Recent arrivals of stay-over tourists to Anguilla broke all previous records, following a pattern that has spread throughout the Caribbean.
The small island off the coast of St. Martin saw 95,944 overnight guests last year, surpassing the record set in 2019. Including overnight and day-tripper arrivals, Anguilla recorded 155,732 visitor arrivals.
Anguilla is a renowned and safe destination for both solo travelers and families, as it is among the Caribbean’s safest islands. Public places like eateries, lodging facilities, and beaches typically have ample illumination and adequate security.
The only commercial airline that operates flights in and out of Miami and flies directly to Anguilla from the United States is American Airlines. Seasons affect flight frequency; during holidays, there are more flights daily and weekly.
Less spoiled than other Caribbean islands
Every year, readers of Travel + Leisure rank the top islands according to a variety of factors, including sights and activities, beaches and natural attractions, cuisine, friendliness, and overall value. Anguilla received 89.01 out of 100 points for its peaceful beaches, opulent hotels, and mouthwatering seafood.
Even though there are a lot of options available, this island is the least overrun with unpleasant tourist traps.
Some of Anguilla’s greatest properties for amazing stays on this gorgeous island are listed below.
Quintessence Hotel Relais & Châteaux
You could almost mistake this five-star luxury hotel for a private mansion, thanks to its exquisite design. A modern fitness center, The Aidan Spa, an outdoor yoga pavilion, an infinity pool, a billiards room, a tennis court, a carefully chosen boutique, and round-the-clock butler service are among the facilities.
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection
Modern and luxurious, Malliouhana’s oceanfront accommodations are “the standard for modern-day island glamour.” In addition to offering poolside dining and drinks, the bi-level freshwater infinity pool faces the Caribbean Sea.
Frangipani Beach Resort
The “Barefoot Luxury” experience on Meads Bay is extended to you by Frangipani Beach Resort. With a focus on sustainability, this 24-room resort has many exclusive features. Gorgeous rooms with ocean views are available for rent, including a 5,000-square-foot beachfront villa with four bedrooms that can accommodate large groups of people.
Carimar Beach Club
With 36 years of experience, this all-villa resort is dedicated to creating a personalized vacation experience for guests.
It is renowned for its high ratings, excellent value, and commitment to sustainability to protect Anguilla’s natural beauty.
Take an afternoon trip to Scilly Cay
You haven’t seen anything yet if you thought Anguilla was tiny. Take a boat for the two-minute ride to Scilly Cay, a beach bar and live music venue situated on an islet that has been luring locals and tourists with live reggae groups, grilled lobster, jerk chicken, and crayfish for over thirty years.
Take a kayak tour at night
The marine life that stays hidden during the day comes out to play as night falls on Anguilla, causing the island’s waters to glow cobalt and purple. With the help of special lights, you will be able to see hawksbill sea turtles, the renowned ballyhoo fish, and lobsters scuttling around the ocean floor as your experienced guide leads you and your kayak to their hiding places.
Take a sunset cruise
Tradition Sailing offers a two-and-a-half-hour cruise for six people during which you can sprawl on deck and enjoy champagne cocktails and seafood while the ship gently navigates the coastline.
Explore the beach bar scene
Sandy Ground, which has the greatest concentration of eateries and nightlife on the island along Meads Bay, is your best bet if you only have one night to explore the evening beach bar scene. We suggest that you check out Johnno’s, Lit Lounge, and Elvis’ Beach Bar; they’re all easily accessible on foot.