One of the Caribbean's more petite isles (just three miles wide!), it's crammed with bodacious beaches, dandy dining & diving, & some of the region's most luxurious resorts.

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Quintessence Hotel one of '9 of the Most Romantic Hotels for Valentine's Day in the Caribbean'

Palm Island Resort     These tropical isles usually rank high on the list of V-Day getaways, and offer an embarassment of riches when it comes to hotels and resorts. So this year a freelancer put together for USA Today a list of nine for couples to consider for a romantic Valentine's weekend. You may not agree with all of them - and, indeed, I find the list skews too much toward bigger resorts and largely ignores charming smaller inns, but I can attest to one, Palm Island (above) in the…

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Anguilla tourism rebounding nicely after fall 2017 hurricane devastation

Hurricane-affected countries are rebounding after last September’s devastation by Irma and Maria. The least affected countries are at or near normality, while the worst hit ones, which recorded decreases ranging from -18 percent to -7 percent in 2017, continue to make progress, five months after the storms.   The following is an update on the progress of some of the worst hit destinations as provided by the countries, along with the hotel picture made available by the Caribbean Hotel and…

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Anguilla gets a shout-out in 'Best Caribbean shopping off the beaten path'

Why in the world should you settle for all those cheesy malls and resort gift shops, the cruise-terminal complexes and hyper- commercialized downtowns clogged with cookie-cutter perfume, watch, and T-shirt shops? If you know where to look, it’s still possible to find unique local products, atmosphere, or both. There are of course various straw markets and crafts centers on various islands, of course, but here are just a few of the other favorites I’ve come across in my years covering the…

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  • Too many Caribbean islands succumb to the allure of cruise tourism, but Anguilla is a notable standout, citing its negative environmental impact. Of course, it's easier for them, since they make more from their exclusive, high-end brand of tourism. But commendable nonetheless!
    Stunning Caribbean island bans cruise ships - 'Not debatable'
    A CARIBBEAN island has said that cruise tourism is not worth the environmental impact. The Government has said it doesn't want to encourage cruise sh…
  • Went to Anguilla once, Martha. Couldn't afford the famous resorts like Capjuluca so we stayed at a local-owned hotel and that was fine. Best beaches in the world, nice people, good beach bars & it never rained.
  • Hello fellow Anguilla fans!  I handle the PR for the island in Canada, and if I can be of assistance to you please let me know!

    Martha Chapman/

  • Anguilla gets a recent Tripatini blog shout-out in Best Caribbean Shopping Off the Beaten Path, Part 1!
  • Anguilla also has excellent affordable accommodation - check out great small properties located all over the island.
  • Feel free to add me as a media expert - I love the tiny sliver of Shangri-La!
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