Anguilla Travel Guide

Anguilla  #5 in Best Caribbean Beaches
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Best Things To Do in Anguilla

Soft sands and clear blue waters lure many of Anguilla's visitors to spend the majority of their time sunbathing or trying a water sport. But, for at least one day, you should get away from the beach for a taxi tour. Highlights include the small Heritage Museum Collection on the East End or the Wallblake House in The Valley. At night, check out the live music scene, especially at Dune Preserve.

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  • #1
    Things to do in Anguilla
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    #1 in Anguilla
    Beaches, Swimming/Pools, Free
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    Located on the western end of Anguilla, Meads Bay is beloved for its silky-smooth sand, aquamarine waters and gorgeous views. Plus, recent visitors said this beach is never as crowded as Shoal Bay East, and there are always chairs to rent and places to eat: many travelers and locals recommend dining at

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  • #2
    Rendezvous Bay
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    #2 in Anguilla
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    This 2-mile slice of paradise is reason enough to visit Anguilla, some say. With calm enough waters for even the least confident swimmers and the mellow sounds ofDune Preservein the background, Rendezvous is an idyllic retreat for vacationers looking to escapeShoal Bay East's hustle and tourist bustle.

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  • #3
    Sandy Ground
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    #3 in Anguilla
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    Sandy's is the beach on Anguilla for fun. So pack your towel and swimsuit, but leave your summer reading at your hotel; you won't have time to lounge around here. Located in front of numerous restaurants, (including the popular Johnno's Beach Stop, Elvis' Beach Bar and The Pumphouse), this western

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  • #4
    Dune Preserve
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    #4 in Anguilla
    Entertainment and Nightlife
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Entertainment and Nightlife
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Plenty of Anguilla vacationers have never heard of the musician Bankie Banx or his beachside restaurant and lounge, Dune Preserve. So consider making an evening trip to thisRendezvous Bayhot spot to get acquainted. After a successful music and touring career as a reggae artist, native Anguillan Banx returned home to

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  • #5
    Shoal Bay East
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    Anguilla has approximately 33 beaches, but the most popular one is Shoal Bay East. This northern shore is set up to entertain daytrippers fromSt. Martin-St. Maarten, so there are plenty of bars and restaurants, plus rental equipment for snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving.

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  • #6
    Little Bay
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    For one of the best beach experiences, travelers suggest you sneak away to Little Bay, a cove carved into northwest Anguilla. Couples particularly enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the aquamarine water there, especially in the late afternoon as the sun sets. Recent visitors recommend getting to this beach early, as

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    Prickly Pear Cays
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    #7 in Anguilla
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    Hop on a boat fromSandy Groundto experience one of the more tranquil and picturesque beaches of the Caribbean: The Prickly Pear Cays are two small uninhabited islands located about a 6-mile trip from the mainland. The area has become popular with travelers (especially families) thanks to the islands' shallow, calm

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    Wallblake House
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    #8 in Anguilla
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    1 to 2 hours
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Located in the capital city of The Valley, Wallblake House is one of the oldest buildings on Anguilla. Many choose to forego visits to this now tiny complex, but other travelers say it could be a worthwhile visit for you if you like history; Wallblake is the only standing plantation

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