Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean.
Anguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.
Anguilla is located north of Saint Martin and east of the Virgin Islands. View Map
Anguilla is known for its sailboat racing, family fun beaches, adventure shore sports, watersports and historical and cultural activities.
The name Anguilla means eel in Italian, and named as such in reference of its shape.
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Anguilla's land area covers 35 square miles (91 square kilometers). It is 16 (26 kilometers) long and three-and-one-half miles (6 kilometers) wide. The highest elevation is of 213 feet (65 meters) at Crocus Hill.
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Latitude: 18° 13' 23.77" N
Longitude: -63° 03' 23.88" W
The tiny Anguilla Bank Anole (Anolis gingivinus) is a species of the anole lizard. Sweet Bees of more than 1700 species. Sombrero Ameiva Lizard. Hawksbill sea turtle. The masked booby sea bird with a 65-inch wingspan
Two miles long. Soft white sands. Great for watersports, walks, swimming, dolphin watching. Very popular with its resorts, restaurants and beachbars.
Located on the north shore with restaurants and hotels. Equally popular, less crowded. Waves appropriate for advanced surfing.
Wild, remote, natural and off the beaten path, easily accessible. Waves appropriate for advanced surfing.
View of St. Martin. Sensational sunset. Very family, walking, swimming-friendly. Allso great for kitesurfing and horseback-riding.
Sandy Ground Beach
Very urban and lively. Loads of amenities. Turns in a social hot spot in the evenings. Venue for Anguilla's Summer Festival
Anguilla became a British colony in 1650 and despite attempts by the French to colonize, it has remained a British colony ever since. In 1967, Britain encouraged that Anguilla forms a relationship with St Kitts and Nevis to create a new Caribbean nation. Anguillians didn't fancy that thinking they would be undermined by the bigger islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. The islands became a 'state in association' with the UK, and in 1980 they were granted the status of a British Dependent Territory.
Look out when buying bananas in grocery stores or food stalls in the Caribbean - you may actually bite into one and realize it's actually a plantain! Plantains are much better-tasting when cooked, fried or roasted!