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5 Anguilla Restaurants Worth a Visit

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Anguilla is a little island packed with a lot of flavor. The island is populated with tasty culinary options for every palate, from the adventure of authentic Caribbean food to the comforts of familiar American food.

Eating out adds a sense of luxury and excitement to your vacation. It’s also a risk, because a bad experience can dampen the spirits of any traveler. Here are five Anguilla restaurants, diverse in food type and price, which are sure to impress.

1. The Veya Restaurant.  Located in Sandy Ground, the island’s main harbor, this restaurant is accessible and convenient. Customers can indulge in savory sea foods and Caribbean favorites, as well as irresistible desserts. The restaurant often features live music from local bands, bringing the magic of the Caribbean to your table. The Veya Restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and late night eating. It is an ideal location for a celebration, such as a special anniversary or birthday. Making reservations is advised.

2. Blanchard’s is another favorite restaurant for Anguilla locals and tourists alike. The average main course is on the pricier side, ranging from $38-$58 per person. The restaurant sits right on the beach and features both indoor and outdoor dining. Among the most popular items on the menu are the lobster and crab cakes, flavored with coconut, lime, and ginger. Reservations are required for this restaurant.

3. Ripple’s is a good option for those looking for a less expensive cuisine option. This restaurant has a wide array of options, from burgers to the day’s freshest catch. A great early bird deal allows diners to purchase an entrée for the low price of only $15 per plate. This restaurant boasts an active bar scene and late night service.

4. Geraud’s. Those looking to satisfy their European taste cravings will thoroughly enjoy this restaurant, open for breakfast and brunch. This restaurant offers breakfast sandwiches, fresh rolls and breads, pastries, tea, coffee, and juice. Customers can also indulge in a full English breakfast, complete with bacon, sausage, eggs, and potatoes. Reservations are not required, but it is advised to arrive early, so as not to miss out on the choicest sweets.

5. Jacala. This beach-front restaurant is both quaint and enchanting. Diners here enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. The restaurant features French cuisine, but also offers a wide variety of seafood. Reservations are recommended but not required.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.
December 18, 2012