Anegada is one of the British Virgin Islands, part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. A low-lying coral island, it’s known for secluded beaches like Loblolly Bay & Cow Wreck Beach. Waterside restaurants feature Anegada lobster. The island is home to flamingos, rock iguanas and rare plant species like sea lavender. Offshore, Horseshoe Reef is rich in marine life & dotted with shipwrecks. It takes a couple of hours sailing from Tortola to get to Anegada.
Anegada is one of the archipelago’s most unique islands, given its nearly level coral & limestone topography. The island rises 28 feet above sea level at its highest point! The island is also surrounded by striking reefs, underwater caves, tunnel formations & age-old shipwrecks, making it a popular spot for snorkelers & SCUBA divers. Expect to spot needle fish, bonefish, stingrays, parrot fish.
Nature enthusiasts will also discover much to love on Anegada, thanks to a largely isolated ecosystem that incorporates several interesting native species. Rock iguanas, wild orchids, lush tropical vegetation & colourful exotic birds. The nature trail at Bones Bight, the views at Nutmeg Point are a real must during you visit. Enjoy the shores of Cow Wreck Beach, Flash of Beauty, Bones Bight & Windlass Bight.
There’s plenty of human history to discover on Anegada, as well, from ancient Arawak conch mounds in the East End, to wreckages of numerous Spanish galleons, American privateers & British Galleons in the surrounding waters. The island’s main township is The Settlement home to unique island-style lodging & shopping.