Anguilla Presents the Island’s First Golf Club and Much More!

NEW YORK, NY, September 2006 — The Caribbean island of Anguilla will be hotter than ever this winter with the opening of it’s first 18 hole championship golf course, increased airlift, new luxury villas, restaurants and attractions to indulge the most discriminating traveler. Some of the world’s best beaches, delicious cuisine, and accommodations to suit every budget put Anguilla on the top of the warm weather getaway list this winter. Highlights of special packages and what’s new island wide for the 2006/2007-winter season include:

ANGUILLA’S FIRST GOLF COURSE OPENS THIS WINTER… November 2006 marks the long anticipated grand opening of Anguilla’s first ever 18-hole championship golf course, the exclusive Temenos Golf Club. Created and designed by golf legend Greg Norman, the course is an integral component of the magnificent St. Regis Resort, Temenos Anguilla, scheduled for completion in winter 2008. This ultra-luxe hotel, residential and golf oasis is nestled along a mile of pristine beach.

NEWCOMER ON ANGUILLA’S CULINARY SCENE…Laurie and David Brods, New Jersey restaurateurs for over 25 years have partnered with Armel Harrigan and Chef Shawn “Fresh” Hodge both well known, popular personalities in Anguilla’s culinary world to open SUNSETS in Sandy Ground. The quartet have transformed the former Ship’s Galley and put together a menu of “Island Tropical Cuisine.” Soups, burgers, salads and a great snapper hero at lunch. At dinner, grills galore — pork loin, sirloin steak, 24 oz Porter House steak, crayfish, chicken breast and lobster along with goat stew, a special butterfish and lots more. Appetizers: $7-$15 Mains: $20-$34. Happy Hour 3:30 to Sunset. Closed Saturdays. Major cc. Sandy Ground, Tel: 264-498-0177.

Find Wines…Find Wines, a new wine boutique; cigar and espresso lounge is scheduled to open November 2006. This discount boutique wine shop offers a selection of fine wines from around the world to suit any aficionado. The lounge — which features an outdoor patio — serves a selection of cigars, including Davidoffs, and espresso and lattes. Find Wines services will also include delivery of wine baskets to hotels and villas for in-room enjoyment and gift giving.

NEW ART GALLERY OPENS AT ISLAND HARBOUR…Art Café is Anguilla’s newest gallery located in the Coconut Paradise Building at Island Harbour. Owned by Elizabeth Chronicka-Pavluk and Janus Pavluk, the building has undergone considerable renovations and is a spacious gallery with the lighting specially designed for maximum effect. Visitors can relax at the café for coffee, breakfast or lunch served on the balcony under umbrellas. Exhibits will showcase the work of local artists from Anguilla and St Maarten, as well as glass and wood sculpture.

TRANQUILITY JAZZ FESTIVAL…One of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing annual musical traditions is ready for its encore. The 2006 Tranquility Jazz Festival returns to Anguilla from November 9-12 with a star-studded array of international talent. The event will once again be co produced by The Anguilla Tourist Board and BET Event Productions, a division of BET Networks.

The Tranquility Jazz Festival brings some of the finest musicians to this pristine paradise for four days of jazz in its purest form – straight up! Festivities get underway on Thursday, November 9 with a concert by Nnenna Freelon at the CuisinArt Resort. Friday brings a power-packed triple bill featuring Eddie Palmieri, Pharaoh Sanders and Robert Glasper. Saturday the action is at LA Cafe with the McCoy Tyner Trio, Javon Jackson and another artist to be confirmed. On Sunday, it’s the return of the popular “Jazz on the Beach” series. Visit www.anguilla-vacation.com.

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL AT EDEN HOUSE…Eden House Villa is offering a Thanksgiving special for one-week rentals. The luxury villa sleeps eight and is located in Little Harbour. The special weekly rate of $4,500 includes a car rental for the entire stay, inclusive of taxes and service charges. Rates are effective November 18 – 30, 2006. www.edenhousevilla.com.

NEW CHEF, NEW MENU, NEW WINE CELLAR AT CUISINART RESORT & SPA…Lots happening on the epicurean front at CuisinArt. Chef Michael A. Goodman – Focus 2007 – With Chef Goodman’s background there’s more to cuisine than meets the eye. His journeys East have influenced his style of cooking to bring flow and technique to his creations as well as a balanced environment in which his staff works together as a unit. At Santorini Restaurant, Chef Goodman will focus on fusing ingredients to create a culinary explosion of tastes. Café Mediterraneo with the ambience of a Mediterranean brasserie, will combine culinary influences of the entire region from Morocco to Spain, France, Italy, Greece, to as Far East as Turkey and Lebanon! The resorts new 300 bottle wine cellar offers an award winning international selection. For reservations call 800.943.3210 or 2121.972.0880 or visit www.CuisinArtResort.com.

SCILLY CAY OWNERS OPEN DESERT ROSE — Villa Renters Have Exclusive Use Of Scilly Cay For Total Privacy…Sandra and Eudoxie “Gorgeous” Wallace, owners of the renowned Scilly Cay, have designed and built a luxurious three bedroom villa on Captains Ridge in Island Harbour. Located on 4 acres, the 11,000 sq ft villa was built completely out of Anguillian rock. Amenities include an Infinity pool, tennis court, Italian marble floors and bathrooms, fireplace, internet, flat screen televisions, high impact glass windows, king size beds, and Jacuzzi in the master bedroom. Butler or chef services at an additional cost. Available for rental November 1, 2006. Fulfill your fantasy – Stay at Desert Rose and enjoy a one day private island retreat at Scilly Cay.

3,500 a day + 10% service charge and 10% room tax – November 01-April 15
2,700 a day + 10% service charge and 10% room tax – April 16 – August 31
50,000 per week (minimum stay of 2 weeks during Christmas & New Years) + 10% service charge and 10% room tax

This villa is ideal for couples and families, no children under 11 allowed. No pets. Non smokers preferred. Ph: 498 -8777/ 497-5123, Fax: 498-0777, Email: desertrose@anguillanet.com

VILLA VIEW FORT… is one of Anguilla’s newest luxury villas, located on the highest elevation of the island at Crocus Hill, Anguilla. From its cliff-side vantage point there are spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, boasting the island’s only 360-degree view of the island and its surrounding cays and neighbors. Villa guests receive a special “thank you” — a trip to gorgeous Little Bay for swimming and snorkeling, a picnic basket and a full Caribbean-style breakfast on the first morning of their stay. The Villa is characterized by an intriguing marriage of “old-world” Caribbean charm and modern architecture, and features cutting edge technology and state of the art equipment and appliances. No detail has been left unchecked, including the quality of service, which is tailored to the wishes of the client, whether it be daily housekeeping duties, or discreet and professional butler and private chef service. www.villasatviewfort.com.

ARAWAK BEACH INN…is the perfect getaway in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Comprised of just 17 accommodations painted in pretty pastel shades, a home-away-from-home atmosphere prevails with a distinctly Caribbean flavor. The Inn features a pool, the Arawak Beach Inn Café, a bar, and oceanfront accommodations boasting a balcony or deck with spectacular views, a king- or queen-size bed, a refrigerator, and a private bath. Most oceanfront deluxe rooms also include cable TV and four-poster beds. But the best part may be Maria Hawkins, Arawak’s exuberant innkeeper extraordinaire who offers chauffeured rides around the island in the inn’s pick-up truck and invites guest into the kitchen to whip up their favorite meal. For reservations contact 1-877-4-ARAWAK or e-mail relax@arawakbeach.com. For information visit www.arawakbeach.com.

KOKOON VILLAS CREATES THE PERFECT ISLAND FAMILY ESCAPE…Offering unique vacation escapes for large families looking to reconnect away. A collection of special properties provides the space, facilities and comforts for the perfect family reunion. The Coves features Caribbean breezes and breathtaking views of the sea and St. Martin. 5 bedrooms spread across three pavilions on a lush property that can accommodate up to 10 adults and children; an infinity edge pool highlights expansive covered and uncovered deck areas that run between the three property structures: Casa Grande, the main house has two master bedroom suites along with a gourmet kitchen, living room, dining area and covered dining area by the pool. Each of the bedrooms has its own private entrance and ensuite bathroom. Casa Bella provides two additional bedrooms under one roof with an open concept living room and kitchen. Casita, is its own little hideaway – a full studio with ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower, a kitchenette and living area. Childcare and kids activities are organized such as treasure hunts, arts and crafts and sand castle competitions, which allow the adults day and night time activities on their own.

Rates at the Coves vary by season with entire complex available weekly for between $7,000 and $11,000 per week, providing true value when compared to a 4-5 bedrooms within a hotel or resort property. Call 1-264-497-8888, email info@kokoonvillas.com or visit www.kokoonvillas.com.

MY ANGUILLA WEDDING AND HONEYMOON REGISTRY
MyCaribbean.com, a villa rental service on Anguilla, has created a special bridal registry for couples seeking a unique honeymoon or wedding — in the privacy of their own luxury villa. My Anguilla Wedding and Honeymoon Registry allows wedding guests to give the wedding or honeymoon of your dreams by contributing to the cost of the special occasion as their gift.

A web page will be created for couples with a precise list of what they would like as wedding gifts. Family and friends can then purchase the gifts that will make your honeymoon dreams come true — villa rentals, hotel stays; restaurant dining; fabulous Scilly Cay; boat charters/fishing trips; day trips to neighboring islands; snorkeling or scuba packages; island tours; horse back riding; tennis and lessons; spa services; photography; wine, liquor and cigars…

For information call 1+877-471-2733, fax 1+815-301-1771.

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