Jae Marie’s Journeys: Caribbean Oasis

If you read my last post about my trip to Saint Martin, you know that while I was there, I took a day trip to Saint Barths and Anguilla. I’m someone who likes to make the most out of everything I do, so, being that the islands were so close and accessible, decided to venture out for an island hop,

Now, our concierge was extremely helpful in booking our trips for us, and we had planned to take a party boat over with drinks, food and music. Instead, our driver dropped us off at the wrong port, so instead, we did our own excursion, which turned out pretty well. We hopped on the 20-minute ferry and we were off to Anguilla.

When we arrived, there were a ton of taxis waiting, so our driver gave us a quick tour of the island before dropping us off for a few hours at a private beach club. We had lunch and drinks and laid out under an umbrella. He came back right on time for us to make the ferry back, but not before a quick stop to grab some souvenirs from a small shop.

Things to know:

The ferry leaves about every hour, so I’d suggest aiming for the first one out, around 9:30am, and the second to last one back, just in case. You’ll need to pay taxes. There was a port tax, plus the price of the actual ferry. For these we paid cash, and they did accept US dollars. Be sure to check ahead of time for the schedule and updated fares!

It’s a very small, quiet island. The road is long and open, and there is not much traffic. That’s the attraction. If you’re looking for a party town, it’s probably not for you, but if you’re looking for peace, quiet, and the bluest water you’ll ever sit near, you’ve found it.

Sunscreen! Even under the umbrella, we baked. Be sure to lather up and rent an umbrella. Stay hydrated, and enjoy the scenery.

Remember which side of the island you’re staying on. We almost went back to the wrong side, which would not have been the end of the world, but in the rush hour traffic, would’ve taken a bit of time to get back to our hotel.

You will need your passport. It’s technically another country, and you will have to go through a mini customs.

That’s not all! We still had another handful of adventures left.

Until next time…

– Jae Marie


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