Sunday, January 11, 2009
What Anguilla lacks in size, it more than makes up for in that much-sought Caribbean asset: pristine, powdery beaches. Boasting 19km (12 miles) of white coral coastline, Anguilla's calm and polychromatic waters are enough to lure any potential visitor. Comprised of several other islands and cays, Anguilla is rapidly becoming a holiday haven for the rich and famous. Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Robin Williams have all relaxed in the island's vivid blue ocean, no doubt sipping on expensive cocktails. For those seeking an altogether cheaper type of cocktail, nothing can beat staring out at a Caribbean sunset while sipping an Anguillan tipple in one of the many beach bars. Those who like their food need not worry either, since restaurants on the island are excellent and offer a mixture of cuisines, with a natural emphasis on seafood and alfresco dining. Nightlife is centred on hotel nightclubs or barefoot dancing in those beach bars. If you ever get bored of relaxing, there are loads of activity choices. Many resorts and hotels are situated on the beach and offer boating, snorkelling, fishing and scuba-diving equipment for adventurous types. For the culturally minded, Anguilla, despite its diminutive size, has around 15 art galleries to stroll around and observe Anguillan talent. Wherever you are though, those beautiful beaches are only minutes away.