About Anguilla

Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory, located in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and north of Saint Martin. Anguilla is the main island, but the territory consists of many more islands and cays, which have no permanent citizens.

Anguilla has a tropical climate, with summer temperatures at about 29°C and winter temperatures dropping to 25°C. Hurricanes and tropical storms are common in Anguilla during the summer and early autumn months.

An English speaking country, Anguilla's culture is a mix of both British and Caribbean. Typical British holidays are celebrated, such as the Queen's birthday, along with days of local importance, such as the emancipation of slaves. Many of the citizens of Anguilla are descendants of African slaves, and Creole language (a mix of African and English) is very common.

With the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, it's not a surprise that a lot of the island's activities and events take place on the waterside. Sailing, diving and snorkelling are amongst the options for the more active on their downtime. Inland activities include horse-riding, golfing, and tennis. Anguilla has several annual festivals to be enjoyed, including the Summer Festival with colourful parades, music, and picnics on the beach.

Anguilla is a renown tax haven; regulated by the English Common Law system, Anguilla invites international investors into a free and supportive financial environment, which makes it very easy for bankers to create offshore companies and conduct business. Naturally, the local economy revolves around the sea, with lobster and other fish, being the main export; boat-building is also a big business here. Tourism is an ever-growing industry and accounts for a high percentage of the island's employment.