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Progress - Allamanda, Palm Grove, and more

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Progress - Allamanda, Palm Grove, and more

We’ve been visiting old favorites yesterday. Here is what we found on the East End and Shoal Bay:

Allamanda is dear to our hearts. We used to stay at this low-key inexpensive place until Zara’s (the restaurant with the singing chef) closed and the sea took away Gwen’s and the beach. The beach is back and there’s a nice path there from the hotel. They’ve refurbished some rooms and the worker says they’re still on track to open in January. Once they’re open, they have a very nice special rate; it would be a good choice for a family on a budget.

Our next stop was Palm Grove on Savannah Bay. Construction is progressing nicely. Most all of the framing is done and they were even doing a bit of painting. We talked to Nat, and he’s on schedule to open in January.

Noted in passing, we saw construction at Elite in Island Harbor (concrete this time). Manoah at Shoal Bay looks very nice. We spoke to a couple who are staying there and they spoke highly of it. Shoal Bay Villas, where we’re staying, does not yet have TV or in-room wifi, and we could care less! They report few cancellations. Heritage Collection Museum is not open yet, but Colville Petty, curator and historian, had a nice tribute to Albert Lake, the well-known entrepreneur who died recently. As you drive to Shoal Bay, you will pass a simple colonnade where Mr. Lake was interred. Pit Stop (between Shoal Bay and Island Harbor). Began as a BBQ. Then was a roadside bar. Now it looks the same but serves a nice range of pizza, burgers and entrees. We enjoyed snapper and beef kabob.

And Le Bon Pain is open! My first perfect croissant all year.

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11. Re: Progress - Allamanda, Palm Grove, and more

Carol E, Anguilla has made an amazing recovery in 100 days, much faster than other islands badly impacted by hurricanes. If blue tarps would negatively impact your vacation, you might want to think about not going for a while. Due to the major hotels being closed, and unemployment so high as a result, many residents do not have sufficient funds to make repairs.

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12. Re: Progress - Allamanda, Palm Grove, and more

No that was not my intent to imply that would bother me. Just wondering how progress was going to date and what to expect when drive around. Most restaurants seem to be open which is awesome! I’ve got flights for early spring regardless as know beaches & water are beautiful as ever! Already getting excited to return. Still looking for room on West End beaches and spending part of time on SB too which have.

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