Anguilla’s remarkable recovery from the impacts of Hurricane Irma entered a new phase this week with the restoration of electrical power across the island, just in time for the Christmas season.
The island’s power company ANGLEC is delivering on its campaign slogan, “Lights before Christmas!” as the island welcomes visitors this winter.
Almost 600 rooms are available on island this holiday season, comprised of a wide selection of villas, small hotels and holiday apartment rentals.
Among the properties open for the winter are the CeBlue Resort in Crocus Hill; Carimar Beach Club, Frangipani Beach Resort and Meads Bay Villas on Meads Bay; Shoal Bay Villas, Serenity Cottages and Fountain Residences on Shoal Bay; and Paradise Cove Beach Resort in The Cove. A new addition to Anguilla’s tourism product, the Quintessence Boutique Hotel in Long Bay, opens on Jan. 1.
An additional 540 rooms are slated to come on stream by April, as some of the islands’ traditional five-star resorts plan to reopen in the first quarter of 2018.
Most of the island’s popular restaurants and beach bars are also already open for the season, including Tasty’s, Veya, Straw Hat, DaVida’s on Crocus Bay, Tokyo Bay, Elvis, Johnno’s, Falcon’s Nest and Hibernia, to name a few.