Whether you’re downing daiquiris at a sand bar or noshing on a mahi mahi BLT at Blanchards Beach Shack, Anguilla’s dining scene is never mediocre. A highly competitive culinary culture, where it’s practically a right of passage for local chefs trained at the five-star resorts to go on and open their own award-winning restaurants, flourishes. Despite the fact that 150 millionaire villas exist on this tiny isle, the range of eating establishments is huge and it’s far from being strictly top-end.
Cheap and cheerful
Owned by a French pâtissier, Le Bon Pain is home to freshly baked bread and pastries (264-497-4090). For lunch, feast on mahi mahi sandwiches served with pickle spread beachside at Smokey’s at the Cove (264-497-6582).