Nate and I take an annual vacation to reconnect, reflect and enjoy one another.
Anguilla has some of the most beautifully unspoiled beaches in the Western Hemisphere. The sand is a light brown sugar that turns into soft clay once the waves gently hit the shore. The sea is a shade of blue that is almost impossible to describe. It stayed in the 80’s all week, but then a breeze passes through that cools your skin.
We stayed at the Aurora resort which is very private and has direct access to the beach and crystal light blue waters. The service was incredible and the staff were next level. The concierge was very helpful with scheduling some fun excursions, dinner reservations and spa treatments.
Speaking of spa treatments, the spa was simply splendid. I chose the body scrub and a 90 minute deep tissue massage. Nate also chose a massage along with a manicure and pedicure. The massage was much needed post tennis match with Nate! I hadn’t moved that fast in quite a while. It was literally the best massage I have ever had. The liquid gel that she put on my skin to moisturize it even lasted after I showered! I asked her if I could purchase it, but unfortunately it wasn’t for sale. I will find out their secret one day! 😉
Next, I went to the hot tub and soaked with my hubby for a bit. We had the hot tub all to
ourselves. It was such a vibe and so very relaxing! We laughed, talked and relaxed as the bubbles gently hit our back. I would definitely say the spa experience at Aurora was exquisite!
Places to eat:
The Sunshine Shack was our go to spot right on the beach and only a short beach walk distance from the Aurora. It had good vibes, amazing food like grilled lobster, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and bbq chicken along with some yummy sides including rice, a fresh salad with avocado, fries, and coleslaw. They also created a few delicious cocktails while you waited for your meal and the music definitely gives you the island vibe. The Sunshine Shack never disappointed! Say hello to Garvey (the owner) when you visit. He is always very welcoming with a big smile on his face.
Another delicious place to eat is Marella located on the other side of Aurora. They have these delicious Johnny cakes that are delicately seasoned and such a yummy start to the beginning of your meal. There was no other Johnny cakes we tasted anywhere on the island quite like Marella’s!
Pimms was another delicious restaurant at Cap Jaluca. It’s also located right on the water. The water is calm and is definitely quite the scenic view! Make a reservation around 6 pm so that you can look out over the water and enjoy the sunset as you eat. It really does make your dinner feel incredibly special!
We got out on the water and it was so worth it! Definitely consider snorkeling as there are spots so clear that you can see parts of the ocean floor. The fish are beautiful and there are spots where the water is calm and you can jump in and enjoy! There is also a daring spot where we were taken to cliff jump. It definitely wasn’t easy but worth the jump! For all you adrenaline junkies, go for it!
Finally, we visited the Four Seasons for night life and ambience. The food and drinks were spectacular and the service was just as kind there (I believe it’s the Anguilla way.) We listened to a local island group called Omalie. He has such an amazing voice and the keyboard, drummer, and bass player made him sound even better! Shout out to J!
If you are considering Anguilla, it is worth the visit. The weather is consistent, the people are kind, and you will feel safe in paradise! Taking some time to get away and reconnect with your significant other really does make a difference in your relationship. I know it did for us!
Thank you Anguilla for sharing your special island with us. We sincerely enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon. I hope to see you all there!
If you want to know what I wore – I did a little vacay round up.