Anguilla or Malliouhana, as dubbed by the indigenous people of the island, is the small, northernmost island in the Lesser Antilles archipelago. This pristine island was once a part of a tristate with St. Kitts and Nevis, but left in 1967 to be under Britain’s direct rule. The English-speaking territory takes pride in its unique boats that are raced as the national sport. The capital is The Valley, the population is about 15,000 and its 35 square miles of land are completely surrounded by sandy shorelines.
Anguilla, which is a British Overseas Territory, capitalizes on its award winning beaches to propel its tourism industry, which is the country’s main source of revenue. The rich history, ecological resources and the allure of a friendly experience sees new visitors as well as repeat guests coming back to visit. With prime bird watching locations featuring over 200,000 species of nesting birds across its coast and crystal clear waters with spectacular coral reefs, it is the perfect place for a getaway.