Party, Instagram & Chill Like A Beyonce-Level Baller In Anguilla
Live the Instagram-Rich-Kid dream in this Caribbean hideaway...
If you want to live like the ultimate rich-kid-of-instagram for a week, MTV has found you the holy grail of all locations. Anguilla is a hidden gem of an island in the Caribbean that should be top on your wish list; full of once in a lifetime experiences that will stick with you forever.
Tourism only took off a few decades ago, but it packs a punch when it comes to its music scene and five star hospitality - that's not to say it hasn't retained its cosy, welcoming sense of community; no matter where you go on the small (6 miles wide, 4km long) island, everyone has a smile on the face.
From the moment you step off the plane, its stunning aqua blue waters and luxuriously soft white sands will have you confused - is it Paradise or are you living in a bonafide living screensaver? We mean.
Pack your bags and prepare to make all your friends jealous back home - here's your guide to the best things to do and see on the island.
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Music is deeply rooted on the island, and so it's no surprise to hear it's home to Caribbean’s longest running (27 years and counting) independent music festival, Moonsplash. Held annually at the renowned Caribbean artist Bankie Banx’s bar Dune Preserve on the beautiful Rendezvous Bay, it's as unique a festival experience as they come.
The world famous Dune Preserve is an architectural gem located right on the beach; made out of shipwrecked boats, driftwood and other discarded materials, it's stunning to see, with an aural smorgasbord to match. The music's as awesome as it is diverse, while you may even spot a celeb or two (John Mayer's visited and performed in the past).
Get your sail on
For Beyoncé baller-level status, you can set sail with Tradition Sailing co on their stunning Charter sailboat.
Sip a rum punch and enjoy a lobster roll or two on board a gorgeous sailing ship as it coasts throught the azure waves. If you’re feeling adventurous you can jump off the ship and go snorkelling in waters rife with colourful, Nemo-ish fish. Or for those looking for a more chilled time-out sesh, just lay back, soak up and sun and let all your troubles fade away. No filters needed on this gorgeous trip.
Live like a celeb in swank-tastic luxury
There are a host of five star, amazingly luxurious resorts to stay in on the island. Our faves include Frangipani Resort (rooms from £303 per night, five bed villas from £2800 per night), CuisinArt Resort (rooms from £445 per night), and the newly opened The Reef (rooms from £385 per night)
Early morning views don’t get much better than these.
MTV Travelled With... Visit Anguilla, and British Airways, who offer return flighst from London to Antigua from £468 return. Transfers from Antigua to St Martin with Winair from £243 (return), while a return ferry from St Martin to Anguilla with Calypso Ferries costs $130/£105.