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Anguilla Island

Flag of Anguilla

Although the name may be unfamiliar, the small, serpentine isle of Anguilla Island may be just about the perfect destination.

And "small" is no understatement: An island paradise uncluttered by the bustle of countless tourists, Anguilla is a mere 16 miles across by 3 miles wide. While topographically flat, prone to draught, and sparely populated, it is renowned for its gorgeous white-sand beaches and clear seas. As a result, resorts are one of Anguilla's burgeoning industries, and tourists-who are treated as guests and benefactors-intermingle favourably with the locals (or “belongers” as they call themselves).

Those seeking luxury can opt to stay at Cap Juluca, the Malliouhana, or a private villa, seek out one of the many five-star restaurants, or enjoy the lavish shopping and frequent boat racing regattas. Want a little less pampering and a bit more adventure? More modest hotels - like the Alamanda Beach Club - and bed & breakfasts are available.

Besides swimming, the waters surrounding Anguilla feature excellent trout- and martin-fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The mainland is a destination in its own right, being home to a bevy of spelunking locales and a nascent community of local painters. And Anguilla is a veritable bird-watcher's paradise, with over 100 observable indigenous species.

Anguilla is a short boat or ferry ride away from its surrounding islands. To the south, the more populous island of St. Martin features a more tourist-oriented atmosphere; Scrub Island, northeast of Anguilla, is nearly uninhabited, which can make it either a romantic getaway, or secluded place for the weary jet-setter to recharge.

Quick Info:

Capital: The Valley

Language(s): English

Religion(s): Christianity

Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Electricity Voltage: 110V

Calling Code: +1-264

Popular Travel Destinations:

  • The Old Valley
  • Crocus Bay
  • Heritage Museum

Official Website: www.gov.ai/

Recommended Website: : www.Anguilla-Beaches.com - A fellow SBI! site-owner, Nori has the inside scoop on Anguilla.

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*Note* - Some of the graphics on this page were taken from the CIA World Factbook which contains a wealth of information on every country in the world. I highly recommend it.

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