Anguilla has so much to offer visitors including bird watching, cycling, diving, swimming, golf, heritage tours, museums, hiking, horseback riding, nature trails, sailing, fishing, snorkeling, tennis, turtle nesting, and wonderful spa and wellness centers. Guided tours are available through Anguilla but the island lends itself to exploration, as it is easy to get around, and a helpful friend is almost always nearby. Exceptional Villas rental experts are on hand to book any activity you are interested in doing in advance to your trip.
Sailing in Anguilla has a long and deep history, and is one of the defining characteristics of the island. A sailing trip often promises to be the most memorable day of a holiday in Anguilla. Sailboats and motor boats sail regularly to the nearby islands off Sandy Island and Prickly Pear Cays. For others who do not want o spend an entire day sailing there is a great option to go to the gorgeous Scilly Cay set on a tiny island just offshore in Island Harbor.
Deep-sea fishing is very popular in Anguilla. Boats go to nearby smaller islands to search for wahoo, sailfish and tuna among other. It’s a great day out for the whole family.
The best water sport activities can be found on Corcus Bay. The bay is well protected and has facilities for renting water sport equipment.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Anguilla is the ideal place for Scuba diving. Anguilla has some many wonderful coral reefs to explore. A unique feature of Anguilla’s Sea is the five wrecks that were intentionally sunk to provide some remarkable diving sites. Snorkeling is also very popular among visitors due to the fascinating reefs and coves that offer amazing sites for snorkelers.
Swim with Dolphins
Discover your dolphin nature at the Dolphin Discovery in Blowing Point Anguilla. Enjoy an unforgettable and fun-filled day while swimming with Dolphins. Get close to them safely and discover their great intelligence, communication skills, social ties, incredible acrobatics, sense of humor and friendliness.
Although the island is mainly flat, the eastern end of Anguilla has some wonderful secluded areas that are ideal of hikers to explore. Hikers can also visit some archaeological sites around island harbor.
The lush green gardens of Anguilla’s 18-hole golf course are just wonderful. The golf course stretches 4 miles and has a flowing streams and panoramic views of the stunning Caribbean Sea and the tropical island of St. Martin.
The Anguilla Tennis Academy has six lighted, gated, hard-tru tennis courts, a pro shop, locker rooms and substantial parking. The ATA program itself has attracted international attention and sponsorship from world-class coaches, players and sponsors and is considered “The Best in the Caribbean Region.” The ATA Complex is open to visitors for court time, lessons, camp, clinics and pro-shop services including racket rentals. Hours are Monday through Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm. Reasonable rates, and partners for play are available. Summer Camp runs from July 11th through June 29th. International guests are welcome. Space is limited to 150 participants between the ages of five and seventeen.
By Linda Browne