Thursday, August 6, 2020

Anguilla (ang-GWIHL-uh)

Anguilla Flag

Why visit Anguilla "Eel"?
Luxury travelers seeking beautiful beaches, beach bar dining, bird watching, caves, culture, fine dining, golf, relaxation, uncrowded, sailing, scuba diving, seclusion, snorkeling, upscale resorts, turquoise waters, views, walks,  and windsurfing. A ultra high end destination is known to be a getaway destination for celebrities and wealthy.

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At a Glance
  • Souvenirs to Buy: Art pieces, glass blown pieces, hand carved model ships, liquor, needlework, pottery, sculpture items, stamps, straw goods, and wooden goods.
  • Local Cuisine to TryCallalloo (stew). Jonny Cakes (fried snack). Stewed Oxtail. Tamarind Balls (snack). 
  • Local Drink to Try: Mauby (soft drink).

  • During 1600-1700, under attack by the French.
  • In 1967, was incorporated into British dependency, Saint Christopher Nevis Anguilla.
  • In 1969, during island rebellion, the British paratroopers invaded. Greeted with British flags, flowers and smiles.
  • In 1980, became a British Territory.
  • In 1990, several ships were sunk to create an artificial reef system and five marine parks.

Fun Facts
  • Island industry is insurance, off-shore banking and tourism.
  • No capital gains, estate or profit tax for individuals or corporations.
  • Christopher Columbus named it Anguilla (Italian for eel); however the locals referred to the island as Malliouhana ("Sea Serpent").
  • Has thirty-three beaches.
  • Until 2021, turtle hunting is banned.

Photo Credit: jaegeranna1/Pixabay 

Special Holidays/Occasions
  • Annual Events: (February) Annual Flower & Garden Show, Bankie Banx's Reggae Festival, The Moonsplash Music Festival (March) Festival Del Mar, (April) Anguilla Lit Fest, Festival Del Mar, (May) Anguilla Yacht Regatta, Culinary Experience, (August) Carnival, & Summer Festival.
  • Holidays: New Year's Day, James Ronald Webster's Birthday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Whit Monday, Anguilla Day, Monarch's Official Birthday, Emancipation Day, August Thursday, Constitution Day, National Heroes & Heroines Day, and Christmas Day.

Good to Know
  • The island has no bus system, campsites, casinos, large shopping centers, mountains, rivers or streams.
  • Nude nor topless sun bathing is illegal.
  • Gambling is illegal.
  • There are no Jet Ski rentals, it's illegal.
  • You may enjoy reading Out of Crowded Vagueness, written by Brian Dyde.
  • There is no citizenship of Anguilla, the island's natives are British citizens.
  • Tourism industry is unevenly regulated and inspections do not commonly occur. 
  • Ammunition and firearms require express consent from the British government. 
  • Prevalent Diseases: Chikungunya, Dengue, & Zika.
  • Traffic moves on the left hand side of the road.

This international destination requires:
  • A valid passport and one blank page for entry stamp.

                               Hurricane Season is June - November, their impact usually between July - November.

  • Coolest Season: December - February
  • Humid & Hottest: August - September
  • Peak Season: December - April
  • Shoulder Season: May - November

Your Must-See & Do
  • Historical Sites: Big Spring National Park, Old Courthouse & Prison Ruins & Wallblake House
  • Museums: Heritage Collection
  • Popular Attractions: Captains Bay, Crocus Bay, Island Harbour Bay, Meads Bay, Maunday's Bay, Rendezvous Bay, Road Bay Beach, Shoal Bay & The Valley

Photo Credit: Juergen Striewski/Pixabay 

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