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Anguilla, November 2016 - I was invited to go for an overnight stay at a luxury resort in Anguilla.
The ferry ride from Marigot in St. Martin to Blowing Point in Anguilla is only 20 minutes long, but first bundles of newspapers and other supplies had to be loaded before we could leave the dock. Luckily it was early in the morning before the full blast of the day came blaring out at us, otherwise I suspect that it would have been rather stuffy on that boat.
Anguilla is a beautiful island with a tranquility that’s striking after the hustle and bustle of St. Maarten/St. Martin. Despite the fact that they took my passport away at Immigration, but that’s another story, it was an unforgettable experience and one that I would gladly repeat.
The resort lies on the eastern tip of Anguilla and is tucked very comfortably in between the Anguilla Channel overlooking the Dutch and French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin on one side, and a salt pond, rich in birdlife, on the other. It’s quiet, secluded, and cooled by lush gardens and the trade winds.
The white beach houses and villas stand sentinel along the shore line just waiting for vacationers to fill them up with laughter and beach sand. The beach is steps away from the terrace and the sea not much further again than that. Dolphins can often be seen jumping out of the water and whales can be observed a bit further out.
Inside the beach house, the split-level lounge and dining area are elegantly decorated with cool wicker furniture with raw silk upholstery. The state-of-the-art kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and gadgets which would appeal to anyone who loves to cook. There is a restaurant on site that serves breakfast and lunch, but no dinner as yet. That may change in the future.
Upstairs there is a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a guest bedroom with a twin bed and an en suite bathroom. Sliding doors allow the cooling trade winds to blow directly over the bed, which I found to be a bit chilly in the early hours of the morning and I had to get up and close the doors. The view of the sunrise from the bedrooms is magnificent and a great photo opportunity.
A tour of the premises revealed two massive villas at the end of the property, one with its own private bay, and both with a large pool on the ocean side terraces. The other villas were only a bit smaller and the beach houses were the smallest - if you could call them that. I found them spacious, airy and far larger than I first anticipated.
Note Added September 2017: I have the unfortunate task of having to inform readers that Covecastles was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and that the owners, at this time, are not going to rebuild.
©Kerry Biddle 2017 (Photos and text)