When you hear or think of the phrase “Caribbean island”, you may not think of a tiny and intimate space. And yet, the popular and famous island of Anguilla is just that. Only three by seventeen miles in size, the island has a large and favorable reputation though it is very small in actual scale.
So, what makes this little gem of an island so popular? One of the first things those who have experienced Anguilla will tell you is that it has a pace that is entirely different from other Caribbean hot spots. Rather than visitors busily hurrying from place to place, those who come to Anguilla seem to arrive with an entirely different agenda in mind. However, this limited agenda is not due to the small size of the island, and the number of gourmet restaurants, musical venues, and activities prove that an island doesn’t have to be massive to have a lot going on.
Rather, the pace of Anguilla seems to be dictated more by the fact that more than 30 amazing beaches ring the island and provide visitors with some of the finest locations in which to relax and enjoy the sun, sky, sea, and air. Perhaps it is being surrounded by beaches that provides the island with its amazingly relaxed pace, and everyone who arrives instantly feels a desire to slow down and relax.
The Great Retreat of Anguilla
Of course, you can enhance this sense of pervading calm and restfulness by choosing the best spot to spend your visit to the island. Find an elegant beach villa on Anguilla that offers the kind of privacy that ensures you relax entirely.
For instance, a lot of visitors enjoy a horseback ride on the beach. Many partake of snorkeling, and some even go for guided swims with dolphins. These are all valuable and fun experiences, but they can be distracting to someone who just wants to relax in total peace.
Fortunately, the island has a host of private villas available to serve as the ideal accommodation. In close proximity to the small harbors and the many different beaches, they provide a guest with a world apart. This is precisely what a trip to Anguilla should be – a visit to a world apart.
Some luxury rentals are ideal as romantic retreats and offer everything from a private pool, beach access, and beautiful garden terraces. Some villas are similar to private estates and feature many rooms, live in staff, and a host of luxury amenities that may make the villa a destination of its own.
Your Villa, Your Sanctuary
Even if you would rather enjoy some scuba diving, golfing, and days spent on the sands or sampling some of the many restaurants (there are more than 70 on the island), a villa may still be your ideal setting. It will allow you to wander freely rather than through public and shared spaces, and this means a morning coffee sipped as the sun slides up over the horizon or an evening cocktail enjoyed in total peace by the pool.
There are many who remind us that life is too short, and when you visit Anguilla you can really begin to overcome the fleeting hours and days. Time seems to slow here and a far more relaxing pace seems to float over the entire island. Why not ensure that your visit is as restful as possible by giving yourself a private villa space that has all of the immense luxuries and comforts of home, and yet all within the heavenly, tropical setting that is Anguilla.