Anegada Island#3 in Best Things To Do in British Virgin Islands
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Beautiful Anegada is a Caribbean vacationer's dream: more than 300 wrecks to dive to and explore, matched by silvery sand beaches and flocks (seriously, flocks) of flamingos. Anegada is also known as the "Drowned Island" because its highest point is just 28 feet above sea level. There are a handful of villas, hotels and privately run inns on Anegada, but most travelers choose to sail here for the day from Tortola. Hopefully you appreciate seclusion, because Anegada offers it in spades. On the up side, that means you'll never have to hunt for a good perch on the beach; the downside is you will have to hunt for the nearest convenience store (or bring your own snacks and water). If you get hungry, though, travelers insist that you head to the waterfront Lobster Trap, which specializes in fresh seafood.
Tourists said their visit to the tranquil Anegada was the most relaxing part of their trip to the British Virgin Islands because of its secluded landscape and virtually deserted (but particularly pristine) beaches, even after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Many also recommended renting scooters to explore the island.
Anegada is located north of Virgin Gorda and northeast of Tortola. Ferries run daily at set times from Tortola's Road Town dock to Anegada. Round-trip tickets cost $50, while a one-way ticket is $35. For information on ferry schedules, check the times online.
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#1 The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
Wading through the colorful coves and granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda is undeniably the most notable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands. Travelers and experts alike agree: It's the must-see attraction of the BVI archipelago. Massive smooth ash gray boulders of varying sizes rise from the sea's crystalline waters, making a maze of sorts for travelers to wade or swim through. Climbing through the crevices and grottoes of The Baths isn't terribly intensive, but the granite boulders can be slippery so swim shoes or sneakers are encouraged. Once you reach Devil's Bay, the stunning beach clearing at the end of the rocks, you'll find shallow clear waters perfect for a little light snorkeling or restful sunbathing.
Visitors are consistent in their praise of The Baths, calling the natural wonder "beautiful" and the beach "pristine." Although photo opportunities are rife at The Baths, some travelers recommend saving space on your camera for a few shots of The Baths' Cathedral Room – a natural pool within a small cave.
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