Anguilla

Anguilla Travel Guide

Travelers wondering what to do in Anguilla should start by spending a relaxing day at one of the island’s world-renowned beaches. Fluffy-white sand and warm aquamarine waters make these sandy-strips the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon spent sunbathing, reading, and swimming. But the beaches aren’t just for lounging. Nature-lovers looking for things to do in Anguilla should consider snorkeling or scuba diving, the best way to explore the island’s surrounding coral reefs, which are bursting with vibrant sea life.

While the island’s beaches are world class, there are plenty of things to do in Anguilla that don’t involve the water, including a tour of the island’s numerous local art galleries, or a visit to its Heritage collection museum. Fitness buffs wondering what to do in Anguilla will appreciate the stunningly beautiful trails that snake through the island, as well as more strenuous water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and surfing.

Rum punches and reggae bands are the draw here. Get there early on Thursdays; calypso night draws the crowds.

French expat Geraud Lavest oversees the kitchen where the café au lait is straight out of Paris but the mango-topped French toast has a tropical spin. In October, you'll find Lavest bottling house-made peach-ginger marmalade. The jars ($8) will also pack neatly in your suitcase.

The Scene: Using pieces of shipwrecked racing boats and washed-up driftwood, owner Bankie Banx and his best friend, Bullett, built the Dune Preserve in 1994.

Ask designer Fabiana Liburd to show you how to tie her signature cover-up in the local style.

The Scene: This small, picturesque resort beach bar gives a taste of the Mediterranean in the Caribbean-the owner built the property to resemble the Greek island of Mykonos.