Nestled in the northern Caribbean is the beautiful island of Anguilla. Encased in pristine coral beaches and turquoise blue waters, the natural beauty of Anguilla is matched only by its unique laid back culture. Anguilla is an enticing blend of opulent decadence and low-key style, where you can experience the finest luxury in the world at the slow and relaxed tempo of Caribbean island life. Visit any time of the year to experience the perfect weather of the eternal summer on Anguilla. Sit back and relax as the gentle breeze refreshes you on the beach, or get active and dive into the thriving coral reefs or try out some water sports like kitesurfing and paddle boarding.

Startlingly beautiful beaches await in Anguilla. 

The Travel Channel has ranked Anguilla as “number one [for the] world’s best all around beaches” and as you explore its thirty-three beaches with over twelve miles of glistening powdery sand and azure waters, fringed by swaying palm trees. There is a beach for your every mood. Stroll along the long shoreline of Rendezvous Bay, or drink a refreshing cocktail at one of the colorful beach bars on the shimmering sands of Shoal Bay. Dance on the sands of the village beach of Sandy Ground, where the party is always swinging. Find romance in the placid secluded coves of Little Bay, or discover your wild side at Junk’s Hole, where Palm Grove barbecue roasts up a feast. Gaze upon the vibrant fishing boats in Island Harbor and see the sailors and fishermen of Anguilla hard at work. Or luxuriate on the soft blush sands of Meads Bay, home to some of the island’s most refined dining options. For unrivalled views of Anguilla go to Crocus Bay and walk along the picturesque coral cliffs as the sun sets in the sky. Snorkel at Prickly Pear and see the parrotfish darting amongst the coral, or catch a rare glimpse of a majestic sea turtle. And the list goes on, Barnes, Mimi Bay, Merrywing, Dropsey, Maundays, and Long Pond; you will have to visit them all to find out which is your absolute favorite. Each stretch of sand on Anguilla has its own character, with stunning rock and coral formations and verdant tropical plant life framing the shore. Adventure off the beaten track to find your own deserted shore as all the beaches in Anguilla are public. Or go to Seaside Stables to experience the stunning sandy shores from horseback. As Conde Nast Traveler puts it, “Many Caribbean islands would be grateful for just one of Anguilla’s estimated 33 powder-white beaches.”

Miraculously white sands on the coral beaches touch the glistening turquoise waters. 

Spend the day on “The World’s Best Beach” in Shoal Bay. You will love the lazy ambience created by the brightly painted, shabby chic beach bars such as Uncle Ernie’s Beach Bar. Listen to the music of this happening scene with an A-list feel, as it sweeps over the sands, or gear up for some water-sports and parasailing. If that sounds like all too much, then simply melt into the sand by visiting Malakh Day Spa. Listen to the soothing sounds of the waves as you lie on the beach and have an incredible massage in an outdoor gazebo directly on the sand, so you barely even have to move. Get off the beach an into the sea by going on Captain Junior Fleming’s glass bottomed boat, which is the perfect way to see the coral reef without even having to get wet. If you would prefer to just dive right in, then Shoal Bay Scuba and Fishing will take you out on a diving excursion on one of their two vessels.

Try sailing in the perfect conditions off Anguilla.

After you have experienced Anguilla’s beaches from land, it is time to view the abundant life that exists beneath the waves. Anguilla has seven marine parks, such as Sandy Island and Stoney Bay Marine Park, the first underwater heritage site in Anguilla. They all feature some spectacular underwater scenery with wall and ledge dives and nine ship wreck dives. One of the best wreck dives is The El Buen Consejo, which sunk on its way to the New World in 1772. This rare dive site features anchors and canons, which have now become part of the living reef. To scuba dive these sites use Nature Boy Charters and Diving. They will also take you out fishing if that is more your pace. Captain Nature Boy is an Anguillan native who knows the best places to catch the wahoo, tuna, marlin and swordfish that swarm in these waters. Anguilla is one of the Caribbean’s finest fishing spots.

You will be spoilt for choice for palm-fringed beaches.
There are plenty more activities to try in Anguilla like playing tennis, or a round of golf on Anguilla’s eighteen hole championship golf course Temenos. You can even learn to sail with the Anguilla Sail Association. History buffs should go to the local museum ‘The Heritage Collection’ to learn about Anguilla’s fascinating boat building history. Then spend some time exploring the Old Valley, with its amazing historical buildings such as the Wallblake House. Don’t miss out on some fantastic French pastries in Koal Keel. Or head to the Koal Keel Restaurant for elegant and sophisticated cuisine, and one of the area’s largest wine cellars with over 35,000 bottles. For even more history, take the Sandy Ground Tour, which takes you around the salt ponds to see the abundant birdlife. After your tour of Sandy Ground, stick around for the exciting nightlife that gets going every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Some of the best places to grab a drink are The Pumphouse, which serves up rum and reggae, and Elvis’ Beach Bar, which features Sandy Ground’s own Elvis bartender. For a more refined ambience go to Johnno’s Beach Bar for live jazz music and authentic local delicacies. Two more beach bars that are not to be missed are Scilly Cay, described by Conde Nast Traveller as “the ultimate beach bar”, enjoy the local band Happy Hits playing live as you drink the infamous Rhum Punch. And The Dune Preserve, voted as the number one beach bar in the world by CNN. The Dune Preserve is an effortlessly cool bar made from the hulls of colorful Anguilla racing boats and driftwood. If you luck out then the owner, international reggae superstar Bankie Banx, will be playing some tunes.