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 are considering feeling the wind on your face as you move along, there are multiple different businesses that can help make it happen. Those wanting to get more information concerning this topic can do so by clicking on this link.

Diving

Anguilla Diving

There are several dive services and at least 16 good dive sites in the area. To read a more complete discussion of scuba diving in this area go 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

Avid fishermen love this area, as indicated by the presence of 12 charter fishing services that operate from this area. Navigate to this article concerning fishing in the area if you want to discover more specifics.

Golf

Anguilla Golf

Want to play some golf on vacation? Anguilla isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is CuisinArt Resort Golf Course. Click here to see our page concerning golfing throughout Caribbean.

Sailing and Boating

Anguilla Sailing and Boating

Additional information about local providers that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be found 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'd like to read about marinas and charter operators navigate to 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 there are some shopping fanatics traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- there are more than 69 retail stores to browse in this area. Navigate here to view our extended discussion of shopping on Anguilla.

Sightseeing

Old Fort at Sandy Hill

Sightseeing is also a great way to spend some of your time in Anguilla. Among other sights, the area has 4 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. For a more detailed look at this specific topic, see this article concerning area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information about a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found 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
Lime Keel Eco-Tours Nature Tourism Service (264) 584-3210 1.7 mi. North of Central East End
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 exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so in the waters off the coast of Anguilla. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, click here.

Spas

Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, considering that there are 10 spas in this area. Navigate to this article which is all about spas in the area if you want to find more details.

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 stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful 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

The table directly below summarizes a few details regarding 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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