A haven of luxury and tranquility, Anguilla sits in the Northern Caribbean,
east of Puerto Rico. A gorgeous tiny island which is just 16 miles
long and 3 miles wide, what makes Anguilla so special is the serenity
that it offers. The perfect escape for those who want nothing but
the best on their vacation, this little West Indian island is a welcome
respite from the chaos of most touristy places in the region.
An Overseas British Territory and the most northern of the British
Leeward Islands, Anguilla is often referred to as one of the Caribbean’s
best kept secrets. A rapidly growing playground for the rich and
famous of the world, this island is now known for its upmarket villas
and expensive resorts. However, don’t let this stop you if
you are traveling on a budget, as Anguilla still retains much of
its old backwater charm, with a number of informal and moderately
priced hotels and guesthouses. Even today, goats and cattle still
roam the streets which play host to various eye-catching stalls
selling food or vending various colorful souvenirs.
While the culture here is fascinating, perhaps one of the biggest
draws of Anguilla is the fact that this small island is home to
some 33 beaches, each one more superb than the other. Pristine and
exotic, these white sand beaches are lined with lush palm trees
and are bathed by warm turquoise blue waters filled with a plethora
of marine life.
An idyllic tropical island escape, there is plenty to do here besides
lounging back and taking in the sun. You can enjoy a wealth of activities
ranging from swimming, diving, snorkeling and sailing to deep-sea
fishing, glass bottom boat rides, paddle boating, windsurfing, hiking,
horseback riding, bird watching and biking. For the adventurous there
is parasailing and exploring shipwrecks on the ocean floor, while
for those who want some peace and quiet, there are a number of fine
art galleries and museums in town, as well as many spas and wellness
centers. If you want a more private vacation, you can always charter
a boat to the many outlying islands to have a romantic rendezvous.
The perfect retreat whether you are traveling by yourself, with
your family or with your partner, Anguilla is an incredible getaway
for tourists looking for something different. Easy to reach with
air services from Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten and Antigua, it is key
to remember that there are no direct mainland North American flights
A great vacation destination, Anguilla island is also known for its
excellent food and restaurants. With some of the finest eateries
in the West Indies situated here, Anguilla is a food lover’s
delight. The restaurants here provide some of the most exquisite
beach/sunset views, offering a dining experience like no other.
Add this to the above mentioned attributes of the island and you
will find yourself having a truly unique vacation, unlike anything
you’ve ever had before!