There are some people who never read the same book twice, but then there are those who will thumb the tired edges of their favourite novel endlessly through multiple readings. I think travel is sort of like that: there are some people who don’t visit the same destination more than once, but then there are those who continue to return with the magnetism of loyalty to their favourite place on the map.
I am proud to say that I often meet visitors to Anguilla who have been coming for decades, returning yearly to walk our powdery beaches and enjoy the natural ombré of our blue waters. So, how do you spot these die-hard Anguillaphiles? Could you be one? I’ve come up with a fun list to try to find out.
How many things can you check off after your visit(s) to Anguilla?
- You own a T-shirt from Strawhat.
- You have a collection of colorful temporary driver’s license cards.
- You remember when Anguilla’s area code was 809.
- You know FBI does not refer to a law enforcement agency.
- Your favourite place on a Friday night is Roy’s for Happy Hour.
- You remember when Roy’s was in Crocus Bay.
- You have transported puppies or kittens to America for AARF.
- You have a special relationship with a local family and will bring goodies for their children when you visit.
- You avoid the newer resorts in favor of the “vintage” Anguilla experience.
- You have photos of Sandy Island before Hurricane Luis.
- You know the danger of having too many rum punches at Scilly Cay.
- You have stayed at Cocoloba.
- You have a baseball cap from Gwen’s Reggae Grill and may be in one of the photos on the wall.
- You stay at a vacation apartment because you are usually here at least two weeks.
- You’ve had Teddy as a taxi driver.
- You have eaten at B&D’s.
- You used to shop at Vista for all your groceries.
- The people at Blanchard’s Beach Shack know your order.
- You were heartbroken when American Eagle stopped their flights to Anguilla.
- You start planning your next trip to Anguilla as soon as you return home.
Are you a frequent visitor?