A trip to Anguilla is not complete without a stop at Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve.

Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H

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 of like being at your own beach place.  It’s just so easy to hang out there, and the views of St. Martin never get old.

Dune R-1

Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H
Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H

The sign on the road has been updated since 2007.

2007 and 2014
2007 and 2014

And it’s a bit more built up since then.

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2007 and 2014

This year, we popped in when a rain shower ended our time in our beach chairs at our resort, the CuisinArt, which is literally a stone’s throw from the Dune.  You can see the green rooftop of the Dune from the balcony of our suite.

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We ordered fish, chicken and ribs, with sides of rice and peas.

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Dune Preserve L-7

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People regularly popped in for a drink or for a chat with Bankie.

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Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H
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Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H
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Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H
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Canon 1v, Canon 135mm f/2, Fuji 400H

Walk around a bit and explore.  And don’t forget to stop into the shop and pick up a t-shirt or two.

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And don’t forget the picture with Bankie.  He always graciously agrees.

2007 and 2014
2007 and 2014

For more shots from our previous trips to the Dune, check out our post on why it is one of our favorite beach bars here.

Love Anguilla? We do too!  We’ll be posting more and more from our November/December 2014 trip.  While you’re waiting, explore our other Anguilla posts:

  • Blanchard's Beach Shack
  • Dune Preserve Anguilla
  • Omari Banks
  • Limin' Boutique Anguilla
  • Smokey's at the Cove Anguilla
  • B&D's BBQ
  • Shoal Bay Scuba Anguilla
  • Hungry's Good Food, Anguilla
  • CuisinArt Resort Anguilla
  • Garvey's Sunshine Shack Anguilla
  • Cuisinart Beach Rendezvous Bay Anguilla
  • SandBar Anguilla
  • Anguilla on Film
  • DaVida Anguila
  • Picante, Caribbean Taqueria, Anguilla
  • Cha Cha San Anguilla
  • Anguilla Travel Journal Entries
  • Irie Life Anguilla
  • Barrel Stay Anguilla
  • Geraud's Patisserie, Anguilla
  • Travel for Less with the Anguilla Card
  • Bankie Banx
  • Anacaona Boutique Hotel
  • Meads Bay Beach Villas
  • Gwen's Reggae Grill
  • SandBar
  • Picante
  • Dune Preserve
  • CuisinArt Resort
  • The Bay of Piglets: When the British Invaded Anguila
  • Just One Day: Anguilla
  • Book Page



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Under the Sea with Shoal Bay Scuba, Anguilla

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