There's plenty to do outside of your Anguilla villa. Use this page as a guide to find numerous activities awaiting vacationers. Anguilla hosts an annual Regatta, excursion tours, live entertainment shows, and much more. Don't get completely mesmerized by the peace and relaxation in your rented Anguilla villa. Make sure you plan outings to experience the island and Anguilla's culture. Enjoy the arts, shops, beaches, sailing, snorkeling, and a whole lot more!
Prickly Pear Cays is two small, uninhabited islands located just 6 miles from Road Bay Anguilla. They are divided by a narrow channel into Prickly Pear east and Prickly Pear west. Both offer 360 degrees of powdery sand and turquoise water. It's popular among swimmers and snorkelers looking for a less crowded experience. You'll have to hop a sailboat or catamaran to make your way over but the effort is rewarded. May we suggest snorkeling the Anguilla side where the tourist boats don't sail. Here you'll find beautiful pink and yellow conch shells and abundant marine life. There are two restaurants and a bar so spending the day here is no problem.
Who knew Anguilla's national sport is sailing? Well, actually sailing in Anguilla has a long and deep history, often indistinguishable from the history of the island itself. Anguilla hosts a number of annual sailboat racing events. These sailing competitions, regattas or boat races bring the community together and people come out in large numbers to enjoy the intense competition among the sailors. The racing season runs May through August. The races are followed by post-race parties that can last into the wee hours of the night.
Anguilla is simply a beach lover's paradise and of the 33 magnificent beaches, Shoal Bay is our top pick. The 2-mile strand of perfect white sand has been named the world's best beach by many of the top tourist magazines, which means a good portion of the beach is lined with villas, small resorts and umbrellas. There are several great open-air restaurants bumping with live music and rum punch.
The unofficial cultural entertainment centre of Anguilla, offering dinner theatre with music, dance, jollifications, play acting and visual historical lectures a few times a week. This brings to Anguilla visitors a touch of what the culture of the island is about, while relaxing and enjoying dinner.
Take a 3 hour tour on our well maintained 15 passenger van with its fully stoked water bar.
We will try to keep the AC down to remind you that we are in a tropical paradise. Bring your towel and just enough extra money to buy food and some of the local gems.
Ride with Anguilla Access Tours for:
Local Art & Craft
Pristine Beach & Shorelines
Delightful Local Cuisine
Authentic Night Life
*No two tours are the same*
$45 per Adult
$35 ages 12 and under
$25 for each person with a car rental contract
Night Life Tours begin at 9pm @ $15 per person.
International contemporary art - paintings, photography, antique maps. Fine spirits boutique. Full line of Patron tequila and Pyrat Rum. Breakfast and lunch served.
Barnes Bay is one of the 33 beaches on Anguilla.
On Anguilla's North Shore, rugged and picturesque, Captains Bay is lined with dramatic coral cliff formations. The beach is a wide stretch of white sand cornered at both ends by rock cliffs. It is now possible to reach the beach by walking the cliff road east of Island Harbour. The waters off this beach often carry a strong undertow, and it is not recommended for swimming. It is ideal for a picnic lunch. Take along a pair of hiking boots and wander through the rock formations along the coast or take the dirt track all the way to the eastern end of the island.
Cheddie Richardson is located on the main road west across from the Devonish Gallery and The Galleria at The Cove. Original sculptures from driftwood, mahogany, walnut, coral and stone.
Anguilla's first and only golf course is surrounded by the indescribable beauty of the islands, turquoise blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary Cuisinart Resort.
Described by The Robb Report as "...the Caribbean's answer to the 18th at Pebble Beach", this 7,100 yards of luscious green, Greg Norman designed course features unparalleled ocean view holes sculpted into the rolling dunes of Temenos, the Most Exclusive Residential Resort in the Caribbean.
Through the years is has had its share of trouble as Temenos has sold several times, but now the CuisineArt resort has purchased the course and it is being properly maintained.
The full service Venus Spa restores the body and spirit. Be pampered with customized facials, massage, aromatherapy, mineral baths, and more.
CuisinArt Resort has begun an expansion of its award-winning Venus Spa that will triple its present size. There will be areas for hydrotherapy and an exclusively designed Thalasso Pool, of heated Anguillian sea water, for natural, mineral-based therapy.
The relaxation room will have expansive views of the Caribbean, and the sixteen treatment rooms â including wet rooms, lavish massage and facial rooms, VIP and couples suites â are designed to invoke the natural beauty and healing energy of Anguilla.
Spacious locker facilities, with a full selection of amenities, will offer individual changing rooms for total privacy in the womenâs area. The expanded fitness center will accommodate yoga and Pilates studios, personal training, and state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment.
The Spa will continue its full range of services throughout the expansion period. CuisinArt Resort looks forward to welcoming you to a new level of excellence at the new Venus Spa.
Featuring sculptor/potter Courtney Devonish. Representing local, Caribbean and international artists and the bead work of Carrolle Devonish. Located in West End. 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Sat 9:30 am to 5pm.
Join native Anguillan Douglas Carty for an excursion aboard the "Desha". Doug is a professionally skilled dive master and boat captain who will take you on a private dive charter, a fishing expedition, or a tour of the outer islands.
Doug Carty grew up by the ocean. He knows the local waters like no one else. That coupled with his professional level skill, makes him the only choice for diving. Doug has a dedicated following of experienced divers from all over the world who charter him for specialty dives, day trips, boat tours and fishing expeditions. Doug has spent years as the dive master for a PADI facility so he knows all about safe diving.
Sometimes pronounced "Jobsie Bay," it's a little unknown beach with great snorkeling. A great walk and past the larger breakers, you can swim in and out of the caves in what will most likely be total privacy. Located just south of Long Pond Bay, midway on the Caribbean side.
O. Melsadis Fleming. Original paintings and pottery. A variety of gift items. Creator of the "Anguilla Goat" Open afternoons from 3 pm and weekends or call for appointment. Located in The Valley, follow the road past Koal Keel to the studio.
Born and raised on Anguilla, Melsadis is one of a growing number of professional artists on the island. She uses her art to express her love of the Caribbean and its people.
Working mainly in acrylics on canvas her paintings are strongly influenced by the surrounding beauty of the island. Depicting the traditional architecture in great simplicity is Melsadisâ way of preserving the historical past and its people. Her bright lively colors reflect the clear unspoiled atmosphere of the island.
Melsadisâ painting âPosing in the Lightâ was chosen as the design for one of the 30 cent stamps of Anguilla. Three Dolphins are pictured deep in the sea in a penetrating beam of sunlight. Beneath the dolphins are pictured many sea creatures and sea grasses. This design is most appropriate as the dolphin is a symbol of Anguilla.
Her paintings were included in the exhibition of Contemporary Caribbean Art organized by UNESCO. This exhibit traveled through out the Caribbean from 1993 until 1997.
Hibernia Art Gallery is adjacent to Hibernia Restaurant. Now in operation since 2000, Raoul and Mary Pat continue to ship back contemporary fine art paintings and sculptures from their annual two month traveling trip.
The countries currently represented are Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Cuba and Bolivia. Their website www.hiberniarestaurant.com shows some of their art.
A resident artist on Anguilla for over 13 years, Jo-Anne Mason works in a variety of mediums and styles. Currently she is working with her husband as a graphic artist in their company Netconcepts and writing and illustrating childrens books.
The Rotary Club of Anguilla commissioned Jo-Anne Mason to create 5 stamps for the 100 year anniversary of the Rotary International. The stamps, stamp sets and first day covers are available at the Anguilla Post Office.
Have your ever seen a trigger fish, a greenback turtle, or a live giant coral? Experience sea life in its natural state when you go out on Captain Junior Fleming's new glass bottom boat, complete with shady canopy and chilled soft drinks. Just show up at Shoal Bay East and ask for Junior or call 264-497-4456 for a reservation. Junior operates his boat Sunday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Taxi service can be arranged from any of the hotels on Anguilla.
Original Caribbean and international genre paintings in oil and watercolor.
Lynne Bernbaum explores the geometry within nature and the nature
of geometry within fine art by responding to a variety of external stimuli
found in her surroundings on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where she has lived and worked for the past decade, as well as from within her own vastly fertile imagination. By overlaying the elements of pattern, subject, color palette and composition with a refinement of style and a 'whimsical seriousness', she achieves startling and graphically compelling results in her paintings. In Lynne's work one sees a dichotomy in the straight
forward, controlled (sometimes almost somber) aspect, played against a playful, buoyant merging of subject and design that fit together like pieces of an elegant puzzle. Underlying each of her works, whether in watercolor or oils, is a sound foundation of the highest precepts of serious art.
Relax and rejuvenate in private treatment rooms or under a gazebo on Shoal Bay beach East.
Located in North Hill in a traditional Caribbean cottage featuring the work of Michelle Owen-Vasilis. Local Caribbean scenes are beautifully represented in original oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings. Interior design and decorating services available. Open daily or by appointment.
You may not believe it, but Anguilla has a jungle. You enter a path from the beach, skirting the edge of a spooky swamp through dead gray trees (victims of of Hurricane Luis, which destroyed all the vegetation in this valley for about 100 yards from the sea), and then enter lush greenery. As the plants close over you, cutting off the sun, you notice the cool shade and the birds. It is suggested you wear good runners or hiking boots, be prepared to climb a hill, and take a flashlight.
To experience the jungle, go to Katouche Bay (between Crocus Bay and Road Bay/Sandy Ground on the north side). From The Valley, go up Coronation Blvd to Crocus Hill. Turn left at Lloyd's Hotel (the old Cottage Hospital is on the right). Follow the paved road until it ends, then continue on the main dirt road to Masara Resort. Drive through the resort, down a steep one-lane road to the beach and park. Walk down to the beach; go left about 40 yards and turn left away from the beach. You should find a path that skirts the right edge of a large pond.
The valley is full of lush greenery. Anguillian plants that you are 2' high are 6' to 20' high in this valley. There are also bamboo plants, land crabs, and airplants. Partway up the path, there is an interesting old well on the right.
Katouche Valley is private property belonging to Thomakaty Link Ltd, View Fort, PO Box 42, The Valley. Apply to them for permission to hike in it.
Sandy Island is a small island off Anguilla's north shore where you can get drinks and lunch. You must find a charter boat to take you here.
Representing Jesse Blanchard, Michele Lavalette, Iris Lewis, Paul Elliott Thuleau and other Caribbean artists. Superb signed metal sculptures from Haiti. Mon-Sat 10 to 4 or by appointment.
Head over to Island Harbour and wave at the little island in the distance. Within a few short minutes your Scilly Cay ferry will whisk you away for a unique dining experience. There's one building here and it serves some of the best, alive-just-minutes-ago lobster! Add rum punch and the panoramic view of the Island Harbour and this spot is a favorite of ours and many who visit Anguilla.
Open for lunch only and closed on Mondays.
Entertainment on Wednesday and Sundays.
Anguilla is the best Caribbean vacation destination for those who are planning a trip that includes scuba diving. Beach connoisseurs have known about Anguilla's spectacular white sand beaches for more than a decade, ever since the first super deluxe resort opened in 1985 and began catering to the rich and famous. With all the attention being paid to the beaches and the almost too numerous to mention gourmet restaurants, the scuba diving in Anguilla has remained one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.
CondÃ« Nast Traveler magazine recently rated Anguilla as one of the 10 best vacation destinations in the world,and Shoal Bay Beach as one of the 10 best beaches in the Caribbean. The ideal location puts guests within easy reach of many of Anguilla's pristine coral reefs and shipwrecks. The friendly and knowledgeable staff specializes in catering to the individual needs of guests, and strive to make your vacation truly, The Trip of a Lifetime. That is, unless you decide to come back!
Pleasant curve of sand with relatively calm waters for swimming.
The view of St. Martin and Saba from this beach make it an enjoyable place to sit and stare for hours. The beach is dotted with upscale resorts and restaurants.
Public Access to Shoal Bay West
Between Cove Castles and the next villa on the western end.
Right next to Altamer Restaurant on the eastern end.
Original art, pottery, tiles, prints and cards. Seafeathers Road in Seafeathers Bay. Monday thru Friday 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment.
Marj Morani has 3 of her original artworks available in limited edition prints. Also being offered is the Caribbean Color Card Collection that features 9 different artworks by Marj Morani - 9 note cards plus 3 post cards so you can share some of Marj's work with family and friends through the mail.
A one-stop shopping destination for both tourists and local residents. Merchandise offered includes West Indian paintings, antiques, handicrafts, jewelry and collectibles fro all over the world. Fine furnishings and accessories. Open Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
Located on Shoal Bay East, Zazaa Boutique offers great beach attire for a fraction of what you would pay across on St. Barts.