All About Anguilla
Anguilla is home to 33 pristine beaches—some of which have earned “Best Of” in many recent travel categories. Visitors to the island come for the clear blue water and pristine white sand beaches, but many stay for the outstanding variety of restaurants. There are over 100 restaurants on the island, along with a uniquely broad spectrum of accommodations. No Anguilla holidays are complete without experiencing the rum punch, grilled crayfish, and barefoot elegance of Anguilla beaches; it’s “tranquility wrapped in blue.”
A Caribbean Island typically conjures images of buzzing harbors lined with cruise ships, white-hot beaches with limited real estate for your beach towel, and bustling, tropical waterfronts. Maybe you picture a coconut-based drink, too. Anguilla is not this island. Well, except for the coconut drink. This 35-mile-long island located in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean is known for its slow living and notable lack of the bustling cruise-ship tourism of neighboring Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Although Anguilla is a British territory, the local patois is full-on Caribbean.
For US travelers, non-stop flights on American Airlines from Miami (MIA) directly to Anguilla (AXA) mean getting here has never been easier. Several major carriers also offer direct flights to St Martin (SXM). From St Martin, you are a quick 25-minute boat ride away from paradise!