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Travel Guide for Crocus Bay, Anguilla

Published March 9th, 2023
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If you are envisioning pristine, picturesque white sands lapped by brilliant, azure waters as your next ideal vacation destination, Anguilla is the right place for you. Envied for some of the most magnificent sunsets in the world, Anguilla is the preferred haven of tranquility for many sophisticated travelers and celebrities. Your luxury five-bedroom villa on the island of Anguilla is located within the intimate, beautifully landscaped hillside enclave, overlooking magnificent Crocus Bay and only minutes away from its white-sand beach. This home boasts 6,000 square feet of living space, plus a private pool with an adjacent bath and outdoor rain shower for relaxing time with family and friends. And it affords the spectacular sunset views for which Anguilla is famous.

Location

Only 17 miles long and three miles wide, Anguilla is 10 miles north of St. Maarten and 200 miles east of Puerto Rico. The lack of direct flights and cruise ships makes it more exclusive and relaxed than many other Caribbean islands.

Arriving to Anguilla

Our Anguilla luxury villa is only 7 minutes by car from Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport in Anguilla (AXA), which services direct flights from Miami and San Juan.

Getting Around in Anguilla

The best way to get around in Anguilla is in a taxi, as the island is too spread out to explore on foot. Anguillan taxi drivers make excellent tour guides, and driving yourself around town could be complicated, given the unpaved roads leading to the beaches and virtually nonexistent street signs.

Some of the other transportation options include car rentals, in which case visitors must be issued an Anguillan driver’s license. It can be acquired at most car rental agencies or the Inland Revenue Department in The Valley. After you pay a one-time fee and show your valid U.S. license, you will be provided with a temporary driving permit and a rental car.

Exploring From Crocus Bay

Crocus Bay Beach in Anguilla is no longer undiscovered, but it is a pristine gem. There are several ways to fully embrace the island spirit, as Anguilla offers something for everyone! You can enjoy all types of water sports, fishing, kite boarding, windsurfing, sail boating, horseback riding, swimming with the dolphins, and so much more!

Water Activities

If you are a water lover, you can hop in the water at Crocus Bay and swim or take kayaks or boats to Little Bay. The swim is especially enjoyable, and the shallow water is rich with reef fish and coral, making it one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean. To get to the reef, enter the water in front of Da’Vida restaurant and swim along the cliff’s edge. Besides various Caribbean fish such as trumpet fish, banded butterfly fish, surgeon fish, and groupers, you will also encounter many other interesting creatures here like sea cucumbers, feather duster, and Christmas tree worms.

Magnificent Sunsets

If you prefer to sit back with your dearest ones and embrace the magic sunset colors, our Anguilla villa is in a peaceful setting, perfectly perched above Crocus Bay to capture those breathtaking views.

Redefined Dining Experiences

Da’Vida Beach Club

If you are looking for the island hot-spot near our Anguilla villa and Crocus Bay, you should visit Da’Vida Beach Club and indulge in a culinary delight of taste and flavor. This award-winning restaurant, bar and grill is situated by an idyllic tropical cove on the northern coast of the island paradise of Anguilla. Enjoy exquisite Caribbean and international dining and savor fresh cocktails from midday to sunset with stunning ocean views. Da’Vida is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm, and it features live Caribbean music on a Sunday afternoon.

Veya Restaurant

Known as the “Cuisine of the Sun,” Veya Restaurant is located only 1.5 miles from Crocus Bay Beach while featuring a refined dining experience in a treehouse setting. It boasts a fusion of flavors from the Caribbean to India, from North Africa to Southeast Asia, delicately combining to satisfy any palate. A Moroccan-themed cocktail lounge, Meze, features live music from 8 pm to 10 pm every night the restaurant is open.

Tropical Sunset Bar & Restaurant

If you wish to taste exceptional Caribbean cuisine while enjoying breathtaking scenery, Tropical Sunset Bar and Restaurant is located only about 3 miles away from Crocus Bay Beach. This cozy beach bar features flavorful Caribbean dishes, free beach chairs, refreshing drinks, magnificent views, and so much more. For more information and reservations, contact the restaurant.

Golf

Tee up your beach vacation at one of the finest golf courses in the Caribbean while enjoying your stay at your Anguilla villa. The $50 million Greg Norman Signature Design, Championship, 18-hole golf course features stunning views of the island and sea, intense elevation changes, magnificent water features and challenging holes for golfers of all levels.

Nightlife

If you are looking to explore local nightlife, an Anguillan jewel not to be missed is Sandy Ground, one of Anguilla’s main ports with plenty of exciting beach bars and restaurants to visit, perfect rum punches, fresh off-the-grill food, and music to fit everyone’s tastes.

Boat Racing

Even though Anguilla is known to be a laid-back destination most of the year, boat racing is celebrated with a huge buzz during important island holidays. Embedded deep in the culture and loved widely by all, every Anguilla boat race is eagerly anticipated! The whole island takes part in rooting them on – and everyone parties on Sandy Ground from sunup to sundown. Keep track of the Anguilla boat racing schedule.

Best Time to Visit Anguilla

It can be challenging to decide on the best time to visit Anguilla, as the climate is relatively pleasant and weather is good year round. If you want to avoid the hottest temperature and decrease the chance of rain, the best time to visit Anguilla is December to July during the milder dry season.

Wrap Up

If you are considering a trip to the Caribbean and looking for an extraordinary island getaway, be sure to add Anguilla to your list. Reserve Equity Residences’ luxury Anguilla villa and experience a true tropical escape for your family and friends.


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