Honeymoon Trip to Anguilla – Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sep 19, 2013 by     4 Comments    Posted under: Caribbean, Travel

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.

Viceroy Anguilla, Ocean View Suite and Aleta Breakfast Buffet

The day started with me being up and Sadie being completely crashed in bed. I took some pictures of the room, our balcony, and our view.

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Living Room

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Living Room

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Patio

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Patio

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Plunge Pool

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Plunge Pool

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Bedroom

Viceroy Anguilla Suite Bedroom

I let Sadie sleep for a long while, but then did my husbandly duty and teased her until she awoke so that we could go to breakfast at Viceroy’s Aleta. What a beautiful little restaurant with amazing decor. The breakfast spread was beautiful as well, and everything was pretty good, especially the peach and amaretto Danish I had.

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast - Peach Amaretto Danish

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast – Peach Amaretto Danish

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast Sweets

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast Sweets

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast Decor

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast Decor

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast

Viceroy Anguilla Aleta Breakfast

But as good as my fruits, yogurts, granola, and danishes were, I wanted a couple eggs to go with it all. What a mistake to order them! My breakfast cost $30 and Sadie’s $22. $8 for 2 eggs. Stupid. $65 for breakfast…. ridiculous! We wouldn’t be doing that breakfast again for the rest of our trip. After Aleta’s ridiculously overpriced breakfast, we went back to our room and lounged all morning. It was nice just to chill.

Tasty’s Restaurant, Anguilla

Around noon, we showered and dressed to head out to lunch at another highly recommended restaurant, Tasty’s. What a tasty place! We had the Coconut Curry Chicken, and the Steamed Whole Snapper. Both where quite good. The fish was served with its own amazing steaming broth, which was incredibly flavored. Served with root veggies and cooking bananas, this was a great dish. The curry was sweet and sour from lemons and pumpkin, and had a strong Indian curry flavor. Good stuff!

Anguilla Driving to Tasty's

Anguilla Driving to Tasty’s

Anguilla Tastys

Anguilla Tastys

Anguilla Tastys Lunch - Coconut Curry Chicken

Anguilla Tastys Lunch – Coconut Curry Chicken

Anguilla Tastys Lunch - Steamed Whole Snapper

Anguilla Tastys Lunch – Steamed Whole Snapper

Rendezvous Bay Honeymoon Fun

We then drove around and went down a new road which landed us right on Rendezvous Bay. What a gorgeous beach! We went straight in the water and spent a couple hours looking for seashells on the shallow watered shores. We had a blast together picking up shells and corral chunks with our feet and hands. The sand was super soft and a joy to play in.  We were like little kids playing all day in the surf.  I think that’s what a honeymoon is all about, isn’t it?  Just playing with each other without any concerns in the world like a couple of love drunk kids.

Anguilla Rendezvous Bay - Hello Sadie

Anguilla Rendezvous Bay – Hello Sadie

Anguilla Rendezvous Bay

Anguilla Rendezvous Bay

Jothan and Sadie at Anguilla Rendezvous Bay

Jothan and Sadie at Anguilla Rendezvous Bay

Viceroy Anguilla’s Sunset Lounge Beautiful Sunset View

We got back to the hotel around 5:00, cleaned up, and got ready for dinner. We decided to go out to the very nice, fine dining, Veya restaurant. Sadie wanted to get especially beautified, which I welcomed wholeheartedly. While she was getting ready, I went out and took some pictures of the sunset at Viceroy’s Sunset Lounge.  The sunset and view was spectacular, and so was my wife.

Viceroy Anguilla Sunset Lounge Sunset

Viceroy Anguilla Sunset Lounge Sunset

Anguilla going out to Veya Dinner

Anguilla going out to Veya Dinner

Veya Restaurant Serves Spectacular Food on Anguilla

We got to Veya at 8:00. Sadie looked amazing, and the restaurant was very cool in a tree house type setting. What a perfect evening together. The food was incredible. We had an awesome conch carpaccio. Neither of us had eaten conch before, and we both enjoyed its mild and sweet flavor.

Anguilla Veya Dinner - Conch Carpaccio Appetizer

Anguilla Veya Dinner – Conch Carpaccio Appetizer

We also ordered Veya’s Shrimp phyllo dough “cigars” as our other appetizer (not great, and total waste of time). My Grilled Local Lobster with Passion Fruit Mustard Sauce entree was divine, and Sadie’s Jerk Spiced Tuna on Grilled Pineapple was also very good.

Anguilla Veya Dinner - Grilled Anguillian Lobster

Anguilla Veya Dinner – Grilled Anguillian Lobster

Anguilla Veya Dinner - Grilled Jerk Spiced Tuna

Anguilla Veya Dinner – Grilled Jerk Spiced Tuna

As we were eating our Coconut Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (very delicious), we struck up a conversation with the couple at the table next to us. They were from New York, and had only been married for about 8 months. She was a school teacher, so her and Sadie had a good chat. He worked in finance, and I’m sure they made a pretty good living. Very nice people, and they happened to be also staying at Viceroy. We figured we’d see them again at the hotel during our week stay, but never did.

We closed our day in each others arms back in our luxury Viceroy accommodations.

Another awesome day in Anguilla.

The Bald Gourmet honeymoons on the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla.

 

4 Comments + Add Comment

  • Congratulations to both of you on finding just the right base ingredients! May you have a long, happy and adventurous life together as you explore all the wonderful options to fuse and build the flavor of your union. I can’t think of a better interest to share than the full spectrum of food…it has it all; history, geography, genetics, chemistry, nature, nurturing, color, creativity, passion….the list is unending!

    Eda

    • Thank you Eda. How very sweet of you. We love your analogy, and we may just have to print it out and display it on our kitchen wall. Very true and very cool.

  • Another great read, glad you are getting out and enjoying the island restaurants, too many people spend their whole trip at Viceroy, and never experience the Island.
    Thanks again for your time, if ok with you I would like to post your blog on Trip Advisor.
    Ellen

    • Thank you Ellen. I would love for you to post on Trip Advisor. Please feel free to share. Anguilla was such a magical place for us, I hope others can experience it too.

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