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Meads Bay, Anguilla. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.
Meads Bay, Anguilla. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini.

Anguilla: the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean

The island of Anguilla is a dependency of the United Kingdom located in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles, north of the island of Saint Martin. The state of Anguilla is formed from the main island of Anguilla (91 sq km), from the island of Sombrero (0.38 sq km) and other small islets (Prickly Pear Cays, Dog , Scrub, Seal).

Anguilla is a low coral island full of beaches. The capital, The Valley, is located near the north coast of the island. The highest point on the island is Crocus Hill (65 meters). The economy of the island is based on agriculture (sweet potatoes, corn, pineapple, cotton), fishing (lobsters), financial activities and tourism.

About 90% of the island’s inhabitants are black, descendants of slaves from Africa, even small groups of mulattoes and Europeans live on the island. The religion professed by the overwhelming majority of the population is the Christian one, of which the Anglican church is the most popular. English is the language spoken by the population, although a particular English language has developed on the island which is locally called dialect or Anguillan.


The island of Anguilla is formed by a succession of bays dotted with beautiful beaches of fine white sand lapped by a sea of indescribable colors. Thanks to the beauty of its beaches, the island of Anguilla is one of the most sought after destinations in the Caribbean. Many American and European tourists spend their holidays or honeymoon on this island.

The climate of Anguilla.

  • Area: 102 sqkm.
  • Population: 15,000 (2019 data) (Africans 90%, Mulattos (descendants of European and African) 5%, Europeans 4%).
  • State Capital: The Valley.
  • Language: Official language is English.
  • Religion: Christian 95% (Anglican 30%, Methodist 24%, Adventist 8%, Pentecostal 8%, Church of God 8%, Baptist 7%, Catholic 6%).
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
  • Time: UTC -4 hours.



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