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Welcome to Anguilla, It’s another paradise within Paradise. The ultra wealthy and Instagram rich flock here during a particular island to blow off steam or to hide in the secluded beach front villas on this this incredible secret island. Celebrities such as Simon Cowell, David Letterman, Jay Z, Beyonce, Diddy, Leonardo Di Caprio are just a few who frequent this island

NAMED #1 ISLAND in the Caribbean by Travel and Leisure, Anguilla offers stunning beaches, luxury accommodations and an inspired culinary scene.

Tucked away in the Eastern Caribbean, Anguilla is the most northern island in the Leeward Island chain, less than ten miles north of St. Martin and 200 miles east of Puerto Rico, two of our major gateways. We are located just a small step off the beaten path, which helps to protect Anguilla’s character and exclusivity while offering travelers convenience in getting here by air or by sea.

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Why is ANGUILLA so exclusive?

Your Anguilla vacation is more than an evening out — it is an experience, and one of the best ways to experience Anguilla life is through our many casual restaurants and local spots. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Anguilla’s casual dining experiences offer excellent food and an opportunity to get into the culture. A secret among those who know the island, many of Anguilla’s top chefs also have their own independent enterprises — offering top notch cooking techniques usually served with a side of local flavour.

At just 35 square-miles, this posh but unpretentious island is known as must-visit for sand seekers, with 33 pristine and uncrowded beaches to suit every bum. And that hasn’t changed — the sand is still powdery white and the sea still that only-in-Anguilla blue. Bonus: Shoal Bay East is even better and broader than before, now that sand churned up by the storms has been deposited on its eastern end. As far as Anguilla’s offshore islands go, you’ll have to wait a few more months for the idyllic spit known as Sandy Island to return to its former size. But Johnno’s restaurant on Prickly Pear is open, and Scilly Cay, famous for its gargantuan crayfish platters and $5 rum punches, is open by appointment.

Of Anguilla’s 1,600 total rooms, there are now more than 700 small hotels, guesthouses and villas across the island ready to receive guests. In December, we had a comfortable stay at Fountain Resort & Residences on the East End and Carimar Beach Club on Meads Bay. Both had full power and Wi-Fi. Hotels including Frangipani Beach Resort, CeBlue Resort, Shoal Bay Villas, Paradise Cove, Allamanda Beach Club and Manoah Boutique Hotel are also back in business. And in January, the island’s newest villa resort, Quintessence Hotel, debuted with nine plush rooms on tranquil Long Bay.

 Tourism officials expect an additional 500 rooms to come back on stream by April, many of them Anguilla’s marquee resorts. Zemi Beach House was the first of the “big six” to reopen on February 15. Zemi will be followed by Four Seasons Anguilla on March 23; The Reef by CuisinArt on April 1; CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa on November 1; and Belmond Cap Juluca on November 15. The island’s oldest resort, Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, is scheduled to reopen some time in November.

And concierge companies are there to help you with anything from a res­taurant reservation to a wedding. Many of your favorite restaurants and bars are operating, including Hibernia Restaurant, Andy’s, E’s Oven, Ocean Echo, Roy’s Bayside Grill, a rebuilt Garvey’s Sunshine Shack and Dolce Vita. On Meads Bay, longtime beachfront favorite Straw Hat rebuilt and reopened in record time and now looks as good as new, straw-hat lamp shades and all. Sandy Ground staple, Elvis’, is still serving up those rum punches on the beach, and Da’Vida continues its reign over the sands of Crocus Bay.

The island’s physical recovery has been remarkably swift, but not only because of locals’ hard work, the assistance of the United Kingdom (Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory) and donations from around the world. It’s also because of Anguillians’ indomitable spirit and “can-do” attitude. The moment you touch down on the island you feel a joyous, welcoming vibe that makes you happy you came.

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10 FACTS ABOUT ANGUILLA

1.Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean.

2. Its nearest neighbours are Antigua and Barbuda to the southeast, Saint-Martin and Saint Kitts and Nevis to the south, US Virgin Islands to the southwest and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to the west.

3. To relax on the stunning sandy beaches that this incredible country has to offer, head for the coordinates of 18.2272° N, 63.0490° W.

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4. Anguilla is a flat and low lying coral and limestone island.

5. The total land area of Anguilla is 35 square miles (91 square kilometres)

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6. Anguilla’s population was 16,418 in 2015

7. Residents here are known as Anguillians.

8. The capital is The Valley.

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9. Anguillians enjoy a tropical climate, moderated by northeast trade winds. There is a dry season from February to April and a rainy season from May to January.

10. Although the tiny island of Anguilla boasts two airports, only one of them has a paved runway

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