Thursday, February 8, 2007

Vacation in Anguilla with Jimmy Buffet


The Patron Saint of Paradise is set to bring the music industry’s longest running beach party to one of the world’s premiere beaches when Jimmy Buffett performs in a special one-time-only concert event this year on the glorious Caribbean island of Anguilla.

The concert, set for March 24 at 3 p.m., will be hosted by international reggae icon and Anguilla’s favorite son Bankie Banx at his acclaimed beach hotspot Dune Preserve. The late-afternoon show will begin with an opening performance by Banx and his bandmates, followed by Buffett and his renowned Coral Reefer Band. The lucky 5,000 or so concertgoers will also be treated to a spectacular special guest in the form of a trademark Anguillian sunset.

Tickets for the concert are $100, and proceeds will benefit Project Stingray, an acclaimed music and education program on Anguilla, the Anguilla Tennis Academy and the Anguilla Community Foundation. They are available on the web at

Some of the island’s leading hotels have joined in the excitement and sweetened the pot for Buffett fans by putting together a series of land only “Parrotheads in Paradise” package options, which include concert tickets.

The Anguilla Great House is offering up a special inclusive package for three nights at $775 per person (minimum double occupancy) that includes accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner (including appetizers, main course and dessert), beach amenities, return transfer to the airport and a $25 per-day drink voucher to be used at the hotel bar and one concert ticket. For more information call 1-800-583-9247, visit or e-mail

Paradise Cove Resort’s three night packages include accommodations, rental car daily (gas and insurance not included), welcome cocktail, continental breakfast daily and two concert tickets. Studios with kitchenettes are $1,350 for two persons and a one-bedroom suite with fully equipped kitchen is $1,640 for two persons, including all applicable service charges, taxes and levies. For more information call 264-497-6603, email or visit

At the Sirena Hotel, Buffett lovers can enjoy three nights at $524.50 per person (based on double occupancy), including accommodations, daily American breakfast, one concert ticket, taxes and service charges. For more information on the Sirena Hotel concert package, call 1-800-331-9358, visit or email

Just beach steps away from Dune Preserve, the award winning CuisinArt Resort and Spa is offering five nights in a Junior Suite at $4,350 and Luxury Junior Suites at $4,750 with one concert ticket, not including taxes and service charges, for March 20 to March 25th. For more information call 1-800-943-3210, visit or email

“We are so delighted that our own Bankie Banx has put together this extraordinary event to benefit two very special island programs,” said Amelia Vanterpool Kubisch, Director of the Anguilla Tourist Board. “Perhaps no artist has ever captured the sound and feel of paradise like Jimmy Buffett, and we are certain that his devoted legion of fans will find all the paradise they will ever need right here on our shores.”

Jimmy Buffett is one of the premier concert draws in the music business today, regularly selling out his concerts in a matter of minutes. His breakthrough hit and signature song “Margaritaville” tops a list of fan favorites that include “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” “Come Monday” and the chart-topping Alan Jackson country duet “It Must Be Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Buffett has stretched his musical talents into a variety of other entertainment and business arenas. He has authored three No. 1 bestselling books, and operates a number of restaurant interests including the Margaritaville CafĂ© and Cheeseburger in Paradise chains. Buffett’s good-time reputation is matched by his reputation as one of the entertainment industry’s most giving artists, personally donating as much as $500,000 to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort and heading up charity concerts for a variety of causes around the world.

Bankie Banx has been making great music for more than 30 years and has worked across the entire spectrum of the entertainment business. He has released 11 successful studio albums and had the chance to work with an array of talented artists including the talented Alana Davis, the legendary Cat Coore and many others. He is extremely proud of his work with the Stingray Music and Arts Education program, which he founded in 2005 on Anguilla.

Anguilla is a pristine and private escape waiting to happen. Wrapped in a beautiful and brilliant turquoise sea, this small island features 33 stunning, powder-soft white sand beaches, warm and friendly people, a wide range of first-class lodging options, activities and entertainment that can provide you with fun long into the day and late into the night and more. In a phrase… it’s the recipe for the perfect world-class vacation. To learn more about Anguilla, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 1-877-4 ANGUILLA or visit

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