After our snorkeling adventure on Wednesday, we were quick to jump on the boat for another adventure on Thursday. We made our way to Little Bay to hang out and do a bit of snorkeling before heading off to Meads Bay to watch the boat races. These pictures are from earlier in the week, but I thought this would be a good place to showcase Boat Shoe Boy’s jump off of the rock at Little Bay. I opted out this year, instead choosing to play photog for the boys.
Sadly, I don’t have any cool underwater photos from our snorkeling experience at Little Bay. The snorkeling there was the best we had experienced during the trip. Tons of marine life — we saw a few stingrays, schools of fish and found so many pretty shells! Boat Shoes mentioned that Little Bay is a protected area to keep it flourishing, which meant that we couldn’t go on a seashell hunt. No matter though, it was still gorgeous and way too much fun.
Afterwards, we headed to Meads Bay to cheer on De Tree during the boat races. Spoiler alert: De Tree ended up winning on Thursday and ended up taking home the Champion of Champions trophy on Sunday. Good job, team!
By the time we were back at the Frangipani, we had a little time to lounge before getting cleaned up. Thursday marked our last night before the last remaining couple departed, so we had a couple of things in mind: 1) Hit up the Sunset Lounge at the Viceroy; 2) Dinner — somewhere delicious, TBD.
I’ll admit, I have mixed feelings about the Viceroy. I can’t argue with the fact that it’s a pretty stunning set up — very posh, super mod and luxe. Still, though, I tend not to like places that lack a sense of culture. I enjoy traveling in large part to experience the culture of a location and have a somewhat intimate experience with a place, broadly. Our view was gorgeous (clearly), but I could have just as easily been in Southern California. Not a whole lot of Caribbean infusion. If you like paying $15 for mojitos and $29 for an ‘In-N-Out Style Burger’, though, I could see this being a big draw.
From the Viceroy, we made our way to South Hill to grab dinner at a more local joint, E’s Oven. I was expecting E’s to be something entirely different than what it actually was. What it was, however, was a great setting with bright colors, friendly service and a fantastic menu to match. I was more than pleasantly surprised by everything about this place. If you’re looking for great food with more of a local vibe at somewhat reasonable prices (as compared with other restaurants on the island), this is a great place to consider.
After dinner, we parted ways: the boys went to the Pumphouse to catch the Musical Brothers, while the other girl and I went home for the night. Another great day on the island! Check back soon for some more great photos and stories from Friday and Saturday in Anguilla.