The endless summer and extraordinary beauty of Anguilla’s coastline draw upscale visitors who appreciate gentle island breezes and temperatures that hover around 80 degrees all year around. Anguilla is a tiny gem of an island set in the northern part of the Lesser Antilles island chain. This dazzling British territory, just 16 miles from east to west and 3 miles across at its widest point, boasts over 33 of the world’s most beautiful unspoiled beaches. Startlingly white sand and gently lapping turquoise water are the main attractions on this island paradise, along water sports and fabulous restaurants. The fact that the island is slightly off the beaten path allows Anguilla to retain its exclusivity and uphold its reputation as a draw for celebrities who cherish their privacy. Anguilla has recently attracted worldwide attention as a tax haven.
Although Anguilla is prized as a romantic retreat far from the hustle and bustle of a busy life, there is plenty to do here. The island has a long history of boat racing, and you may be lucky enough to arrive in time to see sleek white yachts zipping around the island in one of the regularly scheduled sailing regattas. Not surprisingly, snorkeling and diving are popular sports, and visitors will love the range of restaurants – over 70 of them - from unknown “finds” to beach bars and stylish high end, five-star hot spots. To reach Anguilla, just hop a plane from the neighboring islands of St. Martin or Puerto Rico and fly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.