Overview of Island

Anguilla, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, is a British overseas territory. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (4.8 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. 

Capital: The Valley 

Languages: English & Creole  (Anguillan)

Population: 15,045

Amerindians of South America discovered the Island 4000 years ago and called it "Mailliouhana" which meant arrow-shape sea serpent, and various tribes inhabited the Island for 400+ years.  In 1650 The English settlers from St. Kitts colonized the Island and replaced the corn and tobacco planted by the Amerindians with sugar. They was overthrown by the French, and  regained  in 1666  under the Treaty of Breda, during which time Anguilla prospered for hundreds of years under British rule with African slaves being brought in from Central and West Africa.  The colony was  established as  a slave depot in 1672. In the 1830's Britain recommended a union between St. Kitts/Nevis and Anguilla which eventually failed due to the resistance of the latter Island's freeholders. After two revolutions  Anguilla was allowed to secede  and became a an internally self-governing  British overseas territory in 1980. Throughout all of this Anguilla was renamed from the Arawak name  “Malliouhana” to “Anguilla” by the Europeans. 

More than 90% of Anguillan's residents are descendants of slaves transported from Western Africa, more recently mixed with Chinese, Indian and Mexican who were brought in as labourers for major tourist developments in 2006 and 2007.                

Anguilla is a popular tax haven since there are no  forms of direct taxation such as capital gains, estate, or profit taxes.

Things to do

Petroglyphs Coral

Reefs Hydroponic

Farm and Organic Gardens

Endangered Species Garden

Where to stay

Cap Juluca

Located on the island of Anguilla, Belmond Cap Juluca offers a sanctuary for total escapism.

Carimar Beach Club

Carimar offers spacious 1100 square foot one and two bedroom villa suites located directly on Mead’s Bay Beach – one of the best beaches in the world.

Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa

A haven of tranquility and luxury is Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa! Here is blended a contemporary luxury with experiences anchored in the rich island tradition.

La Vue Boutique Inn

Come to enjoy the La Vue experience on our tranquil island! We look forward to welcoming you to La Vue Boutique Inn and extending our true Anguillan warmth and hospitality.

Ocean Terrace Condominiums

Belmond Cap Juluca

Take relaxation to the next level at the most exclusive sanctuary on the pristine shores of Anguilla. The ultimate island hideaway! Different. Better. Special.


What is our terrain like?
Barbados is largely made up of coral formation, with a terrain that is generally flat, except for the Scotland district in the North-east, where the terrain is hilly and rugged. It is the only coral Island in the region with all white sand beaches
What is the climate like?
The temperature in Anguilla does not usually rise above the mid-80s F (about 30 °C) or fall below the low 70s F (about 22 °C). There are two seasons: the dry season, from early December to May, and the wet season, which lasts for the rest of the year. Average rainfall is about 60 inches (1,525 mm) annually, but despite the small size of the island rainfall varies, rising from the low-lying coastal areas to the high central district. Barbados experiences 8 to 9 hours of sunshine most days
What Are The Entry Requirements?
A valid passport (3-6 months) is required for entry. A return airline ticket and maybe proof that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay Intended address in Entry visa (if required based on length of stay beyond ticket duration Children under the age of 18 without a parent/guardian must have a letter of authorization from their parent/guardian
Other Useful Facts
Water: is potable; with bottled water available at most hotels and in convenience stores Transportation: there's no public transport; there are car rental services available, as well as hotel shuttle services There are no shopping malls, casinos or high cruise hotels on the Island Departure Tax: US$20.00 payable on departure - cash only Banking: ATM's are available throughout the Island.
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