Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, the northernmost island of the Leeward Islands. It has a small main island and several offshore islets. The island has 33 beaches. Some are long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighboring Saint Martin, while some are secluded coves reached only by boat, such as at Little Bay.
Anguilla: Things to see and do
- Spend the day at Little Bay. This gorgeous secluded bay features a small sandy beach, swimming, snorkeling, and cliffs for diving.
- Visit Big Spring Cave, a protected area known for prehistoric petroglyphs. Or, see East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.
- Catch a short boat shuttle to Sandy Island. This sunny cay is 2.9 miles northwest of the main island of Anguilla. The island has a small bar and restaurant.
- Take a taxi tour and visit places such as the small Heritage Museum Collection on the East End or the Wallblake House in The Valley.
- Snorkel at Shoal Bay East. This reef has a wide array of marine life.
- Enjoy fine cuisine. Anguilla offers a variety of dining options such as The Straw Hat and Veya.
There are several anchorages in Anguilla including:
- Crocus Bay Anchorage in Crocus Hill
- Dog Island Anchorage in Dog Island
- Little Bay Anchorage in Ebenezer
- Island Harbour Anchorage in Island Harbour
Anguilla’s weather is idyllic. The average temperature is 80F. Trade winds keep the island relatively cool and dry. July to October is the hottest period while December to February is the coolest. Annual rainfall averages 35.4 inches.