Columbus thought this long flat island with its multitude of white sand coves looked like an undulating eel, so he named it Anguilla. The island, most northerly of the Leeward Islands, lying about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Saint Kitts, has been a British colony/dependency since it was first settled in 1650. The main town is The Valley. Except for a few half-hearted attempts at invasion by the French during the 18th century, the world has pretty much ignored Anguilla. Recently, Anguilla, a flat coral island fringed by white sand beaches, has been discovered by the cognoscenti, who find the island's small upscale resorts an ideal retreat to get away from it all. Try the haute cuisine at Malliouhana, or the Arabian Nights ambience of Pimms.
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