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Students smile for a photographer on their way home from Valley Primary School on Anguilla. The British West Indies island, population 12,000, is just 16 miles long and 3.5 miles wide. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Architectural Digest has taken note of the chic villas at Covecastles in Anguilla; rates are $895 to $7,000 nightly. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Ernie Harrigan runs the popular beachfront barbeque stand Uncle Ernie’s on Shoal Bay, Anguilla. Harrigan, 87, jokes that he made Anguilla famous when he opened the restaurant 22 years ago. “I started it all,” he says. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Hand-painted plaques rest on a shelf waiting for buyers at the Anguilla Art & Craft Center. The island has few shops; most visitors go nearby St. Martin or St. Bart’s for shopping. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Anguilla’s Cap Juluca hotel, routinely listed as one of the world’s best, offers guests privacy and comfortable surroundings. Many of the rooms, which are about $1,000 a night during high season, have private patios leading to the beach. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Savannah Bay, at the eastern end of Anguilla is pretty enough for a five-star resort, but like many of the island’s lovely beaches, it is usually deserted. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Anguillan men race model sailboats on Rendezvous Bay. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
Fishing boats line a beach at Island Harbor in Anguilla. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)