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 thinking about exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there is an agency that can help make it happen. Visit this article which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you'd like to discover more specifics.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

There are several dive services and at least 16 interesting dive sites in the area. Readers can get comprehensive information concerning diving opportunities in this area, can do so by clicking on this link.

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

Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 10 charter fishing services located in this area. Click this link to check out our article about this topic.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

Like golf? Anguilla isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there is one golf course in the area. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Those needing to learn more about golfing throughout the Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

More information concerning area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water can be seen below.

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 want to learn about charter operators and local marinas 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 aficionados in your group, they're not completely out of luck -- there are more than 51 retail stores to browse in this area. For information concerning opportunities for shopping on Anguilla, see this page.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Another great activity for visitors is to explore the area's sights and natural environment. Sights of interest to visitors include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. To see our complete guide to attractions, visit this page.

View the chart below for more information about a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anguilla National Trust Travel and Tour Operators (264) 497-5054 The Valley, Central 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 like the idea of going snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance along the coast of Anguilla. Click here to read our extended discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Body & Soul

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 8 spas that operate in this area. To read about other the options, go to this article.

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 you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name 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

Information concerning lots of other activities are summarized directly below.

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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