Music

Moonsplash: Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve, Anguilla

When people describe Anguilla, they often rave about the beaches and the food, but not to be overlooked is the music.  Live music is widely available on the island, and the most famous Anguillan musician has to be Bankie Banx.  Bankie plays regular at his now famous Dune Preserve, but once a year, he hosts “Moonsplash,” an event bringing in…Read More

Sunday Afternoon at da’Vida, Anguilla

Omari Banks Eleven at DaVida, Anguilla

Sunday afternoons are the perfect time to visit da’Vida, located on Crocus Bay in Anguilla.  The restaurant always had a great reputation, but we never found our way there on previous visits.   After this visit, I look forward to visiting again. We weren’t alone.  Sunday afternoon seemed to be the time, and da’Vida seemed to be the place.  The…Read More

Saturdays are for Smokey’s, Anguilla

Smokey's at the Cove, Anguilla

One constant has remained for every trip to Anguilla – – Saturdays are for Smokey’s.  I remember our first trip to the island in 2007.  I heard there was live music at Smokey’s for lunch on Saturday, so I was determined to make it there on our first full day on the island.  We walked there from the CuisinArt (you…Read More

Take Me Back to The Dune: Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve, Anguilla

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A trip to Anguilla is not complete without a stop at Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve. We first visited in 2007, and although our kids were young, ages 8 and 10, we forced them to stay up late so we could hear Bankie play. The place has such a relaxed feel to it, that it’s hard to pass up.  It’s kind…Read More

A Great Time to Be On Anguilla: Video Release of Omari Banks’ “No Point to Prove”

Fortune smiled upon us as we happened to be on Anguilla at the same time as the video release of Omari Banks’ new single “No Point to Prove,” featuring Peetah Morgan of Morgan Heritage. If you’ve been to Anguilla, you no doubt know Omari Banks.  He is the son of Bankie Banx, an Anguillan legend, and it’s clear that the…Read More