Scilly Cay
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Sundays at Scilly Cay
If there's one experience in Anguilla that's not to be missed, it's Scilly Cay on Sunday. A tiny cay off the coast of Anguilla's Island Harbour neighborhood, Scilly Cay has established itself as THE off-shore cay to experience. Accessible only by boat, you can take a personal boat to the little islet or catch Scilly Cay's private water taxi from the shores of Island Harbour to Scilly Cay. The island is unlike anything you've seen in real life. The walls are made of a dizzying number of bleached white conch shells that line the island. One big palapa covers the main dining area, where the owner (affectionately known as Gorgeous) welcomes guests and pours a mean rum punch. A number of smaller palapas dot the small island, covering areas for dining and day drinking without fear of overheating. The island's food has been written up in the likes of Bon Apetit magazine, and their small menu is big on flavor. With an option of chicken, crayfish, lobster or a combo thereof, be prepared to dole out some serious cash for some seriously good food. On the upside, rum punches are only $5 and they'll do a number on you. The island is open on Wednesdays and Sundays only, but Sunday is the day to experience. With a live string band playing throughout the afternoon, those rum punches are sure to get you dancing.
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