Anguilla is located in the Caribbean, north of Saint Martin and east of Puerto Rico. It is a British territory composed of the main island of Anguilla and other small islands and cays. The main island is about 26 kilometers long, and its total land area is 31 square kilometers. The capital of Anguilla is The Valley and the residents are called Anguillians. Anguillians are known to be friendly people especially to tourists and vacationers on the islands. Anguilla is also known by its beaches and beautiful coral reefs. In fact, there are almost 30 beaches in Anguilla ready for all types of vacationers and tourists who visit the territory.
There are many islands comprising Anguilla, and one of them is Scrub Island. This island measures eight square kilometers and hosts two beaches, including Deadman’s Cay. Whales can be spotted west of the island, which tourists and visitors can enjoy for sightseeing. Development proposals are feasible to be undertaken since the beauty of the island has the potential to attract tourists.
Prickly Pear Cays
The Prickly Cays are two uninhabited islands divided by a channel in between, the Prickly Pear East and Prickly Pear West. The beauty of the Prickly Pear Cays made the government classify as a protected area. The reason for this classification is because of the different kinds of animals and plants living on the islands. The different species of birds and marine habitats found on Prickly Pear Cays made the islands popular to vacationers. Besides swimming, the islands are also known for diving and snorkeling among the beautiful coral reefs found around the islands.
The Sombrero Island is known because of its hat shape features. This shape is visible especially when looked from the sky like inside the plane. Sombrero is home to rare species called the Black Lizard, dwarf gecko and other reptiles, which can be seen roaming the island. Hawksbill turtles can also be seen roaming the waters around the island. However, what tourists will enjoy in the island are the known species of birds living on Sombrero Island. Geographically, the island is flat and rough, and the soil is not conducive for plants and other vegetation. The island remains a beauty despite development activities on the island, proof of rare animal species remaining on the island.
Seal Island is located north of Anguilla and west of Prickly Pear Cays. Tourists who will visit the island need to travel around two kilometers if coming from Prickly Pear Cays. Vacationers who are into scuba diving will certainly enjoy staying on the island since there are perfect areas on the island dedicated for these activities. Divers will find the beauty of coral reefs and other sea animals only visible on Seal Island. Tourists who visit the place will the island very accessible especially due to airport facilities located with nearby islands.
The Scilly Cay is an island off Anguilla’s coast, near the village of Island Harbour. The island is known for the corals found around the waters. Tourists can visit Scilly Cay through a boat ride from Anguilla. The boat trip is guaranteed a fun ride since visitors of the island can enjoy swimming and snorkeling activities along the way. Visitors of the island can enjoy the island and its beautiful beaches, fine sands and clear waters, which are perfect for swimming and other water activities.
Scilly Cay also hosts a few restaurants for tourists to enjoy native delicacies of the island. These dining houses offer fresh grilled seafoods that tourists can savor while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Scilly Cay.