Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It comprises the island of Anguilla and some nearby islets and is bordered by the sea, in the Anguilla Channel, as is the island of Saint Martin. It is a flat, low-lying island, largely of coral and limestone, in the Caribbean Sea, which is around 16 miles (26 km) in length and 3.5 miles (6 km) in width. It boasts a series of paradise landscapes, such as white-sand beaches with turquoise waters and gentle breezes all around the island. Before the worldwide crisis of 2008 hit, Anguilla’s economy was experiencing steady growth. The tourism sector in particular was growing, driving major new developments in partnerships with multinational companies. Anguilla has a rich and varied history which dates back to the settlement of the Amerindians and Arawaks. These indiginous people left behind rock art that is still being discovered at sites such as Fountain Cavern National Park. Anguilla’s tourism industry enjoyed a major boost when it was selected to host the World Travel Awards in December 2014.