Warm and welcoming, indescribable and incomparable, Anguilla is a traveler’s paradise.  Blessed by Tropical tradewinds, surrounded by tranquil, turquoise waters, Anguilla is spectacular from sunrise to sunset.  For a relaxed pace of life, away from the fast life, high rises, casinos and cruise ships, Anguilla offers rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The people of Anguilla are in part what make it such a magnificent place. Genuinely gentle and gracious, Anguillians take great pride in their island and pleasure in sharing it with visitors from around the world. Guests and natives almost always share friendly “hellos” as they encounter each other across our island, and it’s not long until many know each other by name. The island itself is warm and welcoming, small and secluded. Anguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Approximately 35 square miles, it is at and low-lying, comprised of coral and limestone and covered mostly with rock, sparse scrub oak, few trees and some salt ponds. The island’s rich history is embodied in its culture and heritage. From the ancient Amerindian settlements through European colonization to its 1967 Revolution, these and other events are woven into the tapestry of Anguilla’s life and passed on with honor and pride from generation to generation. (Sections courtesy of Anguilla Tourist Board).