Below is a list of places to purchase all types of food and beverages, this is not a complete list but we can recommend everyone listed.
We have also provided some personal notes for your convenience.
Best Buy Supermarket – East – Long Path Road
Closest to the villa – Good selection overall, including a deli counter and bakery. Moderate selection of beer, wine & liquor. They have a gluten free section as well as a selection of British food products. Household items, school supplies and hardware are also available.
Mon. – Fri. 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Sat. 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun. 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Best Buy Supermarket – West
This is a larger version of the store closest to the villa. If you find yourself on the west end, you can stop in here for needed items. They have a bit larger selection than the east store.
Close to the villa –on the Long Path Road (Closed Sundays)
Best prices & selection for Wine, Liquor & Beer
Albert’s ( Lake’s) Market Place The Valley, 497 2240
Good selection of general groceries, also have a moderate selection of Wine, Liquor & Beer
Proctor’s The Quarter, 497 2445 (Closed Sundays)
Deli – Great produce, moderate selection of Wine, Liquor & Beer
Fat Cat The Valley in front of Albert’s (Lake’s) 497 2307, www.fatcat.ai
Gourmet Take Out items as well as cakes, cookies & pies
Da Vida Crocus Bay 498-5433 http://www.davidaanguilla.com/ Located on the beach in Crocus Bay, just outside the Valley. Wonderful view. They also serve tapas in the bar. Bayside Grill for lunch and lounging seaside.
Hibernia Island Harbor 497-4290, www.hiberniarestaurant.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Close to Almond Tree Villa, excellent reputation, French cuisine, Thai & Japanese flavors. Check out their guest book, signed by many “A-Listers”! A tranquil, Asian setting with beautiful gardens, & terrace-side pool with views of the sea. Art gallery adjacent. See the treasures Mary Pat & Raoul have collected on their travels.
Veya just off the road above Sandy Ground 498-8392, www.veya-axa.com
The main restaurant is like sitting in a tree house! Check out Meze, their Moroccan inspired tapas lounge on the ground floor, set amid lovely gardens. Check their website for their music schedule.
Straw Hat Meads Bay at Frangipani Resort 497-6442, www.strawhat.com
Lovely beachfront setting, celebrating it’s 20th year on Anguilla. They serve breakfast, lunch & dinner. Lounges & umbrellas available with dining.
Blanchard’s Meads Bay 497-6100, www.blanchardsrestaurant.com
Read the book “A Trip to the Beach”, then go for dinner. Cracked coconut dessert is awesome! During the day, enjoy lunch next door at Blanchard’s Beach Shack, where you can rent a chaise & umbrella to snooze after lunch.
CASUAL – FUN – RELAXED DINING
Artisan Pizza Napoletana Island Harbour 235-6116 email@example.com Close to Almond Tree Villa
Authentic Neopolitan wood fired pizza – the real thing – made in an authentic oven shipped to Anguilla from Naples! Dinner every night except Sunday & Wednesday. Reserve in high season as it’s very popular. Italian specialties as nightly specials. House made pasta and gelato. Cute setting in “Webster’s Yard”, among pretty plantings and clever decor. Special hospitality of a husband & wife team – Jindra & Jurgen – just delightful!
Roy’s Bayside Grill Sandy Ground 497-2470 roysbaysidegrill.com
On the beach, with the lovely twinkling lights of Road Bay at dinner. Famous for fresh local fish, “real” English fish ‘n’ chips, Angus steaks. Can’t go wrong. Also serving breakfast & lunch. Lounges & palapas for your use with purchase of food.
Smokey’s Cove Bay 497-6582 smokeysatthecove.com
Great for dinner at night or beach bar by day. Fabulous “Special” Rum Punch and Roti, excellent salads, very inventive menu, along with typical beach bar faves. A must on any visit. Lounges & umbrellas for your use with purchase of lunch/drinks. Enjoy Saturday’s with the Musical Brothers entertaining.
Picante West End 498-1616, www.picante-restaurant-anguilla.com
If you crave Mexican on a Caribbean island, this is the place! Dinner only.
E’s Oven Main Road, South Hill 498-8258, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Indian / Local food. Good prices, Creole Conch is wonderful, as is any seafood dish. Chef Vernon Hughes was classically trained in his early years and that influence transfers over to his local Caribbean cuisine. Lunch & dinner.
Elite on the beach, Island Harbor 498-2683 Close to Almond Tree Villa
Lovely setting on the beach with the boats bobbing in Island Harbour. Excellent, well-priced Carib-Italian food. Nice playlist for your dining pleasure. Wonderful pasta arrabiata, caprese salad and fresh fish. Very pleasant and engaging staff. Lunch & dinner.
Tasty’s Main Road, South Hill 497-2737, www.tastysrestaurant.com
Chef Dale Carty got his start in the kitchen at Malliouhana, under the tutelage of French Master chefs. That influence is evident at his own restaurant, Tasty’s. Coconut Crusted Fish and Curried Goat are two favorites. Lunch & Dinner, call for breakfast hours.
BEACH BBQ and BAR’s
Gwen’s Reggae Grill Shoal Bay East, 583-2120
The best beach bar in the Caribbean. Need we say more! The pasta salad and cole slaw are Gwen’s specialties, not to be missed. Grilled chicken, ribs and fresh whole snapper in addition to burgers and salads round out the menu. Gwen’s Rum Punch is the best – 16 whole big ounces – and it packs a “punch”…..yummmm!!!! (Plus, she has the cutest bathrooms in the Caribbean. Just sayin’) Sunday afternoons feature The Scratch Band – scratchin’ local music along with Reggae standards. The deck always jams with dancing and partying. THE place to be for “Sunday Funday”! Nice shaded deck, picnic tables with umbrellas, lounges & umbrellas for chillin’.
Uncle Ernie’s Shoal Bay East 497-3907
A famed Shoal Bay beach bar, coming back to it’s former glory, after Uncle passed. Worth a stop on the “Shoal Bay Rum Punch Stroll”.
Elodia’s Shoal Bay East 497-3363
Everette’s Pelican Bar Island Harbour, on the beach. Close to Almond Tree Villa
Open every day except Thursday for lunch & dinner. Fresh fish, ribs (fall off the bone tender!), chicken and sides at reasonable prices. Same with the drinks, which come with a healthy pour ;). Be sure to try Everette’s rum punch – it’s a good one! Good mix of expats, tourists and locals. THE spot to be for “sundowners” on Sunday late afternoon! Friendly spot!
Falcon Nest Bar & Restaurant Island Harbour, on the beach. 772-1172 Close to Almond Tree Villa
Open every day except Monday for lunch & dinner. Fresh fish – grilled or fried wahoo, mahi & snapper. Lobster, too, along with burgers, wings and ribs. Real, hand-cut fries too! Food and drinks are at great prices. It’s a toes-in-the-sand dining experience, with the lovely Ren as your hostess, and “Mut” tending bar. This also serves a good mix of expats, tourists and locals – not to be missed!
Palm Grove Junks Hole Beach 235-6528
Nat’s Place for lunch, great Johnny Cakes. Snorkle here too!
Pumphouse Sandy Ground 487-5254 – Quintessential island “roadhouse” with nightly entertainment. Call for entertainment dates & times. No longer serving food, buts serves a killer, authentic “down island” rum punch!
Scilly Cay Island Harbor 497 5123 www.scillycay.com
Private island for a day – a must – open on Wednesdays and Sundays. Stand at the end of the dock in Island Harbour and they will send the boat over for you. It’s best to make a reservation though, allowing them to adequately prepare.
Elvis Beach Bar open air – on the beach – Sandy Ground 476-0101
Boat drinks and late night. Lunch & dinner with a Mexican slant. Home of the Mamma Wanna! Bar is a retired Anguillian racing boat.
Johnno’s Sandy Ground 497-2728
Good lunch and dinner – Sunday Jazz. Try the steamed fish & funghi – delish local dish!
The Dune Rendezvous Bay 497 6219 bankiebanx.net
You’ve got to visit this place -Bankie Banx Dune Preserve. Home of the 2007 Jimmy Buffett Concert as well as the yearly music festival – Moonsplash – held every spring on the weekend of the full moon. Built of old Anguillian racing boats and lots of flotsam and jetsam. Unique in many ways. Attend Sunday afternoon “Sunday School” and enjoy the music of Bankie and visiting artists.
ROAD SIDE BBQ
You’ll see road side BBQ’s all over the island – usually on Friday & Saturday evenings. Some may be in people’s yards, some may be in “the strip” in the center of town, The Valley, some along the road. Stop and order and take back to The Crow’s Nest at the villa to enjoy. You won’t regret it! The closest one to Almond Tree belongs to “Paper” Vanterpool in East End, on the way to Island Harbour, across from the salt pond, just before Colville Petty’s Anguilla Heritage Museum.
You can enhance your vacation at Almond Tree Villa with a private dive charter provided by Shoal Bay Scuba. This is truly private and personal diving, there nothing else like it, except possibly on your own dive boat.
Owner Matthew Billington says “as a PADI Instructor with over 18 yrs experience of showing divers the beauty to be seen in Anguillan waters and with the safety and enjoyment of our valued clients and friends in mind, I am proud to offer the Dive Vessel, Lady Lou, which conforms to all safety standards and requirements in Anguilla for Dive/Charter Vessels”.
The Lady Lou is custom built in Anguilla, it is 34 feet long and 10 feet wide with enough room for 12 divers with ease and is powered by two 225 HP four stroke Yamaha Engines for speed and comfort. They also have a canopy to protect you from the sun, fresh water shower and offer drinking water and fruit between dives.
It is equipped with complete safety equipment.
A skilled and experienced crew is available to show you the best in Private Diving on any of our 6 wrecks, 5 wall dives or one of the 43 reef dives, check out our website www.shoalbayscuba.com/divesites.php , with our help we can customize your dive experience so you to will discover are island is a diving jewel in the Caribbean.