So my wife Melissa googles "Best beaches in the World", and we find Anguilla. And then after hours researching possible places to stay on this postcard-perfect-beach-paradise island, we find Little Butterfly. And what a great find it was!!!
It's not directly on the water, but I would argue it's better than being on a beach. Little Butterfly has privacy, space, tennis courts, a friendly dog to protect and keep us company occasionally, a kitchen (oh, a stocked kitchen that was so helpful and wonderful), a nicely air conditioned bedroom, a nice large bathroom, beach chairs, a cooler to take to the beaches, an exercise room with modern equipment, a ping pong table, and more! I don't want to sound like I'm exaggerating, but Little Butterfly had it all, and it was perfect for what we were looking for!
Janine and her staff exceeded our expectations. (a special thanks to Anthnel and Erlene, super friendly, professional, and helpful. And Cypher (sp?) was also extremely friendly and a great listener). I already mentioned that our kitchen was well stocked. We had a large fruit tray, juice, water, cereal, yogurts, bread, snacks, rum punch (who does that?!) just to name a few things. I probably overdid the emails before our visit, and Janine replied to every one, usually within a couple hours! She helped us with a rental jeep, suggestions on what to do, where to go, where to eat, etc. She treated me like family from the first email to my 47th email (smile). She even helped arrange a couple surprises to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary. Simply put, we were taken care of better-than-we-deserved, and given much more than we paid for at Little Buterfly.
Suggestions for a week on Anguilla (and feel free to contact me): Meads Bay was our favorite beach, followed by Shoal Bay (Maunday's Bay is also stunning). Ok, all beaches are "Wow", we went to 10 of them and repeated our favorites the last 3 days. Restaurants recommended would be Veya, Dolce Vita, Straw Hat, Tasty's, Sandbar, E's Oven, and our fav--Blanchard's Beach Shack.
We've been blessed to travel to many wonderful places (Aruba, Jamaica, Curacao, Roatan, Barbados, Belize, Vieques), and the only reason I mention that (sorry if it comes across as a travel snob, smile) is to say that we are able to make some comparisons.......and Anguilla has THE best beaches in one location than anywhere! Melissa and I have never repeated an anniversary trip. Now I am not so sure. And that's not only because of the stunning beaches, but it's also Janine's fault (smile). So in closing, I recommend Anguilla, and without hesitation I recommend Little Butterfly as THE place to call home while you are there!