Still a bit off the beaten track, Anguilla is one of the most paradise like islands in the Caribbean. The northernmost of the Leeward Islands, 145 miles east of Puerto Rico , the island is 16 miles long and 3 miles wide. It has a population of only 10,000 souls.
Anguilla is mostly flat, so there are no mountains to climbs or hikes to be made during your stay here. This can be a very relaxing thought. There is no reason not to enjoy the flawless beaches with their pure sand and neon sea.
The Valley is the capital of the island, and is located right in the center. Sandy Ground village on Road Bay, the main port and the center of nightlife, is located on the north coast. Cap Juluca, Cuisinart and Malliouhana are the largest luxury resorts on the island, and are located on the west end. Anguilla also has several smaller resorts and private guesthouses, as well as a great selection of bars and restaurant from the most casual to the star studded. Renting a car or scooter is recommended as there is no public transport service. Most travellers arrive via regularly scheduled flights from Puerto Rico, Antigua, or neighboring St. Maarten, which also offers a direct ferry service to Blowing Point on the south coast of the island about 2 miles from the capital, The Valley, or 5 miles from the major resorts in the west. Since the island is very small, the beaches are never far away.
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