What Is Happening
The most unique Reggae Festival in the Caribbean takes place each year under the first full moon in February 2013. Moonsplash, which is the brain-child of internationally-acclaimed recording artiste, Bankie Banx, brings together celebrated artistes and specially selected headline acts from around the Caribbean and beyond for four exciting, fun-filled evenings of cool classic Caribbean reggae rhythms set against the backdrop of stunning Rendezvous Bay – by moonlight!
“Moonsplash is simple, with intimate performances in a natural setting,” comments founder, Bankie Banx. “We don’t pick any particular genre – there’s folk, blues, reggae, some soul – just good music. It’s a magical thing”.
Moonsplash was originally conceptualized as a roving music festival. The first Moonsplash was held at Sandy Island, now a popular hotspot for those in search of the great romantic beach getaway. Then it evolved into a regional festival, with a performance held each night first in Anguilla, then St Maarten, and finally in St Barths. Eventually, the Dune Preserve became the official home of the Festival in 1995. Crafted from driftwood, retired racing boats and seashells, the funky eclectic style of the Dune ambiance plays a large part in the success of Moonsplash.
Featuring the likes of Moonsplash All-stars, Cat Coore, Benjy Myaz, Omari Banks and Junior Jazz, plus many other favourites, The Moonsplash Music Festival kicks off with a day of fun on the beach on Thursday February 21, with the official Festival Launch party later that evening at 8:30 p.m. Daytime activities continue throughout the three day period, while the nights belong to the headline performances. Friday night is International Nite, while Saturday is dubbed Legend’s Nite. The Festival wraps up on Sunday February 24 with the Dune Festival – a day of fun, frolic, great food and great music at Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve on stunning Rendezvous Bay. A noteworthy new addition to the Festival is the Kidz-Splash – a special matinee performance for the children which takes place on Thursday afternoon.
Moonsplash 2013, in Alluring Anguilla!
Win a VIP all-expense-paid vacation in Anguilla.
Wanting to visit Anguilla and enjoy the most unique Reggae Festival in the Caribbean?
This is your chance to win a VIP all-expense-paid vacation in Anguilla for 2, plus VIP passes to Moonslpash 2013!
To be apart of the 2013 Moonsplash Music Festival, fill out the form below to let us know why you should be selected to win.
Rules and Redemption
Participants are only allowed one entry. You are required to submit an entry of 100 words (minimum) to 150 words (maximum), sharing the reasons why you should be selected as the winner.
There will be one vacation stay, for 2 that includes;
Airline tickets (round-trip); airline preference to be decided in consultation with the Anguilla Tourist Board.
Hotel accommodations; to be confirmed by the Anguilla Tourist Board
Transfers to/from Anguilla via St. Maarten; Princess Juliana International Airport
Meals (where applicable)
VIP passes for 2 for Moonsplash event
There will be 1 drawing to take place on January 30th,2013
Prizes & Redemption
The winner will receive a gift certificate for prize redemption from the Anguilla Tourist Board, which is only valid for use for the promotional offer (Moonsplash 2013; from 21st – 25th February, 2013)
The winner would be responsible for providing accurate details of names of individuals and preferred gateway for travel.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferrable.
Prizes are for airline tickets, accommodations, transfers, ground transportation and meals, applicable for 2 only, and do not include other luxuries or services.
Individual restrictions from sponsoring properties may also apply.
Prize is valid only for gateway offer.
Participants that have won a prize from the Anguilla Tourist Board 60 days prior to the drawing will not be eligible. Immediate family members and employees of the Anguilla Tourist Board are not eligible. The contest is open to the international traveling community. The contest is open to the public and trade.
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ANNOUNCING “THE EVENT” : AN EXCLUSIVE GOLF & HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
CUISINART GOLF RESORT & SPA, ANGUILLA, BRITISH WEST INDIES
Golfitaliano, in collaboration with CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa and the Anguilla Tourist Board is pleased to announce the inaugural Golf & Holiday Challenge on the beautiful island of Anguilla in the Caribbean from January 19th to 26th, 2013..
Auspiciously entitled THE EVENT, the week-long tournament will be promoted across social networks to bring together 100 golfers who have been carefully selected from countries across Europe for an exclusive golfing experience with a difference .
Founder of the tournament, Mr Donato Ala notes, “The idea for THE EVENT was born out of a press trip that was organized for me by the Anguilla Tourist Board’s representative in Italy, Mr Stefano de Paoli. The island was so beautiful, and the perfect fit for this event which I believed should be very exclusive. The idea is that THE EVENT will not just be a championship golf tournament, nor will it be just a holiday. Activities for every day will be completely customized. From excursions and days devoted to the
Spa and culinary classes for non-players, to parties in the best clubs, and exclusive dinners in the four restaurants at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa; to the possibility of
nautical activities never experienced before, including boating, sailing and deep sea fishing for the most adventurous, the intention is to create a memorable vacation experience set against the backdrop of one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious Golf Resorts.”
General Manager, Mr Stephane Zaharia and Marcella Giamundo, market representative for Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa in Italy expressed their pleasure in being a part of the planning process for THE EVENT, working with Mr Ala and the Cuisinart Resort Management team on island to create a “tailor made”, program with special attention to detail, yet leaving enough free time to allow the participants to be able to “isolate themselves” and enjoy the island at their leisure.
ABOUT CUISINART RESORT & SPA
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is located on the tranquil island of Anguilla, the most
northerly of the Eastern Caribbeanʼs Leeward Islands.
Nestled in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay, this intimate and casually
sophisticated beachfront resort celebrates the ultimate Caribbean escape. With a
choice of 99 luxurious suites and villas, guests are enticed by the magnificent
beach, fine dining at the Resortʼs acclaimed restaurants, and culinary activities
including cooking classes and wine tastings.
Relaxation and rejuvenation abound at the award-winning Venus Spa featuring
Aquatherapy, and a thrilling challenge awaits golfers at the Resortʼs stunning 18
Hole Greg Norman Championship Course. The infrastructure of the Resort is
state-of-the-art. The Resort is the first on Anguilla to offer its guests clean air recirculation systems in the rooms and a sprinkler/fire alarm system. It is also the
first island resort built with the most stringent hurricane safety codes as set forth
by Dade County, Florida (Code D, highest hurricane resistant rating).
ABOUT THE CUISINART RESORT GOLF COURSE
The Cuisinart Golf Resort offers an unparalleled golfing experience. The Greg Norman Signature. 18 Hole Championship Course offers incredible vistas and challenging greens. Players are greeted by the spectacular views of St. Martin and the Caribbean Sea at the tee box of the 384-Yard starting hole. The breath-taking visual appeal continues with holes two and ten sharing a 16.000 square foot green that overlooks the Anguilla Channel. Large Sea grape trees on the left and the Merrywing pond on
the right frame the perilous drive on the 423-yard 16th hole that plays into the
trade winds and finishes with an elevated green surrounded by water and
protected by deep bunkers. The narrowing fairway on the 18th hole ascends forty
feet through rugged terrain to a narrow green carved out of the native plantings.
AMV MEDIA ITALY
Warm and welcoming, tranquil and serene, small and secluded – this is Anguilla: the most northerly of the Leeward
Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Circled by miles of pristine white sand beaches and washed by azure-blue crystalline
waters, Anguilla has earned a reputation as the home of some of the best beaches on the planet. Visitors can
indulge in the pleasures of pure relaxation, or experience the romance of an intimate sunset stroll. For the more
energetic there is horseback riding, tennis, cycling, sailing and golf, while Anguilla’s world-class spa facilities beckon
you to rejuvenate the spirit and reawaken the senses.
Anguilla’s accommodations are an integral part of your vacation experience. From signature 5-star resorts to ultra-
luxurious villas and the distinctive personal boutique experience of the “Charming Escapes” properties, Anguilla
offers a range of accommodations that is accessible to all.
With more than 100 restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual elegance; Road side Barbeques to Beach front
bistros, our talented chefs have created a fusion of flavours from around the world that is uniquely Anguillian,
Anguilla awaits your personal celebration. Join us for the Anguilla Experience: Tranquility Wrapped in Blue. It’s the
vacation your soul has been waiting for.
With the start of the Winter Season just around the corner, the idyllic island of Anguilla is pulling out all the stops to ensure readiness to welcome visitors to its shores. From revitalizing hotel upgrades and exciting new packages, to ensuring that visitors can enjoy more options to get to Anguilla, the island’s tourism players are committed to providing an enhanced tourism experience this winter. Continue reading →Posted in Press | Leave a comment
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NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. (ATB) – The family- friendly island of Anguilla is proud to re-introduce its popular premier Summer Prix Fixe & Beyond program.
Okay, call me crazy but I couldn’t get LMFAO’s hit single, “I’m sexy and I know it,” out of my head when I was checking out some of Anguilla’s top beaches.
No, I wasn’t thinking I was sexy, it was the island’s beaches that were sizzling hot! No wonder they’re rated some of the best in the world. Here is a short guide to the bays and coves you shouldn’t and won’t want to miss when you head to this white sand paradise.
Emmy award-winning TV host/correspondent, author of Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?, Karen Schaler, has traveled to more than 50 countries in search of the most inspiring and empowering TRAVEL THERAPY destinations.
Schaler is the creator and host of the new weekly, globally syndicated, original content TRAVEL THERAPY TV & Video series featuring tips on top trips to take based on what you’re going through in life. Stressed out? Dealing with a breakup? Looking for romance? TRAVEL THERAPY can help you find your way!
Since 2010, Schaler has also hosted ABC’s national travel show, Travel Now, and is a sought after lifestyle and travel expert and spokesperson.
Schaler has appeared live on GMA, Today, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News Now, Martha Stewart Living Radio, etc. Some of her publishing credits include: The New Yorker, Travel+Leisure, New York Daily News, Town & Country, Elite Traveler and abcnews.com.
Schaler has extensive reporting experience covering everything from travel to hard news. In 2007, Schaler was embedded with a combat helicopter unit in Afghanistan, and in 1995 she was the first reporter to be embedded with troops in Bosnia. She has worked as a freelance TV correspondent for CNN and a reporter/anchor at ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates in major markets across the country. Growing up outside of Seattle, Washington and currently based in New York City, Schaler has lived in thirteen different states and says her home now “is wherever I put my suitcase.” For the latest travel news, deals and insider information you can go to Schaler’s TRAVEL
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To win the prize, contestants are being asked to share their favorite photos of Anguilla through our Facebook page. Once they’ve submitted photos, they will be asked to gain votes for their photos by sharing their contest entries with friends and family through social media.
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