The idyllic Caribbean island of Anguilla is reasonably flat and the thirty sandy beaches all around the coast, are shaded by sea-grape trees. This island is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands that acquired independence in 1980. English is the predominant language, given that it was part of the British Empire and the influences of this heritage can be observed all around Anguilla.
The climate is mostly warm with a temperature of about 27 degrees. There is no public transportation on the island, but there are plenty of taxis and there are also rental cars for hire.
The interior of the island is rather barren, but the attractiveness of Anguilla beaches undoubtedly helps to make up for it. Anguilla has luxurious holiday rentals to suit all budgets and tastes. The most popular beach is Rendezvous Bay which stretches approximately two and a half miles. The waters are extremely shallow and calm, which makes it the ideal option for families with young children. Another favourite location is Maundays Bay having excellent swimming and snorkeling.
Snorkeling in Anguilla is one of the best in the Caribbean because of the calm waters and the marine life is an amazing rainbow of colours. Snorkeling and scuba diving conditions are excellent on the island because of the coral reefs which fringe the coastline. If you want to participate in wreck diving, there is a sunken Spanish ship at Stoney Bay Marine Park.
You can take an Anguilla ferry to another of the other Caribbean islands or cruise to a secluded beach. If you want to indulge in shopping you can get the ferry to St. Martin where the selection of some of the major shops have branch outlets on Anguilla.
The resorts and hotels offer the nightlife for the island to enjoy parties and barbecues in West Indian style and an assortment of entertainment.