Anguilla (pronounced an-gwil-ah) is a British Overseas Territory situated in the Eastern Caribbean. It’s the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. Anguilla offers stunning beaches, lavish accommodation and an inspired culinary scene, making it the perfect choice for a laid-back luxury holiday to the Caribbean.
Although there are no direct flights to Anguilla, British Airways and Virgin fly from the UK to the nearby islands of Antigua (8.5 hrs flight time) and St Kitts (10.5 hrs flight time via Antigua) with inter-island flights via local airlines to your final destination. KLM/Air France also fly from the UK via Paris/Amsterdam to Saint Martin, where a 25-minute ferry journey will deliver you to Anguilla.
Anguilla is also a top choice for multi-island holidays.
Anguilla is an ideal year-round destination as it’s one of the sunniest islands in the Caribbean. Temperatures average a balmy 80ºF (27ºC) with a fluctuation of only a couple of degrees in the high and low seasons. The warmest (but also most humid) month to travel is August, with the coolest, driest month being February. Even in ‘hurricane season’ (typically August – October), Anguilla is still fairly dry compared to other islands in the Caribbean, making it a good option for the school summer holidays.
“Anguilla is our favourite Caribbean island, and we have been visiting it for over 25 years. Beautiful beaches, incredible restaurant scene and friendly locals … Anguilla has it all!” – Mike and Karen Williams, co-founders of The Caribbeanist