Flash of Beauty

British Virgin Islands

Flash of Beauty is just east of Loblolly Bay Beach. With perfect white sand and deep turquoise water, it certainly lives up to its name. There’s a bar-restaurant, and nifty snorkeling over a compact area of big coral and bright-hued fish.

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1. Loblolly Bay Beach

0.22 MILES

Loblolly is an idyllic stretch of sand with a few bars, fixed umbrellas for shade, a shower (US$3), and snorkel-gear rental (US$10 per day) at bar…

2. Anegada Iguana Headstart Facility


The Parks Trust started this facility because feral cats were eating the island’s baby iguanas, endangering the rare species. Workers now bring the babies…

3. Faulkner House Museum

1.47 MILES

No, this museum has nothing to do with the American Nobel laureate. It's dedicated to Theodolph Faulkner, a political activist who led the charge to…

4. Flamingo Pond

3.55 MILES

The large salt pond at the island's west end hosts a flock of greater flamingos. They were plentiful on Anegada and other cays in the BVI until hunters…

5. Conch Shell Mounds

4.06 MILES

You'll find thousands of conch shells on island-like mounds off the East End of Anegada. These human-made features are testament to the island's…

6. Cow Wreck Bay

5.84 MILES

Here’s what you’ll find on dazzling, secluded Cow Wreck beach: the most sea-green water you’ve ever laid eyes on, colorful wooden beach chairs under…

7. Necker Island

14.97 MILES

Private Necker Island belongs to Richard Branson, famous adventurer and founder of the Virgin Atlantic airline and Virgin Records. About 1 mile north of…

8. Gorda Peak National Park

18.62 MILES

At 1359ft, Gorda Peak is the island’s highest point. Two well-marked trails lead to the summit off North Sound Rd, and make a sweet hike. If you're coming…