da Vida, Anguilla

Lounging and dining at Crocus Bay

After spending Saturday enjoying Meads Bay (and experiencing the tried-and-true Blanchard’s Beach Shack), we decided to head to see a different side of the island on Sunday. My grandma specifically mentioned her love of crayfish and desire to re-visit On Da Rocks for lunch on Sunday, but we were in debate: visit On Da Rocks again and nosh on something we knew they loved or check out a different lunch spot to share a new piece of the island with them? We opted for the latter and promised my grandma that we’d head to On Da Rocks the following weekend so she could get her crayfish fill.

After narrowing it down to Johnno’s or da ‘Vida, we opted to check out da ‘Vida and show them Crocus Bay. The weather was a bit overcast, but it was still a great way to spend the afternoon: great (reasonably priced) lunch, Omari Banks providing background music, frozen drinks and comfy loungers to get a bit of sun. For anyone visiting on a budget, lunch at da ‘Vida is such a great spot to check out. Their dinner is fabulous, to be sure, but can be a bit pricey. In contrast, their lunch is totally reasonable (think $12 – $20) with the same gorgeous backdrop and incredible food.

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Also worth noting for fellow frozen drink/dessert lovers out there, my grandma, who has now sampled BBCs from around the island, voted da ‘Vida’s Bailey’s concoction #1 on her list (their version is much more ice cream-y than most). Also, if you’ve never had a frozen mojito before, they’re a refreshing must try.

Also, a belated Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful fathers out there! I can’t wait to see my own dad in two weeks when he joins us in Anguilla to walk me down the aisle.

xoxo from the Caribbean,

Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.