Culture and History
As early as the 1600’s Anguilla was discovered by Amerindians who migrated from South America. ON their quest of discovery The Arawak’s, one of the Amerindian tribes discovered two caves which are two of Anguilla’s historical most prestige historical today, Namely, The Big Springs in Island Harbour and The Fountain at Shoal Bay. Today these are all must see attractions you should definitely pencil into your calendar.
BY the 1900’s, The Federation of the West Indies that embodied St. Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla and other islands collapsed. While the other islands formed individual constitutions, Anguilla, St. Kitts, and Nevis were made an Associated Statehood. This evoked feelings of bondage, within the Anguillian’s. As a result, Anguillians fought for their independence and on May 30, 1967 they were successful in doing so. Today, It is titled Anguilla day, one highly decorated and celebrated by its people in unity, love and prosperity.
Anguilla is the Rainbow City of the Caribbean, while our hurricane season spans from July to November the weather throughout the year it is mostly sunshine from the end of January to early November and a bit more chilly form late November to early January.
We may be small in size but we have created a big reputation for ourselves. Honing awards of the best beaches in the world,, one of which Bella Blu boastfully aligns the shores of. Best resorts in the world and the list goes on. Neighboring the popular islands of St Martin/ St. Maarten and St Barth’s Anguilla is yours to discover! You can literally drive from one tip of the island to the next in a half hour. The island has a few hills no mountains, hence it is flat in nature. The off roads are not very in depth so your chances of getting lost are slim to none. And even if you do there will be a friendly hand waiting to direct you.
Visit us today. There is no time like the present!
Anguillian’s are very cultural, hardworking and friendly. On our island we love to indulge in celebrations of mass known as Carnival, and Festival Del Mar. We have a lot of highly esteemed entrepreneurs and we dedicate most of our time and attention to the tourism industry as it is our main industry.
We share a respect for God, communities and families and come together throughout the year to indulge in village festivities such as Welches Fest and West Fest. Should you visit Bella Blu Resort in the summer at the beginning of August you are sure to experience our culture first hand. West Fest is indigenous to West End Village, you will witness first hand and first class, boat racing competitions, local and international displays of talent all from the your private balcony at Bella Blu Resort. Come and make mass with us!
Our home is your home, once you visit more than once you are Anguillian!