Welcome to Anguilla, a warm and welcoming island destination tucked away in the eastern Caribbean.
Embraced by unrivaled white beaches and breathtaking turquoise seas, Anguilla is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low-key elegance, and the best of the good life set to a slow and casual island tempo. Anguilla is an experience that captivates visitors and creates friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
Anguilla has an endless summer with near perfect weather, blue waters and balmy trade winds. Quiet, and low key from the end of August to October, the island is yours to explore and experience. Development is limited here to ensure the pristine beaches remain that way. You won’t find shopping malls, cruise ships or other obtrusive amenities in Anguilla.
Anguilla’s crown jewels, her 33 pristine white sand beaches, are as beautiful and inviting as they always have been, some now sporting even more powder-soft white sand as a result of the constructive wave action this past summer.
Anguilla continues to be regarded as a destination of choice among visitors from around the world, offering what many perceive as “the Caribbean vacation experience the way it used to be”: no manicured roadsides, no cookie-cutter buildings, no white picket fences, just authentic island living.
If you’re seeking ultimate luxury, stay at the St. Regis Temenos Villas where the personalized butler staff stands ready to accommodate every wish and whim. In your sanctuary you will find a deluxe Kashmir granite kitchen, custom designer furnishings inspired by island living, infinity edge pool with adjoining jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor showers and more. On site, spend the day on the Greg Norman-designed Temenos Golf Club with 14 unparalleled sea view holes and a 10th hole that redefines drama.
If you visit in April you can celebrate the island’s seafaring heritage in the colourful Festival Del Mar. Celebrating all things sea, check out the traditional cooking, culinary competitions, swimming races, fishing tournaments, boat racing and more.
Even if you don’t get to Festival Del Mar, Island Harbour should always be a stop on any Anguilla itinerary.
The small village, located on the eastern tip of the island, has remained largely untouched by tourism development and still maintains its local vibe. Colourful boats bob in the blue harbour and a fishing pier juts out to catch schooners and fishing boats, much as it was in the early 1900s. Domino games under sea grape trees, children diving and fishing off the dock and mothers with children on their hips waiting for the day’s catch to be brought in — this is a fishing village, the way it used to be.
At night, visit Sandy Ground, a sleepy village by day and entertainment capital at night. Imaginative beach bars, fun and casual restaurants come alive with music, dancing and lively conversation in the evening.
During holidays, Sandy Ground hops all day whether you come down to “lime” (hang out) or “mash sand” (dance), it is usually the place to be.
Also, make sure to spend a day at Shoal Bay, among the world’s best beaches, to go snorkeling at the coral reef, scuba diving, take a glass-bottom boat tour or just lounge on the blinding white sands set off by electric turquoise seas.