After much debate, we've decided on Anguilla over the Outer Islands, Bahamas. Both had the H20 & beaches we want but overall, we think maybe we do want more "to-do" options for a trip over 2 wks. (Plus my boyfriend had already seen Nassau so if we need to venture out...St. Martin would be a better choice for a ferry day trip).
So, do we want to be in Shoal Bay or is that too touristy with people trying to rent beach chairs & taxi's dropping off day trippers? Should we be looking to stay in Meads Bay or Rendezvous Bay area (though that hotel is closed) or is that too remote if not renting a car everyday? The majority of people seem to think Shoal Bay East is the best beach so is that very crowded or will September be quiet? What can we expect? How is Anguilla overall in comparison to say: Provo, TCI. (besides better food & worse snorkeling, LOL) Maybe we'll actually WANT to be in the busiest area if its gonna be quiet. Right now we're looking into the Allamanda Beach Club but there are also some reasonable apartments available in more residential parts of the island but I doubt we'll rent a car every day so I don't know?? Any thoughts?