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Why You Should Choose Anguilla

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 6:35 AM

By Gordon Steven

An Anguilla vacation will take you to a tiny island 16 miles long and 3 miles wide with 33 white sand beaches with a terrific reputation. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea and is the most northern island in the Leeward Island Chain with its nearest neighbor being St. Martin only four miles away.


Anguilla is just the perfect Caribbean island for everyone. Whether couples, families or singles, Anguilla has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. It is known all over the world for some of its very top of the range resorts. Accommodation at all levels are available: full-on and mini resorts, hotels and hotel apartments, private and club-type villas, from ultra luxurious to moderately priced ones. You will find apartments, condos, small inns, and guest houses.


Many of the properties in Anguilla specialize in packages that include weddings and honeymoons. There are holiday specials for couples, families, spa aficionados, and scuba divers. This country is renowned for its dining experience with over 70 different places to experience top class cuisine. There are world class restaurants and award winning local chefs. Best of all are the large number of roadside barbecues, beach side bistros and grills, where you can literally drop by and feast yourself. However, there are no fast food chains and franchises allowed.


There are lots of things to do on your Anguilla vacation which include visiting art galleries, touring historic sites, or visiting museums, because Anguilla has an interesting history over centuries. For the energetic there is horse riding, sailing, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Relax on one of the astoundingly beautiful Anguilla beaches with its turquoise seawaters. East Shoal Bay has been voted the best beach in the Caribbean. If seclusion is what you want then try the Barnes Bay. The great thing is that Anguilla is so small you can easily visit all its 33 white sand beaches in a two-week vacation.

As an island for a family vacation Anguilla offers you nearly everything. The main thing that families are looking for are its beaches and the get-away-from- it-all feeling. You can certainly find that here. There are paddle boats, glass bottomed boats, picnic cruises to deserted cays and a dolphin lagoon, where you can swim with the dolphins. Babysitting can be easily arranged with the hotel concierge, rental agency, or even with the Anguilla Tourist Board.


It’s not difficult to get to Anguilla with international flights into Antigua, Puerto Rico, and St. Maarten. Anguilla's currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, although US currency is widely accepted. There are no casinos and no nude beaches in Anguilla. It is a pretty dry island with only thirty five inches of rain a year and an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with cooling trade winds in the summer. You will find the water temperature in the upper 70 degrees to the lower 80s, so it is attractively warm. Take an Anguilla vacation and you’ll certainly never want to leave.

About The Author

Gordon Steven writes exclusively for Caribbean Vacation Spots  as well as for Worldwide Vacation Spots  and has visited personally many of the places he reports on. More information at Caribbean Vacation Spots. Photos (c) Thierry Dehove & Serge Micheline @

Categories: Caribbean

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