Activities in The Valley

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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 seeing the sights with the wind in your face, you will find multiple different businesses that can help you. Those wanting to get more information about this topic can do so here.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

You'll find 3 dive operators and at least 16 good dive sites in the area. Anyone who needs to find more details concerning diving in this area, can do so by going to this page.

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

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as indicated by the presence of 12 charter fishing services located in this area. Click this link to visit our extended discussion of this topic.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

Like golf? Anguilla isn't quite a golfer's paradise, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Those needing to get more information about golf throughout the Caribbean can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

The following chart enables you to learn more details concerning local providers that can enable you to get 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 charter operators and local marinas click here.

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 people who love to shop vacationing with you, they can "discover" some of the area's 70 retail stores. Go to this page if you want to know more about shopping on Anguilla.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Yet another good way to use some of your time is to discover the area's sights and natural environment. The area features 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. To visit our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, read this article.

Check out the following table for information concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

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 are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of Anguilla. Anyone who needs to learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling on this page.

Spas

Anguilla Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 10 spas located in this area. For a more detailed look at places to relax in this area click here.

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 with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table summarizes some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read 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 many other activities are provided in the following chart.

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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