The Anguilla Island resort is located at the East Caribbean section, the northern most island of the Leeward island chain, which is 10 miles north of St. Martin and approximately 200 miles east of Puerto Rico, the two major gateways to the island. The island has a sub-tropical climate where breeze of trade winds blew all day maintaining heat and humidity at very comfortable levels. The climate being friendly is a perfect getaway from the cold weather conditions in the northern hemisphere.
The island is a British Overseas Territory, and the language spoken is English. This 35 square mile island is 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, flat, low-lying and comprised of coral and limestone, covered mostly with rock, sparse scrub oak, few trees and some salt ponds. A single main road runs through the center of the island, making Anguilla easy to traverse by car in just half an hour. It is home to 15,000 friendly people.
This captivating island offers 33 beaches to relax unwind, and enjoy with, where its features are distinctively Caribbean, but at the same time authentically Anguillan. This island is home to pure, pristine, white sands and wrapped in brilliant azure, crystalline waters, where one can dine at its mouth watering cuisine with the warmth and friendliness of its people. Anguilla Beach access is public and the beaches are uncrowded.
Anguilla beaches enjoy warm and sunny days and star filled nights with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit while gentle trade winds breeze all year round. Rains typically fall in September and October, but not all day, and February through March is its dry season. Water temperatures range between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for swimming. Most beaches are serene and calm with gentle shoals, but occasionally, the Atlantic side of the island can produce some surf waves. Surfers can’t be guaranteed waves, but wind and kite surfers find Anguilla to be heaven.
The people of Anguilla are the greatest part of what really makes the island such a wonderful place. Gentle and friendly, they take pride in their home and pleasure by sharing it with visitors from around the world. Visitors and Anguillians exchange friendly “hellos” to each other across the island, and friendly faces become familiar not long enough to know each other’s name.
The Anguillia Beach Island’s rich history and personality is embodied in its culture and heritage. From the ancient Amerindian settlements, through the European colonization, to the 1967 revolution, these and other events are clearly manifested into the tapestry of Anguillian life today.
Activities in the island could start at The Old Valley, where one will find architectural examples like Ebenezer’s Methodist Church, Miss Marjorie’s House, The Warden’s Place, Rose Cottage, and other graceful buildings, a reminder of Anguilla’s beautiful past. Crocus Hill is the highest point on Anguilla at 213 feet above sea level. It offers spectacular sunset views as well as a bit of history. Six or seven hundred French soldiers landed on the beach and were fought off by the English settlers in less than fifteen minutes, first of three invasions that all ended in the invader’s defeat.
Shoal Bay is home to Anguillia Beach bars, blinding sand and brilliant seas, snorkeling at the coral reef, scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours. Island harbor is the island fishing center. The heritage Museum and the Island Ceremonial site are historical parts of the island worth the tour.
Visiting the Anguillian Island will be like experiencing heaven in your lifetime.