Anguilla is one of is one of the Caribbean’s little gems. Although small in size, it offers a big welcome to visitors who come to explore and enjoy its tranquil environment. Anguilla is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories and the northernmost of the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands.
Anguilla’s passion for the sea is boundless and its beaches and coves are unspoiled and uncrowded
Measuring just 35 square miles, Anguilla boasts unrivalled white beaches and breathtaking turquoise waters, and has a unique blend of sophistication and casual elegance. This special island has sun-filled days and balmy tropical nights that bring visitors back time and time again.
Anguilla is a charming and sophisticated island, warm, friendly and always welcoming. It boasts some of the Caribbean’s best beaches, with 33 pristine sand stretches to choose from, tempting crystal-clear waters, and a contemporary international style. Anguilla’s passion for the sea is boundless and its beaches and coves are unspoiled and uncrowded. The island offers visitors the choice of quiet days basking in the sun or the peacefulness of a simple sunset stroll.
With a small, select portfolio of the Caribbean’s finest international hotels and luxury spa resorts, and an enviable choice of desirable modern designer villas, Anguilla’s accommodation is hard to surpass. Visitors will also find fabulous apartments, intimate hotels, inns, and welcoming guesthouses, with something for every budget
Food plays a big part in Anguillan culture. Visitors and locals all enjoy dining out; whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, when it comes to cuisine you’ll be spoilt for choice. The island has over 100 restaurants offering international and local cuisine created from award-winning chefs. Travellers should try the casual Caribbean fare, including fresh fish, lobster and crayfish, which are all local favourites.
Museums and music
For those wishing to explore the island and learn more of Anguilla’s history, they can choose from tours of historic sites, the Heritage Collection Museum at East End Pond -which catalogues the island’s history – and guided walks across the island or through historic Sandy Ground, including tales of the island’s historic challenges. Anguilla is known for its abundance of creative talent and art galleries showcase the island’s painters, sculptors, potters and carvers.
For the more energetic traveller, there is horseback riding, tennis, sailing and golf on land, as well as snorkelling, scuba diving and kite sailing on and under the water. To wind down, find seclusion, relax and be pampered at one of Anguilla’s superb spas, or have one of the island’s wellness specialists come to you – the choice is yours.
Anguilla’s heritage, culture and love of music features in the festivals and carnivals held throughout each year. Summer Carnival brings the island alive with music, colourful costumes and parades, while Moonsplash Festival in March is all about the full moon and music. The sea is part of everyday life and Festival Del Mer is dedicated to Anguilla’s love of the ocean and food. Boat racing is the island’s number-one sport, and not to be missed on a race day.
Anguilla offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, breathtaking vistas, azure waters, incredible beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and both land and sea-based activities. A warm and friendly welcome awaits visitors to Anguilla; it is the end of your search for the idyllic Caribbean escape.