Carried by the strong winds of a major storm, C.J.Planter,
the young sailor son of a pirate, washed up on an apparent desert island in the
second half of the 19th century. Dragged by the current inside a coral reef and
overwhelmed by fatigue his body laid for days on the beach. He didn't know but
he was in Anguilla. A beautiful indigenous girl found him and revived him with a
kiss and a mouthful of rum.
Planter fell in love at once with both. They got married and built the
Anguilla’s first rum distillery. This initiative was a great success: their rum
gained much acclaim and was prized both in Europe and the Americas, especially
appreciated by pirates. Some attributed magic powers to this drink, like the
charming legend that generated it. Merchants transported and sold the "Pyrat Rum
of Anguilla" worldwide.
Form of government:
outside the United Kingdom
Capital: The Valley
Area: 102 Kmq.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD). 1
Time zone: - 4 GMT - UTC
valid passport ,also need a return ticket or
there is a little hospital
: the Princess Alexandra hospital
Anguilla is a peaceful quiet place, a tranquil
isle with white sandy beaches and turquoise
waters. It is the most northern of the Leeward
Islands, a plate coral reef punctured by many
lagoons, arid and covered by low vegetation in
the interior and with palm trees on the coast.
It is 35
square miles, a little more than 16 miles long and 3.1
miles wide. It was named so by Columbus because the isle
has form of an "Anguilla" (Eel) creeping in the sea.
Also belonging to Anguilla are the little islets of
Sombrero, Anguillita and Sandy. Most of the 14,000
people in Anguilla speak British-influenced "Standard"
English. The capital and largest town is colorfully
named ‘The Valley’.
fluctuates between 77° and 84°F, with moderate rainfall
even in summer.