The easternmost Virgin floats just 12 miles away from its brethren, but you'll think you've landed on another planet. Anegada's pancake-flat, desert landscape looks that different, and its wee clutch of restaurants and guesthouses are that baked-in-the-sun mellow. Flamingos ripple the salt ponds, and ridiculously blue water laps at beaches with whimsical names like Loblolly Bay and Flash of Beauty.
Eating an Anegada lobster is a traveler rite of passage. Every restaurant serves the massive crustaceans, usually grilled on the beach in a converted oil drum. Crack into one at Lobster Trap, where owner/chef Wilfred pulls the spiny critters straight from the sea, out of his dock-side snare. Make reservations by 4pm.
If you want to stay awhile, try Cow Wreck Beach Resort, where three cottages front a perfect, hammock-strewn beach. Or at least stop in to the bar-restaurant for Chef Bell's conch fritters.
Road Town Fast Ferry sails between Road Town, Tortola, and Anegada on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The trip takes 1½ hours each way. VI Airlink and Island Birds fly the route starting at US$100 round-trip.