The clear azure waters and powder soft beaches of Anguilla have long been regarded as amongst the finest in the Caribbean. Overlooking neighbouring St Barths, the island has always been the low-key alternative to its glitzier neighbour; here, authenticity and indolence are the order of the day. That said, for those in need of a dose of adrenaline, warm sea breezes produce near perfect conditions for kite-surfing and sailing, whilst paddle-boarding and snorkelling are well-suited to the calm waters of the island’s bays and inlets.
The 35 square-mile island is a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, comprising a small main island and several offshore islets. Its beaches range from long sandy stretches, such as Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighbouring Saint Martin, to secluded coves reached only by boat. Protected areas include Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs, and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.
A warm and welcoming island destination, embraced by unrivalled white beaches and breath-taking turquoise seas, Anguilla is a potent Caribbean cocktail of laid-back casual and low-key sophistication.