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Anguilla: Hidden Charms Off the Caribbean’s Beaten Path

Charming Anguilla
Cove Bay, Anguilla (Photo: Christine Sarkis)

Nestled just far enough off the Caribbean’s beaten path to preserve its unspoiled charm, Anguilla delivers an island that is blissfully free of high-rises and casinos. Famous among loyal fans for its dozens of powder-sand beaches and 22 bays (each of which shimmers a slightly different hue of aquamarine), Anguilla is a place best experienced barefoot. And because getting there takes an additional ferry, charter boat, or short-hop flight (from nearby St. Maarten), it remains largely shielded from the bigger islands’ sun-seeking crowds.

I recently spent time on Anguilla and discovered that it’s possible to have a beach all to yourself, even in the Caribbean. Here are seven more sides to the small island, just waiting to be discovered.

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