Welcome to the Anguilla Resorts section. First a brief overview of this wonderful island and then you will find a list of Anguilla Resorts to discover the perfect Caribbean resort getaway!
This tiny island, at only 35 square miles, has a big reputation as an idyllic tropical escape. Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory, is big on laid back luxury and privacy. They have world class resorts, full service villas, gourmet restaurants and opulent spas. There are also budget friendly dining and accommodations as well. See below to find out more detailed information on Anguilla resorts.
Due to local regulations there are no casinos, fast food chains or mega resorts. There is, however, golf, horseback riding and a dolphin experience. Even though the tourism profile of this tiny island is growing, development has been limited and low key. This allows Anguilla to maintain a welcoming friendliness and pristine beaches which are what put Anguilla on the tourism map in the first place.
Anguilla has 33 stunningly white sand beaches fringed with sea grape trees and crystal clear turquoise waters. Along Rendezvous Bay and Mead’s Bay you will find long stretches of white sand beaches. Nearby are many uninhabited islets to explore.
The snorkeling is fantastic. One such place that is noteworthy is at the end of a long dirt road. There you will find Limestone Bay a rock framed cove beach. Another is Little Bay, accessible only by boat, and Shoal Bay East, a two mile stretch on the North East shore. Anguilla has seven marine parks that protect the island’s underseatreasures like the wreck of an 18th century Spanish galleon complete with cannons. Anguilla has a healthy double reef system with a wide variety of corals with several intentionally sunk ships to explore. Many Anguilla resorts offer snorkeling and dive excursions.
Anguillla’s highest point is Crocus Hill and is a mere 213 feet above sea level. The flat terrain is ideal for bicycling. The salt flats are great for bird watching. In fact over 136 species have been spotted there. For those interested in history you will want to see the Arawak petroglyphs in the caverns at Big Springs Heritage Site, the 18th century Wallblake plantation and old salt factory. At the Heritage Collection Museum you will find 1,000 year old artifacts.
The place to be to get a feel for thelocal vibe is at Johnno’s on the beach at Sandy Ground. Lunches are served either at the beach or inside and in the evenings you will enjoy reggae and other live music. The Pumphouse is nearby and is also a popular spot. Bankie Banx, a local reggae legend, often performs at his restaurant/club The Dune Preserve. He also sponsors the MoonSplash Music Festival every March.
Be sure to take in the brightly painted wooden fishing boats that are still in use around the island. These boats are an art form in their own right. During Race Week in August they sail from bay to bay. August is also Carnival where you will experience Calypso bands and costumed troops dancing and parading through the streets.
Here are some of the resorts to visit while in Anguilla:
Allamanda Beach Club
Anguilla Great House Beach Resort
Arawak Beach Inn
Carimar Beach Club
Cuisinart Resort & Spa
Easy Corner Villas