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Anguilla

Anguilla (pronounced ang-GWILL-a) is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean - the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, which is approximately 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at its widest point, together with the island of Sombrero and a number of smaller islands and cays.

Anguilla is ideal if you want to get away from it all. The main resorts are based around the hotels, many of which are situated off the islands' white coral beaches which are regarded as among the most beautiful in the world. A leisurely exploration of the idyllic shoreline is thus recommended. Accommodation ranges from luxury-class hotels to guest-houses, apartments, villas and cottages. Many establishments are situated on the beach and offer boating, snorkelling, fishing and scuba-diving equipment. Restaurants offer a mixture of Continental, American and Anguillan dishes with the emphasis on seafood, including lobster, conch and a variety of fish. The nightlife is centred on the hotels and the tourist areas and visitors will be glad to find the atmosphere relaxed and friendly.

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