Visit Anegada in the BVI
The island of Anegada is worlds apart from the rest of the BVI in location, topography, and way of life. Unlike the rest of the US and British Virgin Islands, Anegada, Spanish for "Drowned Island", was not formed by volcanic activity, but is instead the chain's sole coral island, giving the flat island feel of the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, or the Florida Keys. With the island's highest point at just 28 feet above sea level, getting here is much more adventurous. Boat captains must use true marine navigation techniques to locate the island, which sits approximately 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda, as it's impossible to see the island until you're just a few miles out.
Once you arrive on island, you instantly will feel transported to a simpler time and place. Home to just 250 year round residents- and a handful of restaurants and lodging options- life on Anegada moves at a slower pace. The easy island vibe is evident in the relaxed beach bars, where guests can order a rum punch to go with their freshly caught Anegada lobster- rumored to be the best in the Caribbean.
The real draw for guests to Anegada are the untouched beaches and pristine snorkeling sites. Rent a scooter or Jeep and head to a remote beach, where the white sand is so soft and thick, guests will feel like they're walking in powder. Thanks to relatively few people on the island and the miles-long beaches that encircle this tiny coral island, it's easy spend the entire day on a beach and not see any other people. When you decide to take a dip in the pool-blue waters, make sure you're wearing a snorkeling mask, as you'll surely want to observe the extensive reef system is teeming with vibrant marine life.Contact Us