Noted for its white sand beaches and eclectic restaurants, Anguilla is the perfect Caribbean island for villa renters looking for a peaceful retreat. Named for its "eel" like shape, Anguilla is approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, making it easy to get from your island home to all parts of this small country. Famous Shoal Bay East beach and Scilly Cay are the main attractions on the east end of the island, which is otherwise less developed and quiet. As you head west you'll find multiple beaches, our preferred being Meads Bay. Here you'll find less crowds and one of our favorite eateries, Blanchards Beach Shack.