Big Wave & Small Wave Days with Surf AXA

It has been a fun winter filled with quality surfing waves here in Anguilla!

From “big wave days” at Meads Bay…

akio surfing meads bay anguilla
To small wave days at secret spots tucked away on Anguilla’s northern coastline…

akio surfing secret spot in anguilla

… Akio Lloyd of Surf AXA is THE guy to surf with!

Fearless, he knows the island’s waters and reefs like the back of his hand. Visit Surf AXA’s shop on Back Street to see their selection of boards for rent and signature Surf AXA t-shirts, too.

If you or your kids are looking to surf pristine aquamarine waves in Anguilla this winter, be sure to get in touch with Surf AXA by calling: 264-581-7112

For more on Surf AXA, visit…

Tradition Sailing Charters’ New Offering

Tradition Sailing Charters is back for a 2nd year of romantic sailing cruises, reminiscent of decades ago. (If you’re not familiar with Tradition, read about Nori’s day out with them).

They report that they have already had some “great sailing excursions with gorgeous weather and lovely guests.” Guests continue to rave about their becoming-famous outings such as the “Tropical Cay Lobster Lunch Cruise” (click on image for easy-viewing full-sized version, opens in new browser window or tab)…

Tradition's Tropical Lobster Lunch Cruise, click for full-size

And their newest excursion, the Gourmet Sunset Dinner Cruise, is already a big hit…

Tradition's new Gourmet Sunset Dinner Cruise

For more information about Tradition Sailing, visit their website.

Click here for answers to common questions about cruising with Tradition.

And here is more information about Reservations and Cancellations Policies.

Tradition Sailing, lives up to its name, a throwback to sailing on an authentic beauty, with tons of history, loving restored by Laurie and Pam, good friends and folks who love to share the sea with visitors. Enjoy!

Lynne Bernbaum’s Cuisinart Golf Series

Lynne Bernbaum, long-time Anguilla resident and recognized artist has found inspiration in Cuisinart’s new golf course…

Lynne writes:

“My father was an avid golfer. If he could, he would have spent all of his time playing golf.  My vivid memories of him as a golfer were of his intense emotions. The best one is what I call the Bliss: coming home from the golf course, elaborating on the great game that he had, and therefore, the perfect day. The perfect life! Until the next game….  Aggravation?!  What a switch of emotions. These days were dreaded by all of us….deep sorrow, sad face,eyes blurred, no energy. A doomed day. The end of the world.  This is what I recall most of my father playing golf. So these extreme mixed feelings were not appealing for me to play golf. Why would I play a game where I can be so happy and few seconds later be so depressed? But golf is a memory of love for my father.

Then, Cuisinart Resort and Spa opened the golf course in Anguilla. They had to landscape, reshape, etc. I went for a visit and found it so interesting and I was surprised with all of the important details which are part of a golf course.  I did research on the golf industry, golf courses, golfer’s feelings…found more than I wished for! As my background is landscape architect illustrator, I looked at the course by itself and found the Cuisinart Resort Golf course very sensual, intriguing, and harmonious.I started sketching and found myself drawn into it.

After several meetings with Mr. Zaharia and Mr. Johnson to gather more information on golf, I decided to paint a series about golf for all of it’s richness and as a tribute to my father.

Lynne and her painting, "Bliss"
Lynne and her painting, "Bliss"

I have embraced myself in the game and the golfer’s emotions; an endless muse.The Bliss is the golf nirvana. The Aggravation is the life sentence to avoid. I added the Redemption; there will always be the next stroke, the next time…there is hope.  I believe the benefits of the game are so powerful, so striking, so endless…one hole at a time.

I am most interested in inviting the onlooker to discover a friendly, joyful manner of the game. I want people to look at my paintings and decide to go golfing, to reach the Bliss, to laugh at the Aggravation and to wink at the Redemption”

Some of my fondest childhood memories come from playing on the golf course with my sister while my dad was hitting a few balls.

Can’t wait to get home and see Lynne’s new paintings in real life, from the pictures they look absolutely sensational.

Felix Graduates from Starkey International Institute

After an eight week and 360 hour program, Felix Pina has graduated from Starkey International Institute with a Household Management certification.

Felix said, “I am excited to use the knowledge I’ve gained to bring a new vision and precise service standards to my post with Ani Villas.”  Felix is now back in Anguilla and ready to put his new knowledge to work!

Joining with Ani Villas, Properties in Paradise, which offers high-end service training and gave Mr. Pina the opportunity to complete the program.

Bravo Felix!!

Felix's Graduation from Starkey
Felix's Graduation from Starkey

For more information about Properties in Paradise and Starkey International Institute, contact Bruce Hearn at (264) 235-8840.



Quincy Gumbs, Man With A Passion

Quincy Gumbs
Quincy Gumbs

For 10 years, Quincy Gumbs has poured profits from his successful Anguillian businesses (Fair Play Group of Companies) into the building of his passion…

The Royale Caribbean Resort will be a state-of-the-art convention center with 80 rooms, a spa, and other amenities.

Phase 1 of this important new business for the island, Anguilla conventions, was nearing completion when it was announced (September 16) that Mr. Gumbs had borrowed US$65,000,000 from a Canadian investment group.

The money will finance the completion of Phase 1, as well as the purchase of additional land and the building of another 94 rooms (Phase 2).

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