A tiny island with a big reputation. Anguilla is 16 miles by 3 miles, yet boasts 33 white sand beaches with crystal clear waters, a contemporary international style, extraordinary vistas, and world-class accommodation.
Rated among the best in the Caribbean, Anguilla’s 33 pristine beaches combine miles of uncrowded white powder sand with dunes and secret coves ideal for fossil hunting, picnics, swimming and snorkelling over the seemingly endless coral reefs. The warm, clear sea extends an irresistible invitation to participate in Anguilla’s mountain of watersports, that range from parasailing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and body surfing, to kayaking and boat racing, the island’s national sport.
Nature lovers should take time out from the beach to follow one of the trails that lead through the small rainforest, where ground and tree lizards, bats, iguana, slippery backs and perhaps even the elusive iguana, are among the wildlife that may show itself to visitors. For an even closer experience of Anguilla’s wildlife, the new Dolphin Discovery facility offers the chance to swim with these gentle creatures, while between May and November there’s the opportunity to witness baby Sea Turtles emerging from their shells on the island’s beaches.
Anguilla’s five-star, world-renowned resorts also provide access to cutting edge spa and wellness facilities and services.
Information and photograph courtesy of the Anguilla Tourist Board. For more detail on the islands, that’s a great place to start.