Don't overlook Anegada on your yachting vacation! This may be the least populated British Virgin Island, but that is part of the appeal. Anegada is made from coral - as opposed to the BVI's other volcanic heaps of land - so it lies low in the water and avoids the attention of its sister islands.
The ideal way is to visit on your charter if circumstances allow. Because of Anegada's unusually low terrain, you will definitely benefit from the Captain's experience in guiding you to a mooring without hitting land! Anegada is a great place to "lie low" for a few days - or merely a few hours, if you've made a quick excursion from neighboring Virgin Gorda. Private charters have perfected the island excursion.
Not surprisingly, the commercial fishermen of Anegada have catches large enough to provide most BVI restaurants with a fresh supply of seafood. Enjoy a lobster barbeque while on Anegada, and you won't regret it! The island's shore flats are great for fly fishing, if you prefer to be the one reeling them in. And though you cannot anchor at Anegada's Horseshoe Reef, you can have the captain tender you in to the perfect spot for an afternoon of snorkeling among the creatures of one of the Caribbean's largest barrier coral reefs.
Anegada, named by the Spanish means 'Drowned Land', it has coral reefs all around it which lead to a number of sandy beaches protected by the reefs. It is unique in the Virgin Islands as being a coral island vs the volcanic origin of the other islands. It’s small, low, and its highest point is less than 30' above sea level. This is a stark change to the typical green hilly Caribbean islands most often seen in photos.
The reef contributes to this being popular for diving and snorkeling with a number of wrecks to explore dating back as far as the time of exploration by Spanish Galleons. The combination of sunken vessels and tropical fish make Anegada a diver's paradise! Bonefishing is also popular as well as traditional sport fishing.
Other activities on Anegada include kiteboarding and windsurfing. There are miles of white sand beaches and plenty of turtles, iguanas, and a few flamingos to watch out for too! Anegada has salt ponds as well as a feral animal population that visitors delight in seeing. Relatively undeveloped Anegada allows you to see Caribbean life as it naturally occurs. The cottages and villas on Anegada sit in perfect harmony with the simple, relaxing vibe of this island oasis. Take the time to smell the melted butter before heading south to Virgin Gorda!
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