Anguilla is a simple Caribbean retreat that can be bundled up as romantic get-away, family vacationing or wellness adventure, all at a time. Laze in a beach chair or snorkel till your feet cramp, Anguilla beaches have so much to offer everyone with abundance of warmth, sunshine, peace and parties. Sprawling over an area of total 102 sq km, Anguilla is located in the Caribbean region. It is the northern most of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles and is long and thin in shape. Washed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, this island destination boasts of a 61km long pristine coastline. Geographically, Anguilla is a conglomeration of 5 islands that are flat and low-lying and consist of cays from coral and limestone. Due to it’s positioning over the Caribbean, Anguilla remains susceptible to frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms.
Today Anguilla is recognised as a British overseas territory but prior to that, was part of the West Indies Associated States and a component of the St. Kitts–Nevis-Anguilla Federation. The British first colonised the island in 1650 and in July 1971, Anguilla was declared a dependency of Britain. A separate constitution for Anguilla came into force in 1982.