Tucked away 30 miles east of Tortola and 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda lies a paradise unlike any other in the British Virgin Islands – Anegada. This unique island boasts a distinct charm that sets it apart from its volcanic counterparts. Unlike the voluptuous topography of the other islands, Anegada is a flat coral-and-limestone atoll, with its highest point reaching a mere 8 meters (26 ft.). It appears to almost magically emerge on the horizon, revealing its unspoiled beauty.
Dive into the Caribbean’s largest barrier coral reef, the 18-mile-long Horseshoe Reef, and uncover a world of marine marvels. Snorkelers and divers alike revel in the rich underwater tapestry that paints the Island’s ocean floor with shallow reefs that cradle a wealth of historic shipwrecks.
Beyond the reef’s embrace, it offers secluded beaches where time seems to stand still. Most beloved beaches, including Bones Bight, Loblolly Bay, Horseshoe Bay, and Cow Wreck Beach, are nestled within the boundaries of settlements, adding a touch of local charm to the pristine shores.
The vast stretches of long, straight beaches along Anegada’s coast provide ample space for you to find your ideal spot to relax and soak in the Caribbean sunshine.
For the adventurous souls, This beautiful gem offers thrilling activities like paddleboarding tours and exciting kiteboarding lessons by Tommy Gaunt. Paddle through mangroves during a sunrise tour and encounter fascinating marine life, from turtles to rays. Anegada boasts the best kiteboarding conditions in the Virgin Islands, making it a kitesurfer’s paradise with its calm waters and uncrowded beaches.
For a rendezvous with flamingos, visit the the Salt Ponds, home to various flora, fauna, and migratory birds. Experience the magic during a sunset horseback riding tour with Francis Family Farm, where you can canter along beachfront paths inaccessible by traditional vehicles.
Discover the enigmatic “Conch Island,” a site shaped by generations of conch divers cleaning their catch before returning home. Witness the spectacular sight of thousands of conchs rising from the crystalline Caribbean Sea. For safety, we recommend booking a guided tour with a knowledgeable local captain due to the many shallow coral heads in the area.
Anegada unspoiled beauty, rich marine life, and warm hospitality create an enchanting experience like no other – your island time paradise awaits!
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