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Romantic Guide to Anguilla

Love & Romance in Anguilla: Five Romantic Things To Do

Bird Watching

Take your sweetie bird watching at the many salt ponds that dot the island and provide natural housing for nearly two hundred species from the majestic Great Blue Herons and Sandpipers to the regal Snowy Egrets. For those who like to do their research, pick up a copy of "A Field Guide to Anguilla's Wetlands", published by the Anguilla National Trust, which is an ideal companion for birdwatchers visiting the ponds.

Authentic Anguilla

For an authentic island experience, head to the Valley on Saturday and Webster's Park for a sample of Johnnie cakes, sweet potato pudding, corn soup, fried fish and conch dumplings. On a sunny day, hire a local skipper for a full or half day of fishing on the open seas and then ask to keep your catch for your resort chef to steam, grill, fry or saut'. Big catches include wahoo, kingfish, marlin or even barracuda for a freshly-caught meal worth a million bragging rights.

A Day at Sea

Book a day with Captain Kasha of The Island Yacht Charter Company to circle the island on his thirty-five foot custom-built power boat. And for those who prefer to sail with the wind at their back, charter the Captain's thirty-foot super-fancy yacht. For day excursions and sunset sails, Captain Rollins and his comfy catamaran named 'Chocolate' is just what the doctor ordered for another stress-free day in paradise.

Island Hiking

Lace up the sneakers for hiking and nature treks along miles of powdery white beaches, to the top of dramatic cliffs and through tropical rainforest trails that provide a variety of interesting walks. On the north coast, large swaths of land are covered in thick vegetation giving way to a rich habitat for wildlife, while trails through the Katouche Valley invite as a stellar example of the island's natural rainforest.

CuisinArt Tour

Meet and greet at the Greek-inspired CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, related to the kitchen appliance company of the same name, to tour the world's first resort hydroponic farm, the island's first authentic Japanese restaurant that tempts with Caribbean Yellow Fin sushi and shots of Hakutsuru Nama Sake and the island's only championship golf course revered for the dramatic vistas of St. Maarten at the 390-yard hole

Romantic Dinner

Enjoy a romantic dinner at Blanchard's which is as legendary for celebrity spotting (Robert De Niro likes the 1994 Domaine Bouchard Pere & fils Grand Cru burgundy wine) as it is for the wine list and irresistible Caribbean sampler platter chockablock with oven-crisped mahi mahi with coconut, lime and ginger, roasted Anguilla lobster and jerk chicken with cinnamon-rum bananas. Book a quiet candle-lit table under the rustling palms for a meal par excellence.

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