We flew over to Anagada on a little private plane, which was amazing because we didn’t have to go through fucking security, which reminds me that I still need to sign up for TSA precheck, I only usually remember that when I am stuck in line at the airport. Hopped in and 20 minutes later we were here!
The island of Anagada only has a population of 250, which is what I consider a “smaller wedding” back in Illinois. The feeling here is incredible, everyone linked arm and arm, like family, taking care of each other.
I have not worn shoes in three days. I took them off when we arrived, and I will put them back on when we leave. Casual isn’t the word here, relaxed isn’t either, this place is probably the most relaxing place I’ve ever been, I mean, if you ever wanna ponder the universe, this is the place to do it.
We stayed beachfront in one of the “tents”, and when I say “tent”, I want you to erase everything you ever thought about a tent, and replace it with a more comfortable room at the Westin, and then add in a view like no other you step out onto a velvet white sand beach. 5 star comfort, with the connection to the outside. Each one has it’s very own hammock, which I’ve recently learned makes me motion sick. The place really is magical, and everyone should do it at least once.
That being said, there is a handful of my people that would GO NUTS here, it is quiet, very quiet. ADHD warning, this probably is not for you. The silence is loud. Go there with someone that you want to listen to, because you won’t have many to shoot the shit with.
I finally paddle boarded, which I am 100% sure that is what Jesus did when he was allegedly “walking on water”. It was amazing, floating over the ocean, feeling all the silk breezes, feeling every wave, stingrays, turtles, and fish everywhere. Even better? I didn’t bite it, which I’ve deemed myself “a paddle board natural” for. Now I want one, white with pink letters that says “Island Lizzy” on it, and there, I’ve put in my order into the universe.
The people here are different than on my island, everyone is happy, everyone is full of joy, and everyone talks to you. I’m sure out of 250 people there is an asshole somewhere, but I haven’t found him, that being said, they say “If you can’t find the one, maybe you are the one". They are so joyful and it is contagious, and it made me feel at ease. I’ve felt the same feeling on Virgin Gorda, there is a different mindset here, a connectedness.
Anagada is the only limestone island in the VI, which makes it feel so completely different, it’s flat, and I think it makes the water look different, it’s got a backlit glow about it, and it mixes between the lightest greens and the darkest blues.
We leave today, but I will come back here and often. I want to bring Scarlett here, she would love it. They told me that if you call before you come and you are local to the VI, there is a discount, just another reason to be here often.
Tell them Island Lizzy sent you!