Just north of Sint Maarten/St Martin lies the island nation of Anguilla. This British Overseas Territory consists of a large main island, comparable in size to its southern neighbour, and a number of much smaller specks around it. Daily flights arrive from other Caribbean islands including from Puerto Rico.
Anguilla's capital is The Valley and unlike St. Martin (we will stop the comparisons after this, promise) it is a very flat island, with a lot of the interior consisting of farmland. The lack of natural attractions instantly kind of drives home the fact that if you come here it's going to be all about the beaches.
Ask people who have been here for the must-see spots and I guarantee you will be told things like Shoal Bay, Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay... so yeah, beaches. I guess we don't really need to sum it up for you, but that means turquoise waters, white-as-bleached beaches, palm-trees and so on, probably from behind a glass of rum at a resort, and after having gone out for scuba diving to spot tropical fishes around one of the coral reefs. If you can get off your behind after that, a night out at one of the bars around Sandy Ground is a must-do, too.
There is no way around it: staying here will hurt your wallet a little bit, as Anguilla is considered one of the most expensive places in the Caribbean. The advantage of that of course is that it is quieter here, ideal honeymoon material. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Anguilla is a region in Anguilla. It is situated at an altitude of 59ft and the best airport to fly into is AXA (Wallblake, Anguilla)
- The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
- The currency used in Anguilla is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
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