Enchanting and captivating, Anguilla is a picturesque Caribbean island. This British Overseas Territory is paradise for the rich and the famous. Beach-a-holics will love lounging around on some of the finest white sand beaches in the globe.Located a few miles north of Saint Martin, this stunning island is fringed by looming palm trees and be sure to watch the stunning sun set at the shimmering turquoise ocean.
Ideal for sun-bathing, the Shoal Bay East is a sweeping mass of radiant white sand beach. Do try out swimming and snorkeling for the waters offer some of Anguilla's finest coral gardens where hundreds of tiny iridescent fish have taken residence. Beach lovers can try out Meads Bay Beach for the clear, calm waters are perfect for swimming. One of the features of the Meads Bay, halt at the Cheddie's Art Studio to view driftwood carvings of local artist, Cheddie Richardson. Travelling with kids? Then Rendezvous Bay Beach is an eye-catching four-kilometer of powdery sand and emerald-blue waters. Shell collectors will have a field day hoarding different kinds of shell.
Lounge around the Maundays Bay Beach is a beautiful one-and-a-half kilometers stretch of soft sandy beach. Some of the features of this stunning beach are sail-boats and windsurfing. Couples can note that this glittering beach is a popular destination for weddings. Head over to Sandy Ground Village to soak up the authentic local island vibe.It is a famous destination to visit for it is brimming with restaurants, a dive shop and a few good hotels to stay.
Adjoining Shoal Bay, the Fountain Carvern National Park is a breathtaking natural wonder. Some of the features of this place is a tall stalagmite carved in the shape of 'Jocahu', the supreme God of the Taino Indians. The Fountain is meant to have been a chief worship venue and a pilgrimage for Amerindians. Divers will have a field day by exploring the Anguilla dive sites such as the double reef system with a large variety of corals. The island is also renowned for its sunken shops that became artificial reefs. Take a day trip and drop by at Anguilla's offshore islands such as Anguillita, Sandy and Prickly Pear. Due to the mini walls and caves, divers can catch a glimpse of barracudas, nurse sharks, stingrays, eels and turtles.
History aficionados will love visiting the Heritage Collection Museum where visitors will be given a chance to glance through Anguillian artifacts, 20th -century pictures, old postage stamps and significant documents that exhibit the island's history from the yesterdays to the present.
When it comes to shopping, some of the items to look forward to are paintings, wooden sculptures and carvings. The night-life is shimmering and buzzing with an array of pubs and dance bars spruced around the resort town.
The stay options in Anguilla are abundant with the tourists having the choice to opt for the best luxury hotels, private apartments or cheap accommodations depending on their budget and tastes.
Anguilla experiences hot weather throughout the year. The best time to visit the island are between May and August as you will mostly avoid the hurricane season which is from July to November.