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May/June 2010

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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TRAVELER | DESTINATIONS into the blue: From left, the white sand beach at CuisinArt Resort & Spa; the sumptuous dinner buffet; life at the Island Harbour; island architecture. Water Works Deserted beaches and modern amenities lure jet setters to Anguilla’s welcoming shores. Situated due east of Puerto Rico in the heart of the Caribbean, Anguilla is a quick 20-minute ferry ride north of St. Martin, but with only 15,000 people scattered across its 35 square miles, it might as well be a world away. A Greek influence pervades the island, evident in the often blindingly white archi- tecture that juts out against the azure sky. Long-time residents say Anguilla hasn’t changed all that much since the advent of tourism in the 1980s, which is why many are attracted to the island. Anguilla feels quaint and old-fashioned in some respects— the people are among the friendliest in the Caribbean—yet it’s not out of touch with the modern world. Plus, the glitz factor is pretty big; the airport can only take private planes, and Uma Thurman, Denzel Washington, and Robert DeNiro are occasionally spotted. But if ogling celebs isn’t your thing and you’ve had more than enough beach time, there’s plenty else to do here, especially on an island where boat racing is the national sport. Regattas are held all year long, but there’s also plenty of opportunities to reel in a wahoo, swordfish, or a yellowfin, as long as you’re up for the battle. —Lisa Rogak Trend Watch just pack it Many airlines are now the essentials anguilla Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands St. John Vieques St. Croix St. Maarten St. Kitts anguilla Atlantic Ocean St. Barts Barbuda Antigua Guadeloupe Caribbean Sea Dominica 1 Where to Stay The CuisinArt Resort & Spa recently added six new villas—three are oceanfront—each with its own private pool, solarium and outdoor patio, and fully-equipped kitchen. 800-943-3210, cuisinart resort.com. Also be sure to check out The Viceroy Anguilla which opened in December; guests can 42 oceanhomemag.com may + june 2010 choose from two beaches and three swimming pools. 888-622-4567, viceroyhotel sandresorts.com/anguilla. 2 Where to Eat With almost 100 res- taurants, Anguilla is the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Don’t miss Scilly Cay, where Eudoxie “Gorgeous” Wallace has been dishing up just-off- the-boat seafood for 25 years. 264-497-5123, scillycayanguilla.com. 3 What To Do With 33 beaches, Anguilla attracts visitors with one thing on their mind—tan- ning. However, the island is also known for its love of boating and yacht races, as well as a great fall jazz festi- val. anguillajazz.org. charging to check your luggage these days. Fortunately, there are new products for savvy travelers to help ease the burden. Mandarina Duck’s Drop Trolley line of polycarbonate carry-on luggage not only allows you enough room for a weekend’s worth of clothing, but its watertight, hardshell exterior ensures that your valuables will be safe when stored in overhead bins. The Drop Trolley also comes with a combi- nation lock approved by the TSA for US Customs. $310, shop. mandarinaduck.com. Anguilla photographs by William Boyd

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