Anguilla is a self-governing, British overseas territory. The northernmost Leeward Island in the Lesser Antilles, it is located east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin.
A flat, low-lying island formed by coral and limestone, Anguilla is 16 miles (26 km) long by 3 miles (4.8km) at its widest point.
Anguilla has a local population of approximately 15,134 and the island draws over 80,000 visitors each year. Regular ferry service takes travelers to and from Saint Martin; the island also has a small airport connecting to international airports.
Although the island is known for its great weather, beaches, and restaurants, it is the warm and friendly people of Anguilla that make the experience of being there special.