Day Trip To Anguilla


Oct 1st, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Day Trip To Anguilla

My wife & 2 best friends will be taking a day trip to Anguilla from St. Maarten.
Any suggestions on where to go & hang out? Should we rent a car?
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Oct 1st, 2012, 05:42 PM
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Of course you should rent a car. There is limited to non-existent public transportation especially to all the beaches you will want to visit. I guess you could take a taxi since there are 3 of you - but your own wheels will give you the flexibility of heading any where you wish and stopping whenever you want to check out a gorgeous view (which you will find at every turn).

I think you will need a mandatory Anguilla driving license which the rental car company will sell you - at least that was the case a few years back.

There are 30+ beaches so don't try to do too many in a day - although a visit to world famous Shoal Bay is on the top of everybody's list and should also be on yours, but after that don't just head for the touristy spots - instead, just simply choose a random beach which you spot on the map and check it out - you might just have it all to yourselves.
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Oct 1st, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I would not rent a car. You are only there for 1 day.....I would take the ferry over from Marigot....once their, have a taxi take you to Elodias on Shoal Bay East...hang out there for a while...then, if you are facing the ocean, head right down the beach, round the curve and head to Gwen's for lunch......and there is a massage hut right before it......just my opinion...vs having to be on a time schedule so you can hit various beaches. Just sayin!

ps....chances are you'll run in to a guy named Nell on the Ferry...he was great....he took us to Elodias and then picked us up in time for the last ferry back to SXM.....he'll tell you times, stress...just one of the most beautiful islands you'll ever see!
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Yes, agree with Belle Claire, taxi to Shoal Bay East, get set up in chairs, lunch at Elodias or Madeariman, or Gwens.
(avoid Uncle Ernies) Tell the driver what time to come back and get you.
Ferry is cash only.
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Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Agree with VOH20X2 and BellaClaire. Don't rent a car for just one day. No need to stress out with a map. My first choice would be what is recommended above. An alternative might be to check out Mead's Bay and Blanchard's Beach Shack for lunch and spend the day. You can walk down the beach and through the grounds of the Viceroy to see glitzy and gorgeous accommodations for a future stay. On your way out, maybe ask your cab driver to take you to Cap Juluca and maybe a drink at Blue, for a different view of the beaches on the south side of the island.

Hard to miss Shoal Bay though.
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