After Hurricane Irma

Anguilla is back on track.

Anguilla repair teams are working hard and fast, like Anglec, restoring electricity at a fast rate.

Four big hotels will not have the time to open before Christmas season, but many other will reopen, and most of the villas will be available for rental.

Concerning real estate, old wood houses had biggest damages, and also galvanized industrial roofs. Most of concrete houses are in good shape. Of course, some unprotected windows or doors, may have brake sometimes bringing wind and water inside.

Beautiful beaches are still here and people are motivated like never.

See you soon !

hurricane Irma

 

Carnival 2017 Programme

anguilla carnival summer festival

Pre Carnival Events:

Calypso Semi-Finals – July 14th

Light The Street Fete (ASF Committee) – July 15th

Tiny Tott – July 16th

North Valley Cultural Fest – July 29th

Wet Fete – July 29th

Carnival Events:

August 2nd – 13th

Wednesday August 2nd – Opening Night

Thursday August 3rd – Flow Soca Rave (Formally Soca Monarch)

Friday August 4th – Senior and Junior Calypso Monarch Competition

Saturday August 5th – South Valley Street Festival, Bandclash/Bandorama

Sunday August 6th – A and B Class Boat Races, Kidz and Carnival, Prince and Princess Show, Talented Teen Pageant

Monday August 7th – J’ouvert, August Monday A and B Class Boat Races, August Monday Beach Party

Tuesday August 8th – August Tuesday A Class Boat Race, Soca Relapse (Axa Boy Entertainment)

Wednesday August 9th – Wednesday NCBA A Class Boat Race, Miss Anguilla Pageant

Thursday August 10th – Eyes Wide Shut, August Thursday A and B Class Boat Races, August Thursday Beach Party, Leeward Islands Calypso Show

Friday August 11th – Grand Parade of Troupes
Saturday August 12th – Poker Run (264 Bike Life), Cooler Fete (Revolution Entertainment)

Sunday August 13th – Captains Cup A Class and Champion of Champions A and B Class Boat Races.

Dan Brown in Anguilla

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Dan Brown, the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, is an Anguilla lover.

Already a generous donator for the Anguilla Literary Foundation, he accepted this time to offer one of his rare public appearance, to the people of Anguilla.

The event was held at Da Vida restaurant in Crocus Bay.

The author, after a captivating speech about his life, answered a few questions, then signed some books.

Thank you Dan for this great moment.

About Dan Brown:

Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of heated debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”

The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing.

Brown is currently at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel, The Lost Symbol.

 

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 photo-shooting in Anguilla

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The Anguilla Tourist Board is delighted to announce that Anguilla, long regarded as the Caribbean’s best kept secret, is one of the stunning destinations featured in the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017, which launches on February 15.  With an unprecedented reach of over 60 million readers worldwide, the silky, pristine beaches, crystal clear, azure waters and vibrant colors of Anguilla, will be revealed in all their glory.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit crew, accompanied by SI Swimsuit model search girls Hunter McGrady, McKenna Berkley, Anne de Paula and Lisa-Marie Jaftha, arrived in Anguilla in early January for a ten day body painting shoot on the gorgeous beaches of Merrywing Bay and Rendezvous Bay.
The host property for the SI Swimsuit team was The Reef By CuisinArt, a beachfront contemporary oasis that debuted to rave reviews in November 2016.  A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Reef by CuisinArt offers a host of complimentary activities for guests wishing to maintain their active lifestyle while on vacation.
“When you’re shooting body paint you need to be, well, secluded,” says MJ Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Assistant Managing Editor. “The Reef by CuisinArt offered just that, flawless beaches and gorgeous sunsets that we had to ourselves. It is important to be able to work out of a resort or hotel because each painting is a masterpiece that takes artist Joanne Gair and team over 15 hours to complete. We don’t want to mess that up by going too far! So, the convenience of The Reef’s beach was fabulous, and the photos are some of the best body paint images we have ever taken.”
“The launch of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 is a highly anticipated event with a massive, global audience,” said Cardigan Connor, Parliamentary Secretary in Anguilla’s Ministry of Tourism. “This publication is an excellent vehicle for generating awareness and creating a buzz among our prospective visitors, particularly in the celebrity driven US market, where the association with high profile influencers and stars becomes significant over the short and longer terms,” he continued.
This is the second time that Anguilla has been featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Contestants from the popular TV show The Bachelor filmed on location in Anguilla and were featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011.

Source: Yahoo

Sports Illustrated

BBC TV serie about Anguilla: An Island Parish

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Broadcast every Monday on BBC 2 at 20:30.

This series of An Island Parish visits the island of Anguilla, one of six British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, and follows the parish calendar from Easter to hurricane season in September.

Beautiful images and people. Two millions viewers per episode.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087ylgf

 

“Coupled”, Fox TV Show filmed in Anguilla

coupled Fox TV showAnguilla is the main star of the Fox TV Show “Coupled”

http://www.fox.com/coupled

Coupled is an American reality show that debuted on Fox on May 17, 2016 and airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. It is hosted by television personality, Terrence J and created by Mark Burnett, of Survivor, The Apprentice, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Shark Tank, and The Voice.[1]
Filming took place in Anguilla. The cast includes Miss Arizona USA 2009 Alicia-Monique Blanco, Miss Colorado USA 2015 Talyah Polee, intellectual property attorney and host, Domonique Price, and American singer-songwriter, TV personality, and former collegiate athlete Alex Lagemann.
Tyler Gattuso was in the running to be a cast member on Big Brother 17, but was ultimately not chosen due to the news being leaked by online media and his Instagram hinting at the news suggesting he wasn’t going to be active for quite a while. A few days later, after the cast for Big Brother was announced, he was ranting on twitter, shortly deleting them and deactivating his account.

Coupled features 12 single women who are on the quest for love. Each week different men come to the Caribbean Islands and meet with the women. The women have the choice to go right saying yes to pursuing the man some more and join him at the Tiki bar or going left saying no to spending anymore time with the man going back to the bungalow to await the next guy. This process is inspired by the app Tinder, in which you swipe left or right depending on your preference.
The women that choose to go to the tiki bar will await the man, where he will then pick two women to pursue further at the villa. Once at the vill, the man will spend some individual time with each of the women to see which one he has the most chemistry or connections with. At the end of the night, he will select one of the women to stay with him at the villa becoming Coupled and the other one will go back to the bungalow to await the next guy.
At the end of the their 6-week stay at the Caribbean Island, Anguilla, the couples will be faced with the decision to continue their relationship back in the United States or to end their relationship. The women who want to continue the relationship will join their partner waiting for them at a helicopter, while the women who do not want to continue the relationship will not join the men.[4]
During the show, the contestants are giving cell phones which they can use to interact with each other. Some of the text messages will be featured on the show to create a dialogue and convey even more drama.

16 Sizzling Swimsuits & 1 Very Sexy Model Hit the Beach in Anguilla

anguilla model photo shoot swim suitsArticle By Yahoo Style

Photography by Hans Neumann
Styling by Sally Lyndley
Hair by Caile Noble
Makeup by Georgi Sandev
Model Bregje Heinen at The Lions

What happens when you send two fashion editors, one cute Peruvian photographer, and a smoking hot Victoria’s Secret model to Anguilla? The sexiest photo shoot Yahoo Style’s ever produced.

With three (official) weekends left of summer 2015, there’s still time to grab a new suit and head to the closest beach or, if you’re really feeling inspired, one very far away. (May we suggest Anguilla, a tiny British island in the Caribbean?) We took Victoria’s Secret model Bregje Heinen, a leggy, 23-year-old Dutch model, from the plane to the white sand beaches to show off a string of suits.

Want a suit to take you from day to night? Try Norma Kamali’s liquid gold suit. How about something sporty, in case you meet a surfer? Try Kassia Surf’s zip-up striped one-piece. For the ‘80s dance queen, there’s Lisa Marie Ferndandez’s mint green terry look and if it’s sex on the beach you are seriously after—try Thapelo Paris’s strappy blue and yellow bikini.

More photos here.

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Best Caribbean beach destination

beast caribbean beachesIt’s a question we get asked very often. “Which Caribbean island has the best beaches?” Well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. That’s because it’s hard to go to any island in the Caribbean and not find a world-class beach. But if you’re looking for a pure beach vacation, some islands really are in a class by themselves. These are the islands with multitudes of great beaches, with one marvelous beach after another — the ones where the sand is just right, where the beaches are easy to get to and easy on the eyes, where there are vibrant beach bars and beautiful beach hotels to match. These are the Caribbean’s best beach destinations.

Anguilla

When it comes to Caribbean beach destinations, Anguilla is right at the top. With 33 superb beaches on a tiny, easy to navigate island, it’s the best bet for a pure beach getaway. Of course, choosing which beach is best is rather difficult, from Rendezvous Bay to Maundays Bay to Shoal Bay, among others — but figuring it out is the best part of the trip.

Article from Caribbean Journal