Where is Anguilla?
A lot of people ask where is Anguilla? Many have never heard of the Island so here’s the answer. It is a one of the tiny Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It is part of the British Overseas Territory. A very small Island, it is only 35 sq miles, with a population of less than 14,000 people.
2 Ways to Get to Anguilla.
There are two main ways to get to Anguilla either by air of sea. It is accessible from St. Martin or Puerto Rico, which are the two closest Islands. If you’re already in St Martin, it’s easy and cheap to go by ferry. It takes 20-25 minutes and cost about 20 USD or 55 ECD (Eastern Caribbean Dollar). From Puerto Rico, a direct flight will take around 40 minutes. Flights cost vary but you can check here if you prefer to fly than take the ferry.
My Experience Of Anguilla.
Some years back I visited Anguilla with my Cousin. We were already in St Martin so we took the ferry. What I remember most, was the vivid colours of the gardens and sites I saw. It was too hot to mention but glorious. My Cousin and I went on a taxi tour of the Island. I Think it took around 20 minutes. (Well it was short anyway). We found a taxi tour driver through friends and off we went.
I sat in the back of the taxi, and I’m no longer ashamed to admit that I fell asleep. I did say it was too hot to mention right? Due to my semi conscious state, I can only claim to have seen half, or maybe a third of the Island. Therefore, it is only fitting that I return some day soon for a second look!
Don’t let Anguilla’s size put you off. The best things sometimes come in small packages, and Anguilla is no different. There is still lots to do on the tiny Island. A great tourist attraction is Sombrero Island. This is an even smaller islands within the territory. Sombrero is home to the famous 360 foot wide Lighthouse, one of the largest in the World. You can also visit the Heritage Museum, to top off a great day of sights.
Anguilla has lots of other activities to enjoy.
There are plenty of other enjoyable water sports activities. There is great fishing, historical tours, nightlife and more…
People say that Anguilla boast some of the most stunning beaches in the World. It’s not my place to dispute this, in fact I’m sure it’s a correct statement. There are 33 beaches on this tiny Island, all of them with pure white sand, and Blue-green warm waters. Among the most popular are; Crocus Bay, Shoal Bay Cap Juluca & Rendezvous Bay.
From Spring to Autumn, certain beaches come alive with turtles. There are a number of beaches you can visit and sit back and watch green turtles, leather back turtles or hawsbill turtles nesting. Don’t approach or frighten the turtles, just sit back and watch nature take its course. Captains Bay Beach, Limestone Bay Beach and Meads Bay Beach are a few locations where you can witness these wondrous events.
Boat races are frequent in Anguilla during the Spring and Summer months. They generally start during the Easter holidays. At the end of boat racing week in August, the Champion of Champions race takes place. This popular sport was first introduced at the end of the first World War. It was an event that celebrated the end of the World War I in 1918.
Upcoming Event: 11th November – 13th November 2016.
3 Day Music Festival.
This Winter, Anguilla is celebrating their “living in the Sun festival” with three days of music and events.
DJ from other parts of the World will attend to make this event especially enjoyable. Each day starts on a beach from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Then moves to one of the local night spots from 10:pm – 4:00am.
If visiting a Caribbean Island in Winter appears to you, and you’ve never been to Anguilla. This year could be just the right time for a visit! More information about the event, see the I visit Anguilla website.
Anguilla is a popular Island for all kinds of holiday goers. It is popular for day trips from St. Martin, (its neighbouring Island). For weekend getaways, weddings, and a perfect off-season peaceful, relaxing sun filled holiday.