Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. A wonderfully warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the northern Caribbean, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of St. Martin. Anguilla is approx. 16 miles long by 3 miles at its widest point. The name Anguilla is from the word for “eel” possibly chosen because of the island’s eel like shape. The island’s capital is The Valley. Anguilla is a flat, low lying island of coral and limestone. It is noted for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs and beaches. Apart from the main island of Anguilla, the territory also includes a number of other small islands and cays, these are mostly tiny and uninhabited.
Northeastern trade winds keep Anguilla relatively cool and dry. Average annual temperature is 27° C (80 °F) July to October is the hottest period, December to February is the coolest period. Rainfall averages 890 mm annually, although the figures do vary from season to season and year to year. Anguilla is subject to sudden tropical storms and hurricanes, which occur from July to November.
Anguilla is embraced by unrivaled white sandy beaches and breath-taking turquoise seas. Anguilla is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low key elegance, the best of the good life set to a slow and casual island tempo. Submerged in decades of rich history and teeming with exciting local culture Anguilla is an island to take to your heart.
Anguilla lends itself to exploration, as it is easy to get around, and a helpful local is almost always nearby. Sites to visit include Sandy Ground, the entertainment capital of Anguilla. It’s a sleepy village by day, but at night the beach bars, and restaurants come alive with music and dancing. On the road to Crocus Hill, is the area of town known as The Old Valley. Here there are a number of architectural examples from Anguilla’s past. Ebenezer’s Methodist Church, Miss Marjorie’s House, The Warden’s Place, Rose Cottage, and other graceful buildings. Crocus Hill is the highest point on Anguilla at 65m above sea level and offers spectacular views. Anguilla’s quaint fishing town, Island Harbour, is on the East End of Anguilla. Here Colourful boats moor in this protected cove, and the fishing pier extends towards the conch covered island of Scilly Cay.
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