Anguilla

Travel Guide
Anguilla showing landscape views, tropical scenes and a beach
Tap your foot to calypso beats, learn about historic methods of salt mining and sip cooling cocktails while gazing at photogenic beaches on this unspoiled Caribbean island.

Discover the pure blue waters surrounding the island of Anguilla, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. This small nation is often overlooked by tourists who head instead to the bigger resorts of the neighboring islands. Make the journey to Anguilla and you’ll be rewarded with floury sands, delicious Caribbean cuisine and captivating historic sights.

As a British territory, islanders mainly speak English and also observe British holidays. Before a tourism economy existed, Anguilla relied on salt mining as its main industry. Look for relics from its salt mining past as you explore the island.

The most urbanized region in Anguilla is The Valley in the center of the island. A few large supermarkets here provide the necessities. The island’s main post office can also be found here as can Wallblake House, the sole remaining plantation on the island. Learn about the island’s history and about daily life on Anguilla’s plantations.

Anguilla is blessed with pristine beaches that extend along its coastline. For a relaxing experience, walk barefoot along the powdery sands of Rendezvous Bay and listen to the sounds of the incoming waves at Meads Bay. Find a more upbeat vibe at the beach bars overlooking Shoal Bay and at the boat races and dance parties near Sandy Ground.

It is possible to explore Anguilla on your own, but guided tours can make getting around a little easier. Whatever you do, be sure to see the Old Salt Factory and Pumphouse at Sandy Ground to learn about the salt mining process.

Fly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport from surrounding islands. With no public transportation options in Anguilla, the best way to get around is by renting a car or using taxis.

December and January are high season look for familiar celebrity faces on the beach. For dry weather and lower accommodation prices, arrange your trip for July or August.

Anguilla offers deserted beaches, sweet swimming spots and a rich cultural history.

Anguilla

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