From beautiful beaches to offshore adventures, here is a bucket list of five must-do activities for every first-time Anguilla visitor.
- Enjoy a Famous Beach – Anguilla has an impressive collection of 33 beaches, but Shoal Bay Beach comes out on top. Named the best beach in the world by the Travel Channel, Shoal Bay is known its two-mile stretch of glittering white sand and tranquility. Here, snorkelers and scuba divers will find plenty of colorful fish.
- Go Offshore – The tiny eel-shaped island of Anguilla has its share of offshore sandbars and cays to explore including Scilly Cay, Sandy Island and Prickly Pear – just a quick boat ride from Sandy Ground. Whether visitors are interested in swimming or having a romantic picnic, these spots make for a great day trip.
- Explore Secluded Little Bay – A secluded cove carved into northwest Anguilla, Little Bay is popular among locals and visitors for snorkeling, cliff jumping and lounging. Visitors can access this beautiful spot by foot (and descending by rope) or chartering a boat to the bay from nearby Crocus Bay.
- Eat at the Caribbean’s Best – Often referred to as the food capital of the Caribbean, Anguilla is home to more than 100 restaurants. Some of the island’s newest spots include Zemi Beach House’s fine dining restaurant, Stone and casual beachfront restaurant, 20 Knots.
- Visit the Heritage Museum – Visitors shouldn’t leave Anguilla without paying a visit to its charming little museum for a history lesson. The museum’s curator, Coleville Petty, is always ready to share his knowledge of the island including its geology, Arawaks, hidden caves, sugar industry and history of slavery.