Snapshots from August Monday
For those that have visited peaceful Anguilla during any other week of the year, you’ll know that the island is synonymous with utter tranquility. Besides the sounds of laughter, ocean lapping up on the sand, and the clinking of rum punch glasses, the beaches are generally a place of unadulterated relaxation.
Then comes Carnival week, Anguilla’s Summer Festival, with August Monday’s festivities. During this one week – this one day – the island is transformed. BBQ stations line Sandy Ground, Heineken tents dole out rum punch in quantity, and a stage situated in the sand is home to live bands that get the crowd dancing from day to night. Boats from St. Martin and St. Barths pull into Sandy Ground to tie up and celebrate at one of the Caribbean’s biggest beach parties. It’s a holiday on the island, and for many, the countdown to August Monday begins 364 days in advance. Even those that prefer to skip the madness of the beach party should pop down for a moment to take it in; it’s people watching at its finest and it’s an event that captures the spirited culture of Anguilla and the joie de vivre of its people.
The Frangipani Beach Resort was completely booked up for this year’s Carnival celebration and it was a week for the books. For some guests it was a first. For many, it was a tradition. Here are some snapshots from August Monday:
Was anyone in Anguilla to experience Carnival this year? What’s your favorite time to be on the island?
Frangipani Beach Resort’s Annual Carnival Package is announced
We’re thrilled to announce our 2013 Carnival Package, where we will introduce guests to a hearty slice of Anguillan culture. Anguilla’s annual Carnival is renowned in the Caribbean as one of the biggest and liveliest celebrations. 2013 marks 46 years of celebrating boat racing – Anguilla’s national sport – by day, along with traditional Carnival festivities by night. Onlookers can check out the pageants, the calypso competitions, Band Clash, street dancing and revelry that continues throughout the week.
August Monday marks the #1 beach party in the Caribbean. On August 5th, locals and visitors alike will take to the streets in the Valley at 4:30am to dance their way down to Sandy Ground. Boats from Anguilla and neighboring islands tie up to enjoy beach activities throughout the day with live music and local BBQ guiding the way.
Join us as we take part in one of the year’s most anticipated celebrations. We’re thrilled to share the festivities of Carnival and what is sure to be an incredible and memorable event. Our 34’ boat, the Relentless, will be waiting in Sandy Ground for our guests. You’ll enjoy on-and-off privileges throughout the day as you listen to live music, dance on the beach and sip on rum punch. Bring your outside voices to help us cheer on De Tree, the Frangipani-sponsored sailboat, as it fights to hold on to its championship title for the fourth year in a row!
Here’s our official release:
Have you been to Anguilla for Carnival? Are you planning on coming this year?
If you’re interested in joining us for this celebration, contact us and reference our 2013 Carnival Package. We can be reached by email or by phone at 1.877.593.8988.