This small British dependency, roughly half the size of Washington DC, is the northernmost of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Life here centers on the many powder white beaches, some of which are so secluded they're accessible only by boat. Warm and clear turquoise waters are a haven for diving, snorkeling, sport fishing and sailing.
If you're inspired to explore the island, you'll be rewarded with excellent bird watching with beautiful species like the Antillean Crested Hummingbird and Magnificent Frigatebird, and historic sights such as the Arawak Spirit Eyes at Big Spring in Island Harbour.
At dusk, beachfront restaurants like Straw Hat and Dune Preserve become front-row seats for watching the glorious sunsets. A short ferry ride whisks you to nearby St. Maarten/St. Martin where casinos and dance clubs light up the nightlife.
The tropical climate here is balanced by gentle trade winds whose welcoming breezes cool the low-lying island of coral and limestone. Anguillans take pride in the quality of their pristine natural environment, friendly communities, and world-class resorts.Come kick off your shoes, relax and unwind in an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and serenity.
Beaches Abound - Choose from Anguilla's 45 bays and cays, gleaming with miles of white sand and turquoise blue waters. On the Atlantic side, visit Mead's Bay, Prickly Pear Cay, and Upper and Lower Shoal Bays. Relax on the Caribbean side along the beaches of Shoal Bay West, Little Harbour, and Rendezvouz Bay.
Day Trips - Take a day trip to nearby St. Maarten/St. Martin. This half-French, half-Dutch island seen from the east coast of Anguilla is the most popular local excursion. Shop, dine, gamble, and bask in the sun on Orient Beach. Spend a day in an oasis of luxury on the nearby island of St.Barths.
Altamer Resort - From extreme comfort to fine wines and royal services, visitors find everything they're looking for in this secluded, modern resort featuring bold, exciting architecture and museum quality interiors. Guests dine in style at the beachside hotel restaurant, which specializes in French and Caribbean cuisine.
Cap Juluca - From rum punch on arrival to afternoon sorbet on the beach, this resort caters to your every whim. Moorish-style villas, 5-star restaurants, and exotic beachfront setting on Maundays Bay, and friendly service all helped land this resort on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List as "Best in Anguilla."
Cuisinart Resort & Spa - This refreshingly stylish, Mediterranean-influenced beachfront resort and spa provides spacious, luxuriously appointed accommodations, uncompromising quality, and exemplary service, as well 2 on-site gourmet restaurants. The full-service Venus Spa is the only one of its kind on Anguilla.
Ku- This all-suite hotel is on Shoal Bay East, a two-mile beach of powdery white sand, designed with the young and young-at-heart in mind. Excellent snorkeling and diving is at Ku's doorstep by day, and the resort is conducive to dining and dancing barefoot under the stars at night.
Anguilla Great House - The gentle warmth of the Caribbean sunshine is second only to the friendly hospitality at this intimate, romantic hideaway, located on the dazzling white-sand beach at spectacular Rendezvous Bay. The resort's private, spacious grounds are a perfect setting for weddings and honeymoons.
La Sirena Hotel - Blending Mediterranean style with Caribbean colors, this peaceful haven is perched on a ridge just a four minute walk through the lush tropical garden to the sugar-white powder of Meads Bay Beach. Accommodations include 20 charming hotel rooms, 6 suites and 6 villas with 2 or 3 bedrooms.