The Best Things to Do in Anguilla
Collected by Lebawit Lily Girma , AFAR Local Expert
Exploring Anguilla's multiple beaches is an adventure in itself, with each one offering a distinct atmosphere and activities. But there's also lots to do away from the white sand—you can delve into the island's history, hike the rocky eastern edge, and shop for local crafts.
Meads Bay Pond, 2640, Anguilla
One of Anguilla’s top three beaches, Meads Bay is home to a handful of the best boutique hotels as well as beloved beach restaurants like the Four Seasons, Jacala, and Straw Hat. It rarely feels crowded, and the stunning, near-mile-long white...
Rendezvous Bay, 2640, Anguilla
Southwest of Anguilla isone of the island’s top three beach areas: the two-mile-long brilliantly white stretch at Rendezvous Bay. Its long shore, steady breeze, and calm Caribbean waters provide a break from the crowds at Shoal Bay and Sandy...
Shoal Bay, 2640, Anguilla
Consistently ranked among the world’s top beaches, and easily among the most popular and visited ones in Anguilla, the white and light pink sands of Shoal Bayhost a casual and social atmosphere, with a plethora of bars and eats. The bright...
5218 Sandy Ground, Sandy Ground 2640, Anguilla
Sailing is Anguilla’s national sport, but it’s also the best way to explore the island's dreamy Caribbean shores—and the best way to explore its marine life while in transit. Spend the day with Tradition Sailing Charters, gliding...
Crocus Hill 2640, Anguilla
One of Anguilla's most secluded beaches, Little Bay is tucked beneath a series of bluffs on the island’s northwest. Usually reached by boat or kayak from Crocus Bay, this tiny, undeveloped stretch of sand hugs a cove with calm turquoise...
East End Village 2640, Anguilla
Located in East End Village and painted in Anguillan flag colors, the Heritage Collection is Anguilla’s only museum. It showcases the island’s history and geology from the time of the Arawaks to the 1969 Anguillan revolution, with...
Anguilla is blessed with numerous talented artists, but Cheddie Richardson has long been a standout on the island for his carvings. A craftsman since his childhood days and with no formal training, he grew famous over the years—both locally and...
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