Things you must do on holidays in Anguilla
If you’ve seen pictures of luxury Anguilla villas, the blue waters, beautiful white sand beaches and colorful rum punch drinks, then it’s time to take a trip you’ll never forget.
Anguilla is one of those places you’ll want to visit more than once so you can soak up all the wonderful experiences. Most visitors love creating memories by having a drink at one of the beach bars, spending a day exploring by boat or listening to live music while eating delicious BBQ.
Let’s take a look at the fun and exciting things to do in Anguilla.
Things you must do on holidays in Anguilla
Fun things to do in Anguilla
Make sure you explore as many of the 33 beaches that Anguilla has to offer as possible. Even popular beaches like Shoal Bay East are rarely inhabited by a lot of people. You’ll often feel like you’re on your own private beach as you hop from beach to beach.
Gwen’s Reggae Grill offers Sunday fun on Shoal Bay. Take in live reggae music while sipping the famous rum punch offered at Gwen’s.
You definitely don’t want to stay in a hotel when you visit Anguilla. There are too many gorgeous Anguilla villas to choose from that will make your vacation fun and exciting.
For example, there are 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom villas available in Crocus Bay where you’ll enjoy a huge outdoor deck, a private pool, BBQ grills and media rooms. Watching the sunset from your villa while enjoying grilled food is breathtaking.
Water activities in Anguilla
Did you know surfing is a big activity in Anguilla? That’s right! If surfing is your thing, then check out places like Savannah Bay and Meads Bay.
Savannah Bay is on the island’s eastern end, where things are more deserted. You’ll feel isolated and as if you have the surf all to yourself here. Strong winds blowing in off the Caribbean Sea make this a great place to surf. If you’d rather have more people around, then check out Meads Bay, located on Anguilla’s west end.
Scrub Island has been described like the island from “Lost”, due to its mysterious nature. Known for its airplane crash site, treacherous waters and abandoned hotel & air strip, you’ll love diving into its underwater sea caves.
Kitesurfing is a wonderful experience on Anguilla. Even if you’re a beginner, Anguilla conditions (calm seas, open bays & tradewinds) make this an excellent way to enjoy the waters of the island. There is even a kitesurfing school called Anguilla Watersports that will teach you how to enjoy this activity.
Anguilla Watersports also provides other water fun with guided tours, rentals and lessons for kayaking and paddleboarding.
Riding around in a small motorboat, called Tiger Rider Boats, allows you to explore the shoreline of Anguilla at your very own pace. Be sure to bounce along the glassy turquoise ocean this way if you like the feel of a cool breeze running through your hair.
Lastly, be sure to enjoy the waters of Anguilla with diving and snorkeling excursions.
Places you must see in Anguilla
You must see the offshore cays in Anguilla. You’ll take a leisurely and long boat ride to get to Prickly Pear Cays. Once there, you’ll enjoy birds, such as yellow warblers and bananaquits, that will eat sugar from your hand.
For a quicker cay visit, check out Sandy Island. Sandy Island is a short ride from the Sandy Ground village and its white sand is an absolutely dazzling sight to see.
No matter which cay you decide to visit, you’ll have the ability to take in amazing ocean views, go snorkeling and eat delicious seafood.
Do you like history? If so, you must see the Heritage Museum. Located on Anguilla’s eastern end, it provides artifacts for viewing that were curated by the man who runs the museum, Colville Petty. Petty will take you on the museum tour but be sure to call ahead for hours.
No matter what you decide to do or the places you visit in Anguilla, you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you plan an extended timeframe for your vacation so you have time to take it all in.
TIP: If you are already in the area, chec out some exciting adventures to do in the Caribbean on the other islands.
Have you been to this beautiful island? If so, what other things would you recommend to do on holidays in Anguilla? Share your ideas in the comments below.