Restaurants in Anguilla
My Anguilla Experience is always on the lookout for interesting stories about locals and visitors enjoying what Anguilla has to offer including the restaurants in Anguilla.
My sister and her friends came up with an idea called Tourist Day in 2012. I thought the idea was great and I wanted to share it with you here at myanguillaexperience.com. See below the description of Tourist Day from these beautiful ladies.
Why did you start Tourist Day?
As recent university graduates, when we moved back home to Anguilla, we found that as we integrated into the next phase of our life, the working phase, we spent less and less time together as friends. Additionally, we noted that it was very easy to fall into the monotony of work and become complacent or busy in terms of our extracurricular activities and how we utilized our leisure time.
Tourist day was borne out of the need to stay connected with friends in an exciting and refreshing way. It broke the monotony of work and it allowed us to embrace Anguilla in a different way, from a different perspective. That is, the perspective of many of our university peers and others we encountered and conversed with abroad. The reaction from many when they were told that we lived in the Caribbean was usually along the lines of “You’re so lucky!”, “I would love to visit the Caribbean!” and for us UK students “You’re from the Caribbean? Why in the world would you leave that paradise to come to the UK.”
With the understanding that we were indeed “lucky” to live somewhere where most people only dreamed of vacationing, we decided to not just live in Anguilla, but to embrace Anguilla. Most of our tourist days involve eating because we love food especially Anguillian cuisine.
What is tourist day?
A day locals can relax and enjoy the simple pleasures and benefits of island life which we normally take for granted. A tourist day can give you an opportunity to enjoy our island from the perspective of a tourist. It will open your eyes as to how beautiful Anguilla is and all it has to offer in terms of cuisine, art, nature etc.
Tourist Day 2012
Tasty’s Restaurant for Lunch
Cocktails at Ocean Echo
Dessert at Blanchards Beach Shack
Tourist Day 2013
Lunch at Poker’s Plank Restaurant
Frozen drinks at Blanchards Beach Shack
We usually end our tourist days at Blanchards Beach Shack because it is just a great place for locals and tourists alike to relax. The staff are friendly and the frozen drinks and dessert (brownies especially) are the best!
Thus far, we have had two tourist days. Future plans for tourist day as we branch out include snorkeling, kayaking, visiting nearby cays, and perhaps cost permitting an overnight stay at one of Anguilla’s five star hotels.
Tourist day can mean different things to different people as you engage in varying activities. In a nutshell, it is basically just a day for you to look forward to, to connect with family and friends while embracing and enjoying Anguilla and all it has to offer. Nothing in Anguilla is limited to tourists, everything is accessible and available for tourists and locals alike to enjoy!
A word from My Anguilla Experience
My Anguilla Experience would like to commend these beautiful ladies on this wonderful idea and for sharing Tourist Day with our readers.
Sherise wrote about some of her favourite places to chill, eat and drink in Anguilla here and also shared some reasons why summer is a great time to come to Anguilla here.
Have a great day!