3 Days in Anguilla
Day 2 – Offshore Escape
If it’s Wednesday or Sunday, make a day of it on Scilly Cay. At the fishing village of Island Harbour, a (free) boat picks you up from the pier and spirits you to this private spit of land for a day of snorkeling (bring your own gear), grilled local lobster and crayfish, stiff “rhum punch” and live reggae (Sundays only). The fun ends at 5 p.m. — there’s no electricity on the tiny isle.
Barbecue and Bands
A visit to Anguilla isn’t complete without trying the island’s famed barbecue. There are beachfront joints (Garvey’s Sunshine Shack) and roadside stands (Ken’s Pork), but Smokey’s at the Cove is a true local institution. Chow down on ribs and chicken under a beachfront tent while area musicians — including Omari Banks, son of Anguillan reggae star Bankie Banx — flaunt their talent daily.