- Anguilla is the northernmost of the British Leeward islands
- Measures 16 miles long by 3 miles wide (35 square miles)
- Has an average temperature of 80 degrees and low humidity
- More than 30 pristine white-sand beaches
- Known as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean
- English speaking
- Accepting U.S. and Eastern Caribbean currency
- Plentiful restaurants with a wide range of European, Caribbean and American cuisine
- Many cultural events and activities
- Population: 13,000
- Government: British Dependent Territory
Anguilla''s theme of "Tranquility Wrapped in Blue" best describes this island paradise. It is the northernmost island in the Leeward Islands and the finest of the British West Indies. Its allure is the world-renowned turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the south and of the Atlantic to the north, as well as more than 30 powder white beaches. So much so, it was awarded "Best Beaches in the Caribbean" by Travel & Leisure
in December 2007.
You won't find cruise ships, gambling or large commercial development in Anguilla. Instead, the island attracts an upscale sophisticated global clientele seeking privacy and a comfortable elegance amongst some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean.
Getting to Anguilla
Although arrival options include both air and sea, many travelers choose to travel to Anguilla by air. Anguilla is located just four hours flight time from New York and eight hours flight time from Paris or Amsterdam (to St. Maarten). Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport, located in the center of the island, receives air traffic from neighboring Caribbean islands, and connecting flights from Puerto Rico and St. Maarten.