Top 5 Things to do in Anguilla

By Kerry Biddle on 18th February, 2020

With its pristine white beaches, natural beauty, and luxury resorts, Anguilla attracts visitors from all over the world. One of the British West Indies islands, Anguilla is long, narrow and flat and has all sorts of interesting things to do. If you are staying on St Maarten / St Martin it’s easy enough to take a ferry over from either the Dutch side or the French side and it doesn’t take long to get there. It’s a good idea to rent a car to get to all the cool places, unless a taxi driver is willing to act as a tour guide.

Anguilla travel guide

Explore the caves

One thing that few people know about Anguilla is that it is honeycombed with caves. The torrid Cavannagh Cave with the petrified remains of a giant 3400-pound rodent and a chute that drops 60 feet before hitting the water and the large, cool interior of the Katouche Cave with a tree growing out of an opening in the roof and the twittering of bats filling the air with their high-pitched squeaks are in the Katouche Valley. The Fountain Cavern close to Shoal Bay is an ancient ceremonial site with a magnificent stone carving and is graced with two subterranean freshwater pools surrounded by Amerindian drawings. All of the caves have metal grids over the entrance to protect them and require a guide. Oliver Hodge is a very well respected and knowledgeable guide on the island and can be contacted through Katouche Tours.

Cuisinart Resort Anguilla

There is a beautiful golf course at Cuisinart and if you are a golfing
fundi, you won’t mind paying fees that are a bit on the high side for such a fantastic experience and stunning views over a turquoise sea.

Sailing & Snorkeling

Go sailing and snorkeling. The sea is so gorgeous and so warm that once in it’s hard to get out again, unless enticed with lobster rolls and rum cocktails. There are quite a few sailing excursions from Anguilla to choose from.

Natural beauty

Hiking and birdwatching are always a good option on Anguilla and there are many natural habitats to explore and enjoy. Just remember to take plenty of water with you.

View Anguilla on water

Rent a kayak from da’Vida in Crocus Bay and paddle over to Little Bay, or hire someone to take you there by boat. However you do it, get to Little Bay.

Anguilla travel guide

Read more: The Wanderlust Effect’s Guide to 24 Hours in Anguilla