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Anguilla, Jewel of the Caribbean

Updated on December 25, 2011

Anguilla, Jewel of the Caribbean

One of the best places in the Caribbean for vacationing is the tiny island of Anguilla. Located in teh British West Indies, just north of St. Martin, Anguilla is still the undiscovered jewel of the Caribbean. It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is also a top vacationing spot for many celebrities.

Getting to Anguilla from the US can be adventurous. First option is to fly into St. Martin then catch a small boat ride for the 20-30 minute ride over to Anguilla. Anguilla is viewable from St. Martin. The other option is to fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico and catch a pubble jumper over into Anguilla.

Once on the island, you will find many luxurious resorts and plenty of beautiful villas to stay in. I have to tell you right up front, Anguilla is not a vacation for those looking to save on money, Everything on the island is alittle pricey. Some of the best restaraunts for dining, some of the top beaches for bathing, and some of the best resorts for luxury. Anguilla has it all.

As for nightlife, Anguilla is very quiet. The only real nightlife exist down on Sandy Ground where in the evenings you can hear the sounds of the steal drum bands playing music as the patrons dance.

If you're into snorkeling or scuba diving, the beautiful turqoise waters off Anguilla make these activities a must if your into those water events.. Schoal Bay has been voted one of the top rated beaches in the world, so that is definitely a visit while on the island.

A short day trip to St. Martin also makes for a good trip, for shopping or just touring. Another island reachable within a day is Saba.

Anguilla is not a pretty island as it is very dry so you won't find alot of plush green colors. Most of the island is scrubby brown. What it lacks in tropical gardens, it makes up for in the gorgeous blue waters surrounding it.

The entire island is only about 35 square miles so you can definitely cover every bit of the island in a very few amount of days. Even though tourism is the largest industry on the island, it is not commercially over developed. Anguilla is still relatively untouched in terms of large building and commercial businesses. It wasn't too long ago that on the entire island, there was only one red light.

The island is a British Territory and uses Eastern Caribbean (EC) as it monetary denomination.

If you're truly looking for a vacation spot where there is not much to do other than relax and worship the sun on the beach, then i would highly reccomend a vacation in Anguilla.

For those that have been to Anguilla, please leave a comment talking about your thoughts and experiences so other can gain a better knowledge.


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    • rafeeqq profile image


      7 years ago from Mandeville, Jamaica

      This is quality information on the island of Anguilla. its really concise.

    • RedElf profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      Looks like a lovely place to visit! Welcome to HubPages. It looks like you're off to a great start here.

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      7 years ago from Brasil, Vitoria - ES

      Anguilla, a place from which I had never heard of. Thanks for sharing.


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