With international travel set to resume from as soon as 17 May for those living in England and as rollout of the British vaccination programme continues in Anguilla, the British Caribbean island is expanding its ‘holiday bubble’ programme, helping visitors safely enjoy more of the stunning destination.
Until now, while in the island’s required 10 to 14 day ‘holiday bubble’ 2021 travellers to Anguilla could only access the beach directly in front of their accommodation.
Now, with the further expansion of the Meads Bay Bubble, in-bubble guests staying at partnering properties can swim, kayak, walk and run the kilometre-long beach that stretches from Malliouhana to beyond Frangipani Beach Resort while awaiting the all-clear from their 2nd on-island test.
The expanded bubble also provides even greater choice when it comes to dining, all bookable through concierge service. Stroll along the sand for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at participating restaurants Straw Hat, Blanchards and Blanchards Beach Shack.
Partner resort and villa staff are available to escort in-bubble restaurant diners to and from their Meads Bay Beach accommodation or arrange suitable transportation.
Meanwhile, the wider ‘activity bubble’ allows guests to experience Anguilla’s exceptional tourism product while limiting their interaction with the island’s population. This enables Meads Bay Bubble guests to safely enjoy holiday activities such as golfing, boating, snorkeling and fishing, as well as dine at other restaurants on Meads Bay, around the island and on offshore cays. (Required advance reservations and transportation are arranged by the respective resort’s concierge.)
After a second negative PCR test at the end of the 10-14 day period, guests are clear to rent a car and roam the beach and island on their own – and those who utilised Meads Bay as their ‘holiday bubble’ will find it is an ideal starting point for exploring Anguilla.
Located on the western side of the island, Meads Bay Beach is a destination in itself; the wide ribbon of white sand and turquoise waters is home to many of Anguilla’s most popular and award-winning restaurants and resorts such as Malliouhana and Four Seasons. With the expanded beach access the Meads Bay Bubble affords, short-term holidaymakers can maximise their time on island, while digital nomads and other long-term guests can enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at every stage of their stay.
Information on Anguilla’s new pre-approval entry process, testing schedule and guided bubble can be found here