Sunday in Anguilla: Church + Scilly Cay
We had two missions for Sunday: 1) See our potential wedding (ceremony) site; and 2) Head to Scilly Cay for one of the cooler experiences of life. We set our alarms early and headed to church at Bethel Methodist around 9A, making a quick stop at Geraud’s for breakfast beforehand.
I had seen a picture of the church’s facade, but this was our first glimpse of the inside of the church. The space was pretty authentic; colorful, breezy and surprisingly spacious (thank God).
After our two hour service at Bethel Methodist, we headed out to Sandy Ground to jump onto the Frangipani‘s boat, the Relentless, to make our way to Scilly Cay for the day. My trip to Anguilla last year was memorable all around, but I found Scilly Cay to be one of the highlights of our trip. The entire place is truly spectacular from start to finish — palapas dot the space and conch shells line the walls of the perimeter.
The rum punches are famously strong at Scilly Cay and the food definitely stands up to its competition. The owner, Gorgeous, serves up plates of chicken, crayfish, or lobster (or a combination thereof) and the afternoon is topped off with live music. The food isn’t necessarily budget-friendly, but it’s definitely enough for two people to share.
After tallying up a grand total of 87 rum punches (yes, 87), we made our way back to the Frangipani for a low-key night in. I half thought that I had built up our last trip to Scilly Cay too much; that it would pale in comparison to the rendition in my memory, but I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case. Pure, unadulterated, rum punch-laden bliss.
xoxo from Anguilla,