Incentive Destinations: Anguilla

Cuisnart Resort, AnguillaLast night, the deep freeze returned to Toronto. Although I haven't had to shovel the driveway even once this season, before the February blahs set in, it's time to think about warmer climates.

Inspired by Adrian Segar, who shared the great times he has had in Anguilla during last Friday's #eventprofs #ephh Happy Hour, today we'll focus on this tranquil island.

Located in the northern part of the Eastern Caribbean, Anguilla has a population of 15,000. Even though Anguilla is just 3 miles wide and 16 miles long, it has 33 beautiful beaches.

Visitors fly into Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport via St. Maarten or Puerto Rico. The 161 room beachfront Viceroy Anguilla, the largest hotel on the island, has meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 170 people. 

Activities for corporate groups include snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and para-sailing. Land sports include tennis, golf and cycling. For a unique experience, groups can take the Pelican Trail and experience a 25-foot, offshore, trampoline island.

Major attractions include Shoal Bay, which has been dubbed the world's best beach, Crocus Bay, Anguilla's highest point of elevation, and The Old Valley. Visitors can learn about the island's history at Heritage Museum, The Wallblake House, the only plantation surviving from the colonial era, and the Amerindian Ceremonial Site, of significance to Anguilla's original inhabitants.



For nightlife, visitors head to Sandy Ground, Anguilla's entertainment capital.  At Sandy Ground,The Pumphouse, a historical site  by day pumps out lively dance music at night.

Major events include the Reggae Meets Moonlight Festival from February 21 - 24, 2013, Festival del Mar in April, showcasing historical local cuisine and culinary seafood competitions, Anguilla Regatta in April, and the Festival of Lights before Christmas.

Places to Stay: CuisinArt Resort, where Season 2 of The Bachelor was filmed, Cap Juluca, and Ani Villas.



Photo Credit: therealaxalady

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