Anguilla attractions

Top Choice Beach in Shoal Bay East

Shoal Bay East

Idyllic Shoal Bay East – a shimmering, nearly deserted stretch of brilliant white sand strewn with tiny crushed shells – is still miraculously blight-free. There's a handful of small-scale resorts and villas as well…
Top Choice Island in Anguilla

Prickly Pear Cays

For the best diving on Anguilla, head out to this underwater cavern some 6 miles (9.6km) northwest of the mainland, where nurse sharks and barracuda swim through rock formations not far from several sunken shipwreck…
Island in Anguilla

Sandy Island

Just 1.6 miles (2.5km) northwest of Sandy Ground, this tiny islet has a pure white-sand beach fringed by palm trees, translucent waters for snorkeling amid the turtle- and grouper-filled colored coral, and a daily s…
Beach in West End

Rendezvous Bay

Lapped by calm, crystal-clear waters, this pearly white crescent is idyllic for an extended stroll with a rum-punch stop or live music gig at Bankie Banx's Dune Preserve.
National Park in Shoal Bay East

Fountain Cavern National Park

Designated a national park in 1985, this 14.5-acre site's limestone terraces rise up from the sea. Its cavern is home to numerous petroglyph rock-art works created by the Arawaks around AD 300, which provide an extr…
Church in The Valley

St Gerard’s

Built in 1966, after the previous chapel was destroyed by a 1961 hurricane, St Gerard’s has a unique facade of pebbles, stones, timber and tiles, open-air side walls and a ceiling shaped like the hull of a ship. It'…
Museum in Anguilla

Heritage Collection Museum

Anguilla’s only museum occupies a quaint bungalow next to East End Salt Pond. Anguilla's flag, bearing the Union Jack and the Anguillan coat of arms (featuring three dolphins above blue water), flies out front. Insi…
Historic Building in The Valley

Wallblake House

Behind a white picket fence lies Wallblake House, the Valley’s most interesting building. Built in 1787, it’s Anguilla's oldest structure and the only remaining plantation house on the island, having survived the Fr…
Beach in Sandy Ground

Sandy Ground

Fronting bobbing yachts and a pier, this white-sand beach is shallow and free from coral, making it a good spot to splash about. Snorkeling is best at the rocky northern end; Scuba Shack rents gear. The beach bars a…
Beach in West End

Cove Bay

Cove Bay has shallow, clear and mostly calm water, but limited amenities other than a rollicking beach bar, Smokey's at the Cove, and the kid-friendly Anguilla Aqua Park. Seaside Stables offers horseback rides along…