entire meals to cakes) on Anguilla. This is also a great place to pick up snacks for a picnic on the beach.
 
Sun, Sand, Music & Barbecue
Anguilla has no casinos or other gambling spots -- the local Church Council, which has its say in matters such as this, ensures that the island stays that way. If you feel the need for some casino action, St. Maarten and its 14 casinos are just a 20-minute ferry ride (and a short cab ride from there) away.
 
In high season, various hotels host barbecues or hire calypso groups and string bands, both local and imported, for entertainment. But you should really get out and sample the island's wonderful beach bars and grills, which serve great food and drink and feature live music at least 1 day a week. (You can have a light meal and a drink for around $20.) These places are about as casual as casual can be, but remember, this is modest Anguilla; if you've been swimming, cover up before you sit down to eat.
 
At the west end of the island, a sign points off the main road down a bumpy road to Nat Richardson's Palm Grove Bar & Grill (tel. 264/497-4224) at Junk's Hole. Islanders and visitors flock here for what many think are Anguilla's most succulent grilled lobsters and lightest johnnycakes. Bring your swimming gear and snorkel until your lobster comes off the grill.
 
An island favorite, Johnno's (tel. 264/497-2728; closed Mon), has live music most Wednesday evenings (reggae and soca) and Sunday afternoons (jazz). Burgers and grills are available all day, or you can just order a rum punch, plop down at one of the picnic tables on the beach, and watch the spectacular Sandy Ground sunset. A few minutes' stroll down the beach, Elvis (tel. 264/461-0101) opened in 2007 and gives Johnno's some sunset competition. Elvis's bar occupies an Anguillan boat beached on the sand, with tables and chairs nearby. There's great rum punch and nibbles (sometimes barbeque) and live music several times a week.
 
Halfway between Johnno's and Elvis, overlooking the Salt Pond, the Pumphouse (tel. 264/497-5154; www.pumphouse-anguilla.com; closed Sun) has rafter-shaking live music almost every night, enormous cheeseburgers, and crisp Caesar salads. Warning: One Pumphouse rum punch is equivalent to at least two anywhere else! This former rock-salt factory, with some of its original machinery still in place, is the funkiest bar on the island -- unless that award should go to Bankie Banx's Dune Preserve (tel. 264/497-2660;www.dunepreserve.com) at Rendezvous Bay, with its own salvaged boats and the island's most seriously relaxed musician. Reggae star Bankie Banx is usually in attendance and joins in the live music performances here several times a week. Heading from Bankie's toward the east end of the island, keep an eye out for the small sign that points from the main road to Smokey's (tel. 264/497-6582; wwwsmokeysatthecove.com) at Cove Bay. Delicious crayfish, lobster, ribs, and spicy wings are served up most days -- this is one of the island's top spots to chill. Smokey's has live music Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings.
 
Shopping
For serious shopping (Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and the like), take the ferry and visit the shops in Marigot on French St. Martin. St. Martin is also a good place to stock up on French wines and cheeses if you're planning a long stay on Anguilla.
 
Clothes are not cheap on Anguilla, and the hotel boutiques do not go out of their way to stock bargains. Stocked to the rafters with everything you need to be a stylin' Anguillan -- silky kurtas, bejeweled caftans, scads of fine and costume jewelry, slinky bathing suits -- is ZaZAA (tel. 264/497-0460) in Shoal Bay East at the Ku resort. If you need a bathing suit, T-shirt, stylish sandals, or any beach gear, you'll find it in the colorful cottage at Irie Life (tel. 264/498-6526) on the cliff-side road at South Hill. ("Irie" is Rastafarian for "cool.") Even if you don't buy anything, you'll get a fantastic view down to Sandy Ground.
 
Anguilla Art
Anguilla has a thriving local arts and crafts scene and a surprising number of small art galleries featuring the works of talented resident artists both native-born and from around the world. In the Valley, the Anguilla Arts and Crafts Center (tel. 264/497-2200) has paintings and ceramics by local artists, as well as embroidery and lovely cloth dolls. If you're looking for collectibles, or just looking for good art, head to the following:
 
Alak Gallery, Shoal Bay East Rd. (tel. 264/497-7270). Accomplished Anguillan artist Louise Brooks paints genre island scenes and Caribbean flora and fauna in vivid, saturated hues. Roosters hold a particular charm for Brooks.

Art Café, Coconut Paradise Building, Island Harbour (tel. 264/497-8595) has intriguing rotating art exhibits and also doubles as a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch (chicken roti, burgers, local fish, and lobster).
Bartlett Collections, by the roundabout at South Hill (tel. 264/497-6625), has island crafts (as well as terrific smoothies at its outdoor cafe).

Lynne Bernbaum (tel. 264/497-5211; www.lynnebernbaum.com), is an American painter whose George Hill studio features her bold images of Anguilla, the Caribbean, and France. In addition to paintings, Ms. Bernbaum sells prints of her works, including some very Anguillan cactuses and goats.
Cheddie's Carving Studio, West End Road, the Cove (tel. 264/497-2949; www.cheddieonline.com), is the domain of self-taught Cheddie Richardson, who sculpts intricate, whimsical figures from driftwood, stone, and coral.

Devonish Art Gallery, in Long Bay opposite CuisinArt Road (tel. 264/497-2949), features the work of Courtney Devonish, the well-known Anguillan potter and sculptor, as well as a good collection of paintings from local artists.

Savannah Gallery, Coronation Street, Lower Valley (tel. 264/497-2263; www.savannahgallery.com), on the road to Crocus Bay, has a fine selection of paintings by Anguillan and Caribbean artists.

Stone Cellar Art Gallery, Government Corner, the Valley (tel. 264/498-0123; www.oldfactory-anguilla.ai): This 1868 former cotton gin has rough-hewn limestone walls and wood-beam ceilings. It's the home of rotating art exhibits (on the second floor) and Sir Roland Richardson's Caribbean Impressionistic paintings on the first.


 

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