A warm and welcoming Island destination tucked away in the northern part of the Eastern Caribbean. Anguilla is a small Island of 35 square miles, flat and low-lying a few miles north of Saint Martin. Unrivaled white beaches and breathtaking turquoise seas embrace it. Its lifestyle is casual and easy, a unique blend of high style and low-key elegance set to a slow Island tempo.
The island was renamed from “Mallliouhana’ to “Anguilla” by the Europeans, due to its eel-like shape, after being inhabited in its first 400 years by many tribes from South America. In 1650 it was colonized by the English who replaced their native grown corn and tobacco with sugar, then lost it to the French and regained it in 1666.
For the next hundred years or so Anguilla prospered from its sugar industry and became an Independent Territory under British Rule. Today it depends on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing and remittances from emigrants.