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Anguilla Diary: December 3, 2001 to January 6, 2002   Site Map   Click to enlarge pictures

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

Friday, January 04, 2002

Last Minute Special. Harbor Lights in Island Harbour offers a couple of last minute specials on rooms. Ocean front room with private patio/balcony from January 5th to January 12th regularly $910.00 per week. special $630.00 Ocean front room from January 17th to 27th. either $700.00 for 7 nights or $900. for all ten nights.

Saturday, December 29, 2001

Omololu Children's Beach Party. The Omololu School "Christmas" Party has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, Dece 30, 2001, at Johnnos on Sandy Ground. Time: 2pm. Food, drinks, sand castle contest, face painting, much more....everyone welcome, young and old, tourist and local. Fund-raiser. Rumour has it that the Mussington Brothers will be playing at Johnnos after the party, from 5pm til 8pm.

Rent Golf Clubs in St. Maarten

Mark McDonald ( asks:

Thanks for your great web-site. My golf clubs could be lost en route by American Airlines. Are there any for rent at the club on St Marteen?

The answer is yes, the golf course in Dutch St. Maarten has rental clubs; not great clubs, but clubs.

Saturday, December 29, 2001

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Halcyon Cottage

Imagine taking a few steps down your garden path onto this deserted petite beach capturing spectacular views of St. Martin. Discover Halcyon Cottage…a distinctive Caribbean private home on the water’s edge. Courtyards, galleries, tropical gardens and a gazebo connect three contemporary buildings modeled on traditional Anguillian architecture creating delightful indoor-outdoor living.


Sunday, December 23, 2001
Private villas for rent.

Animal Rescue: November Newsletter

The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation December 2001 Newsletter is available. There is much to read about this month including our dog training exhibition, adorable puppies and cats to adopt, and a lost dog. Click the link above.

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

Straw Hat Restaurant at the Holidays

Peter Parles writes:

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that our website - - has been updated and now includes our current menu, a section for holiday menus and special events as well as the slide show, e-reservations, a section for purchasing our t-shirts, beach bags and gift certificates and an expanded section of reviews we've received from major publications.

I have attached copies of our holiday menus for you to post on the daily updates if there is still time. Click here for holiday menus at Straw Hat.

For Christmas day we will be running our regular menu as well a chef's, five-course, tasting menu for US$70/person. For New Years Eve we will have two seatings. The first, between 6:30-7:00 will include our regular menu or a special, six-course chef's tasting menu for $75/person. This is for people who would like to have a great dinner and then go somewhere else to ring in the new year! The later seating will begin at 9:00-9:30 and will only include the special tasting menu will also have live music (with Mitch) and includes a complimentary glass of champagne for each guest, noise maker and funny hats. The cost for the later seating is $95/person.

People can reserve on the phone at (264) 497-8300 or by e-mail through our website ( or by e-mailing directly.

Tuesday, December 18, 2001
Over 30 Anguilla beaches.

Barrel Stay Restaurant will reopen for its 22nd season this week. The popular Sandy Ground restaurant which first opened in 1980, will open officially for the 2001-2002 season on Thursday, December 20th and will once again feature delicious surf and turf selections on the menu. Owner and Manager Bob Mazza says guests can expect "service with a smile" AND a few surprises this year (including daily specials), but also promises that longtime favorites such as Prime Black Angus steaks, local fish and seafood and of course Barrel Stay's world famous Fish Soup will be served. Lunch is served daily from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm and dinner from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The bar will remain open all day. Reservations recommended at 497-2831.

Monday, December 10, 2001

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Something Special

One of our most elegant and fun gift shops, where you can enjoy an expresso or cappucino while you shop. We have purchased unique books here, jewelry and gifts. Includes women's fashions, Cuban cigars and perfumes as well.

Located on the main road in the West End, across the street from Cheddie's Carving Studio and the Shell station. Tel: 1 (264) 497 6655.

Sunday, December 09, 2001
Restaurants and menus.

Blanchards Book Tour Schedule

The Blanchards will be doing a book tour of the US in January for "A Trip to the Beach", their book about Anguilla. Click the link above to find out when and where they will be doing readings and signings.

Thursday, December 06, 2001
All the resorts/hotels/inns.

Young Artists of Anguilla. Join us in celebrating the work of Anguilla’s Young Artists on Saturday, December 15, 2001 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Devonish Art Gallery on the West End Road. The artists will be present at the reception and their work will be available for sale. For more information call (264)-497-2949.

Anguilla Forum:
Carib On-line

Private Indulgencies… bringing a new concept in professional personalized service to your villa. This new enterprise arranges a variety of services delivered by certified and trained professionals. Enjoy private chef services, salon services and a wide range of spa services in the privacy of your villa. For more details contact Stacy at Tel. (264)-497-8671 or (264)-235-8671.

Monday, December 03, 2001

Internet Yellow Pages:
All known Anguilla sites.

Recent Trip Report.

Pam and Bill Livingston ( write:

We just returned late November from our third visit to Anguilla and are already planning our next visit. Funny how our stays keep getting longer and longer in length!

Again we stayed at Frangipani and enjoyed the beautiful quiet setting and Mr. Valentin's excellent staff. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a special intimate place right on the beach with great food and service.

We also returned to many of our favorite restaurants... Tratorria Tromonto, the Pump House and Roy's. This year we were given several terrific choices by some of the local people whom did not steer us wrong.

Tasty's - A great spot with generous portion, low prices and the pumpkin soup was delicious. A very filling meal which we needed after going to rum tasting at the Pyrat factory!. A fun place to buy special gifts for friends at home.

Mango's - It was very full the night we went, a very varied menu selection, good food and the Chef was from my home town in Massachusetts.

But the highlight of our trip, besides the gorgeous beaches and wonderful people was our dinner at Altamer.

The whole experience was magnificent. From the lighted glass tables to the crystal and sterling silver... it couldn't have been a more beautiful setting for the unique dining experience and the masterpieces of Chef Leduc.

I highly recommend his tomato tart and his chocolate bread pudding. Chef Leduc personally welcomed us and told us not to tell him if we didn't like our meal or he might cry! This will definitely be one of the premier spots for dining on the Island.

Thank you to you and all your well versed staff for the wonder stories, photos etc. It keeps us connected until we can return again to the most beautiful Island in the Caribbean.

Kind Regards
Pam and Bill Livingston

Real Estate

AARF: How a Well Trained Dog Can Become a Better Member of Your Family

A Demonstration of Training Techniques Presented by Our Special Guest Speaker Lynne Coffin Owner and Director of Association Protectrice Des Animaux De Saint-Martin

Lynne has over 30 years experience in training dogs of all ages and temperaments. During this presentation she will display some of the basic ideas of dog training with one of her own puppies as well as some local pets.

DATE: Sunday December 9, 2001
TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: Agriculture Department Grounds

Bring a friend and learn all about The Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation and Dog Training

 Revised: 2002/1/6

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