Anguilla is a chic, scenic island in the Caribbean. It has become a destination for jet-setters who frequent the pricey resorts that have popped up on its shores. Anguilla’s thirty tree-studded beaches have retained their serene atmosphere, making this a more peaceful destination than nearby St. Maarten.
One can boat off to a secluded beach picnic, or dive into the ocean to explore Anguilla’s extensive coral reefs as part of a scuba diving expedition. An 18th century Spanish ship lies sunken in these depths and is a popular site for diving. Alternative aquatic adventures are to be had at Dolphin Fantaseas, where visitors can swim with graceful sea mammals. Equestrians can tour the beaches on horseback with a visit to one of the Anguilla’s riding stables. Tennis courts at the resorts on Anguilla offer plenty of opportunities for burning off excess energy. A colorful range of galleries appeal to art collectors, with a selection of works by local artists. Nature lovers will be drawn to the Sea Turtles of Anguilla, which hatch here, then go on a 30 year journey before returning to lay the eggs of the next generation. Anguilla’s nightlife buzzes with beach barbecues and music, including reggae, calypso, and contemporary tunes.