British Overseas Territory
Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, comprises a small main island and several offshore islets. Its beaches range from long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighboring Saint Martin island, to secluded coves reached by boat, such as at Little Bay. Protected areas include Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs, and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.
The main island harbours roaming goats, salt ponds teeming with birds and beaches where sea turtles nest. Stoney Ground Marine Park features the remains of El Buen Consejo, a Spanish galleon shipwrecked in 1772. The Heritage Collection Museum showcases Arawak Indian tools and other Anguillan historic artefacts. Along the Heritage Trail in the capital, The Valley, are landmarks like Wallblake House, a 1787 plantation home. To the southwest is a golf course designed by celebrity golfer Greg Norman. Offshore are the uninhabited Prickly Pear Cays and Dog Island, popular for day sailing trips and snorkelling.
Things to do
Based on traveler visits and local insights:
Stunning bay with beaches & dolphins
This picturesque bay is known for its sandy beaches, water sports & regular dolphin sightings.
Bay lined with beaches, hotels & more
This large, popular bay is lined with sandy beaches, hotels, restaurants, spas & more.
Sandy Island, Anguilla
Snorkeling and beach
Sandy Island is an island in Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory, and is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Sandy Island is a small island on which a local restaurant is located. Wikipedia
Popular beach & water recreation spot
Busy white-sand beach with umbrella rentals, water activities & nearby eateries.
Prickly Pear Cays
The Prickly Pear Cays, sometimes spelled Prickley Pear Cays, are a small pair of uninhabited islands about six miles from Road Bay, Anguilla, in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. They are divided by a narrow boat channel between Prickly Pear East and Prickly Pear West.Wikipedia
Remote bay for snorkeling & cliff diving
This stunning, secluded bay features a small sandy beach, swimming, snorkeling & cliffs for diving.
Crocus Bay Beach
Crocus Bay is a sometimes busy beach, surrounded by hills, greenery and hotels.There is even a youth hostel nearby. Most of the hotels sit atop close by hills, allowing for stunning views of the coastline that are worth checking out.
Scrub Island, Anguilla
Scrub Island is an 8 km² island lying off the eastern tip of the main island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. It is easily reached by boat. Privately owned, the remains of an abandoned air field still exist. Wikipedia
Dog Island, Anguilla
Snorkeling and booby
Dog Island is an uninhabitated small island of 207 ha located approximately 13 km to the north-west of Anguilla. It is low and rocky, with three small cays off the west and north coasts. The coastline is characterised by low cliffs alternating with sandy beaches. Large ponds lie inside two of the beaches. Wikipedia
Pale sand, palm trees & turquoise ocean
Caribbean island beach with pale sands, palm trees & a large resort lapped by turquoise waters.
Wallblake House is a heritage plantation house and museum annex in The Valley, Anguilla in the northeastern Caribbean. Built in 1787 by Will Blake, a sugar planter, it is stated to be the oldest structure on the island. Wikipedia
Large beach with a bar/restaurant
White-sand beach popular with locals & visitors as well as a bar & restaurant with live music.
Shoal Bay West
Charming beach with a remote vibe
Popular snorkeling spot with a picturesque sandy beach, turquoise waters & nearby bars & cafes.
Sombrero, also known as Hat Island, is part of the British overseas territory of Anguilla and is the northernmost island of the Lesser Antilles. It lies 54 km north-west of Anguilla across the Dog and Prickly Pear Passage. The distance to Dog Island, the next nearest island of Anguilla, is 38 kilometres. Wikipedia
Water park, sports, kitesurfing, and beach
Fountain Cavern National Park
Designated a national park in 1985, this 14.5-acre site's limestone terraces rise up from the sea. Its cavern is home to numerous petroglyph rock-art works created by the Arawaks around AD 300, which provide an extraordinary glimpse into their life on the island. The most spectacular is a head of Jocahu, the Arawak God of Creation, carved from a stalagmite. While the park remains open, the cavern is currently closed pending Unesco-listing status; check with the National Trust for updates.
Anguillita is a small, uninhabited rocky island off the western tip of, and part of the country of Anguilla, located in the Caribbean. It's the dependency's southernmost point, located at coordinates 18°9' N, 63°11' W. Its average elevation is inverted compared to most, at -89 feet below sea level. Wikipedia
White sand resort beach & turquoise sea
Bay with a busy white sandy Caribbean beach & turquoise waters with resorts, dunes & palm trees.
Highest point of Anguilla
Crocus Hill is the highest point of Anguilla, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, with an elevation of 73 metres. The hill is located near The Valley, Anguilla's capital. Crocus Bay was named after Crocus Hill. Wikipedia
Seal Island, Anguilla
Seal Island is a small island off the northwest coast of Anguilla. It is located some two kilometres to the east of the Prickly Pear Cays at 18° 16' N, 63° 9' W, and lies at the centre of the Seal island Reef System Marine Park. The area is popular with scuba divers. Wikipedia
Cove Pond is a shallow 287 ha wetland at the south-western end of the Caribbean island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory. It forms part of a larger coastal lagoon from which it is separated by a causeway constructed for access to the Cap Juluca resort. Wikipedia