Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (4.8 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island’s capital is The Valley.
Area: 35mi² (91 km²)
Island groups: Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Leeward Antilles, Leeward Islands
Anguilla features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city has a rather dry climate, moderated by northeast trade winds. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. Average daily maxima range from about 27 °C (80.6 °F) in December to 30 °C (86 °F) in July. Rainfall is erratic, averaging about 900 mm (35.4 in) per year, the wettest months being September and October, and the driest February and March.
Must See & Do
Road Bay Our rendezvous begins in the town of Road Bay, on the west side about 1/2 way up the island. Turtles, calm turquoise waters, and the aforementioned white sand beaches away. A nice walk, or a stop at the famous Elvis’ Beach Bar for some specialty drinks and a game or two of CornHole await. Or test your luck at the washer game…just be careful…the locals know the tricks!
Crocus / Little Bay A very pretty bay with character, like a wonderful postcard, bound to please; white sand and rocks, nice for families and friends to spend a quit and a pleasant afternoon and evening aboard.
Dog Island / Prickly Pear The Prickly Pear Cays, sometimes spelled Prickley Pear Cays, are a small pair of uninhabited islands about 6 miles from Road Bay. Dog Island is an uninhabited small island of 207 ha in size located approximately 7 miles to the north-west of Anguilla. It is low and rocky, with three small cays off the west and north coasts.