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Sandra demonstrates yoga at the grand opening ceremony of the Kmax gym. . . .

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 2000/07/06 - Click to enlarge pictures

Kmax Fitness Center

[Click to enlarge] Sandra is the fitness instructor for the new facility, which had the official opening ceremony on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 5:30pm. Opening prayer and blessing were by Rev. Rolle. The program continued with demonstrations by body builders from St. Martin and a guest speaker, Dr. Page Edgar, on health and exercise. Although this was the "opening", the gym has actually been open for a short while and many of the customers showed up to give testimonials.

Kmax Fitness Center is located in the Rainbow Isle Shopping Plaza, Long Road (near Tropical Flower).

Monthly Gym Fees: US$50.
Daily Gym Fees: $10.
School Children: $20/month.

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Special Rates:

Group rate for 6 persons or more: $35/pp per month.
Married couples: $40/pp per month.
Six months prepaid gym fees: $250 per person.
One year prepaid gym fees: $500 per person.

In addition, for every option is a $67 per person annual membership fee to get started.

Gym towels are required- either bring your own or rent one for $1.25 from Kmax.

Gym hours:

Mon-Fri. 5am to 7am, 9am to 12pm. 3pm to 9pm.
Sat. 10am to 2pm.
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Kmax Fitness Center, PO Box 1268, The Valley Anguilla. phone: 1.264.497.404. Cell: Fax: 1.264.497.8416

Directions: starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, continue straight past Island Car Rentals, and National Bank of Anguilla. Turn right at Alberts Supermarket, follow the road through The Quarter and the Farrington. In several miles you will see Rainbow Isle Shopping Plaza on the left. If you get to Tropical Flower or the Sandy Hill roundabout, you went too far.

Gone Fishin' 2000

Summer is the slow season in Anguilla and many firms take the opportunity to give their staff a vacation in the summer. Here is a list of hotel and restaurant closings for the slow season, from the Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association.


Carimar Beach Club Sept 1-30October 1
Cinnamon Reef ResortSept 1-Oct 27October 28
Covecastles Villa ResortAug 21-Oct 15October 16
Covecastles Villa ResortAug 21-Oct 15October 16
CuisinArt Resort & SpaSept 5-Oct 5October 6
Ferryboat InnSep 6-Oct 3October 4
Frangipani Beach ClubSep 4-Oct 27October 28
La SirenaSep 4-Oct 27October 28
Malliouhana HotelSept 1-Oct 31November 1
Rendezvous Bay HotelSep 1-Oct 30October 31
Shoal Bay VillasAug 21-Oct 15October 16


Barrel StayJune 1-mid NovMid November
Blanchard's July 30-Oct 16October 17
Cedar Grove CafeSept 1-Oct 30October 31
Covecastles Restaurant Aug 21-Oct 15October 16
Ferryboat Inn Restaurant Sep 6-Oct 3October 4
Gorgeous Scilly CayAug 28-Oct 30October 31
HiberniaJuly 27-mid OctMid October
Hydroponic Cafe Sep 5-Oct 5October 6
Koal Keel Restaurantclosed October
La CafeOpen all summer Open all summer
La VerandaOpen all summerOpen all summer
Le Bistro at Malliouhana Sep 1-Oct 31November 1
Luciano's Sep 1-Sep30To Be Announced
Mango'sTo Be AnnouncedTo Be Announced
Mediteranneo Sep 5-Oct 5October 6
Old HouseSep 1-30October 1
OliversTo Be AnnouncedTo Be Announced
Overlook ClosedMid October
Palm Court at Cinnamon Reef Sep 1-Oct 27October 28
Pump House To Be AnnouncedTo Be Announced
Restaurant Frangipani Sep 4-Oct 27October 28
Santorini Restaurant Sep 5-Oct 5October 6
Sapphire Restaurant Sep 1-Sep 30To Be Announced
Serenity Sep 1-Sep 30October 1
Straw HatJune 6-Oct 18October 19
Tratoria Tramonto Aug 28-Oct 31November 1

Weather in Anguilla

Weather Summary Satellite
Sunny 84F 28C 62% Humidity, July 6
Low temp since last news report 77F 25C
High temp since last news report 86F 30C
Low humidity since last news report 50%
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The LA Cafe

[Click to enlarge] A new nightspot opened near Blowing Point last year that is right on the water with an incredible view of St Martin.

They started with a bang, with the Mussington Brothers playing on Saturday nights (this is one of Anguilla's most popular bands and always draws a crowd). The nightclub is large, air-conditioned, impressive and has a large dance floor and generous comfortable seating as well, plus state of the art sound and light system (see the picture below of the sky-painted ceiling over the dance floor).

As in most Anguilla nightspots, don't expect much of a crowd or live music until midnight (many in the crowd are employed at hotels and restaurants and don't get off work until 11pm).

To check current evenings of operation and who is playing, call 497-6151 or 497-6749.

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The LA Cafe nightclub has a $10 cover charge.

In addition to the elegant nightclub, they have now completed their dining room and started hosting receptions and dinner parties. The largest group so far was 300 people.

Last weekend they had a large wedding party for dinner and celebrations after the wedding ceremony.
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To inquire about booking the LA Cafe for your event, call the manager, Miss B, at 1-264-497-6151 or 497-6749, or fax to 497-6860, or email the owners Elsie and James Richardson at

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Directions: Starting from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then left again past the airport entrance and straight through the roundabout. Continue straight through the Sandy Ground roundabout and turn left for Blowing Point at Connors Rental Cars. As you enter the village watch for the LA Cafe sign across the street from the new basketball court and turn left.

Go a long block and follow the road right, then about a mile toward the coast. Just before the paved road ends (and turns right back to the main road at Amys Bakery), there is a left turn on a gravel road (with a small LA Cafe sign at the moment). Go straight about a mile until the road and power poles bear right. Drive straight out to the coast and into the LA Cafe paved parking lot.

Anguilla Diary: June 12 to July 6, 2000

Here is a day-by-day compendium of news items, as we gathered them - starting with the most recent.

Thursday, July 6, 2000

Summer Schedule for News. The Anguilla News web site is going on summer schedule. We may be limin' at the beach or travelling off-island or reading a book this summer, so updates to the primary site will be about once per month.

Summer Tennis Camp. The Anguilla Tennis Camp starts their free summer tennis program for children on Monday, July 10, 2000. To enroll, call Mitch Lake at 497-3234 or fax 497-8214. To visit their web site, Click Here.

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Casa Alfredo. Two bedroom suites plus a pool, a short walk to Shoal Bay (across the road from Milly's Inn): Click Here.

Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Computer Club Adult Summer Class. Professor Gaetano Di Palo of Naples, Italy and the Anguilla Library Computer Club are running a computer workshop for adults (teens may apply as well), July 10 to August 24, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7pm. Location is the old typing room at the high school. Fee is $35. This is in addition to the course for primary school children from 9am to noon (there are still a few seats available). To reserve a place, call Jamel Lake at Beachtech, 497-5511. To visit the club's web site, Click Here.

Sunday, July 2, 2000

Events, holidays, activities

Monday is a Holiday. We have a new public holiday this year: Caricom Day, Monday, July 3rd.

Thursday, June 29, 2000
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Beautiful Places to Stay at a Steal. The Tourist Board web site has a page featuring six places to vacation at a moderate cost: Click Here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

Anguilla Picture Gallery. Dave Shultz of Ruidosa, New Mexico has created a web site with twelve pages of Anguilla photos. Click any of the 12 menu choices to pull up a page with 20 or more thumbnail photos, then click any thumbnail to see the full-size photo: Click Here.

Submit a News Story.

Miss Ecstasy Pageant. The annual Miss Ecstasy Pageant will be held in Anguilla again, July 29, 2000. This involves young ladies from many islands around the Caribbean competing for top spot.

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Computer Club Summer Camp.

The Anguilla Library Computer Club announces BOOTCAMP 2000, from July 10th to August 24th, 2000 (with a break for Carnival August 7-11). Its going to be better than last year. There will be: Interactive computer lessons for kids, Educational Computer games, Fun prizes, Camp T-shirts, Introductory MS Word and Excel Classes, and the chance to go home with a computer system. Monday-Thursday. Time: [9am-12pm] Kindergarten – Primary.

Cost: $25.00. Forms will be available at the public library. Completed forms should be returned to Mr. Leroy Hill at ALHCS, The Valley or Mr. Bob Green at Beachtech Centre, Shoal Bay. Please be advised that the Computer Club has moved to the typing room at the ALHCS. To visit the club's web page, Click Here.

Shermel's Ville. Overlooking the Cove and Rendezvous Bay in the west end, two bedrooms and a daybed, one bath: Click Here.

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The Happy Hits.

This popular Anguillian string band was playing at Scilly Cay last weekend, including wash-tub bass, banjo and marachas.

Monday, June 26, 2000

Anguilla Questions?
Email the Tourist Board at or the Hotel Association at

Bicycle Rentals.

Do you know of any bike rentals on weekly basis in Anguilla? One of my potential guest is inquiring about it. Thanks.
The tourist board lists several bicycle rental places on their web site: Click Here.

Frequently Asked Questions. The tourist board web site has answers to frequent questions: Click Here.

Sunday, June 25, 2000

Wallblake House News.

Tours of Historic Site and a New Raffle.

Wallblake House

Raffle To Benefit Wallblake House Trust:

Value of Prize: In Excess of US $6,000.00, Cost of Ticket US $50.00

Drawing Date: Easter Monday, April 16, 2001

Interested persons should contact Jackie Cestero (email: email: - Tickets also available at The Cotton Gin Ice Cream Parlor across from Wallblake House. Since the draw is not until next April, raffle tickets would make nice Christmas presents.

Tours of Wallblake House.

Wallblake House, built in 1787, the oldest and only surviving plantation house on Anguilla is now open for guided tours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am to noon. Tour fee: $5 US. Wallblake House is one of the few plantation houses where the entire complex of buildings including the kitchen, stable, and workers quarters have survived virtually intact. Wallblake Trust is restoring the complex so that it may thrive as a center for cultural, social, and educational events for the entire island community.

To visit the Wallblake House web site, Click Here.

Thursday, June 22, 2000

Auditions. Eleanor Stacey (email: is calling all Actors, Singers, and Dancers:
Are you between the ages of 12 and 20 and love to perform? Take advantage of the opportunity to work with a director from New York and a professional dance choreographer! The Apple Theatre Company will be holding Auditions at the Ruthwill Auditorium on June 29th at 3:30 pm (sharp!) for all parts in this summer’s musical theatre production of Children of Eden. All you need is a love for theatre and a willingness to get involved…no experience necessary!

Also, if you think getting on stage is a little too much for you but you would like to be involved in the show, there are plenty of jobs that you can do behind the scenes. Sign up to be an assistant director, costumer, or stage manager, or take part in one of the many other areas of theatre. There’s something for everyone!
Restaurants and menus.

Chef Maurice Leduc Moving to Altamer. In a press release yesterday, the new Altamer Resort on Shoal Bay West announced that Chef Leduc will become their chef when they open on July 15th. Other news:

Altamer president Rebecca Eggleton and the interior decorator June Goldfinger recently travelled Moscow and Europe in order to select an extraordinary number of devices and coverings symbols for this villa. While in Europe, Eggleton and Goldfinger collected collected hand-worked articles of leather within, the fine burlaps hand-point for the villa from the artisans in Florence, Murano stemware, linens from Milan and dinnerware made by a family in Florence know for its restoration of museum pieces.
They also announced a grand opening rate summer season rate of $2250 per day July 15, 2000 through December 15, 2000. The Altamer web site has more on Maurice and his suggested menus (guests can make special food requests with the concierge before their arrival): Click Here.

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

Summer Special Airfare. The tourist board has posted a notice about reduced airfare to Anguilla on American Airlines. You must book by June 30th: Click Here

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New Swimming Pool.

The Frangipani Beach Club on Meads Bay now has an elegant new swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Queen's Day. Net Concepts has posted pictures of the Queen's Day parade and activities: Click Here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2000

Tennis Camp. Mitch Lake's Anguilla Academy is going to run a free tennis camp for the 5th summer running. This year a new member has joined the team, Mirabelle West. To view their web page, Click Here.

Monday, June 19, 2000
Private villas for rent.

Morgan Hill. This waterfront holiday villa on Long Bay is a short walk from Oliver's Restaurant. The web site has been updated with many new photographs: Click Here.

Sunday, June 18, 2000

Lloyds Updated. Llloyds Guest House on Crocus Hill has a new yellow color scheme and a new row of palm trees.

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Anguilla Forums:


Travel Talk

Carib On-line

For Lloyds web site, Click Here

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Anguilla Tennis Villa. Tennis court, infinity pool, 2.5 acres: Click Here.

Friday, June 16, 2000

Oleander Villa. On the grounds of the Sonesta Resort, this villa has four luxury bedrooms with Jucuzzi tubs, plus a private swimming pool in your walled garden. Directly on the waterfront: Click Here.

Thursday, June 15, 2000

Villa Anguilla Paradise. This web site for a 7-bedroom luxury villa near Blowing Point has 30 pictures to view: Click Here.

Build Your Own:

"Food Trucks. In the US, it is common for food trucks to show up at construction sites and office buildings around lunch time to sell lunch to the workers. At the Beachshack construction site, vendors offer some very exotic and delicious foods, including rotis and fresh passion fruit juice: Click Here.

Wednesday, June 14, 2000

American Reduces Some Anguilla Fares. According to postings on the Compuserve Anguilla Forum people are suddenly finding bargain summer fares to Anguilla from Minneapolis ($609), Boston ($450), Orlando ($540) and Chicago ($677). Why not check your city.

More offshore companies registering in Anguilla, according to an article in the Daily Herald newspaper: Click Here.

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Anguilla, Our Favorite Island. Caribbean Concepts is a travel agent in the Northwest that features Anguilla as their favorite destination. You may remember them from several years ago when they hosted Anguilla at the wooden boat show in Seattle. Their web site includes Air-inclusive 7-day packages at most of Anguilla's hotels, starting at just over $1000 per person: Click Here.

Tuesday, June 13, 2000
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Bounced Email Addresses. When you subscribe to the Anguilla News you type your email address into a form, which we receive. If that address is misstyped or it expires, our email notifications to you will bounce. After a few bounces we remove you from the subscriber list. Here are some addresses deleted recently: (Alvin Sharp) (Nancy Goldman) (Ben Zech) (Anne Strickland) (Gayla Marshall)
MARYANNE94@AOL.COM (MARY ANNE DAWSON) (Johnny D. Randel) (Mark Harrigan) (Brian J. Merkel) (Dianne Van Horn)
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KIWI.DEE@AOL.COM (EDINA  ABRAHAM) Robert Copeland) (Melissa and Peter Frederick) (Robert William) (S. Owen)
TIGGER_8505@YAHOO.COM (JOHN J. FLOOD) (Jane Harris) (Karen Lane) (Pete Brennan) (Deborah Schneider) (Gabrielle Fish)

Stories from the previous and earlier issues.
Kmax Fitness Center CuisinArt Tour
Daily Diary A Visitor Reportt
Sherricks Bay Black Garden Bay

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Recommended Vacation Villas

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