Gwen's Reggae Grill, Anguilla

Afternoon Delight at Gwen’s Reggae Grill

After supporting a local secondary school at Straw Hat’s Jazz Brunch, Scott and I finished up some work and left work a bit early to enjoy the last bit of what Sunday had to offer on the island. Sunday is the day for live music on the island: between jazz at Johnno’s, Omari Banks at Da ‘vida, live music at Gwen’s and Scilly Cay, and Boss at Ku, there are no shortage of places to put on one’s agenda. With just a couple of hours of late afternoon left in our day, we decided to head down to Gwen’s Reggae Grill in Shoal Bay to take in the live music and sip on rum punch.

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After four consecutive days of BBCs, nana was on best behavior on Sunday, opting for a Diet Coke instead of her regular Bailey’s concoction. The hammocks at Gwen’s were gone and the beach is somewhat nonexistent, but the energy at Gwen’s is always a draw. The scratch band played uplifting Caribbean tunes and the color of the turquoise water provided the perfect backdrop (even without a beach). The view from Gwen’s is one of my favorites on the island, actually. There’s something about the palms blowing in the wind and the depth of the water that’s really stunning.

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We were only there for a little over an hour, but it was the perfect amount of time to soak it all in and experience a new piece of the island together.

xoxo from Anguilla,

Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect, formerly The Traveling Scholar. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. She is a former resident of London and San Francisco and now calls the island of Anguilla home. In addition to The Wanderlust Effect, Shannon is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort and is on the Board of Directors of the Omololu International School in Anguilla.