The tiny island of Anguilla is the most northerly of the British
Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. A British crown territory, the
island is just sixteen miles long, three miles wide and shaped like
an eel - or anguilla in Spanish. We commend the choice of name -
Eel Island doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
The island's real claim to fame, aside, that is, from Chuck
Norris being a former resident, is the outstanding food on offer at
the various hotels, restaurants and even beach shacks that dot the
The architecture is sophisticated and the hotels subscribe to
the island's determination to remain the finest gastronomic
destination in the Caribbean.
St Barths might have something to say about
that, but on Anguilla the quality of food is in evidence far beyond
the elegant confines of the hotels - in fact arguably the best
restaurant on the island is Scilly Cay, a tiny island restaurant in the
middle of a bay serving the delicious fresh lobster, caught that
day, chosen by you and then barbecued to perfection and served with
owner Eudoxie's extremely punchy rum punch.
To burn off the inevitable pounds, Original Travel can arrange
fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing, sea kayaking, snorkelling (you
can even snorkel round Scilly Cay after lunch) and diving. We can
also organise a private yacht charter so you can explore Anguilla's
hidden bays and more secluded beaches.
And if the bright lights of neighbouring St Maarten catch your
eye, the shops and casinos of Marigot Bay are just a few miles