Island Guide: Anegada

Island Guide: Anegada

Anegada differs from the rest of the Virgin Islands in many ways.  It's topography is defined by it's limestone geography and it's surrounded by one of the largest contiguous reefs in the World.  Spared by the wrath of last year's hurricane's, Anegada is having it's day in the sun.  Here's an insider guide to the island:
How to get there:  There are two ferries from Tortola - Anegada Express that runs daily from Trellis Bay. And a ferry that runs Mon/Wed/Fri from Road Town.  Both are $35 one way, and $50 round trip.  Or fly with VI Airlink flies but it usually requires a booking of 3 people or more  and it's $99 return.  Or charter a plane for $500.
 
Tour the island:  you can cruise around on scooters, but the roads are not great.  We recommend Kelly's Land and Sea Tours.  Call Kelly on 284 544-9661. He'll show you the island and the waters around it from a local point of view. Great Trip Adviser reviews!
 
Famous for Flamingos:  Anegada has a large pink flamingo pollution that survived the recent storms.  You can observe them in the large salt ponds and sometimes in the sea at the East end of the island.  Did you know that Flamingo's get their color from the tiny shimp they eat?  
 
Watersports:  Fishing, kite surfing and SUPing are all great on Anegada.  Experts ride the big waves on the West end of the island when the surf is up!  Check out the Tommy Gaunt kite surf school at the Anegada Beach Club.  
 
Sunset drinks & dinner:  Watch the sun sink below the horizon at Cow Wreck Beach Bar on the very West end of the island and you'll feel like you are at the end of the Earth.  Anegada is famous for lobster and nobody does it better then the team at the Anegada Reef Hotel.  Owner and chef Lawrence Wheatley serves a great nightly bar-b-q, and offers comfortable rooms too.
Where to stay:  Anegada Beach Club is a barefoot water sports orientated eco resort that blends into the Anegada landscape along the softest most beautiful stretch of beach in the BVI. The resort comprises of 9 luxury tents, 16 main hotel rooms, restaurant and dipping pool, beach bar, and kite surfing/water sports facility.  Rates start at $225 for a hotel room but splurge on a 1-bedroom beach tent for $340.  BVI hotel tax and 10% service charge are not included in these rates.

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Take a look at our exclusive Anegade Suntek Shirts with SPF 50 protection to take with you on your next visit to the islands!

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