Anguilla Travel Guide
Anguilla Restaurants, Shopping, Villas, Real Estate, Hotels, Diving, Fishing and more!
If you are looking for a tranquil island getaway, Anguilla is the perfect spot for a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The island is known for its beautiful, uncrowded beaches and unhurried atmosphere. Sun worshipers can choose from 33 white sandy beaches, while those in search of exquisite island cuisine have their choice of 70 restaurants, ranging from gourmet establishments to casual beachside stands. For those adventurous types, there is an exotic world under the sea just waiting to be discovered.
The northernmost island in the Leeward Island chain, Anguilla is just a short ferry trip away from the more commercial island of St. Martin, known for its world-class shopping and exciting nightlife.
This unspoiled island has a population of about 10,000, mostly of African descent, who live scattered in villages throughout the 16-mile-long island in areas such as Sandy Ground, North Hill, Island Harbour, and West End. The Valley is the island's government and commercial center. Colonized by British settlers in 1650, Anguilla still retains much of its British influence.