Explore the flavour of Anguilla

Anguilla is a destination that is a world all its own. Even a short stay offers visitors a reprieve from the everyday.

  • Feb. 22, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Anguilla is a relaxing destination for visitors to catch up on their beach time or spend the day exploring by land or sea.

Anguilla is a relaxing destination for visitors to catch up on their beach time or spend the day exploring by land or sea.

Anguilla is a destination that is a world all its own. Even a short stay offers visitors a reprieve from the everyday.

Take a half-day excursion to Sandy Island or Scilly Cay. Both of these cays are close to home, and each one has its own distinct ambiance and character. Sandy Island has a castaway feeling and is home to bright white sands and snorkeling, while Scilly Cay’s conch shell walls and thatched canopies offer a relaxed and ultra-cool party atmosphere. Scilly Cay is known for its A-list patrons, amazing lobster and crayfish barbecue and full hot rum punch. Sandy Island has a great beach and snorkeling. Both options are just off shore and easily accessible.

Take time to relax because that is the epitome of Anguilla — the island of hypnotic breezes and near-perfect weather. There is a natural luxury here that everyone enjoys, whether it is from one of the exclusive private villas or the veranda of your resort.

Midday, explore the island by car or by bike. Navigating Anguilla is easy. If you are up for a challenge, Anguilla’s 18-hole championship golf course, Temenos, is an excellent place to work on your stroke.

Grab some local flavour and satisfy your hunger with a tasty bite from one of the many roadside grills. Now that your are getting into Anguilla life, sample a taste of the culture and learn about Anguilla’s boat building history at the local museum, The Heritage Collection.

Or take a sailing lesson with one of the seasoned skippers.

Little Bay is a perfect day trip. Catch the Little Bay Ferry departing from Crocus Bay or charter a boat and make a day of it. Add Shoal Bay to your itinerary — ranked the No.1 beach in the world by the Travel Channel. Hang out at the shabby chic beach bars serving $2 beers.

Discover Anguilla’s underwater heritage site, El Buen Consejo. This unique dive site showcases anchors, canons and devotional medals once bound for the New World and now part of Anguilla’s living reef. Finish the day with a beachside massage.

Take the night to relish Anguilla’s brand of exquisite dining and celebrate your Anguilla vacation in style.

To find out more trip itineraries in Anguilla go to www.ivisitanguilla.com.