The British overseas territory Anguilla is the most northerly of the
Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, located east of Puerto Rico and
north of St. Marteen/St. Martin. The main island is about 20 kilometres
long, 5 kilometres wide and surrounded by a number of smaller coral
islands, mostly tiny and uninhabited.
Anguilla is a flat island with almost no hills and well known for its impressive coral reefs,
lonely bays, turquoise ocean, dreamlike large white sand beaches and its
Caribbean cuisine. The island combines the colonial tradition of the Caribbean
with the contemporary way of life. Holiday makers will find wonderful hotels,
tempting restaurants and friendly locals on this tropical island. Guests will
not miss culinary delights: A freshly grilled blackened beef burger
in the hip beach restaurant Smokey's or a tuna tartar in the trendy restaurant
Mango's - the choice is large and for everyones pocket. A must is a visit of
the small coral island Scilly Cay - the fresh crayfish from the grill is a
dream and the fruit punches are unbeatable!
The climate is tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds.
Temperatures vary little throughout the year, ranging from 27°C to
30°C. From July to October Anguilla is vulnerable to hurricanes and
other tropical storms.