Anguilla Marks Best Winter Season in Over 27 Years

Palm trees on Shoal Bay beach in Anguilla
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Anguilla just had its best winter season in over 27 years.

In February, the total of 9,289 tourist arrivals was the greatest number recorded for the month of February dating back as far as 1993, when Anguilla Tourist Board began tracking visitor arrivals. January 2019 also saw the highest tourist arrivals figure recorded for the past 27 years.

March saw 11,940 tourist stayover arrivals, which is both the highest March in history and the highest monthly total in the history of Anguilla’s tourism industry. The figure represents a 29.16 percent hike over the same period in 2017, and a 22.55 percent increase over March 2016, the month that until now held the record for the most tourist arrivals.


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In April, the 9,790 arrivals recorded is the greatest number of tourist arrivals for any month of April since 1993. The first quarter tourist arrivals, (January to March 2019) at 30,135, was also the highest recorded since 1993.

During the first four months of the year (January to April 2019), nearly 40 thousand guests stayed one or more nights on Anguilla. The island has to date attracted almost 50 percent of the total tourist arrivals for 2016, the island’s best year to date for tourist arrivals.

The Anguilla Tourist Board says travelers head to the destination to enjoy the island's 33 beaches and its culinary offerings.

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