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Anegada, British Virgin Islands at a Glance
Surrounded by beaches and vibrant coral reefs this eleven mile long Island is home to not only some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine but also a huge array of activities. Being the second largest Island of the BVI, Anegada is made up of fantastic coral sand, limestone and is well known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean. Visitors flock here from all around the world to enjoy the amazing water activities on offer such as diving, fishing, sailing and kite boarding and many visit simply for pure relaxation and sunshine. Anegada has less than 200 permanent residents and a small town with a handful of hotels, bars and restaurants. It's this Islands privacy and seclusion that creates the perfect atmosphere for romantic getaways. Anegada has a select choice of properties for sale in luxurious villas and spacious houses. Home buyers choosing Anegada consider the purchase of property a priviledge making a special dream come true!
Location of Anegada, BVI:
Sitting on the most Northern point of the British Virgin Islands, Anegada stands out from all its sister islands due to the fact that it is virtually flat. The highest point of Anegada is just 28 feet above sea level and the Islands remarkably low profile explains why it is also refereed to as the “drowned land”. Lying approximately 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, this is the only Island in the whole of the BVI formed from coral and limestone rather than volcanic rock. Anegada forms the second largest Island of the BVI measuring approximately 15 square miles however it still remains the most unpopulated of the chain with a population of around 200 people.
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What Types of Anegada Property is Available?
Anegada boasts a wide variety of real estate for new buyers to choose from with homes suited to all budgets and requirements. Luxurious beach front villas with views to die for, modern condos in a small gated communities for extra security and for those who have always wanted to design their dream home there is plenty of vacant land available making this easily achievable. Villas, Condos and vacant land can be found in several different locations and buyers can choose to set up their new home right in the center of all the action with transportation links and local amenities a stones throw away or tranquil, private and secluded areas with beautiful nature and scenery.
What Entertainment is Found on Anegada?
If you have sunbathed as much as you want to and want to enjoy other types of activities such as water sports, you have come to the right island. Below is a small list of some of the other highly recommended attractions that you may wish to visit and enjoy on vacation in the BVI:
- Loblolly Beach - Located on Anegada's Nothern shore, this beach is the perfect place for snorkeling, swimming and diving as visibility here can exceed 100 feet on a calm and clear day. There is a fantastic little restaurant on the shore where you can sample the local fresh cuisine, taste mouth watering cocktails or just sit back, relax and take in the beautiful pink sands and scenery. The surrounding reef shelters the aqua blue waters of Loblolly making it ideal for children.
- RMS Rhone - RMS Rhone is a fantastic historical shipwreck located just off Salt Island which sank during the hurricane in 1867. RMS Rhone is today one of the Caribbean's most popular wreck dives and was even used to create underwater scenes for the classic 1977 film “The Deep”. The deeper bow section is still in tact and lies approximately 75-85 feet under the seas surface and features the “lucky porthole” which divers rub for luck creating a still shinny brass effect and the shallower stern lies at approximately 40-60 feet under. In this protected area you can actually swim though chunks of the hull, colorful coral, schools of vibrant fish, turtles and much more!
- Flamingo Pond - Located right in the center of Anegada Island, flamingos and several other sea birds have been re-introduced to this protected pond area. Flamingo salt pond is the largest of the four ponds occupying almost a quarter of Anegada's total land mass and the blue water mixing with the pink flamingos is quite a sight. This small pond has a small but growing population of Caribbean flamingos which are the second largest of the species as they sometime grow up to 5ft tall.
Dining and Night Life on Anegada:
Athough there are only a handful of bars and restaurants on the island, they are all perfect for an evening out with excellent service, food, drink and views. One of the most popular dining venues in Anegada is the Neptunes Treasure and known world wide for its outstanding lobster however there is also an array of local homemade dishes on the menu for those who would prefer something else. Please note that due to the popularity of this restaurant a reservation is required before 4pm on the day. If you are looking for more of an afternoon snack or light lunch then you can always pop next door to Pam's Kitchen where you can sample an array of freshly baked breads, sweet pastries and smooth ground coffees. With over 11 miles of pure white sandy beaches Anegada is the perfect place to do some beach bar hopping and explore the surrounding scenery whilst sipping on a cool refreshing cocktail. All the beach bars on this island are fantastic and not only offer you great drinks and snacks but breath taking views as well. One of the most popular bars is located on the northern shores of Loblolly Bay and goes by the name of “Big Bamboo”. Suited to all travelers including family’s with young children, the Big Bamboo has restrooms, showers, a gift shop and a separate restaurant if you wish to dine in the evening. The outside area is full of palm tress, hammocks, tables and most importantly shade, you can easily spend the day relaxing and watching the world go by.
Buying Property in the British Virgin Islands:
If you are looking to purchase real estate in the BVI, then the whole process is fairly straight forward providing you find an experienced and knowledgeable estate agent, however there are a few facts and requirements that all new buyers need to consider first. BV Islanders known as the “belongers” have the first choice of any land or property for sale over the “non belongers” which include English citizens or anyone relocating from another country. In order for a non resident to purchase real estate or land here they must obtain an Alien Landholding License which is granted by the government to the purchaser, but please note each license is given to an individual property only and is non transferable. For every name you wish to put on the License application there is a small fee which differs depending on whether its a personal or company license. To obtain your license there are several steps you have to follow which include character references, financial references and a police certificate of good standing so it is highly recommended that you find yourself an experienced attorney to guide you through all the correct procedures. Once you have received your license, your wish to purchase a BVI property must be advertised in a local paper for four weeks prior to the purchase itself. When transferring the title of the house from the owner to the purchaser there is a stamp duty of 12% of the total value to be paid by the new home owner.
How Buying Through a Top Coldwell Banker Estate Agent Helps?
If you are joining the many expats here in the BVI and have decided to search for the perfect property within Anegada, it will definitely be helpful to you to consult an expert real estate agent. It is always advisable to speak with a reputable and reliable agent so that you are fully aware of the whole process of purchasing on the island, which may be obviously different to that of your home country.
Complete guidance to investors:
Coldwell Banker BVI Real Estate provides comprehensive services for each and every client and will assist you in every step of the procedure, from choosing the perfect house for sale in the BVI right up until you are standing outside of your new home with the keys in your hand. After your closing, we’re here to help you with island resources and suggestions. When you arrive in the British Virgin Islands, why not stop in and see us for an informal chat to see what we can offer you?
Today Anegada draws people in from all over the world and this fantastic hidden gem homes great adventures in the form of shipwrecks, water sports, reefs and flora, paradise beaches and wild orchids. Due to this Islands remote location, geography, culture and small population, Anegada is a world apart from anything you may have experienced before creating an ideal place to forget all your troubles and stresses from everyday life at home. Home buyers searching for a luxurious setting of spacious villas and condos choose Anegada. The Island has a good choice for buyers to choose from to suit there very special requirements. This pure and vibrant coral Island gives all visitors a true personal touch and once you arrive on these glorious white shores the atmosphere and scenery will simply blow you away!
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