Everyone had told me that Anguilla is a gourmet’s paradise and now I have been there and experienced it for myself, I can confirm they are not far wrong! With a population of under 14,000, the island has to have more restaurants per household than any other destination I have been to, at last count there were more than 100 places to eat in Anguilla.
You will be spoilt for choice with places such as the famous Roti Hut next to the runway at the International Airport which serves up conch roti, a shell fish cooked in West Indian spices and wrapped up in a Roti bread – simply delicious! For dining by the sea, splurge on fresh seafood at Mango’s on Barnes Bay, and enjoy the ocean breeze in this open air restaurant while sampling some of the island’s finest cuisine.
But by far the best dining experience in Anguilla has to be Scilly Cay, which is open twice a week (and closed in September and October). Stand on the end of the pier at Island Harbour and wave towards the small island of Scilly Cay, then wait for someone to head over to collect you in their boat!
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Scilly Cay is more than a spot for lunch, but is a highlight not to be missed on any holiday to Anguilla. Owned and managed by husband and wife team Euxodie and Sandra Wallace, this delightful couple are dedicated to making your visit to Scilly Cay an experience to remember.
You will be personally welcomed by Euxodie and Sandra, and you will soon work out he is a character in himself. Witty with a dry sense of humour, he will soon have you settled and drinking his famous Euxodie rum punch.
Now comes the best bit, the freshest and most amazing barbequed lobster and crayfish I have ever had. I have eaten lobster all around the world but Scilly Cay’s secret recipe really cannot be beaten. Guests can go out back and watch the team cooking dozens of the freshest lobsters and crayfish on open BBQs, watching them change from their green and blue colour to the richest oranges and reds.
Served on a bed of salad and pasta, the succulent meat of the lobster just falls out of its shell and is one of the tastiest things I have ever had.
Enjoy the rest of your afternoon sitting on the beach, swimming in the harbour or continue with Euxodie’s rum punches while listening to Caribbean tunes being played live by a local band. Heaven on earth and possibly the Best BBQ in The World?