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Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Anguilla Right Now

Visiting some of the caribbean’s most beautiful beaches comes with a lot of requirements and responsibilities—but it’s worth it..

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With 33 sandy sweeps, luxurious hotels and villas, and an impressive clutch of restaurants, the 35-sq. mi. Caribbean island of Anguilla is a sun-seekers dream. And as the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out begins, it's a dream we're having more often. Open to international visitors since November, Anguilla has instituted rigorous entry protocols which, so far, have managed to keep the virus at bay and position the island as one of the region's safer travel destinations.

If Anguilla's on your 2021 vision board, here's everything you need to know to plan a trip and the skinny on what it's like when you get there.

Anguilla is currently COVID 19-free

Last March, the island recorded three coronavirus cases and subsequently closed its borders. The government's swift action prevented community spread within its population of 16,000 so effectively that Anguilla was the only Caribbean island to hold its summer Carnival. The World Health Organization declared the island officially COVID 19-free in June , and since its reopening last November, only 13 cases have been recorded, all of them caught on arrival.

The CDC currently classifies Anguilla as a Level 1 – Low Risk destination, and, to date, there have been no recorded deaths from the coronavirus.

You’ll need a travel visa

As is the protocol with all Caribbean countries, travelers must apply for travel authorization to visit Anguilla, and the island recommends applying seven days in advance. You'll need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within five days of arrival , and that you have medical insurance that covers COVID-19-related costs. Prospective visitors apply online .

There are three tiers of visas—valid for stays of up to five days, 90 days, or a year—and you can apply as an individual, couple, or family. Current fees start at $300 per person for a stay shorter than five days and escalate to $3,000 for a year-long stay for a family of four.

Fees include the cost of on-island monitoring and two PCR tests, one administered on arrival, the other at your hotel or villa, either near the end of your quarantine or the end of your trip—a boon for U.S.-bound returnees .

HOT TIP: If you're coming to Anguilla via St. Maarten (most visitors fly into SXM and then take the 30-minute ferry ride over to AXA), you'll also need to apply for travel authorization to enter St. Maarten.

There’s a mandatory quarantine

When you land in Anguilla (either at the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport), you'll be given a PCR Covid test, fitted with a quarantine wristband, and transferred to your hotel or villa. Once there, you'll be confined to your room (with no restaurant or beach access) until you get your (hopefully negative) results, in six to 12 hours.

On a recent trip, I had my results within in four hours, just in time for a moonlit beach stroll. Visitors from the United States and other countries deemed high risk must then quarantine for 14 days. But that doesn't mean you spend the next two weeks in your hotel room! Read on to find out why.

Anguilla operates a “bubble system”

How can visitors enjoy the island while minimizing their contact with—and therefore chances of transmitting the virus to—locals? In Anguilla, the answer is the bubble system. Visitors may stay only at Safe Environment Certified or "bubble" hotels and villas (the current list includes Belmond Cap Juluca , Tranquility Beach Resort and Four Seasons, Anguilla ), where staff have been trained in pandemic protocols and procedures.

For the next two weeks you can dine exclusively by reservation at bubble restaurants (the list, updated weekly, includes favorites such as Straw Hat , Sandy Island , and Ember ), which reserve certain days for quarantining visitors and others for locals, so the two groups never meet. Your hotel or villa manager can also arrange specific approved activities, such as yoga, golf, and diving.

You can't rent a car while you're in quarantine, so your hotel or villa manager will arrange a certified taxi, authorized to take you directly to the restaurant and back, with no spontaneous stops (a necessary but painful procedure for an inveterate shopper like me!). You can enjoy the beachfront at your hotel, but if you want to walk down the beach to another bubble hotel or restaurant, you must be escorted by a friendly "beach warden," who makes sure you don't make any impromptu detours.

Quarantined visitors are expected to wear masks in taxis and all public places except the beach, and to maintain social distance. (Of note: Because there's been no community spread in Anguilla, there's no mask mandate for residents outside the bubble.)

There are bubble neighborhoods

Shoal Bay

On the southwest coast, a section of the sweep at Meads Bay, stretching from Frangipani Beach Resort north to Carimar Beach Club , has been designated as the Meads Bay Bubble. If you stay in this neighborhood, you're free to walk along the beach beyond your hotel and to visit the other hotels and restaurants within in its limits during your quarantine. The only caveat is that you must be accompanied to and from by the beach warden at your hotel.

Not only does this allow you more freedom of movement, it saves you the cost of taxis, which like most things on Anguilla, can be pricey (think $60 for a five-minute ride.) Over on the island's east coast, you can stay in the Shoal Bay Bubble, which starts at Shoal Bay Villas and ends at the Point, allowing full access to the sandy strip in between.

But not everything is in the bubble

For businesses that rely on tourist dollars to survive, being in the bubble makes economic sense. But for those whose bread and butter is patronage by residents, it's not necessarily worth the certification costs.

So, while popular offshore excursions such as Prickly Pear , restaurants including Blanchards , and the course at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa are open for bubble guests on specific days, places such as Elvis' Beach Bar , Garvey's Sunshine Shack , and The Dune Preserve are not in the bubble. If you're staying for less than a couple of weeks, take them off your list.

If you test positive on arrival, here’s what happens

Should you test positive upon arrival (and provided you're asymptomatic) you'll have to isolate—at your own expense—at the hotel or villa where you're holding a reservation. All of the Safe Environment Certified hotels and villas on island are required to set aside at least one room from the rental pool, which is reserved exclusively for arrivals who test positive. There you'll be monitored by medical staff until you test negative or transferred to a hospital, if necessary.

Despite the hurdles, it’s worth it

Although the process is easy and efficient, applying for entry to Anguilla is time-consuming and pricey. Tourism officials recommend applying a week in advance, so forget that spontaneous weekend getaway. Your favorite hotel or villa may not be on the certified list, your favorite restaurant may not be in the bubble, and spas may not open until next year.

However arduous or inconvenient they may seem, these strict pandemic protocols have helped keep Anguillians safe and circumvented the spikes in cases seen in other Caribbean islands when they reopen to foreign visitors. The numbers—16 total cases and zero deaths in the last year—speak for themselves.

And, trust us, after you've applied, tested, arrived, retested, quarantined, and finally sink your feet into the silken sands of Maundays Bay, you'll know it's all been worth it.

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Anguilla’s Tourism Week 2023 wraps with a look at people, planet and prosperity

Post date: Dec 4 2023

Date: Dec 4 2023

By: Travelweek

THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA — Anguilla’s Tourism Week 2023 celebrations offered a mix of productive, enlightening and enjoyable events, says the Anguilla Tourist Board.

The ATB picked up on the World Tourism Day theme ‘Investing in People, Planet & Prosperity’ for the week, Nov. 26 – Dec. 2.

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Highlights included a welcome speech by Dona Regis-Prosper, named Secretary General & CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization in July 2023 , who joined Haydn Hughes, Minister of Infrastructure, Communications, Housing Utilities and Tourism, and Kevin Carty, Managing Director, Aurora Anguilla, as keynote speakers at the official opening breakfast at the Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club.

Regis-Prosper addressed the topic of Planet, while Carty spoke to the theme People and Minister Hughes addressed the subject of Prosperity.

Carty noted that hospitality accounts for over 90% of Anguilla’s GDP, and called for developing a road map to career mobility and progress within the industry as a national responsibility and priority.

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There are plenty of options for Canadian travellers heading to Anguilla. American Airlines is currently operating daily direct flights from Miami International (MIA) to Anguilla (AXA), with two flights on Saturdays. The schedule will increase to twice-daily service from Dec. 20 and continue through the summer of 2024, with connections from/to Canada and the UK available.

“Anguilla’s expanded airlift this winter season represents not only a tremendous vote of confidence in our tourism product by our airline partners, but also reflects our commitment to expanding access to the island,” said Kenroy Herbert, Chairman of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “This is an important strategic objective for the ATB as we work to increase our overall occupancy levels and ultimately make Anguilla a 12-month destination.”

Anguilla’s new Blowing Point Ferry Terminal opened in January 2023, welcoming travelers arriving by private charter and public ferry. This is the primary entry point for visitors arriving via Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten (SXM), a key gateway for Anguilla, where a new departure hall and expanded check-In hall are both scheduled to open this winter.

From St Maarten, there are two options to get to Anguilla, by air or by sea. Visitors can take a short (seven minute) inter-island flight transfer to Anguilla. Alternatively, visitors can take a 25-minute boat transfer from the Anguilla-St. Maarten Ferry Terminal (ASMFT) on the Dutch side or a 30-minute public ferry ride from Marigot on the French side of St. Martin. Both ferry services arrive at the Blowing Point ferry terminal in Anguilla.

Intra-regional service has also expanded this winter season with new routes between Anguilla, Antigua and St. Barths.  Anguilla Air Services  (AAS) is operating scheduled flights between Anguilla (AXA) and Antigua (ANU) three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The AAS service began on Nov. 3 and will operate through April 2024.

Trans Anguilla Airways  offers daily flights between Anguilla and St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, St. Eustatius and St. Maarten. Scheduled service also operates to Tortola (BVI) and Virgin Gorda.

For more information the official website of the Anguilla Tourist Board is  www.IvisitAnguilla.com .

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The island welcomed a total of 62,1898 visitors in the first quarter, up from 50,884 in the first quarter of last year and, more importantly, up from 49,952 in the first quarter of 2019. 

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20 Best Things to Do in Anguilla — Stellar Snorkeling and Live Music Included

Local experts share top recommendations on the Caribbean island.

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The secret is out about the exclusive paradise of Anguilla. This secluded Caribbean island nestled among the Lesser Antilles is rimmed with white-sand beaches and home to a booming culinary scene. It's also earning accolades with Travel + Leisure readers — you'll find it on the lists of best islands in the Caribbean and in the world.  New visitors may have heard of the island's luxuries, but devotees who return year after year know that the destination also does laid-back beach bars and local Caribbean fare very well. With Anguilla's world-class resorts, secluded, romantic villas, and even some of the best family-friendly beach resorts in the Caribbean, it's hard to imagine any style of traveler who wouldn't find something to love here. With the help of local experts like Shannon Kircher, a long-time Anguilla resident and marketing director of the award-winning, family-run  Frangipani Beach Resort , and Stacey Liburd, director of tourism at the Anguilla Tourist Board, we've put together a list of the 20 best things to do in Anguilla.

Enjoy a sunset sail on a classic ship.

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Anguilla locals and visitors alike recommend jumping aboard a classic sailing vessel, known as a sloop, with  Tradition Sailing Charter , saying this is the best way to explore the coastline of Anguilla in style. "A sunset cruise on a classic West Indian sloop is quite memorable," says Liburd. The delicious cocktails and Caribbean bites served onboard certainly don't hurt.

Rent a car to explore the island.

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Other Caribbean islands might prefer travelers to experience the destination from inside the walls of their resort, but not so in Anguilla. The vibe here is very much "Please, go explore," says Kircher, adding, "Everything is safe, and everything is accessible." Renting a car and exploring the island's beaches, historical sites, restaurants, and attractions is one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation in Anguilla.

Play tennis with Anguilla Tennis Academy.

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Anguilla's location in the Caribbean means that there's "a near-constant breeze that vacillates from a gentle breath of cool air to a stiff gale — exhilarating conditions for tennis players in the punishing heat of a West Indies court,"  writes David Shaftel for T+L . The Anguilla Tennis Academy sends pros to many island resorts, great for any traveler looking for lessons or a hitting partner.

Try kitesurfing with Anguilla Watersports.

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Break up a long afternoon on the beach with kitesurfing lessons with Anguilla Watersports . The island's balmy breezes make it the perfect place to give the sport a try, and this outfitter on Cove Bay offers kitesurfing lessons and equipment rentals for everyone, from first-timers to professionals. Paddleboards and glass-bottomed kayaks are also available for rent.

Visit Anguilla's off-shore cays.

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"Going to the off-shore cays is one of the highlights of any Anguilla visit," says Liburd. Catamaran excursions or sunset cocktail cruises to tiny, white-sand cays like Scrub Island or Sandy Island are among top things to do in the destination.  "It's hard to beat a stop on a boating excursion to Prickly Pear, one of Anguilla's most popular off-shore cays,"   says   Dan Lockyer, chief commercial officer of  Dream Yacht Worldwide , which offers charters to Anguilla out of St. Martin. Stop for a lobster lunch at the island's small restaurant, or jump in the surrounding shallow waters for surprisingly great snorkeling.

Snorkel at Shoal Bay.

"The underwater visibility is excellent all around Anguilla," says Lockyer, and that makes snorkeling a popular activity on the island. Shoal Bay is one of Anguilla's top destinations for snorkeling, as visitors frequently spot stingrays, swarms of fish, and even the occasional sea turtle here. After your swim, grab a drink on the sand at Shoal Bay Beach Club at Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts.

Take a Moke ride.

Get the lay of the land in Anguilla by renting a Moke and going for a thrilling drive around the island. These open-air vintage vehicles, originally from Britain, are now an iconic Caribbean mode of transportation. They're brightly-colored, available for rent with  Moke Anguilla , and the perfect prop for taking photos at the island's most picturesque spots. 

Enjoy Anguilla’s live music scene.

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From beach bars to restaurants and clubs, live music takes over Anguilla every night of the week. Sandy Ground is among the island's most popular nightlife destinations, with spots like Lit Lounge offering live music and delicious cocktails. Bankie Banx's Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay hosts live music multiple nights per week and was even named the  world's best beach bar  by CNN — Bankie Banx himself usually takes to the mic on weekends.

Swim at Meads Bay.

Visitors can't go wrong at any of Anguilla's 33 pristine beaches, though central Meads Bay is particularly impressive with its tranquil, turquoise waters and impossibly fine white sands. Restaurants, bars, and some of the island's best resorts line its shores, including Frangipani Beach Resort, named one of our reader's favorite resorts in the Caribbean  by T+L readers. 

Sample Anguillan roadside barbeque.

Roadside barbeque spots in Anguilla are not to be missed, with local fare at these no-frills eateries including chicken and ribs, rice and peas, Johnny cakes, and much more. "Locals, expats, tourists — everyone will be there," says Kircher. "Inexpensive and amazing, it's always a go-to."

Enjoy Anguilla's rich culinary scene.

"Anguilla doesn't have any all-inclusive [resorts], and that has allowed the culinary scene to flourish in a way that travelers might not expect," says Liburd. With excellent options for everything from Italian and French cuisine to Mexican with a local twist, Anguilla is quickly becoming a culinary destination in the Caribbean. One must-try eatery for Caribbean fare is Sharky's. The shop is owned and operated by an Anguillan chef who serves elevated takes on island favorites from his own home.

Take in the views from Crocus Hill.

With an elevation of just 213 feet, Crocus Hill is the highest point on Anguilla. Climb to the top and you'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of this island and neighboring ones across the waves. Don't let the low elevation fool you — the road to the top is steep.

Learn about Anguilla's history through petroglyphs.

Visit Fountain Cave and Big Spring to spot hundreds of petroglyphs, and even carved stalagmites, representing the gods of the Taino indigenous populations who first called Anguilla home. To learn more about the island's indigenous history, consider booking a heritage tour with  Anguilla National Trust . 

Spot nesting sea turtles.

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In addition to walking tours and heritage tours, Anguilla National Trust offers evening "turtle patrol" excursions from July to October, which is the height of turtle nesting season. Participants will learn about the species of turtles that come to the island to nest, and they'll spot the creatures in their natural habitat. It’s an informative and engaging way to support the island's critical sea turtle conservation efforts. 

Hit the spa.

Luxury resorts abound here, so travelers can choose from a seriously sumptuous selection of high-end spa services and treatments around Anguilla. The  Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla has an oceanfront spa with an infinity pool and treatment rooms within earshot of the waves. Another option is Zemi Thai House Spa, which blends Southeast Asian treatment styles with local Taino traditions within an authentic 300-year-old Thai house at Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts.

Visit Rendezvous Bay.

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Enjoy breathtaking vistas of neighboring St. Martin with a drink in hand from the sugar-sand beach at Rendezvous Bay. This beachfront offers plenty of eateries to choose from, including Bankie Banx's Dune Preserve, which is worth a visit even before the live music gets started. Fewer resorts along the shores here keep things more tranquil than at other beaches on the island.

Try your hand at salt picking.

"For many years, the salt industry on the island was huge," says Liburd. The industry has faded as Anguilla's tourism industry has picked up, but travelers can still get an idea of its impact on the island by taking a salt-picking tour, or by taking home unique flavored salts from local entrepreneurs. "It's one of the most authentic and historic experiences visitors can have on the island." 

Celebrate Anguilla's carnival.

Anguilla's summer carnival celebrations, known as Anguilla Summer Festival, stretch from late July through early August and include a jam-packed itinerary of boat rides, beach parties, parades, and concerts. Plan a trip to coincide with "August Monday" (which is always the first Monday of August) to experience the very height of the festivities; it's marked by a "road march" with live calypso and soca music to get the party started.

Play a round of golf.

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Visiting Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club is a must for golf lovers vacationing in Anguilla. The recently revamped, Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole championship golf course makes for a beautiful excursion, thanks to its oceanfront location and spectacular views.

Dive at the wreck site of a Spanish galleon.

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Seven distinct marine parks protect the waters of Anguilla and its marine life, allowing for thriving reefs. One of the island's most impressive dive destinations is Stoney Bay Marine Park, home to the 18th-century wreck site of Spanish galleon El Buen Consejo. The government of Anguilla has designated the site as an underwater archeological preserve, where divers can spot submerged treasures like anchors, cannon balls, and even religious medallions.

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Meads Bay Meads Bay free

Located on the western end of Anguilla, Meads Bay is beloved for its silky-smooth sand, aquamarine waters and gorgeous views. Plus, recent visitors said this beach is never as crowded as  Shoal Bay East , and there are many places to eat. Travelers and locals recommend dining at Blanchards Beach Shack, which is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Like the rest of Anguilla's beaches, it is free to spend the day here. Keep in mind that the waters can get a bit rough during the winter season (December through January), but are usually mild during the summer. The easiest way to get to Meads Bay is via taxi, unless you’re staying at a hotel that's within walking distance of the beach.

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Anguilla has approximately 35 beaches, but the most popular one is Shoal Bay East. This northern shore has long entertained daytrippers from St. Martin-St. Maarten , so there are plenty of bars and restaurants, plus rental equipment for snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving.

Recent visitors say that a trip to this beach is an absolute must-see, and recommend renting a few snorkels and making a day of it. While this beach is popular and known to attract crowds, recent travelers remarked they did not have trouble finding a quiet spot to relax.

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This 2-mile slice of paradise may be reason enough to visit Anguilla. With calm enough waters for even the least confident swimmers and the mellow sounds of Dune Preserve in the background, Rendezvous is an idyllic retreat for vacationers looking to escape Shoal Bay East 's hustle and tourist bustle.

Rendezvous is free to enter and easy to enjoy any day of the week. But if you really want to get away from it all, avoid the beach on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday through Sunday evenings, when crowds gather for Dune Preserve's live music. This southwestern beach also hosts the Moonsplash Music Festival every March.

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Recent travelers agree that its reputation for a calm atmosphere remains intact despite an increase in visitor traffic. Parking is available nearby. A nearby hotel suggests that the most adventurous travelers may combine a visit to Crocus Bay with a swim out to Little Bay (which is otherwise accessible only by boat). Note that this should be attempted only in calm waters. Little Bay is more prudently visited by paying for a nearby boat rental.

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Plenty of Anguilla vacationers have never heard of the musician Bankie Banx or his beachside restaurant and lounge, Dune Preserve. So consider making an evening trip to this Rendezvous Bay hot spot to get acquainted. After a successful music and touring career as a reggae artist, native Anguillan Banx returned home to open this marquee live music spot. The relaxed wooden beach bar receives plenty of lunchtime traffic from the nearby beach's sunbathers (visit the  website for lunch and dinner hours), but you should visit in the evening. Several nights a week Banx takes to the stage to entertain his patrons. Sometimes he's joined on stage by famous friends like Jimmy Buffett, Marcia Griffiths and John Mayer. 

According to travelers, Dune Preserve is definitely worth experiencing; however, visitors do warn that prices for drinks are a bit steep here. The Dune Preserve is open Tuesday through Sunday.

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Sandy's is the beach on Anguilla for fun. So pack your towel and swimsuit, but leave your beach reading at your hotel; you won't have time to lounge around here. Located in front of numerous restaurants, (including the popular Johnno's Beach Stop and Elvis' Beach Bar), this western beach is also Anguilla's main harbor, and it's jiving at all times of day. Sandy Ground especially receives a lot of traffic from foreign sailors and families (all those food joints and accessible bathrooms nearby are hard to resist). Sandy Ground is a public beach open all hours every day, but some travelers found it less pristine and relaxed than other options.

For those wishing to visit the area, enjoy greater solitude and additional water sports by traveling to nearby Sandy Island. To access this tiny strip of pristine white beach, take a small boat from Sandy Ground wharf for about $40 roundtrip. The boats leave hourly beginning at 11am; private charters are also available. On the island there is a bar offering pricey drinks and barbeque lunches, but snorkeling the reefs is the main attraction on Sandy Island.

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For a memorable beach experience, travelers suggest you sneak away to Little Bay, a cove carved into western Anguilla. Couples particularly enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the aquamarine water there, especially in the morning or in the late afternoon. Recent visitors spotted sea turtles and a variety of birds.

The only way to get to this hidden cove is by boat: Once you get to Crocus Bay , look for a man named Calvin – he sets up camp under a mahogany tree, and he can also be reached by phone: 1 (264) 772-1332. Calvin will take you to and from Little Bay for a round-trip fee of $15 per person.

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All three sailing packages – the Prickly Pear Lobster Lunch Day Sail, Half-Day Little Bay Sail & Snorkel Adventure, and Tradition's Sunset Sail – received rave reviews from recent travelers. Visitors especially praised the knowledgeable staff (including owner and captain Laurie Gumbs), tasty food and drinks, and the comfortable atmosphere aboard the sailboat. Despite the upscale price of the trips, many visitors commented that the excursion was worth every penny.

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Near the southwestern tip of Anguilla lies Maundays Bay Beach, which recent visitors consider a must-see. The beautiful crescent moon-shaped beach is uncrowded, with calm waters during the peak winter tourism season, making it ideal for recreational swimming. Like most of the island's beaches, Maundays Bay boasts white sands and clear blue waters. Chairs are available to rent for those who prefer to take in the swimmers and snorkelers from afar.

Although the beach is free and public, entry is via guard gate due to its proximity to Belmond Cap Juluca Resort . There is free public parking near the resort.

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Hop on a boat from Sandy Ground to experience one of the more tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Caribbean: The Prickly Pear Cays are two small uninhabited islands located 6 miles from the mainland. The area has become popular with travelers (especially couples and families) thanks to the islands' shallow, calm swimming waters, plus the cute canaries and finches that willingly come to feed from visitors' hands.

You'll find plenty of beach chairs for rental on the cays and an on-site restaurant that's open Tuesdays through Sundays to serve refreshments, lunch and dinner. But the experience will set you back; the boat trip can cost at least $50 per person, and does not include food or water sports rentals. Still, some recent travelers insist the trip is worth it. Consider saving some money by packing a picnic for your day away.

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One of Anguilla's First Luxury Hotels Is Still One of Its Best — Read Our Review

With tons of kids’ activities, a bi-level infinity pool, and oceanfront rooms, Malliouhana was loved by the whole family.

Getting to Anguilla is a bit more complicated than some other Caribbean islands: The only direct flights from the U.S. are from Miami, or you can fly into St. Martin and take a 30-minute ferry ride (but you need to go through customs on both sides).

All that is to say that once you arrive, you really want to relax in a beautiful environment — and Malliouhana delivers in spades. As you pull into the resort perched atop a dramatic bluff, the white exterior stands out against the lush green plants and trees, and the turquoise blue water you glimpse through the signature arches at the back of the lobby beckons.

From there, I’m happy to say that it only gets better. By the time my husband and I, plus our two sons (ages 8 and 2), reached our room, we had walked past the glittering, two-tiered cliffside pool dotted with ruffled yellow umbrellas and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, the cozy poolside Bar Soleil, and the leafy garden path punctuated with small signs sporting scannable QR codes leading to webpages explaining details about each plant.

Our room was sun-bathed and spacious, with a generously sized outdoor area. Days began with breakfast at the ocean-facing Celeste and then moved on to the pool, the pristine Mead’s Bay beach, and for one glorious afternoon while the kids were at the kid’s club, the serene spa. In between, we discovered some of the magic and history of this boutique property, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Admittedly, I was somewhat skeptical when I learned the resort was no longer part of the Auberge Resorts Collection (it was a member from 2014 to 2023), but new management Storey Hotel Management (who also run Nanuku Resort in Fiji and the Ameswell Hotel in California) have done a fine job continuing the best parts of Auberge while maintaining Malliouhana’s unique and historic boutique identity.

Here's my review of Malliouhana.

Malliouhana

  • The distinct design woven throughout the property, using elements like arches and stripes, a turquoise, white, and yellow color palette, and coastal colonial furnishings.
  • There are plenty of water sports at the beach and excellent service there and at the pool
  • This lush property is bursting with greenery and stunning landscaping.
  • The second, somewhat secret beach, Turtle Cove, isn’t really swimmable — but is stunning to walk along
  • The dynamic kid’s club offers a diverse roster of activities and is located right on the beach

Our family of four stayed in a Junior Suite boasting a color palette of white, yellow, and turquoise, with a yellow-and-white striped carpet and painted walls in pale yellow and turquoise, with white grid lines as accents. It was decorated with coral-shaped turquoise-colored lamps, a gray patterned sofa, and a large-scale triptych painting in the same style as much of the other artwork (from the original owner’s collection) hanging around the hotel. Vibrant, lush exotic animal and jungle scenes — reminiscent of Henri Rousseau’s distinct style — complete the design story.

Our room had a large entryway foyer with a sizeable round table (perfect for dropping our keys and sunscreen on) and two closets with a minibar in between. To the right was a marble bathroom with two sinks and an extra-large shower. Down a few steps from the foyer was the oversized main room, outfitted with two queen beds (a king is also an option). One side of the room had a sitting area with a rectangular glass dining table holding a complimentary box with house-made jerk-spiced nuts, tamarind balls, and coconut sugar cake. The patterned L-shaped couch was in one corner, and a wide, full-length mirror that doubles as a television was in the other.

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors opened onto a roomy, two-level covered patio and terrace with an ocean view. The covered patio had a dining table and chairs and a large circular yellow-and-white-striped daybed, while the open terrace below had two turquoise-and-white-striped lounge chairs overlooking the ocean.

Each night at turndown, we were treated to a different local treat in honor of the hotel’s 40th anniversary. One night, we got guava cheese, a popular Caribbean treat of chewy guava jelly candy, while on another, we got local Anguillan bush tea. Our favorite was a glass jar of freshly harvested aloe and an oozing leaf for us to put on our sun-kissed skin.

There are 63 rooms and suites (one-, two-, or three-bedroom) at Malliouhana, and most have nearly the same design and color palette. Garden, ocean view, and oceanfront rooms are available, and they are spread amongst mostly two- or three-story white buildings around the 25-acre property. It’s worth noting that some upper-level garden suites have ocean views in the distance. The largest accommodation is the 4,500-square-foot three-bedroom villa suite above the spa, complete with a private infinity plunge pool and dedicated 24/7 butler service. All rooms and suites have outdoor space.

Food and Drink

There are three food and beverage outlets at Malliouhana, each satisfying a different need. The blue and white maritime-themed Celeste overlooks the glistening Caribbean Sea in the main building, open for breakfast and dinner (the only outlet open in the mornings). The food has both Mediterranean and Caribbean accents, with fresh tropical juices and both American and Caribbean-style egg dishes at breakfast, while dinner brings plenty of freshly caught local fish in plates like marinated conch, grilled Anguillan lobster, and pan-seared red snapper fillet. Local goat stew, red wine braised short ribs, and chicken and serrano ham croquettes also make appearances.

Bar Soleil is the poolside bar and restaurant open for lunch and dinner, offering a more casual option than Celeste. Here’s where you’ll find ceviche, salads, flatbreads, shrimp tacos, and sandwiches like an Anguillan lobster roll, juicy wagyu beef burger, and a local grilled mahi mahi sandwich. Add beer, wine, or a cocktail like the Malli Rum Punch, Soleil Mojito, Watermelon Mule, Riviera Daiquiri, or one of the five martinis. Top-quality Cuban and Honduran cigars are also on offer here. You can eat and drink at the intimate bar, patio tables, or the two-tiered pool lined with chairs and cabanas.

Finally, there’s Leon’s at Mead’s Bay, which functions like a beach club, serving casual Caribbean fare right on the beach for a toes-in-the-sand lunch or dinner. Addictive conch fritters, BBQ fried chicken wings, sushi, pizza, and more are available here. Weekends bring live music.

Activities and Experiences

Unsurprisingly, most activities here focus on the beach and the pool. A two-level infinity pool (the top tier is for adults only) is lined with bright yellow umbrellas and cabanas. There are two beaches, although one (Turtle Cove) is often not swimmable. Most of the action happens on Mead’s Bay beach, a beautiful stretch of white sand with plenty of chairs and umbrellas set up. A watersports shack is on one side, offering activities like complimentary snorkeling and kayaking and, for a fee, things like banana boating, wakeboarding, water skiing, and more. Sunset cruises, fishing excursions, free bikes, and tennis courts are also available.

One of our favorite activities was the rum and chocolate tasting, featuring infused rums (think passionfruit and mango) made by Malliouhana’s original bartender, Gloria Leveret, each carefully paired with filled chocolates made by pastry chef Tim Franklin. It’s led by longtime employee Chesney Hughes, who shares some of the hotel's history and rum-making in Anguilla.

The spa is in its own building and includes six treatment rooms, an adults-only infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a full-service salon, sleek fitness training rooms, an expansive fitness center, and an outdoor fitness area. The deep turquoise and white palette references the rest of the hotel’s design and treatments, which utilize local ingredients like coconut, ginger, and aloe vera.

Daily complimentary fitness classes are available, including outdoor sunrise yoga and kickboxing and a full-body workout class in the fitness training room.

Family-friendly Offerings

The excellent Mini Explorer’s Kid’s Club right on the beach at Mead’s Bay is led by a dynamic staff and features rotating activities like Nautical Knot Tying, a Taste of Anguilla, Hermit Crab Racing, the Art of Anguillan Fishing, pickleball, and soccer. My older son loved learning to play the steel drums and looking at coral under a microscope. And both kids couldn’t get enough of the pirate ship-style play area outside in the sand.

Certified babysitters are also available, and all the restaurants have kid’s menus. Baby gear like cribs and highchairs are available on request.

Accessibility and Sustainability

The property is on a bluff, so it’s hilly, with many stairs. That said, Celeste restaurant and the main lobby are accessible, as are several guestrooms.

The hotel makes a concerted effort to conserve native plants in the landscape, gray water is used for irrigation, and an eco-tour is available to guests. Solar water heaters are used in guestrooms, there are no plastic water bottles used (but bottle refilling stations throughout), and most food ingredients are locally sourced.

Malliouhana is on the West End of Anguilla, seven miles from Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport and 10 minutes from the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal, where you can take a 25-minute ferry ride from St. Martin (which has more direct flight options). The hotel can arrange a pick-up from either location, so you only need to rent a car if you want to explore the island on your own, but taxis are plentiful.

How to Get the Most Value Out of Your Stay

Malliouhana is an independent hotel, but it is part of the American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts network and the Capital One Premier Collection, so if you book through one of those, you’ll get perks like an early check-in and room upgrade when available, daily breakfast for two, a $100 resort credit, and a 4 p.m. check-out. It’s also part of the Virtuoso network, so if you book through a Virtuoso travel advisor, you’ll get perks like upgrades when available, free nights, and resort credit.

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Are you traveling for July Fourth? Here's how to beat the travel rush.

Updated on: June 27, 2024 / 6:15 PM EDT / AP

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the travel rush is already heating up.

Millions of Americans are preparing to get out of town sometime in the coming holiday week. That will likely mean busy roads, as well as packed airports and train stations.

Motor club AAA projects that some 70.9 million travelers will head 50 miles (80 kilometers) or more from their homes over a nine-day Independence Day travel period — surpassing pre-pandemic numbers for the U.S. holiday. And the Transportation Security Administration expects to screen over 32 million individuals in airports from this Thursday through July 8, up 5.4% from last year's numbers.

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Smooth sailing for travel around any holiday is never a given. But avoiding the most hectic times, when others are rushing out of town, is a good way to start.

If you're traveling by car for the Fourth of July, it's best to hit the road in the morning, according to transportation data and insights provider INRIX. Peak traffic congestion varies by location, INRIX data published by AAA shows, but the worst times to drive on, or leading up to, the holiday are generally between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Either way, be prepared for the roads to be jammed.

"Road trips over the holiday week could take up to 67% longer than normal," Bob Pishue, transportation analyst at INRIX, said in a prepared statement.

July Fourth falls on a Thursday this year, and many travelers will likely take Friday July 5th off to extend their trip into a four-day weekend. Drivers in large metro areas can expect the biggest delays on Wednesday July 3 and Sunday July 7 — as travelers leave and return to town, Pishue added.

And if you're renting a car ahead of July Fourth, the busiest pickup days will be Friday, Saturday and Wednesday before the holiday, AAA notes.

Airports will also likely be packed all week long — but the TSA expects most people will take to the skies on Friday.

It anticipates that it will screen more than 3 million individuals Friday. That would surpass the agency's current record for most people screened on a single day, which reached just under 3 million last Sunday.

"We expect this summer to be our busiest ever," TSA Administrator David Pekoske said, adding that travel typical peaks around Independence Day.

Last year, the busiest day for Fourth of July air travel was also the Friday ahead of the holiday, TSA data shows. If past trends hold, travel will likely be higher on the days before and after the Fourth — particularly closer to the weekend. In 2023, for example, more than 2 million people were screened on the Fourth, which landed on a Tuesday last year, down from 2.88 million the Friday before.

Flights can be delayed or canceled for an array of reasons — from plane-specific mechanical problems to major storms impacting popular travel paths.

If your flight is canceled, airlines are required to provide refunds for customers, even if the cancellation is due to weather. Delays are trickier, because they typically have to meet certain criteria for relief, such as refunds or compensation — but carriers will often give customers to chance to switch to alternative flights, if available, at no cost.

In April, the Biden administration issued final rules that include requiring airlines to provide automatic cash refunds within a few days for canceled flights and "significant" delays. Those rules are set to take effect over the next two years, but the Department of Transportation has a site that lets consumers see the commitments each airline has made for refunds and covering other expenses when flights are canceled or significantly delayed.

It's better to be stuck at home than locked in hourslong traffic or stranded in an airport terminal. Before heading out the door this holiday week, do yourself a favor and check the status of your travel plans.

Was your flight, train or bus ride delayed? Are there are traffic incidents set to disrupt your drive? And what about the weather? A quick look through your itinerary — such as trip updates on a carrier's website — checking weather forecasts and monitoring traffic safety through services like the 511 hotline or your phone's navigation apps can go a long way toward avoiding travel misery.

Here are a few more tips to keep in mind:

— Leave early: There are more people everywhere during a holiday week, so lines will be longer and roads will be busier. Give yourself more time to get to your destination or to make your way through airport security.

— Keep an eye on the weather — and not just for your destination: Look at the weather for your entire travel path. Even if it's sunny skies both at home and the place you're headed, it's important to keep an eye out for any storms in between. You may need to do some rerouting.

— Be kind: A trip delay or cancellation can be really frustrating — but if you're running into disruptions, chances are others are too. Customer service agents have a lot on their plate at this time of year, and it's important to be patient and respectful as they try to help you.

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Donald Trump 's wife and former First Lady Melania Trump did not accompany him on his flight to the first presidential debate with President Joe Biden , CNN reported.

While Trump has brought an entourage to Atlanta where CNN is hosting a historic debate , it is unclear if any of his family members are among the gaggle. Melania Trump's former chief of staff told NBC News  that she it would be surprising if the former first lady did not attend the debate.

Trump's sons made a number of appearances at another de-facto campaign stop for Trump: the New York criminal trial where the former president was found guilty of falsifying business records in relation to a hush money payment issued to porn star Stormy Daniels .

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A Tourist From New Mexico Is Killed by an Elephant in Zambia

The incident came months after another tourist was killed in Zambia when an elephant charged her group. One wildlife expert said the attacks were most likely “freak accidents.”

Two elephants walk across a two-lane road flanked by semitrailers.

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A tourist from New Mexico was killed in Zambia when an elephant charged her, according to the police commissioner who investigated the incident. She is the second tourist to be fatally attacked by an elephant in the southern African country this year.

The woman who was killed, Juliana G. Letourneau, 64, of Albuquerque, had just visited Victoria Falls, a 350-foot waterfall that straddles the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and was heading back to her hotel on Wednesday when the group that she was traveling with encountered a herd of elephants on the road.

She and others stepped out of their vehicle to observe the animals, said Auxensio Daka, the police commissioner for the southern province of Zambia, in a telephone interview on Saturday.

“They stopped to watch the elephants, and unfortunately one of them charged towards them as they were standing there watching,” Mr. Daka said.

Mr. Daka said that Ms. Letourneau was taken to a clinic in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park near Livingstone, Zambia, where she was declared dead on arrival. Her injuries included deep wounds on the right shoulder blade and forehead, a fractured left ankle and a slightly depressed chest, according to a police statement.

No other injuries were reported from the encounter with the elephant.

Ms. Letourneau’s brother said on Saturday that he had no details about the incident, and declined to be interviewed. Other relatives could not be reached.

This past March, a 79-year-old American woman was on safari at Kafue National Park, in a central region of western Zambia, when an elephant charged the tour group’s vehicle, according to media reports .

However, human deaths are rare in encounters with elephants, according to experts.

“This is really a freak accident,” Nikhil Advani, a senior director at the World Wildlife Fund, a nonprofit that works on environmental protection and conservation efforts, said of the two incidents happening so close together. “It’s probably just some sort of coming together of unfortunate circumstances that led to this.”

The U.S. State Department said in a statement on Friday that millions of Americans travel to areas where there is wildlife every year, and that it is uncommon for elephants and other wild animals to attack visitors in Zambia.

Ms. Letourneau’s death was first reported by the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, a government-controlled news outlet, which said that human and wildlife encounters in Livingstone, the city where the incident occurred, were rising amid the country’s worst drought in four decades .

The climate conditions are worsening food insecurity in Zambia, which has one of the highest rates of malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, and pushing wildlife into human habitats in search of food and water, according to the report.

Tourism to wildlife protected areas, which cover about a third of Zambia, and to the numerous lakes and rivers and lush valleys contributes an important share of the national economy.

Joyce Poole, a co-founder and co-director of ElephantVoices, a nonprofit that researches elephant behavior, said that keeping distance from elephants is the best way for tourists to stay safe. She added that there can sometimes be a “culture of aggression” stemming from a region’s history with elephants, as in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, which experienced decades of war and poaching in the 20th century.

“Elephants responded in a certain way toward vehicles,” Dr. Poole said of her research findings from Gorongosa. “This behavior was then observed by younger elephants, imitated by younger elephants and sort of passed down through families.” There have been multiple poaching crises in Zambia, she noted.

Dr. Poole said that finding “a reputable company and drivers who are not just racing around to get the best shot” would be a good way for visitors to ensure safety.

Visitors to wilderness areas should also be wary and admire the animals from afar, experts say.

“As with all wildlife, like if you keep safe distance from them, they are not looking to disturb you or interact with you,” Dr. Advani said.

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DeSantis vetoes bill over vacation rental regulation

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TALLAHASSEE — After an alliance of strange bedfellows urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill preempting local governments from regulating Airbnbs and other vacation rentals, he quietly did just that on Thursday evening.

But the fight is far from over.

Cities and counties campaigned against the bill. So did vacation rental companies like Airbnb and management companies like Vtrips, but for opposite reasons.

Municipalities opposed the legislation because they were losing control. The companies opposed it because they didn’t get enough control, said Jack Cory, a lobbyist for the city of Jacksonville Beach.

“That’s why it’s a strange coalition. The enemy of my enemy is my friend right now,” said Cory. “But that doesn’t mean … that we’re all going to be singing ’Kumbaya’ next year.”

Tiffany Edwards, executive director for the Florida Professional Vacation Rental Coalition, said in a statement to the Times/Herald that there was a “better solution for local communities and vacation rentals” than the one outlined in the bill, SB 280, but “all stakeholders need to work together to achieve it.” The CEO of Vtrips is the chairperson of the coalition.

Airbnb declined to comment and the Florida Alliance for Vacation Rentals could not be reached in time for publication.

The bill had been several years in the making. In outlining how local governments can regulate vacation rentals, it overrode detailed policies that city and county governments throughout Florida have put in place since 2014.

Many of those policies relate to how local governments deal with violations like having too many people at a party or noise complaints, which can often be tallied up on the same night, resulting in the suspension of a vacation rental in some places for months. But in the bill, a single-month suspension would require violations on five separate days during a two-month period.

In a letter to state Secretary of State Cord Byrd, DeSantis said the bill would have prevented “virtually all local regulation of vacation rentals even though the vacation rental markets are far from uniform across the various regions of the state.”

The bill had plenty of critics.

State Sen. Ileana Garcia, a Republican from Miami, said the bill would have forced Miami-Dade “to start from scratch” regarding the regulation of vacation rentals.

“We’d finally come to a good landing spot,” said Garcia, among the 16 senators who voted against the legislation.

State Sen. Jason Pizzo, a Democrat based in Hollywood, said the bill didn’t do enough to enforce violations by vacation rental companies.

“When you parse out how many violations need to occur … it’s tantamount to really being no control at all,” said Pizzo.

Steve Milo, the CEO and founder of VTrips, listed in a LinkedIn post on March 5 several reasons why Florida property managers and owners should “immediately call or email (their) House representatives and tell them to VOTE NO on Senate Bill 280.”

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Those reasons included the fact that the bill allowed local governments to regulate rental licenses, which was currently done at the state level, and that it created “strict occupancy limits” while failing to provide consumer protection.

Airbnb also opposed the bill. A letter forwarded to the Times/Herald urged hosts on March 27 to email DeSantis asking him to veto the legislation, arguing that the measure “would increase the regulatory burden on Hosts at the local and state level, undermine private property rights, and empower local governments to add inspection requirements and revoke (their) state license.”

On its website, the Florida Alliance for Vacation Rentals posted a letter that anyone could sign asking DeSantis to veto the bill. The letter stated the “legislation places more daily operational burdens” on the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, “an already understaffed state agency.”

“Despite funding this new statute with over $3.8 million taxpayer dollars each year, it is highly unlikely that (the Department of Business and Professional Regulation) will be able to fill dozens of currently open inspector positions, let alone 9 more full-time state employees specific to vacation rentals,” the letter stated.

One group that wanted the legislation to go into effect was the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. In a statement released Thursday evening, the association said the measure was a “solid framework and first step for regulatory reform in the sector.”

“We are disappointed with Governor DeSantis’ veto but will continue with our efforts to work toward a resolution and ensure equity across Florida’s lodging industry — from vacation rentals to hotels — to best serve our guests and promote their safety,” the association said.

Alexandra Glorioso is a state government reporter for the Miami Herald and is based in Tallahassee.

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Taiwan warns against travel to China after execution threat

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan ’s government raised its travel warning for China on Thursday, telling its citizens not to go unless absolutely necessary, following a threat from Beijing last week to execute those deemed “diehard” Taiwan independence supporters.

Liang Wen-chieh, spokesperson for Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, told reporters the raised travel warning also applied to the Chinese-run cities of Hong Kong and Macau.

China, which views democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory , has made no secret of its dislike of President Lai Ching-te , whom it views as a “separatist,” and staged two days of war games  after he took office last month.

Last week, announcing new legal guidelines, China threatened to execute Taiwan independence separatists in extreme cases, a further ramping up of tensions that drew condemnation from Lai and his government, as well as the United States.

Liang, making the announcement at a regular news conference in Taipei, said those guidelines represented a serious threat to the safety of Taiwanese visiting China, in addition to other measures China has been taking to strengthen its national security laws.

“If it is not necessary to go, then don’t,” he said, adding this did not amount to a ban on visiting and was about protecting Taiwan’s people and reminding them of the risk rather than being a “countermeasure.”

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

On Wednesday, asked about concerns that the guidelines could cause fear for Taiwan’s people and not help improve relations, the office said they were only aimed at a very small number of independence “diehards’ evil words and actions.”

China has vowed to go after people it views as Taiwan separatists wherever they may be, though Chinese courts have no jurisdiction in Taiwan and it is not clear how China could seek to enforce any judgments outside its borders.

As to whether China could seek to extradite Taiwanese overseas who it accused of separatism, Liang said separatism was a political crime and in this particular case one specific to China, and that developed countries would not cooperate with such a request.

“We can’t rule out certain countries would cooperate,” he added, without naming any countries.

Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but been rebuffed. He rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims and says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future.

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  1. Anguilla Becomes Latest Caribbean Island to Ease Entry ...

    The Caribbean island of Anguilla is making it easier to visit paradise for vaccinated travelers by implementing updated protocols next month, the Anguilla Tourist Board shared with Travel ...

  2. Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Anguilla Right Now

    You'll need a travel visa. As is the protocol with all Caribbean countries, travelers must apply for travel authorization to visit Anguilla, and the island recommends applying seven days in advance. You'll need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within five days of arrival, and that you have medical insurance that covers COVID ...

  3. Anguilla tourism has strong first quarter: Travel Weekly

    Anguilla saw visitor arrivals jump 22.2% in Q1. Photo Credit: Anguilla Tourism Board. Anguilla saw first quarter visitor arrivals rise 22.2% from Q1 2023 and 24.4% from the same period in 2019 ...

  4. Anguilla Earns Level 1 Notice From CDC, Launches New Tourism Campaign

    Anguilla has received the CDC's Level 1 classification, the lowest possible risk level for COVID-19, and the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has created the "Lose the Crowd, Find Yourself" campaign for the island nation's official reopening. As of July 1, all visitors to Anguilla must be fully vaccinated for at least three weeks prior to entering ...

  5. Travelers Are Flocking to Anguilla Right Now

    Anguilla's numbers were buoyed by a very strong December that saw 19,178 stayover visitors, up 27.9 percent from December 2022. It was the second-highest total of any December in the island's ...

  6. First Quarter Anguilla Visitor Arrivals Surge

    The record visitor arrivals Anguilla achieved last year are continuing in 2024. The tiny Caribbean nation reported 62,188 arrivals during 2024's first quarter, representing a 22.2 percent increase over 2023 totals and a 24.4 percent rise over pre-pandemic 2019, said Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) officials.

  7. How Anguilla Is Expanding Traveler Options Post-Outbreak

    Named chairman of the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) in July 2020, Kenroy Herbert's initial hospitality business experience came in a much different role. An Anguilla native, he learned tourism from the ground up. ... For the latest travel news, updates, and deals, be sure to subscribe to the daily TravelPulse newsletter here. For the latest ...

  8. Anguilla's Tourism Week 2023 wraps with a look at people, planet and

    THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA — Anguilla's Tourism Week 2023 celebrations offered a mix of productive, enlightening and enjoyable events, says the Anguilla Tourist Board. The ATB picked up on the World ...

  9. Everything you need to know about travelling to Anguilla.

    Anguilla is open to pre-approved visitors

  10. Anguilla sees big gains in tourist arrivals

    14 May 2024. Anguilla saw first quarter visitor arrivals rise 22.2% from Q1 2023 and 24.4% from the same period in 2019, according to the Anguilla Tourist Board. This year, from January through ...

  11. Anguilla Is Seeing Record-Breaking Visitor Numbers

    The island of Anguilla is hot, with tourism arrivals off to a record-breaking start in 2024, Caribbean Journla has learned. The island welcomed a total of 62,1898 visitors in the first quarter, up ...

  12. Anguilla Travel Guide

    Best Hotels in Anguilla. #1. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. #2. Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts. #3. Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla.

  13. Discover the #1 Island in the Caribbean

    Dominoes. View Deals & Offers. DISCOVER. The #1 Island in. the Caribbean. Explore the unparalleled beauty and charm of Anguilla, renowned as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, where pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture await your adventure. Learn more.

  14. 20 Best Things to Do Anguilla

    Renting a car and exploring the island's beaches, historical sites, restaurants, and attractions is one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation in Anguilla. 03 of 20 Play tennis with Anguilla Tennis ...

  15. Explore our Island

    It is the home of government and commerce, the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport, and the Anguilla Tourist Board. Here you will also find the island's only surviving plantation house, the beautifully restored Wallblake House, built in 1785, offers a glimpse into Anguilla's colonial heritage. Wallblake house built in 1785.

  16. Anguilla

    Anguilla, The Valley, Anguilla. 159,959 likes · 391 talking about this. The official Facebook page of Anguilla, hosted by the Anguilla Tourist Board.

  17. The Anguilla Tribune

    The Anguilla Tribune is an online news publication in Anguilla: ... Summary Consider quieter alternatives for summer travel to avoid crowds in popular European destinations. Montserrat, Nevis, Chincoteague, Molokai, Bonaire, Anguilla, and Bequia offer serene escapes. These hidden gem destinations provide unique experiences …

  18. Anguilla Travel News

    Breaking news from Anguilla - Travel & Tourism, Fashion, Entertainment, Culinary, Culture, Events, Safety, Security, News, and Trends. Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern ...

  19. 11 Best Things to Do in Anguilla

    Kyle McCarthy|Sharael Kolberg December 4, 2023. Ranking of the top 11 things to do in Anguilla. Travelers favorites include #1 Meads Bay, #2 Shoal Bay East and more.

  20. One of Anguilla's First Luxury Hotels Is Still One of Its Best

    Getting to Anguilla is a bit more complicated than some other Caribbean islands: The only direct flights from the U.S. are from Miami, or you can fly into St. Martin and take a 30-minute ferry ...

  21. Anguilla Breaking News Headlines Today

    News from Anguilla. Stay current with all the latest and breaking news about Anguilla, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 6 stories have been published about Anguilla which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months. Local News Publishers. Untracked bias.

  22. Anguilla Posted Record Arrivals in 2023

    Small-scale Caribbean nation Anguilla posted its largest-ever visitor arrivals in 2023, hosting 95,944 overnight travelers, surpassing the record set in 2019, said Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) officials in a statement. The country's overall 2023 visitor arrivals, including travelers on day trips, totaled 155,732 visitors, six percent below ...

  23. Anguilla (@anguilla_tourism) • Instagram photos and videos

    Anguilla (@anguilla_tourism) • Instagram photos and videos. 65K Followers, 475 Following, 2,243 Posts - News, Events, Culture, Checklists, Accommodations, Beaches, Getting Here, Cuisine, Adventure, Romance, Summer Festival - See Instagram photos and videos from Anguilla (@anguilla_tourism)

  24. Are you traveling for July Fourth? Here's how to beat the travel rush

    Hot dogs are an American tradition. So's wolfing them down in summer. 02:14 Last year, the busiest day for Fourth of July air travel was also the Friday ahead of the holiday, TSA data shows.

  25. Inflight 'raw dogging': The bizarre new travel trend that's ...

    Michael Ceely once spent a four-hour flight just zoning out - no magazines, no movies, no podcasts, just looking out the window and watching the flight map. Ceely, a therapist in California who ...

  26. Melania Trump did not travel with Trump to first presidential debate

    Melanie Trump did not travel with the 45th president to CNN Presidential Debate. Donald Trump is joined by some potential VP candidates.

  27. A Tourist From New Mexico Is Killed by an Elephant in Zambia

    Elephants navigating traffic in Kazungula, Botswana, west of the Zambian city of Livingstone. An American tourist from New Mexico died after an elephant charged at her in Livingstone.

  28. DeSantis vetoes bill over vacation rental regulation

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Governor's Day luncheon, Feb. 8, 2024, in Tampa. The governor on Thursday vetoed a bill related to the regulation of vacation rentals.

  29. Anguilla Travel Guide, News and Information

    Anguilla has a tropical wet and dry climate with almost consistent yearly temperatures. The wettest months are September and October, with temperatures averaging 78-89°F (26-32°C ), and the driest months are February and March, with temperatures averaging 73-84°F (23-29°C). There's barely a difference in temperature between the wettest and ...

  30. Taiwan warns against travel to China after execution threat

    The raised travel warning, which follows a threat from Beijing to execute "diehard" Taiwan independence supporters, also applies to the Chinese-run cities of Hong Kong and Macau.