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Car for Sale

1999 Suzuki Cultus Wagon, for Sale. $3500 Or best offer. Call 235-6345 for more information, viewing and test drive.

Charity Golf Tournament

The Parents and Teachers of The Central Christian School are launching the First Annual Grand Charity Golf Tournament Event at the Temenos Golf Club on April 21st, 2007.This event is expected to ge...

Flash is Missing

One of my best friends in all of Anguilla is missing. I am of course speaking of my favorite dog, Flash, who lives at Bellamare on the East end of Shoal Bay.If you see Flash or find him please call...

PONY League Baseball

The Anguilla PONY League Baseball needs help for equipment and gloves for the players. To find out what is needed call "Stanley" Carty at 264-235-5338.

Meads Bay Villa Resort

Monica Trimble writes: "Meads Bay Villa Resort, a beautiful, serene, elegantly casual, villa-resort located directly on Meads Bay in Anguilla, is now open and has already hosted a few groups...

Anguilla Hotel info

The island of Anguilla (pronounced ang-GWILL-a) was named for its eel shape. It has 33 beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, extraordinary vistas and a contemporary international style. It also has more gourmet dining choices per acre than New York City. This is quite an accomplishment, considering the entire island is only half the size of Washington, D.C.

Anguilla Long Dog

Anguilla is a British overseas territory, the most northerly of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands. It's noted for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs and as a result, dive opportunities abound. In addition to the main island, the territory includes a number of tiny and mostly uninhabited islands and cays with names like Anguillita, Prickly Pear Cays, Seal Island and Sombrero and, of course, Dog Island, legendary home of the Anguilla Long Dogs.

The island's capital is The Valley. About 13,000 people inhabit the 39 square miles of the island. English is the official language and boat-racing is the national sport. Eating must rank a close second: along with over 70 dining establishments presided over by world-renowned international and award-winning local chefs, you'll find numerous roadside barbecues and beachside bistros and grills.

Anguilla has an interior that is dry, dusty and generally desert like.  However, this fact is largely ignored by an increasing stream of visitors who beat their way here for the glorious turquoise waters and truly stunning beaches.  Some of these, particularly Rendezvous Bay in the southwest and Shoal Bay in the northeast, are among the finest in the Caribbean.

More and more of late, that stream of visitors has included an A-list of celebrities, this has led to the creation of spme amazingly beautiful and expensive resorts, that can mean $1,000 a night for a standard hotel room and $75,000 a week at a villa such as Exclusivity, a 15,000-square-foot bluff-top mansion that was a favorite of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

"It's very, very private," said Terry Peck, Exclusivity reservations manager.  "There's a staff of 15, all of whom are trained to be invisible."

The hotel, an "Arabian Nights" fantasy of Moorish towers and domes, is frequently chosen as one of the best in the Caribbean by travel magazines.   Some of the villas have bonuses:  private towers that open to the sky - for sunbathing or whatever - or marble bathrooms that open onto private gardens.  The largest villas have five bedrooms, pools and butler service and cost $7,740 a night in high season, January through March.  All have access to the beach, where attendants set up umbrellas and serve sorbets.

"It's part of the appeal," says Amelia Vanterpool-Kubisch, Anguilla's director of tourism.  Anguilla's celebrity guests appreciate the anonymity.  "They tell their friends and more come. They spend a lot of money."

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