Scilly Cay Anguilla

Sunday in Anguilla: Church + Scilly Cay

We had two missions for Sunday: 1) See our potential wedding (ceremony) site; and 2) Head to Scilly Cay for one of the cooler experiences on the island. We set our alarms early and headed to church at Bethel Methodist around 9AM, making a quick stop at Geraud’s for breakfast beforehand.

Bethel Methodist, Anguilla, Anguilla Church
Bethel Methodist Church; South Hill, Anguilla

I had seen a picture of the church’s facade, but this was our first glimpse of the inside of the church. The space was pretty authentic; colorful, breezy and surprisingly spacious (thank God).

The inside of Bethel Methodist.

After our two hour service at Bethel Methodist, we headed out to Sandy Ground to jump onto the Frangipani’s boat, the Relentless, to make our way to Scilly Cay for the day. My trip to Anguilla last year was memorable all around, but I found Scilly Cay to be one of the highlights of our trip. The entire place is truly spectacular from start to finish — palapas dot the space and conch shells line the walls of the perimeter.

Scilly Cay, Anguilla
Scilly Cay.
Scilly Cay, Anguilla
Scott & I at Scilly Cay.
Scilly Cay, Anguilla, Scilly Cay Lunch
Lunch at Scilly Cay. :)
Scilly Cay, Anguilla, Scilly Cay Anguilla, Scilly Lunch
The boys at lunch.

The rum punches are famously strong at Scilly Cay and the food definitely stands up to its competition. The owner, Gorgeous, serves up plates of chicken, crayfish, or lobster (or a combination thereof) and the afternoon is topped off with live music. The food isn’t necessarily budget-friendly, but it’s definitely enough for two people to share.

Scilly Cay, Anguilla, Scilly Cay Lunch
M. & S. lunching at Scilly Cay
Scilly Cay, Anguilla, Scilly Cay Lunch
Scott & I at Scilly Cay
Scilly Cay, Anguilla, Scilly Cay Lunch
Live music on the island.
Scilly Cay, Hermit Crabs, Anguilla, Hermit Crab Races
Hermit crab races.

 After tallying up a grand total of 87 rum punches (yes, 87), we made our way back to the Frangipani for a low-key night in. I half thought that I had built up our last trip to Scilly Cay too much; that it would pale in comparison to the rendition in my memory, but I’m happy to say that wasn’t the case. Pure, unadulterated, rum punch-laden bliss.

xoxo from Anguilla,

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.