When night falls, and even on occasion when the sun is up, Anguilla offers a unique mix of entertaining venues that are all its own. There are no casinos, no flashing lights, no tourist traps – but lots of pure fun. Join in, be yourself, make some friends, all are welcome!
Sandy Ground is where the barefoot and intoxicating action is, just about every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. There’s darts and great conversation at Ripples, Reggae and a light bite at The Pumphouse, everything from goat tacos to an outdoor movie theatre at Elvis’ Beach Bar, and a classic Jump-Up at Johnno’s. If you need to catch up, we are told that Sammy’s rum punch is just the drink to do it.
The Dune Preserve, Rendezous Bay is a long-time favorite spot. Check with your hotel or some of the locals to be sure of which nights it is open. The music and mood of this artistically crafted place makes you instantly feel like part of the cool crowd. And nearby at The Cove, Smokey’s offers musical entertainment on Saturdays and other evenings.
The English Rose Restaurant has Karaoke on Fridays and The Red Dragon Disco still kicks it up on the last Friday of every month with the “Over 30s” party that lasts until morning. The new and hot spot, The Strip, next to the People’s Market in The Valley (a stretch of local eateries and bars) swings on the weekend. An opportunity to meet the locals.
If you can’t stay up that late, no worries, Anguilla dances all day long — you just have to know where. For instance, on Sundays Shoal Bay is a favorite for sand mashing (that is dancing Anguilla-style). Check out Gwen’s Reggae Grill, Elodias’ Beach Bar and Madeariman Reef. And on Sundays at Dad’s in Sandy Ground provides live music for your dancing pleasure.
Anguilla loves entertainment. From muscial talents that appeal to today’s generation, to traditional local song and theater and everything in between, there is always something happening here. But perhaps even more important than the entertainment is Anguilla’s ability to offer visitors a chance to blend in and become a part of Anguilla life — not just for your stay but for the time that passes between this trip and your next.
Anguilla's original roadhouse at Sandy Ground, The Pumphouse is a great meeting place. It is perfect for a round of drinks with new friends -- welcoming and comfortable. Reggae bands play on many nights, and dancing and good times are always the fare.