Anegada is one of the archipelago’s most unique islands, given its nearly level coral and limestone topography (in contrast to the volcanic origin of most of the region’s other islands). In fact, Anegada only rises 28 feet above sea level at its highest point!
The island is also surrounded by striking reefs, underwater caves, tunnel formations and age-old shipwrecks, making it a popular spot for snorkelers and SCUBA divers. Expect to spot needle fish, bonefish, stingrays, parrot fish, and other native species.
Nature enthusiasts will also discover much to love on Anegada, thanks to a largely isolated ecosystem that incorporates several interesting native species (such as rock iguanas, wild orchids, lush tropical vegetation and colorful exotic birds. Be sure not to miss the nature trail at Bones Bight, or the views at Nutmeg Point during your exploration. Looking for a quiet, contemplative beach for swimming or sunbathing? Check out the quiet shores of Cow Wreck Beach, Flash of Beauty, Bones Bight and Windlass Bight.
There’s plenty of human history to discover on Anegada, as well, from ancient Arawak conch mounds in the East End, to wreckages of numerous Spanish galleons, American privateers and British Galleons in the surrounding waters.. The island’s main township — The Settlement — is also home to unique island-style lodging and shopping.