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Anguilla

Background

Anguilla

Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

About

Anguilla is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea, a few miles north of Saint Martin.

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Anguilla

AnguillaCap Juluca 

Maundays Bay
West End Village AI-2640
Anguilla

Price (US$): $1275 - $1385 / night

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Location. Cap Juluca is located on the beach in West End Village, close to Barnes Bay, Meads Bay Beach, and Temenos Golf Club. Rendezvous Bay Beach is also a point of interest near this luxury hotel. Hotel Features. Dining options at Cap Juluca include 3 restaurants. A poolside bar and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the restaurant. Guests can enjoy a complimentary… more »

AnguillaViceroy Anguilla 

Barnes Bay, P.O. Box 8028
West End Village AI-2640
Anguilla

Price (US$): $600 - $4350 / night

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Location. Viceroy Anguilla is located on the beach in West End Village, close to Meads Bay Beach, Barnes Bay, and Temenos Golf Club. Rendezvous Bay Beach is also a point of interest near this luxury hotel. Hotel Features. Viceroy Anguilla features a coffee shop/café, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, a… more »

AnguillaCuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa 

Rendezvous Bay
Rendezvous Bay 2000
Anguilla

Price (US$): $475 - $1375 / night

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Location. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is located on the beach in Rendezvous Bay, close to Rendezvous Bay Beach, Temenos Golf Club, and Meads Bay Beach. Barnes Bay is also a point of interest near this luxury resort. Resort Features. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa features a coffee shop/café, a beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge. A swim up bar is open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort serves a complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the… more »

AnguillaBliss Villa by Villas Caribe 

Seafeather Bay
East End
The Valley
Anguilla

Location. Located in The Valley, Bliss Villa by Villas Caribe is near the airport and close to Savanna Bay Beach and Shoal Bay Beach. Additional area points of interest include Captain's Bay Beach and Wallblake House. Property Features. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include tour/ticket assistance. Guestrooms. All guestrooms at Bliss Villa by Villas Caribe feature air… more »

AnguillaAnacaona Boutique Hotel 

Meads Bay
West End Village
Anguilla

Price (US$): $325 - $430 / night

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Location. Anacaona Boutique Hotel is located on the beach in West End Village, close to Meads Bay Beach, Barnes Bay, and Temenos Golf Club. Rendezvous Bay Beach is also a point of interest near this spa resort. Resort Features. Anacaona Boutique Hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A beach bar, a poolside bar, and a bar/lounge are open for drinks. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has beauty services. Complimentary… more »

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Anguilla

Capital
The Valley
Location

Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

Geographic coordinates

18 15 N, 63 10 W

Area comparative

about one-half the size of Washington, DC

Coastline

61 km

Climate

tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

Terrain

flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

Lowest point

Caribbean Sea 0 m

Highest point

Crocus Hill 65 m

Natural resources

salt, fish, lobster

Population

14,766 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

black (predominant) 90.1%, mixed, mulatto 4.6%, white 3.7%, other 1.5% (2001 census)

Religions

Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%, Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3% (2001 census)

Languages

English (official)

Government type

NA

Independence

none (overseas territory of the UK)

National holiday

Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)

Chief of state

Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Alistair HARRISON (since 21 April 2009)

Head of government

Chief Minister Hubert HUGHES (since 16 February 2010)

Internet country code

.ai

Internet users

3,700 (2009)

Airports

3 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Blowing Point, Road Bay

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