Anguilla

Located near Puerto Rico, Anguilla is the northernmost island of the Leeward Chain in the Caribbean. It has more than 30 white sand beaches, private resorts and villas, as well as restaurants by the sea. The capital of Anguilla is The Valley which measures 17 miles long and 3 miles wide. With a population of 13,000 the official language in this island is English, also because it is a British Overseas Territory.

The major industry of the country is tourism and for tourists, wearing a sunglasses is important. This is because sunshine is abundant in the island and there are no mountains or buildings that could protect people from the shining sun. There are also very few clouds and the density of vegetation is low too. And even if one is already in the middle of the island, it still feels like the sea is nearby. This causes increase in the glare. Moreover, the island is predominantly made up of coral rocks that bounce out the sun’s rays in all direction. On the other hand, pets are allowed to travel with their owners provided that the required paperworks are submitted. These paperworks include Import Permit, health certificate, and rabies shots among others.

Anguilla sundown

Anguilla sundown

Known to all, Anguilla is mostly famous because of its beaches. Some of its best beaches are the Shoal Bay East which is a 2-mile stretch of white sand beach, Sandy Ground that is usually visited by lots of people including foreign sailors, Barnes Bay which is rather secluded and is mostly populated by exclusive resorts and private villas, Meads Bay which is one of the widest and visually impressive beaches, Rendezvous Bay that is also one of the biggest beaches in the island and is where the world’s number 1 beach bar is located according to CNN, Little Bay which is the most remote beach in the whole of Anguilla and can only be accessed by rope or boat, Island Harbour which is a fishing village home to the friendly locals, and more.

Anguilla airview

Anguilla airview

Aside from tourism, the locals of Anguilla lives off by fishing. The boats of the local fishermen are made of wood and although small in size, it is equipped with a powerful motor. Some of the fishes that local fishermen get to catch are lobster, crayfish, snapper, grouper, conch, welch, and swordfish. These catches mainly go into restaurants and homes for supply although sometimes, local fishermen of Anguilla also sell some to neighboring islands like U.S. Virgin Islands and St.Maarten/St.Martin. Additional means of living are construction, farming, and service industries. Other industries like woodcarving, dressmaking, and craftsmanship in needlework enable locals to help and earn from the tourism industry of the country.

Little Bay Beach Anguilla Snorkel

Anguilla Beach

Anguilla Beach

Where is Anguilla Located?

The answer can easily found on Google Maps:

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  • tonti

    Anguilla is great-to-visit place if you want to run away from the mad world to the silence and nature.