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Tranquility reigns supreme on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where unspoilt beaches lie between discreet resorts and the crystal-clear sea. Small and covered in scrubby vegetation, the main island is surrounded by a collection of low islets and coral cays.
This British Overseas Territory boasts over 30 amazing beaches that many rate as the best in the world, and most certainly in the Caribbean. Each is special in its own way, from Shoal Bay East with its mile of soft sand, to the serene Little Harbor and the seclusion of Captain's Bay, which is only reachable by a narrow gravel track.
Some of the most popular beaches include Cove Bay, which offers waterside horseback rides and weekend barbecues with live bands; and Maundays Bay, home to some of Anguilla's premier resort hotels. The beaches, together with a set of stylish villas, resort hotels, and delicious cuisine served up in a large number of top-class restaurants, have made Anguilla a favourite hideaway for celebrities, particularly movie stars, as witnessed by the private jets often parked on the airport runway.
Anguilla is the perfect retreat for an indulgent, exclusive getaway for the discerning traveller dedicated to the simple pleasures of basking in the sun, taking sunset strolls, sailing on the azure waters, and snorkelling in the world-class coral reefs. It is also a popular venue for weddings and honeymoons.