ANGUILLA, a tiny 35 square mile dot in the blue of the Caribbean Sea is blessed with many, beautiful beaches. Thirty three in all. Each has its own personality, so there is something for everyone.
My party and I fell in love with the people of Anguilla immediately, and wanted to take a little part of it home. Fortunately, we found a new company, Anguilla Sands, which has created key chains, pendants and bottle openers containing the sand from each beach.
It was hard to choose our favourite beach. I chose a keychain with sand from Maundays Bay, my husband selected a bottle opener containing sand from Shoal Bay East(voted the world’s best beach. Another in our party wanted the sand from Sandy Ground where he had watched a boat race; boat racing is the National Sport and great fun to watch. One friend chose sand from each beach available as she was simply unable to choose one over another. Too many happy memories from all the beaches.
I noticed that tourists were excited to take one (or more) home as a memento. Brides were gifting them to the bridal parties; what a meaningful gift. Visitors to Anguilla were also choosing Anguilla Sands items as souvenirs to distribute among their friends and family. Due to the fact, they are small, light and unbreakable, they are ideal to tuck neatly into a suitcase.
The choice is varied with sand being collected from the beaches, while upholding all local laws and legislation, and sold in key chains, bottle openers and pendants of various shapes and sizes. There is something for everybody. The hardest part is choosing! These items are both functional and meaningful, such a refreshing change from a T-shirt or ball cap.
When I returned after my time in Anguilla, I regretted not getting more. I was overjoyed to discover I could order on line with world-wide delivery. Christmas shopping was easy this year!