We loved West End Bay Apartments!
This was our first visit to Anguilla. We rented the third floor two bedroom suite facing the salt pond with a view of the sea and St. Maarten and St. Barts beyond from the balcony and from the one of the bedrooms. Views of the sea on other side from the kitchen sink and second bedroom.
Waking every morning to the sunrise was a treat. I enjoyed sitting on the enormous balcony, either at the glass top table or in their comfortable and very stylish loungers as Anguilla awoke, there are birds galore in the salt pond across the street and in the foliage around the apartment, the goats, cats and cow in the lots on either side of the apartment are a hoot and add to the cacophony. Fun as well to watch the young people gathering to catch the school bus each morning looking immaculate in their uniforms and watching the locals walking or driving to work.
The apartments are spotless and as described well appointed. The king size beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in - really fantastic. We couldn't hear our neighbours. We had three flat screen televisions which we tuned to jazz or classical stations. The wifi is excellent and fast enough to stream music while my partner worked as needed. The bedrooms have bedside lamps for reading and black out blinds, curtains and windows that open out to catch the breeze. We did not need to use the AC. The washer and dryer are modern and wonderful to have.
WEBA is really exceptional value and we would stay here again. No one we met knew about this apartment hotel. I hope to help change this.
If you stay make sure you bring a few essentials from home like salt and pepper, spices, tin foil, hot sauce, olive oil, shrink wrap or baggies, misquito spray and avoid having to purchase them on the island.
Malita the housekeeper is a lovely woman, helpful, thoughtful and sweet as can be. She had cut flowers from the garden in a vase for us upon our arrival and a fresh batch later in the week. Carl is attentive, very interested in his guests and so relaxed. We had arranged for a car with the apartment rental, he would have arranged to pick us up at the ferry but we had rented a villa the previous week in the eastern most end. The vehicle was excellent, clean, newish, good cd player. We had no problem driving on the left - just kept saying to each other "left, left, left.
On check out day we were delighted to learn that Carl would allow us to to use the car after checking out and asked us to simply leave it at the ferry terminal for him to pick up later. Excellent as this meant we could visit our favorite beach and leave our bags in the trunk.
Carl is a font of information, his passion is fishing, diving and the sea. He will advise where and when to snorkel etc. His family also rents out bicycles, paddle boards and kayaks. I met his father in law Maclen who works at their east end market The Anchor Supermarket, our first day on the island. We both laughed when we realized we were staying our second week at the West End Bay Apartments which is run and owned by his daughter Meesha and Carl. He gave us his number and invited us to call should we have questions or need assistance. He offered to take us snorkeling one day. This I did do which was fantastic.
Maclene's passion is spear fishing (note only locals are permitted to spear fish) and he took me out off a beach near his market and out to a reef about one hundred yards off the shore. We saw loads of coral, schools of fish as well as a mantaray. I really enjoyed watching him fish, was somewhat scared as the sea was rough and my calve was cramping - he took care to ensure I felt safe. I really enjoyed watching him spear fish.
You are minutes away from what turned out to be our favorite places: Trattoria Tramonto, a charming Italian eatery, good for lunch, great wine and cocktail list, you may utilize their comfortable beach chairs/umbrella and spend the day on their fantastic beach. There is excellent beach combing here as well. Close as well is The Viceroy, Sunset lounge for an evening snack - this hotel is absolutely stunning, we were not impressed with the food but the cocktails were first rate.
We spent two days at Maundays Bay at Cap Juluca - gorgeous beach (brought our own beach chairs and cooler), I ate lunch at the Blue, not great but beautiful grounds, architecture, excellent friendly service, we did not eat at either Pimms or Spice their evening restaurants.
You are also very close to Rendezvous Bay our absolute favorite beach, we had the best snacks at The Place, coconut shrimp and jerk chicken quesidillas. It is to the left if you are facing the beach. On this beach as well is The Dune for live music in the evening as well as Cuisinart.
We visited Cuisineart our final day - had a very disappointing barbeque lunch, (upside was that this includes the use of their beach loungers and towels), however, the fresh squeezed orange juice was delicious as was the lemon juice. The grounds here are fantastic as is the architecture, the staff are first rate, happily singing when the mood moves them, friendly and professional. We will in future eat at their Mediterranean restaurant.
There is an excellent wine store about 12 minutes from the apartment which we utilized. Next to that is a fabulous bakery - eatery that has the best coffee, baked goods and delicious lunches, quiche, tuna tartar salads and wine by the glass - yummm!
I love to body surf and was able to do this at Meads Bay. We ate lunch at Blanchards and rented a beach chair. The tacos were excellent and good value, my partners tuna salad was apparently not very exciting.
Our biggest challenge was not succumbing to the urge to see everything and eat at all the recommended restaurants. We watched the sunset and ate at home most evenings. I also dined at Tasty's, had pumpkin soup and conch fritters which were both excellent. I was served by a lovely young woman who served me quickly as I was in a hurry.
I do regret not eating at one of the food trucks - Jazzy's in particular.
Again, stay here you will not be disappointed.
Thank you Carl, Malita and Meesha! We hope to stay with you again soon.
Warm regards, Kellie and Sara
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