Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2020

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ANGUILLA ANGLES OF ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC & DEVELOPMENT B Y W i l l i a m P a r k e r The Anguilla Tourist Board Chairper- son Donna Banks and her team have developed the website www.ivisitanguil- as a doorway to the offerings of adventure, culture, romance, and family fun in Anguilla. The Beyond Extraordinary branding is quite appropriate for this ele- gance slice of paradise. From North America, connecting flights to San Juan Puerto Rico and St. Marteen arrive in Anguilla daily. Delta, American, Southwest, Jet Blue and Spirit offer flights from various U.S. cities. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. Anguilla is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The island's cultural history begins with the native Taino, Arawak, and Carib. Four Seasons Resort Anguilla. Tiny Anguilla boasts 33 beaches, all of them free and open to the public. The island's Atlantic-facing north coast has the wilder waves and more remote beaches. Popular spots like Sandy Ground, Shoal Bay, Rendezvous Bay, and Meads Bay, have waterfront restaurants, bars, and resorts to go along with sand and surf. Secluded Little Bay can only be reached by boat. Sandy Island and Scilly Cay are tiny islands with beach bars and free launch service from the mainland. Soft sands and clear blue waters lure many of Anguilla's visitors to spend the majority of their time sunbathing or trying a water sport. In addition an hour taxi tour brings one in contact with other options. Highlights include the small Heritage Museum Collection on the East End or the Wallblake House, located in the capital city of The Valley. The Wallblake House is one of the old- est buildings on Anguilla, and the only standing plantation on the island origi- nally built in 1787. At night, check out the live music scene, especially at Dune Preserve. A relaxed state of mind often provides room for innovative solutions. If you are looking for a meeting space where your team can work hard, rejuvenate and think clearly, look no further than Anguilla. This beautiful destination can provide you and your business team with an elite environment that is equal parts business and pleasure. Spacious luxury villas, dedicated meeting spaces, an 18-hole championship golf course, state-of-the- art audio visual equipment, business sup- port services, private chefs, catering and a place to relax at the end of your ses- sions; Anguilla is perfect for small high- level board and strategic meetings, high- end groups and top tier incentive pro- grams. Anguilla's venues can accommodate from 20-100 persons in a variety of con- figurations. Hotels and resorts offer meeting services and provide concierge assistance. Options include the 181- room Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, with 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, the 67-room Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, with 2,500 sq. ft. of meeting space, and the 118-room CuisianArt Golf Resort & Spa, with 15,000 sq. ft., of meeting space. A valid passport (with at least six months before expiration) and return or onward tickets are required for all visitors to Anguilla. Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin. Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is easily accessible by air, through the main gateways Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/- Martin, Antigua and St. Kitts. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Anguilla Tourist Board (800) 553-4939 B M & T ••• March/April 2020 ••• 40 Sandy-Point, Anguilla Photo Credit: Anguilla Tourist Board AREA GUIDES A N G U I L L A

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