Destination of the week: Anguilla

Last week we took you to the cultural country of Italy, but this week we are taking you to the tranquil island of Anguilla. Unlike its neighbouring islands, Anguilla has no casinos or nightclubs, but don’t let that put you of as there are still plenty of ways to have fun and fully enjoy your stay. Home to jetsetters Anguilla allows you to create your own vacation, locals are more than welcoming and you can enjoy opulence and privacy in one of the many private villas. Dive into the culture, where you will be met by sensual reggae music, nightly gatherings around BBQ’s and amazing local food.

Cap Juluca is the perfect place to stay in Anguilla, set on white-sand beaches facing the turquoise waters of Maundays Bay, has charmed it’s visitors for decades. Lush landscaped grounds feature 60,000 flowering plants perfectly blended with Moorish architecture. Create timeless memories, with limitless recreational options such as tennis, water sports, horseback riding and a cruise aboard the resort’s 32-foot boat.

cap juluca beach

All guest rooms are just steps away from the beach and Moroccan inspiration fills their interiors, as well as Frette linens, Bose stereos, iPod docking stations, and Molton Brown, Hermès or Bulgari bath products.

beachfront room

There are so many beautiful suites and villas at Cap Juluca but we had to go for their stunning Oceanfront Five Bedroom Private Pool Villa, which offers approximately 5,180 sq. ft. of lavish living space. On the top level of the villa is the pool suite, which features a large living area, separate bedroom suite, luxurious bathroom, an exotic dining area with domed ceiling and its own kitchen. The two other luxury rooms on the ground floor are interconnecting with double tubs, marble showers and covered terraces with ocean views. Help is always at hand with a separate butler's entrance off the kitchen.

beachfront dome

If you’re in the mood to unwind then take yourself over to Cap Juluca’s Spa. Rooted in tradition Cap Juluca’s treatments uplift, awaken and transport your body, mind and soul into the moment. The treatments include a variety of massage and skin care techniques available in the privacy of your own room or our couples massage room. Also available at the spa are haircuts, manicures, pedicures and styling for special occasions.



 Take a trip to the valley where the Wallblake building lies. It was built in 1787, is the oldest structure on Anguilla and the only remaining plantation house on the island, making it an important part of the islands history. For an extra dose of history take a look at the interior of the adjacent St Gerard’s church , which has a unique design with a decorative stone front, open-air side walls and a ceiling shaped like the hull of a ship.

Wallblake house

For a small price you can hope on board the Seaworld Explorer, where you can view the stunning sea life and tropical fish of St. Martin's marine world in the comfort of the underwater observatory. Once on board the semi-submarine you will be submerged into the beautiful water accompanied by your guide, while you make your way to 'Rocher de Creole'.  Have your camera on the ready for some unique photos and make sure you fully take in your surroundings, as you will see brilliant coloured fish, sea turtles, barracudas, stingrays and more. If you’re not up for diving, you can relax on the upper deck while enjoying the scenery across the channel to Anguilla.

Seaworld Explorer

Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery is very different to your usual restaurant, which makes it a unique and great place to eat . The owners of the restaurant take a trip to Asia – from Myanmar to Bali – every year during low season and bring back with them an assortment of exotic spices and flavours, which they incorporate into their mouth watering recipes. Treat your senses again by venturing over to the adjacent art gallery, which features purchasable paintings and trinkets from their unusual journeys.