Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue – wedding bells immediately come to mind, but what about Anguilla? As rabid consumerism devours many Caribbean hot spots, this limestone bump in the sea has, thus far, maintained its charming clapboard shacks (something old) while weaving postmodern vacation properties (something new) into the mix. Prepare to discover a melting pot of cultures (something borrowed) set along mind-blowing beaches (something very, very blue).
Eel-shaped Anguilla is, however, no shoestring destination – authenticity comes at a premium here. Far from being St-Barth’s stunt-double, Anguilla actually flaunts its down-to-earth charms to the jetset subset who crave a vacation off the radar.