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A paradisiacal and exclusive island surrounded by delightful coral reefs and uninhabited islands and cays
As the northern outpost of the Leeward Isles, Anguilla is definitely secluded and with just a sprinkling of luxurious hotels, the island is exclusive too. Mile upon mile of pristine sands and offshore coral cays make it the dream for escapists. A diversity of dive sites, from long forgotten shipwrecks to cliffs, canyons and caverns, beckon sub-mariners in scuba gear.
Best time to visit
Between December and May.
Just 35 square miles of idyllic Caribbean shores, beautiful Anguilla is about as laidback as this world can get. Underdeveloped, peppered with delightful white-sand beaches and boasting some of the region’s best diving, this is an island as rewarding as it is beguiling.
Most people escape to this British overseas territory to enjoy the idyllic beaches, turquoise waters and the exclusive ambience. From the tiny capital of The Valley to any of the 33 beaches, the entire island enjoys a seemingly endless summer and a high standard of living. The beautiful Shoal Bay and Mead’s Bay, two of the island’s most popular beaches, provide visitors with an outstanding slice of paradise featuring powder-soft sands, inviting waters and a vibrant marine world that is just crying out to be explored. Set back from the idyllic bay is the exclusive Viceroy Anguilla Resorts & Residences, a contemporary choice for an adults-only, luxury holiday.
Just three miles wide at its broadest point, this low lying island is a true Caribbean heaven surrounded by even smaller offshore islands and cays that can be visited on a day trip or two. It is well documented that Anguilla is both unspoilt and serene and the breath-taking Sandy Island is no different. Across a short stretch of crystal clear waters from Sandy Ground, this tiny desert island offers some first-rate snorkelling and a charming beachside restaurant and bar where you can soothe your stresses away with delectable seafood and a refreshing rum punch.