There's really only one thing to do on this Caribbean island (and its eight assorted islets and cays): lie down, smile sleepily and soak up the sun. While Anguilla isn't your go-to island for history and culture (for that see Curaçao and Jamaica), it is
home to some of the most exquisite sugar-white beaches in the Caribbean, says Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
. But—surprise!—you can usually find relaxing hotels that are less expensive than in Turks and Caicos and St. Barts.