It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin.
Anguillan cuisine is influenced by native Caribbean, African, Spanish, French and English cuisines. Seafood is abundant, and includes prawns, shrimp, crab, spiny lobster, conch, mahi-mahi, red snapper, marlin and grouper. Today most people in Anguilla speak a British-influenced variety of “Standard” English. Other languages are also spoken on the island, including varieties of Spanish, Chinese and the languages of other immigrants. Boat racing has deep roots in Anguillian culture, and is the national sport.
Anguilla is such a peaceful island. You can understand why celebrities such as Denzel Washington and Oprah Winfrey vacation there. The ocean water is beautifully blue and flowingly calm. This is an island for relaxation and tranquility. There is not a place on the island you will regret because the people are warm and the sights are to remember. If you ever decide to visit St. Marten take the ferry over to Anguilla, it’s a must see island. Enjoy!