Anguilla has long reigned as the Caribbean’s top destination for food lovers. The Club’s four luxury, multi-level, four-bedroom villas have a coveted address at the Four Seasons Anguilla, which recently re-opened after months of restoration due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. Anguilla suffered significant damage from last fall’s storm, and while institutions such as CuisinArt Resort, Belmond Cap Juluca, Blanchard’s, and Dune Preserve beach bar remain shuttered, the majority of the island’s resorts and 100-plus restaurants have bounced back and are open for business. Here, a 24-hour cheat sheet to the best island eats.


Longtime beachfront favorite Straw Hat rebuilt and reopened in record time, and its signature straw-hat lampshades look good as new. Start the day sipping coffee with your toes in the sand of Meads Bay, one of Anguilla’s prettiest beaches. The breakfast menu spans from healthy (homemade granola and yogurt) to indulgent (the Meads Bay omelet stuffed with local lobster and crayfish).


Veya stands apart for its dreamy location in a Balinese-inspired treehouse, set amidst tropical gardens on a hillside overlooking the sea. The menu infuses global flavors with local ingredients and offers plenty of vegetarian options, such as the Korean-glazed tofu with kimchi coleslaw and chickpea tabbouleh salad. Sister restaurant, Meze, a Moroccan-themed lounge with handcrafted cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired small plates, recently reopened this spring.

Happy Hour

Toast the sunset with a potent rum punch at Elvis’ Beach Bar. The Sandy Ground staple was one of the first to reopen after Irma. Nachos topped with slowcooked local goat and other Mexican-inspired snacks make for perfect pre-dinner nibbles.


Set on a secluded stretch of sand on Crocus Bay, Da’Vida is considered one of Anguilla’s most romantic dining spots. The restaurant suffered significant damages from Hurricane Irma, yet its staff rallied to get the kitchen up and running quickly. Reservations are required to experience the Asian-inflected menu (think tamarind glazed scallops over black sesame soba noodles) and impressive wine list.

After Dinner Cocktails

The sexy, open-air Sunset Lounge at the Four Seasons Anguilla has an extensive collection of aged rums, vintage champagne, and Cuban cigars. Most nights you’ll find a DJ spinning mellow European and reggae-tinged tunes.