Activities in Anguilla

Sports, shopping, and cultural showcases are all popular activities in Anguilla

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The great thing about planning a trip to Anguilla is that the island is both laid back and active at once. Those who prefer to spend their days quietly sailing or on the beach will find what they are looking for, as will the vacationer who is always on the go, seeking out the best shopping deals and the most happening nightlife.

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you are intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help you. To read more about bike and scooter rentals, go to this article.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

You'll find two dive operators and at least 16 interesting dive sites to choose from. Follow this link to find our page about diving opportunities in this area.

Events and Festivals

Depending on when you plan to visit, you might have an opportunity to attend a music festival or other scheduled event.  The Summer Festival, which takes place in July and August, is one of the best displays of Anguillian culture; while music lovers will want to be present for the Moonsplash Annual Music Festival in March. Click here to learn more about interesting events that might be taking place during your vacation.

Fishing

Anguilla Fishing

If there are some avid anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- there are 7 charter fishing services in this area. To read a more complete discussion of fishing in the area read this page.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

If you're an avid golfer you may already know that Anguilla isn't overloaded with golf greens. However, the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Follow this link to view our page dedicated to golf courses throughout the Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

The following table enables you to learn some details regarding local providers that can help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Anguilla
Name Phone Location
Calypso Charters (246) 584-8504 0.4 mi. South of Central Blowing Point
Garfield's Sea Tours - Gotcha! (264) 497-2956 Sandy Ground Village, Central Anguilla
Junior's Glass Bottom Boat (264) 235-1008 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central the Valley
Sea Pro Charters (264) 584-0074 Sandy Ground Village, Central Anguilla

If you want to read about nearby marinas and charter operators check out this page.

Shopping

Savannah Gallery

Many shoppers associate shopping in the Caribbean with great bargains. Unfortunately, this is not the case in Anguilla. In fact, many visitors find clothing, jewelry, and other items to be overpriced. You'll find your money is best spent on locally hand made crafts and artwork; even if they are expensive, at least they are unique.

If you have some shopping fanatics in your group, they may be interested to know that more than 43 retailers operate in this area. Click here to read our article concerning shopping on Anguilla.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting Anguilla. Area sights include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Click here to see our page concerning area sightseeing and attractions.

Glance through this table for information concerning a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anguilla National Trust Travel and Tour Operators (264) 497-5054 The Valley, Central Anguilla
Nature Explorers Anguilla Nature Tourism Service (264) 584-0346 The Valley, Central Anguilla

Snorkeling

Anguilla Snorkeling

If you enjoy underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of Anguilla. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, go to this article.

Spas

Body & Soul

Enjoying a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 8 spas that operate in this area. To find out about other the options, see this page.

Sports

A vacation in the Caribbean just isn't the same without time spent by the seaside.  Instead of just parking your self in the sand of one of Anguilla's 33 beaches, you could decide to take a more active approach, and go swimming in the pool at your hotel, or in the beautiful, calm waters that surround the island.

If you want to stay active during your Anguilla vacation, but prefer to do it on dry land, there are plenty of other options available. Some hotels offer gymnasiums, as well as tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball courts. You can also choose to go jogging, or explore the island on foot by walking along the beaches or exploring a hiking trail. American sports fans can also enjoy an relatively unfamiliar spectator sport when they visit Anguilla: Cricket. Anguillians love cricket, and take it very seriously. Check game schedules while you are on the island and you may be able to catch a game at Ronald Webster Park.

Tennis

Cap Juluca

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On Anguilla
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Cap Juluca 1.1 mi. South of Central Meads Bay 3 check
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Meads Bay 2 check
Carimar Beach Club 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Meads Bay --
Mariners Cliffside Beach Resort 1.2 mi. North of Central Blowing Point 2 check

For instance, Cap Juluca has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Anguilla Watersports

Details concerning lots of other activities can be seen in the following table.

Other Activities On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club (264) 498-0697 0.4 mi. North of Central Blowing Point
Anguilla Watersports Watersports Operator (264) 584-1204 0.9 mi. South of Central Meads Bay
Anguilla Watersports Stand Up Paddleboard Tours Watersports Operator (264) 584-1204 Western part of Anguilla
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service (866) 393-5158 0.5 mi. South of Central Blowing Point
Dungeon Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (264)476-061 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Blowing Point
Freedom Rentals Watersports Watersports Operator (264) 498-2830 North Hill Village, Central Anguilla
Seaside Stables Anguilla Horseback Riding Site (264) 235-3667 0.8 mi. Southeast of Central Meads Bay
The Anguilla Aqua Park Watersports Operator (264) 584-1204 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Meads Bay
Tropical Paradise Watersports Operator (264) 584-1201 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central Meads Bay

Anguilla is a quiet island with more to do than any vacationer might expect. Whether you spend your days shopping, hiking, or out on the water, your Anguilla vacation can be as laid back or action packed as you want it to be.

 

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