Am staying at the Anacaona resort on Meads Bay. I am renting a car and plan to visit the other beaches. I know there are lots of fabulous and pricey restaurants, so I was wondering if you know of any moderately priced great restaurants. Also, for the night life, mind you my cousin and myself are 60 but like to get out and mingle with the locals so would like to know what bars would be fun for us.
recommended Palm Grove (Nat's Place)After I had lunch here once, the shack-cum-restaurant ended up in my dreams about 10 times over the next few years. I think it's because it was the closest thing I'd ever been to relaxation ... read moreperfection. Lobster meals (that somehow take about two hours to make even if there are three customers; look at it as an excuse to take off your shoes and wade in the water), the warm white sandy beach you've been dreaming about since you booked your trip to Anguilla, and soft reggae music against a colorful beachfront shack backdrop. Oh, yes, and if you don't eat a johnnycake while you're there, you are missing out on fried dough perfection.
recommended PicanteWhat if two foodies from Northern California opened a casual Mexican joint on the gourmet island of the Caribbean, Anguilla? Picante is one of Anguilla's most popular restaurants, which isn't ... read moresurprising, considering it combines the best of Mexican fare with Caribbean ingredients.Alex
Anguilla is extremely expensive, food-wise. Picante is almost reasonably priced, and really good.
recommended Dune Preserve Restaurant and BarYou can plan an entire trip to the Caribbean based around reggae star Bankie Banx's restaurant and bar. Imagine giving an island-born reggae musician full reign on building a beach-side bar, and ... read morethat's the Dune Preserve. A rambling wooden structure open to the warm breeze, Bankie and his sons and friends serve up Anguillian food and drinks, music and conversation.Alex
I would literally fly back to Anguilla just to go there again. It's an all-ages, locals and visitor bar and restaurant, right next to the Cuisinart Resort. Gorgeous.
recommended Tasty'sNot surprisingly, fish is a big hit at this colorful restaurant on Anguilla. But it's what surrounds, lies beneath, covers and marinates the fish that makes Tasty's so ... ahem, tasty. My favorite was ... read morethe coconut-crusted fish with Anguilla's famous banana rum sauce, but plantain salsa, coconut curry and lobster in fresh lemon and butter sauce weren't too bad, either.Alex
One of my favorite restaurants on Anguilla.