Things to Do in Anguilla
||Hot throughout the year, tempered by trade winds in local areas. The average rainfall for the year is 14cm (35in) and the hurricane season is from July to November. Temperatures range of 75-92°F throughout the year - perfect for a vacation anytime.
Come to Anguilla and experience "tranquility wrapped in blue."
Our friendly island invites you to relax, kick off your shoes and enjoy! Imagine a small island that provides a private, pristine retreat for all who seek one -- Anguilla. Wrapped in a brilliant turquoise sea, thirty-three stunning, powder-soft white sand beaches await your footprints, friendly people anticipate your smiles, and a world-class vacation is only a short journey away.
Explore our site and find the world-renowned resort, hotel, en suite hotel, villa, apartment, condo, cottage or guesthouse just right for you. Discover the many activities - daytime and nighttime, on the beach and off the beach, in the water and on land - our island offers. Learn about our history and culture, and our artistic community.
If you're planning a simple Caribbean retreat and rejuvenation; a honeymoon, romantic get-away or destination wedding; a family fun, dive, gourmet get-away or spa and wellness adventure, Anguilla will more than satisfy your need.
Quality is Anguilla's hallmark, and you'll find it in our pristine natural environment and community, and among the vast array of Anguilla's accommodations and restaurants. Why Anguilla? Body, Mind and Spirit.
For Your Body
Gentle seas to swim, astoundingly beautiful beaches for relaxation, reflection, contemplation - and beach games, jogs and picnics. The pinnacle of gastronomic delights including over 70 dining experiences presented by a cadre of world renowned international and award-winning local chefs, and enlivened by drop-by, roadside barbecues and beachside bistros and grills. Resorts and independent spas offering the latest in spa and wellness facilities, services and treatments. Unhurried, uncomplicated and easy to explore Anguilla invites bike tours and hiking excursions; and provides you with a myriad of activity choices.
For Your Mind
Unhurried, uncomplicated time to concentrate your thinking on nothing more than choosing which pleasurable activity you will select to round out your day of beach and sea pleasures. A visual pleasure or knowledge and intellect pleasure? Art galleries featuring original oils, pastels and watercolors; fine wood and metal sculptures; driftwood tables, mantle pieces. Museums with exciting artifacts detailing this small island's history from its beginning to the present. Choosing the evening's dining pleasure based simply on your mood - a romantic, candlelit dinner? A convivial pub? A beachside bistro? No lines. No hassles.
For Your SpiritWeddings and Honeymoons
Visitors to Anguilla are met by caring, friendly and welcoming Anguillians, and quickly embraced as friends. Innkeepers, whether of five-star luxury resorts or our smaller hotels, apartment hotels, villa and condo beach clubs, value their guests and strive to ensure that vacationers here return to their homes and careers fully rested and restored, in body, mind and spirit. It is this very nurturing and graciousness that has set Anguilla apart from many other vacation destinations, in the Caribbean and around the world. It is one of the common answers, in varying words, that you'll receive when asking of our past visitors -- "Why Anguilla?" The people.
Anguilla's honeymooners and couples seeking a special, romantic getaway find a small island, gifted with 33 of the best beaches in the Caribbean - some say the world!
Captivating sunsets, gentle breezes, friendly smiles and gracious hospitality, casual elegance and relaxed informality are just some of the reasons Modern Bride's readers named Anguilla one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Take an afternoon beach stroll and leave only two sets of footprints on the stunningly white, exquisitely soft white sands. Bask in the sun, swim, snorkel, sail, scuba, windsurf to your heart's content. Explore Anguilla by car, taxi or bicycle (one main road and a handful of traffic lights make it easy). Visit an Anguilla art gallery and take home an original watercolor for a permanent memory of the most romantic time of your lives. Discover Anguilla's rich history and culture - visit museums, historic sites, and the many unique churches that dot the island.
Savour outstanding gourmet cuisine, touched with Caribbean spices and flavours; enjoy fine wines in a host of delightful restaurants overlooking the sea. Sip a rum punch while taking in a magnificent sunset. Dance to the romantic and sensual sound of Caribbean music.
Enjoy the warmth of the sun, cooling ocean breezes, lazy beach days or invigorating daytime activities; evenings of dancing and camaraderie - or tranquil serenity, alone together.SCUBA Diving
Anguilla's turquoise waters boast seven marine parks: Dog Island, Prickley Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay, Sandy Island, Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System and Stoney Bay Marine Park.
Dive sites include wreck dives, shore dives, mini wall dives, night dives and heritage diving.
Anguilla's dive shops are manned and operated by seasoned professionals who pride themselves on doing what they love every day: introducing divers ranking from novice to experienced to Anguilla's fascinating dive sites.Families Welcome
There comes a time when every family needs to 'get away from it all' and simply revel in the pleasure of being together, without interruption. Bring your family to Anguilla where everyone will relish exploring our beautiful beaches, meeting our friendly people, enjoying a destination full of fun activities for people of all ages - from toddlers to grandparents! Whatever your family's pleasure, Anguilla certainly has something to fit your needs with a variety of accommodations and activities to appeal to everyone.
Apart from Anguilla's 33 spectacular beaches, families find several activities and places to enjoy together. Here's just a few:
- Parasailing & Paddle Boats
- Glassbottom Boats
- Motor Boats & Sail Boats
- Sail Boats & Catamarans
- Water Skiing
- Picnic Cruises to Deserted Cays
- Dolphin Lagoon - Swim with the Dolphins Horseback Riding
- Art Gallery Tours
- Museums & Historic Homes Tours
- Photography Adventure
- Salt Ponds & Bird Watching Tour
- Spa Visits
- Boutique Shopping
- Dolphin Lagoon - Educational Programs & Tours
Babysitting is easily arranged by the concierge, rental agency, property or the Anguilla Tourist Board. Equipment for babies and toddlers is often provided, but also available from www.web.ai/travellight where you'll find everything from a kiddie pool with air pump to Evenflo Baby Monitors!