Dining beachside, Sandy Ground, Anguilla, B.W.I.

Anguilla, British West Indies

Anguilla is a magical island, the way everyone wants a Caribbean island to be.  It is the northern most of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide at its widest, Anguilla is about 35 square miles.  The island is flat and low-lying, comprised of coral and limestone and covered mostly with rock, sparse scrub oak, a few trees and some salt ponds, but the description does not due

the island justice.  On Anguilla you will find the most beautiful places on earth.

Anguilla is lined with thirty-three stunning, white powder sand beaches.  The island's waters are calm and clear to the bottom and range all hues of blue.  This unique combination has earned Anguilla the reputation of having the best beaches in the world.

 

Anguilla’s thirty-three picturesque beaches are all public and each is equally uncrowded and unspoiled.  Every one of the coves, bays and stretches of sand have their own unique characteristics.  The island’s waters are warm and welcoming year-round. Swimming, snorkeling and diving are all a few feet away from the shoreline.  This is the island for those looking to relax, let go and unwind with a book on the beach.  Time on the sand slows to a pace that you will truly enjoy. 

 

Anguilla's average monthly temperature is 80°F, water temperatures generally range between the 75° to 85°F.  The island gets about 35 inches of rain per year; rainy season is usually September through October, while the driest months are February and March.

 

Electricity is U.S. 110 Volts AC.  Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and a driver’s license is required, temporary tourist licenses are available.  There are several rental agencies on the island from which you can rent cars and jeeps.  We recommend that you drink only bottled water, however, ice at the bars and restaurants is generally filtered and safe to consume.

 

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of Anguilla, however, the U.S. dollar is widely accepted across the island.  ATMs can be found in several locations on the island and dispense both EC & USD currencies.