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We are working our way up and down the islands and so once again we leave Barbados and head over to the island of Anguilla where we find this most unique beach bar/entertainment centre. The Dune Preserve is the home of Bankie Banx and is also where they hold the annual Moonsplash festival.  While the Dune Preserve is nestled between two high-end resorts, the complex is a rough amalgamation of buildings made of timber  and driftwood which have been cobbled together in what appears to be a haphazard manner.  The survivor of numerous hurricanes, the structures return after each hit with a slightly different configuration than before.  

On closer inspection it is clear that much thought has gone into everything at the Dune Preserve from an outdoor shower topped by a conch shell, to a drum kit which has been reconfigured as a side table and folk art murals depicting well known politicians and musicians.  The Dune Preserve is the embodiment of relaxed, island living and is the perfect setting for lounging under the sun or the stars, for dancing, liming and just having a great time. 


 
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