I mentioned that one of my readers was pushing me to visit Anguilla while I was on nearby St. Maarten. After I took her advice and did a day trip, I informed her of my impressions – that I was stunned by the utter silence of the island.
That silence is music to my ears. It takes about 6-7 days before you start to hear the beauty in that quiet. After that you stop talking too and a mere “grunt” can mean volumes – reading a book on an Anguillian beach after 14 days or so can be as loud as a concert. That is exactly why I love it there.
I thought this was great insight (thanks Ellen) and even though I only spent 6 hours in Anguilla due to the busy schedule, I can say I didn’t experience what she’s talking about.
Another reason the beaches are highly regarded: The quality of the sand is noticeably different. When I took my foot out of my flip flop and put my bare skin into the sand at Meads Bay for the first time, all the hype I had heard immediately made sense. I was digging the front part of my foot into the sand, my toes wiggling, and I felt like I was, honestly, slipping into a silk pair of socks.
During my trip, I got the inside scoop on what the Anguillian’s drink: A homemade booze called Mama Wanna. No surprise, it’s made of “herbs.”
Recipe on the way – enjoy the beach photos: