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Capital: The Valley
Located in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is surrounded by white shiny beaches and spectacular turquoise water of the sea. The summer time is the near perfect time to plan a vacation in Anguilla. As far as activities and attractions are concerned, you got to choose from as many as 33 uncrowded and pristine beaches in Anguilla where you can do plentiful activities and water sports. In addition, the friendly people and awesome cuisine also awaits you in Anguilla.
Anguilla has some fascinating caves and the Big Springs at Island Harbour and the Fountain at Shoal Bay are the two most impressive caves. Anguilla offers a range of attractive coral reefs, which provides habitat for a vast array of tropical fish and marine wildlife.
Tourism in Anguilla
For shopping and active nightlife, Anguilla doesn’t offer very exciting avenues, however, St. Martin, which is just 20 minutes ferry ride from Anguilla is the perfect place for all these. Anguilla, however, hosts barbeque nights and Caribbean evenings mostly during winters.
Another fascinating fact about Anguilla is that you get to see clear blue skies and sparkling sunshine almost every time of your visit because Anguilla’s weather is amongst the most sunniest in the world. However, end of August to October is the perfect time to explore the island and experience the best of it.
Some of the attractions of Anguilla include:
Sandy Ground: a historic site for tourists during daytime and a happening hotspot by night.
The Old Valley: a place where you can see appealing architecture from the past such as Ebenezer’s Methodist Church, Rose Cottage, The Warden’s Place, Miss Marjorie’s House and more.
Crocus Bay: the highest point on Anguilla standing at a height of 213 feet above sea level. You can have some spectacular views from here.
Shoal Bay: the best location for beach bars, beautiful beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours.
Heritage Museum: a place where you can see the historical heritage of Anguilla. This museum has collected and preserved a great part of the island’s history
In addition, you must explore Island Harbour, the small fishing towns of Anguilla. Amerindian Ceremonial Site and the Wallblake House are other two interesting places that cannot be missed in Anguilla.
Culture and people
As far as ethnicity of the island is concerned, it is mostly dominant by black along with a small fraction of whites, mulatto and other ethnic groups. Christianity is the predominant religion and it includes Protestant, Roman Catholics and other Christians.
Trade and commerce
East Caribbean dollar serves as Anguilla's currency but the US dollar is also commonly used and accepted. The use of various activities to energize and speed up the tourism industry has been undertaken by the Anguillan government. However, the sudden occurrences of terrible hurricanes have brought many setbacks in the past. However, things are improving and hotel industry and the overall tourism industry is faring quite well in the present times in Anguilla.