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 the area in the open air there are 6 places that can help you. To learn more about bike and scooter rentals, visit this page.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

You'll find several dive operators and at least 16 different dive sites to choose from. Click to read our guide to diving 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'll be pleased to know they can go fishing with one of the 12 charter operators in this area. To visit our detailed page about deep sea fishing, visit this page.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

If you're a golf fanatic you may realize Anguilla isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. However, there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. To find out more about golf courses throughout Caribbean, see this page.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

Take some time to look through the chart below to find out more about local providers 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'd like to learn about charter operators and area marinas visit 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 avid shoppers in your group, they'll be interested to know that the area has more than 70 retail stores just waiting to be explored. To read about opportunities for shopping on Anguilla, click this link.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Another good way to use some of your time is enjoying the area's interesting sights. The area's sights include 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To visit our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, see this page.

Information concerning a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be seen below.

Sightseeing Services On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anguilla National Trust Travel and Tour Operators (264) 497-5054 Stoney Ground, 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 looking at fish you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of Anguilla. To read a more complete discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 10 spas located in this area. Click on this link to find our page about this topic.

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 like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts available, whether lighting is 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 example, Cap Juluca has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

Anguilla Watersports

Be sure to look at the following table for information about other activities. to learn more. for information about other activities.

Other Activities On Anguilla
Name Type Phone Location
Anchor Miniature Golf Miniature Golf Course (264) 498-7258 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central East End
Anguilla Horses Horseback Riding Site (264) 729-3361 1.0 mi. North of Central Blowing Point
Anguilla Tennis Academy Tennis Club (264) 498-0697 Blowing Point, Southwestern part of Anguilla
Anguilla Watersports Watersports Operator (264) 584-1204 0.9 mi. South of Central Meads Bay
Dungeon Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (264) 476-6072 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Blowing Point
East End Domino Club Recreational Organizations and Clubs (264) 497-1456 East End, Eastern part of Anguilla
Freedom Rentals Watersports Watersports Operator (264) 498-2830 Blowing Point, Southwestern part of Anguilla
Ossia Massage & Esthetics Massage Therapist (264) 497-3910 1.0 mi. North of Central Blowing Point
Tropical Paradise Watersports Operator (264) 584-1201 Anguilla

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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