Aguilla, cradled in the warmth of the Caribbean, invites beachgoers, families, and foodies alike to its sun-kissed shores and culinary delights, promising a year-round sanctuary of sand, sea, and flavor.
Anguilla's Location: Where is Anguilla on the map?
Perched at the northernmost tip of the Leeward Islands, Anguilla is a slender 16-mile-long masterpiece, brushed by the Eastern Caribbean’s boundless blue skies. It is a place where the map’s edge meets the ocean’s beginning, east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and directly north of the cosmopolitan Saint Martin.
The island’s main stretch, accompanied by a procession of uninhabited islets and cays, is a haven for those seeking the luxury of seclusion. On the map of the Caribbean, Anguilla might appear as just another speck amid the vibrant blue, but to the discerning traveller, it is the epitome of a beach paradise perfected.
The Allure of Anguilla: Why Visit Anguilla?
Spectacular beaches: the island boasts a sublime stretch of 33 beaches, each a masterclass in beachfront bliss where the sands are as powdery as they are pearly white, and the sea—a ribbon of the most hypnotic blue—gently kisses the shore. From the secluded coves of Little Bay to the inviting expanse of Rendezvous Bay, beachgoers can relish in the luxury of having a slice of paradise all to themselves. The island’s crown jewels—Cove Bay, Maundays Bay, and the ever-popular Shoal Bay—offer a serene escape from reality.
Rich culinary scene: but the allure of Anguilla extends beyond its tranquil shores. Here, the culinary scene is a vibrant celebration of the island’s rich culture and local produce. The absence of chain restaurants only amplifies its charm, allowing small, family-run establishments to shine. A visit to Anguilla without dining at Tasty’s would be akin to missing the sunset; the coconut-crusted fish and marinated conch salad are not merely dishes but a revelation, artfully crafted by the renowned local chef Dale Carty.
by Elena Leo, WAWW Director of Editorial