Anguilla has an English heritage, and it is now an "Overseas Dependent Territory" under Britain, and very much a unique island destination. It is a peaceful and calm island with some of the most beautiful beaches and shockingly blue water in the entire world. The island has become a model of 21st century island tourism. There are no casinos, high rise hotels or raucous night spots. Anguilla is an escape into tranquility and luxury. It is the perfect place to relax in your own private villa rental, or on the terrace of a luxury condo or world-class resort.
Although laid back and mellow, there is still plenty to do when you not lying in a chaise. There are 33 stunning white sand beaches to choose from. Stay an entire month and have one for each day. The diving and snorkeling are truly excellent. There is also parasailing, paddle boats, windsurfing, deep sea fishing for the water lovers. On land there is Horseback riding, bicycling, hiking and bird watching to keep busy.
Visitors to Anguilla are met by caring, friendly and welcoming Anguillians, and quickly embraced as friends. Innkeepers, whether of five-star luxury resorts or our charming escapes, apartment hotels, villa and condo beach clubs, value their guests and strive to ensure that vacationers here return to their homes and careers fully rested and restored, in body, mind and spirit. It is this very nurturing and graciousness that has set Anguilla apart from many other vacation destinations, in the Caribbean and around the world. It is one of the common answers, in varying words, that you'll receive when asking of our past visitors -- "Why Anguilla?" The people.