12 Reasons to Visit Anguilla

Yes, Hurricane Irma happened but, these 12 reasons to visit Anguilla are still applicable… plus a few more we’ve noticed since Irma – just in case you needed that extra nudge. We hope these 12 reasons can convince you to make your visit to our resilient paradise, Anguilla.

#1 Hospitality Hotspot

Visit Anguilla hospitable people Aunt B

Welcome to your home away from home! A secluded environment with hospitable persons to cater to you. You’ll enjoy the warmth of the climate along with the hearts of the locals! You’ll also get to see the spirit of “Jollification” which built Anguilla into what it is today!

Post Hurricane Irma
The people still have the same spirit. (via Dad’s Bar & Grill)

#2 You can’t spell beach without the ‘A’ for Anguilla!

Anguilla beach Meads BayOf course, the main tourist attraction, the beach! Refreshing, relieving, rejuvenating and a sense of tranquillity found in the aura of Anguilla’s fine white sand and clear, sparkling blue water.

Post Hurricane Irma
The beaches are just as magnificent! (via Anguilla Beaches)

#3 Anguilla with the ‘Pot’!

A taste of culture, maybe? Be my guest! Come and experience the explosion of mouth-watering local cuisines! You can attempt to make your own Anguilla cuisine by trying these recipes – Palm Grove Johnny Cake Recipe & E’s Oven Pumpkin Soup Recipe (password in the 2017 What We Do In Anguilla)

#4 Getting to Anguilla is not as hard as you think

It may look a “little” different but you can still do this >>> Getting to Anguilla is not as difficult as it may seem. You either need to find the shortest/cheapest/best flight to the Princess Julianna International Airport in St. Maarten and catch the ferry or charter boat or take a quick flight to Anguilla.

Or, you can fly to Puerto Rico and take an approx. 55 minute flight directly to Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport in Anguilla.

Also, with recent agreements between regional carrier, Seaborne Airlines and international carriers Delta Airlines and Norwegian Airlines, accessing Anguilla by air just got so much easier.

Post Hurricane Irma
People are coming to the island via yachts, charter and airline…

#5 Anguilla Summer Festival

Anguilla Summer Festival

With over a week on nonstop feting, the Anguilla Summer Festival is a rave of great music, exhilarated people from every ethnicity and the best of Caribbean rum!

Post Hurricane Irma
You can still expect this much hype… maybe even more!

#6 Anguilla’s got TALENT!

Whether it’s drawing at Ani Art Academy, painting, poetry, writing or producing music, Anguilla is artistically inclined! Images speak a thousand words but it’s plenty times the charm with the addition of rhythm and rhyme… just ask Omari Banks and Dumpa’s Steel Orchestra.

In addition to this, the outstanding performance seen during Bankie Banx’s Moonsplash and events like the Better Band Reunion.

Post Hurricane Irma
The talent is blossoming… (via Canita’s Art Class)

#7 4K Quality

year-in-review

Capture Anguilla’s scenery via the lenses of your eyes and camera!

Post Hurricane Irma
Watching an entire island “grow”back before your eyes at Sandy Island! (via Anguilla ATB)

#8 Made in Anguilla

‘Coupled’? ‘The Bachelor’? How about Wale’s music video, ‘The Bloom’ or Rick Ross’s ‘Diced Pineapples’ – all filmed in Anguilla! Feel the vibes for yourself by visiting the locations!

This also includes the fashion seen at the Anguilla Fashion Expo and the delicacies offered throughout the island, such as, locally made icecream from Tropical Treats.

Post Hurricane Irma
Pumpkin Spice Icecream with whip cream and more… (via Tropical Treats Anguilla)

#9 Boat Racing feels…

Experience boat racing in Anguilla! There’s a balance of both competitiveness and fun. Boat racing occurs many times throughout the year, especially in the season of jollification; Carnival!

Post Hurricane Irma

Plans are underway to assist in fundraising to rebuild boats damaged by Hurricane Irma. Contact the Department of Youth & Culture for more info.

#10 You get what you want… and what you need

Whether it’s for business or leisure, we’ve got you covered! An escape from it all, an opportunity to try something new or the most memorable occasion in your life… one word, Anguilla.

Post Hurricane Irma
Still an escape from winter blues…

#11 Some of the best events happen in Anguilla

Some of the best events you’ve ever seen happen in Anguilla – you just need to look in the right places. One of those places is this comprehensive Anguilla calendar with all on-island events. How about Festival Del Mar or Moonsplash? It’s all there.

Post Hurricane Irma
Livin’ in the Sun is rescheduled for January on Sandy Island!

#12 You may now kiss the bride…

Anguilla wedding
Photo credit: Rocklyn Maynard

Need we say more? Here’s how to get married in Anguilla.

Post Hurricane Irma
Anguilla is still a fantastic location to get married! (via My Anguilla

Reasons to Visit Anguilla Now

#13 To check on Anguillian friends (via My Anguilla Experience)

#14 To See the spirit of Jollification in action as we rebuild Anguilla 

#15 Nothing should break your annual Anguilla vacation tradition 

We have had people tell us that they have been travelling to Anguilla religiously for the past umpteen years… 2017 shouldn’t be an exception!

#16 To see what’s changed

#17 Yes, we’re open!
We have all worked tirelessly to ensure that you have a safe environment with all the amenities to enjoy.

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