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The tiny Island of Anguilla is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. It is part of the British Overseas Territory. It is accessible from St. Martin and Puerto Rico. A very small Island, it is only 35 sq miles, with a population of around 14,000 people.
No Need To Ask – Where Is Anguilla Again.
Don’t let Anguilla’s size put you off. The best things sometimes come in small packages. Anguilla is no different. There is still lots to do on the Island. A great tourist attraction is Sombrero Island. This is an even smaller islands within the territory. Sombrero is home to the famous 360ft wide Lighthouse, one of the largest in the World. You can also visit the Heritage Museum, this would be a great day.
Anguilla has lots of other activities to enjoy.
There are plenty of other enjoyable watersports activities. There is great fishing, historical tours, nightlife and more…
It has been said that Anguilla boast some of the most stunning beaches in the World. I’m not in a position 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 gree/blue warm waters. Among the most popular are; Rendezvous Bay, Crocus Bay and Shoal 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 turles, just sit back and watch nature take it’s course. Captains Bay Beach, Limestone Bay Beach and Meads Bay Beach are a few locations where you can witness these wonderous events.
Boatraces are frequent in Anguilla during the Spring and Summer months. They generally start during the Easter holidays. At the end of boatracing 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 WWI in 1918.
My Experience Of Anguilla.
Many years ago I visited Anguilla. 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 were introduced to a taxi tour driver through a friends, and off we went.
I was seated in the back of the taxi, and I am no longer ashamed to admit that I fell asleep. I did say it was too hot to mention right? Due to my semi conscience state, I can only claim to have seen half, or maybe a third of the Island. Therefore, it is only fitting that I return. To enjoy the full beauty of Anguilla and what it has to offer.
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.
I will be visiting the Caribbean in January/February 2013. Taking a break from the Wintery weather. I haven’t decided which Islands I will visit first. However I do have friends in St. Martin whom I wish to see, therefore Anguilla will be on the list. Moving around other Caribbean Islands is a easy once you’re. Can’t wait to take video and photos to share with you.
Anguilla Image 1 By: Tiarescott; Anguilla Image 2 By: PD; Anguilla Image 3 By: Roy Googin.