Honeymoon Trip to Anguilla Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Oct 3, 2014 by     No Comments    Posted under: Caribbean, Travel

Well, it’s been over a year since we made our amazing trip to Anguilla.  We’re still the happy little lovebird couple that we were then, and still talk about our island adventures all the time.  We have so many great memories together from Anguilla!  I’m writing this final day in Anguilla post now because I somehow forgot to do it a year ago, and because I recently was experimenting with a French Toast recipe in my kitchen, trying to recreate the amazing Grand Marnier French Toast that we ate on our final day on the island at Tasty’s Restaurant.  I went on the blog to read about the experience, only to find I never posted anything about it!  How dumb of me.  So, without further adieu, here is what the journal had to say about our last day in paradise (Grand Marnier French Toast recipe soon to follow):

Day 7:  For the Baldo reader’s out there who are interested, I thought I’d document our Honeymoon trip to Anguilla. We had a great time for sure. We ate great food, lounged on incredible beaches, met some wonderful people, and walked hand in hand down our new journey of love and life with each other. I hope you enjoy these journal notes as much as we enjoyed living them.

The alarm went off at 7:30 this morning, far too early for either of us.  But we begrudgingly got up to get ready for our day of travel.  I showered quickly while Sadie took a bath and shaved her legs.  While she was getting ready, I packed the suitcase.  We were all done and ready to leave a little after 9:00.  We loaded up the rental car and drove over to the lobby to check out, which was a total breeze.

Viceroy Lobby Chandelier

Viceroy Lobby Chandelier

What a great experience Viceroy was.  Such an amazingly beautiful resort.  I’ve never seen anything like it before.  Everything was perfect for my Sades.  Our only complaint is that much of the clientele were very wealthy, and therefore pretty snooty.  But many guests were really nice as well, so take what you want from the experience.

Tasty’s Restaurant, Best Breakfast on Anguilla

As we left Viceroy and drove over to Tasty’s for breakfast, it was pouring down rain, which actually made for a nice morning.  We quickly stepped into Tasty’s sea-blue dining hall, and hungrily reviewed the menu.  Sadie ordered the Grand Marnier French Toast, and I ordered the Egg-citing Breakfast.  We sat making faces at each other, or at least the lesser matured one did, until our food was served.

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast - Making Faces

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast – Making Faces

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast - Sadie's Smile

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast – Sadie’s Smile

Breakfast was awesome!  That restaurant really is delicious.  Sadie’s French toast was out of this world good.  We both thought it sounded good on the menu, but when it came out we were both very skeptical.  It just looked so thin and pathetic.  But then we tasted it.  DAMN!  Made with brown sugar instead of white, and with a crunchy caramelized crust all over it reminiscent of a creme brulee topping, this stuff was out of this world delicious.  And though it was called Grand Marnier French Toast, neither of us really tasted any orange flavor.  We did taste the flavors of rum however, but this could have been from using Caribbean spices instead of actually using rum.  Either way, this was about the best french toast either of us had ever experienced.  Tasty’s maple syrup was exceptional too.  Best breakfast on the menu.

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast - Grand Marnier French Toast

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast – Grand Marnier French Toast

My Egg-citing Breakfast was pretty standard fare, but was very good.  The potatoes were amazing.  Golden brown and soft, with onions almost caramelized, and with some clean fresh thyme.  Nice touch that thyme was.  The eggs were eggs.  The sausage was sweet with Caribbean flavors instead of the typical US sage sausage flavors.  It was really quite nice.  It reminded me a little of chicken and apple sausage, but with totally different flavors.  Anyway, great breakfast, though not as memorable as the french toast.

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast - Egg-citing Breakfast

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast – Egg-citing Breakfast

We also ordered some Johnny cakes to enjoy.  They were such a tasty little deep fried bread.  We loved these!  They were light and puffy, were great with jam, and were just perfect.  A bit like Indian fry bread, only a little more chewy.  Much better than the hard tack version at Nico’s Restaurant.

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast - Johnny Cakes

Anguilla Tastys Breakfast – Johnny Cakes

Private Charters to Anguilla

We then headed off to the ferry to take the ride to Saint Martin.  We decided to take the private charter straight to the airport rather than the public ferry and cab.  It was only $30 more, and was worth it.  The sea was much calmer today, which made Sadie happy.

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at Anguilla 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 4

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 4

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 5

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin Looking at St. Martin 5

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 2

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 3

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 4

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 4

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 5

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 5

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 6

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 6

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 7

Anguilla Charter Boat Ride to St. Martin in St. Martin 7

My only complaint was their bag policy.  When they took our bags, the bag guy made a big stink of everyone tipping him.  It was rude, and I would have much rather rolled my own bag down the dock instead of giving him $5.  The same thing happened on the other side of the ride, and it frustrated me even more, so I made the guy give me $2 back out of my $5 bill. The cab ride to the airport was included with the fee, and was only about 2-3 blocks.  The airport was crazy busy, and we stood in the check in line for over an hour!   It sucked, but then we went to the food court and had some Dominos Pizza and some Burger King.  That seemed to balance us both back out for the 3-hour wait to board.

Anguilla Horrible Long Line at St. Martin Airport

Anguilla Horrible Long Line at St. Martin Airport

Once boarded, we cuddled up to each other, said our goodbyes to Anguilla and the Caribbean, and flew out with excitement of building a life together.

The Bald Gourmet falls in love with Tasty’s Restaurant on Anguilla, enjoys a boat ride to St. Martin, and flies home to start life with his loving bride.

 

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