12 Reasons to Visit Anguilla

Many just need 1 reason but we’ve put together 12 reasons to visit Anguilla – 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. The beaches are just one reason to visit and we’re sure you can find many more to add to the list!

Here are our 12 reasons to visit Anguilla

1) It’s a 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!

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. Let’s go to the beach!

3) It’s regarded the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean”

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.

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

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.

5) Have fun at the annual 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!

6) Witness Anguilla’s immense 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.

7) Capture your own #AnguillaMoment


Capture Anguilla’s scenery via the lenses of your eyes and camera! These Instagram Influencers give some really good tips. You can then share your #AnguillaMoment with us on Instagram @whatwedoinanguilla

8) For things 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.

9) Experience the unique national sport, Boat Racing

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! But, what makes it unique? What are the characteristics of a winning boat?

10) Try something new and relax

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.

Anguilla Yoga Sessions at the Roman Catholic Church

#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.

If you’re into live music, there are a number of bands who perform at different locations throughout the week. Take a look and, see you on the dance floor!

12) Hear the wedding bells and get married in Anguilla

Anguilla wedding
Photo credit: Rocklyn Maynard

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

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