Refined yet refreshingly low-key, Anguilla’s aquamarine waters are a haven for solitude-seekers.
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For a taste of old-world Caribbean, head to this low-lying coral outpost - where you’ll find irresistible creole charm alongside every last luxury, all the ingredients for an idyllic island escape. Ten miles north of St. Martin, the far-flung nature of this little island has helped to preserve its exclusivity. You’ll find no cruise ships here, no mass-market resorts - just mile upon mile of some of the Caribbean’s most magnificent beaches, studded with upscale restaurants and elegant villas.
At just 35 square miles, wherever you chose to stay you’ll be within easy reach of all this intimate island has to offer. Take a stroll along icing sugar sand at Maundays Bay, ride along miles of dazzling coastline, or swim in hidden coves at Little Bay. Charter a yacht to Sandy Island, a streak of stunning white amid emerald blue ocean, crowned with a smattering of windswept palms. Drop anchor offshore and snorkel the tranquil waters, venturing ashore for some barbequed spiny lobster dripping in garlic butter.
Back on dry land, head to Anguillan institution Blanchard’s for elegant al fresco dining in a romantic beachfront setting. After dinner, sample the laid-back local nightlife at Elvis’ on Sandy Ground beach, where the chic crowd come for a taste of Caribbean cool. With reggae beats on the breeze and strong rum cocktails in the mix, it’s the epitome of barefoot bliss.