Anguilla is a gemlike hideaway, adrift in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the last true refuges: unspoiled, with no cruise ships, no casinos, no fast-food chains. This perfect island has – according to USA Today’s travel expert – “the most dazzling beaches I’ve ever seen, even by Caribbean standards.”
Where else could one find perfect white sand, azure waters, and outstanding natural beauty – in short, what many dream of, but few attain.
At 35 square miles, this exclusive island is the size of Manhattan – yet has a population of only 15,000. Anguilla, which has, according to The Discovery Channel, “the world’s best all around beaches,” is the peaceful alternative to nearby St. Maarten and St. Barths, glitzy islands that attract all walks of life. In recent years Anguilla has attracted its fair share of high octane guests such as: Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elvis Costello, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave, Paul McCartney, Derek Jeter and Gerard Pique. Moguls and tycoons such as Roman Abramovich and Harvey Weinstein party on other islands, then sail their mega yachts to tranquil harbors in Anguilla.
Few places in the Caribbean are so full of beauty and so free of unwanted attention. Anguilla has 33 stunning beaches; travel magazines agree that Shoal Bay East, home to Zemi Beach, is the best beach on the island.