Things to do in Anguilla
What Anguilla lacks in size, it makes up for in the plethora of activities
to enjoy while you’re on vacation here. Just 91 sq. km in total
land area, this small West Indian nation has plenty to offer, to keep
you busy for weeks on end. Depending on the kind of vacation you wish
to have, there are plenty of things to do in Anguilla. With so much
to have a good time, it is no wonder then that this island ranks high
on so many people’s list of favorite vacation hotspots in the
Sitting in the Caribbean and forming part of the British Leeward
Islands, Anguilla is a great place to kick back and relax, with
a serene tranquil environment and gorgeous beaches. What makes vacationing
here so superb is that while this island is slowly transforming
into a chic mecca for the rich, it still retains its original quaint
charms with more affordable accommodations and lodgings for those
traveling on a budget. Spend your days lounging on the beach or
take a tour of the many art galleries and museums on the island.
If you prefer a quiet vacation go for a long stroll along the white
sand shoreline, while for the more adventurous there are parasailing
opportunities, shipwreck dives, sea kayaking and windsurfing.
With 33 beautiful beaches, Anguilla is a wonderful place to enjoy
a wealth of water based activities. Besides swimming in the warm turquoise
blue waters here, you can enjoy snorkeling, diving with dolphins,
exploring underwater shipwrecks, parasailing, waterskiing, paddle
boating, glass bottom boat rides, windsurfing, speed boat trips and
fishing. For some land based adventures one can go horseback riding,
trekking, hiking, cycling and bird watching as well.
To absorb in the local culture, a trip to the museums and art galleries
are well worth it, along with sampling some of the many fine cuisines
here. With a number of excellent restaurants all over the place,
eating in Anguilla is a memorable experience for many. If you are
here for some peace and quiet, try an afternoon away in the many
wellness spas and health resorts on the island.
And if after all this, you still feel that you can have some more
fun then go dancing to many local nightclubs and discos which are
filled with reggae tunes and calypso bands. For a quiet evening
out, many hotels and resorts on the island offer candlelight dinners
with an elegant romantic ambience.
For the avid golfer there are 3 golf courses located on the island,
while tennis enthusiasts can play here to their heart’s content.
If you want a more intimate vacation, take a chartered boat ride
to Scilly Cay for some great barbecued lunch and excellent music.