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 like the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there's a place that can help you. To visit our page about bike or scooter rentals, visit this page.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

You'll find several dive operators and at least 16 different dive sites to choose from. To navigate to our page about scuba diving in this area, read this article.

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 experienced anglers in your group, they're in luck -- 10 charter fishing services operate from this area. Make your way to this page which is all about fishing in the area if you'd like to discover more details.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

Like to play golf? Anguilla isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end, but there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Furthermore, you can visit this page if you'd like to learn additional facts about golfing throughout the Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

The table just below offers some details on area firms that will enable you to spend some time out 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
Sail Chocolat (264) 497-3394 The Valley, Central Anguilla
Sea Pro Charters (264) 584-0074 Sandy Ground Village, Central Anguilla

If you're interested in reading about marinas and charter operators click this link.

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 there are some folks who enjoy window shopping in your group, they might be interested to know that there are more than 52 retail stores to browse in this area. Navigate to this extended discussion if you want to know more about shopping on Anguilla.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Sightseeing is also a good way to use some of your time in Anguilla. Among other sights, the area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Navigate here to see our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that can help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anguilla National Trust Travel and Tour Operators (264) 497-5054 The Valley, Central Anguilla
Anguilla Watersports Stand Up Paddleboard Tours Travel and Tour Operators (264) 584-1204 Anguilla
Malliouhana Travel & Tours Ltd Travel and Tour Operators (264) 497-2431 Stoney Ground, Central Anguilla
Nature Explorers Anguilla Nature Tourism Service (264) 584-0346 The Valley, Central Anguilla
Seagrape Eco Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (721) 586-0297 Anguilla

Snorkeling

Anguilla Snorkeling

If you enjoy snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of Anguilla. Follow this link to view our page regarding local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Body & Soul

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 8 spas located in this area. Visit this page concerning spas in the area if you want to get additional specifics.

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 want to play some tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more about 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

Information about lots of other activities are provided in the following chart.

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
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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