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Anguilla

The Caribbean’s Tranquil Paradise

Destinations | Caribbean | Anguilla

Although islands in the Lesser Antilles offer spectacular beaches, Anguilla promises only the best. A serene and enchanting escape for travelers seeking relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty.

Overview

The #1 Caribbean island is Anguilla, a British overseas territory found in the Eastern Caribbean. This tranquil and picturesque island presents its unspoiled beaches, romantic villas, exceptional resorts, and warm, carefree ambience. Anguilla guarantees travelers and locals alike that it’s the best authentic, leisurely experience. Enjoy, relax, and appreciate natural allure in this tropical paradise.

Indigenous Arawak and Carib peoples originally resided in Anguilla. However, in the 17th century, the English seized the island and turned it into a British territory.

Struggle for autonomy and self-governance filled the island’s history. This includes the famous Anguilla Revolution of 1967. This revolution led to the separation of Anguilla and St. Kitts-Nevis. Today, Anguilla is an independent island with a proud culture and history, and a  strong sense of identity.

Anguilla flaunts its diverse blend of African, European, and Caribbean influences. Its language, music, cuisine, customs, and even daily life show these influences. However, many know the island for its hospitable demeanor, relaxed way of life, and passion for music and dance.

Anguilla’s passion for music is reflected in its events like Moonsplash and the Anguilla Summer Festival. At Moonsplash, visitors and locals can sing and dance the night away with local and international artists. Hosted by Anguilla’s Bob Dylan, Bankie Banx, Moonsplash typically plays out from March 21 to 24.

West End

The heart of the island’s tourism. Many luxurious hotels, resorts, and villas in the West End spoil visitors and locals alike. From Four Seasons Resorts and Residences to Carimar Beach Club, the island’s luxury truly shines in the West End. More than the world-class resorts and villas, West End also brought rise to Anguilla’s culinary fame.

West End’s beaches shine as its main attraction. It offers visitors and locals alike to Rendezvous Bay, Maundays Bay, Meads Bay, and many more.

The Valley

The capital of Anguilla. The place where commerce and government intersect. This is also where Clayton J Lloyd International Airport (AXA) receives direct flights from the United States and Canada.

Walk across Crocus Hill, The Valley, to find colorful colonial architecture like Old Court House and Wallblake House. Wander around and see The Valley’s bustling market and vibrant cultural scene. House. They can also enjoy shopping, dining, and live music in the town center.

Sandy Ground

If you’re looking to party the night away, visit Sandy Ground. As one of the island’s entertainment centers, Sandy Ground offers a lively nightlife. There are colorful beach bars and fun and casual restaurants filled with music and chatters.

Moreover, Sandy Ground’s Road Bay is the access point for private yachts. Visit Road Bay to find several yacht services and local provisioning services.

Finally, check out Sandy Ground, the home of boat races and beach parties. Watch personalized boats race across the turquoise waters. Or party until the sun rises in Sandy Ground’s white beaches.

East End

The home of Shoal Bay East Beach, the best beach in the Caribbean. As a quickly growing tourism spot, East End flaunts luxury and leisure in its villas, restaurants, and spas.

Unwind and de-stress in Zemi Beach House Resort and Spa. Rest in the intimate Shoal Bay Villas. Admire the Caribbean Sea while resting at Manoah Boutique Hotel.

Island Harbor

Anguilla’s homely fishing village and the home of Festival Del Mar. On Easter weekend, locals and travelers celebrate everything from the sea in Festival Del Mar. During this holiday, culinary competitions, fishing tournaments, and music fill Island Harbor. Moreover, visitors to this quaint village can find and watch colorful boat racing.

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Visitors can lounge on pristine beaches. They can explore historic town. What’s more, visitors shouldn’t forget to savor local cuisines. Whatever you want and need, Anguilla welcomes everyone with warmth and the promise of a memorable tropical experience.

See & Do

Azure beaches in the Caribbean

A popular beach destination in the West End, Calm waters, soft white sand, and stunning sunsets entice both travelers and locals. For that peak tropical experience, swim, snorkel, or enjoy water sports. At Meads Bay, try a variety of water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking.

Enjoy the beach by basking under the sun and diving into crystal-blue waters. Dine at beachfront restaurants and bars overlooking the sea.

Voted as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Shoal Bay Beach deserves the fame it gets. Enjoy a true tropical paradise with stunning stretches of soft white sand and clear aquamarine waters. Travelers can dive into crystal-blue waters and witness teeming coral reefs and marine life.

Or they can relax on the shore with the tranquil beauty of this pristine beach.

Eat & Drink

A Vibrant Culinary Scene

Located in Meads Bay, Straw Hat shines as a beachfront restaurant serving fresh seafoods. Caribbean-inspired cuisine and relaxed ambience attract both travelers and locals. Satiate your hunger while taking a panoramic view of the ocean. Indulge dishes like grilled lobster, conch ceviche, and coconut shrimp.

Situated in Sandy Ground, the chic and stylish Veya attracts diners with its innovative menu. Creative cocktails and an elegant atmosphere add to the restaurant’s charm. Sample dishes like Caribbean spiny lobster, jerk chicken, and plantain-crusted snapper. Enjoy live music and entertainment in a romantic setting.

FAQs

What’s the currency used in Anguilla?

In Anguilla, the official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). However, many establishments also accept US dollars.

What do travelers do in Anguilla?

Travelers can rest and enjoy everything Anguilla’s beaches have to offer. They can visit Sandy Ground for that vivid, energetic nightlife experience. For history lovers, The Valley gives a peek at Anguilla’s rich historical and cultural background. Visitors can also visit Anguilla’s offshore cays, like Sandy Island and the secluded Prickly Pear.

Are there direct flights to Anguilla?

Many airlines offer direct flights to Anguilla in the United States and Canada. However, in most European countries, passengers can choose to fly to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten. Afterward, they can take a short ferry ride to Anguilla from St Martin.

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