Foodies Guide to Anguilla: Best Places to Eat on the Island

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Curator’s statement

Anguilla is often referred to as "tranquility wrapped in blue." There are places to stay for every budget, restaurants to delight the palate and beaches galore. The cuisine in Anguilla is "off the hook", as Guy Fieri might say. From a locally run BBQ to an 8-course wine pairing dinner, Anguilla has it all. Lunch with toes in the sand? Check! Dinner in an art gallery? Check! Sushi at sunset while being serenaded by local talent? Check! What makes Anguilla truly special, though, is the kindness of its people. You may arrive as a stranger but you leave with new friends. I still keep in touch with a taxi driver I met on my first trip 30 years ago. I make new friends on every trip!

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Where to stay in Anguilla

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Located on Anguilla's Meads Bay, this oceanfront resort's open-air restaurant, full-service spa and two infinity pools make for optimal vacation vibes.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • $35 daily breakfast credit per person.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

Overlooking an arc of white sand, this prized resort shows off gorgeous Kelly Wearstler–designed suites and villas, seaside restaurants and a plethora of watersports.

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  • When you book Four Seasons through Fora, you will enjoy exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. Your advisor will be pleased to give you more details.

Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla

Mediterranean-style property along a white sand beach with private, luxe rooms and suites.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Things to do in Anguilla

white sand beach with palm trees during daytime

Top Beaches in Anguilla

  • Meads Bay - In restaurant row.

  • Shoal Bay East - Breathtaking with striations of blue hues.

  • Rendezvous Bay - Laid-back vibe.

  • Maunday's Bay - The beach that keeps me coming back to Anguilla again and again, do not miss it!

Local Bands

  • Sunshine Shack for grilled lobster and bbq with Omari Banx.

  • Gwens for the Sunday Funday reggae band.

  • Late night at Dune Preserve with Bankie Banx (aka the Anguillian Bob Dylan).

  • Sunsets and Sushi at 4S with Omalie and various bands each evening

  • Elvis' Beach Bar on Sandy Ground (watch the man himself nail the ring and hook backward and blindfolded).

Shops in Anguilla

  • Grands Vin de France - Wine, spirits and cigars for every budget).

  • Sea Spray Gift Shop - A gallon of pre-made rum punch anyone?

  • Irie Life - Unique clothes and gifts.


  • Zemi Spa - Spend the day at this Thai-inspired spa, every treatment comes with a cleansing and balancing ritual.

Day Trips from Anguilla

  • Take the ferry to St Maarten for shopping.

  • Head to Prickly Pear Cay for Lobster.

  • Go on a Traditions Snorkel or Sunset Sail.

Places to eat & drink in Anguilla

tables and chairs overlooking the ocean during daytime

Breakfast in Anguilla

Breakfast is included with your hotel! Or you can try:

  • Straw Hat on Meads Bay.

  • Le Bon Pain or Village Bakehouse for fresh pastries (almond croissant or pain au chocolat with a mimosa, breakfast of champions!).

Lunch in Anguilla

  • Trattoria Tramonto - Authentic Italian on the beach, linguini and clams to die for.

  • Blanchards Beach Shack - Casual picnic tables with toes in the sand, chocolate chip cookies and rum punch to go!

  • Sunshine Shack - Grilled lobster anyone?

  • Jacala - A lobster club for lunch? Yes, please!

  • Straw Hat (local fare, serving breakfast lunch and dinner.

  • Leon's - Games and water sports for the kids, ceviches and drinks served in a coconut, known for their burger on a johnny cake bun.

Dinner in Anguilla

  • Blanchards - Tapas-style small plates, owner Melinda greets each table nightly.

  • Pimms - At Cap Juluca, fine dining with a stunning view of the water at night.

  • Jacala - Fancy French, Crayfish is the local delicacy to order here.

  • Hibernia - French/Thai fusion in an art gallery.

  • Artisan Pizza - True Neopolitan pizza in the Caribbean, authentic brick oven flown in.

  • Picante - Tableside guac and seafood enchiladas all the way.

  • Dolce Vita - Think truffle gnocchi and mile-high lasagna.

  • Veya - Treehouse restaurant also known for Crayfish.

  • Salt - Upscale dining at 4S.

Need to Know

Pro Tip #1: All of the beachfront restaurants offer free lounge chairs and umbrellas during the day so you can finish your bottle of rose with your toes in the sand!

Pro tip #2: Now there is a direct flight from Miami to Anguilla, bypassing Saint Maarten and the ferry altogether.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Anguilla, and our series on beach travel.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Anguilla, and our series on beach travel.