Anguilla is filled with many treasures to explore.
Recommended Activities in Anguilla
Heritage Collection Museum
If you're interested in learning everything there is to know about the history of Anguilla, don't miss a trip to the Heritage Collection Museum. The museum features artifacts, documents, photos and more dating back to the days of the original inhabitants, the Arawaks. Open Monday through Saturday. Located on the East End.
The Wallblake House
The oldest building in Anguilla and only surviving plantation house on the island, dates back to the 17th century. The home has been restored as closely as possible to its original grandeur and is open to the public.
Big Spring National Park Tour
Visit this ancient spring which once supplied water to the ancient Arawaks and Anguillian residents. The sacred decorated with petroglyphs carved into the rock walls by ancestral Amerindians. Tours of the site are only available through the Anguilla National Trust heritage tour
Anguilla is known for its birds making it one of the world’s best places to observe birds, go to any beach on Anguilla and you will see at any given time over you will be able to enjoy several different species of birds. Anguilla's salt ponds, the only wetlands on the island, serve as sanctuaries for Anguilla's 136 different bird species including white cheeked pintails and black neck stilts. Of particular note are Sandy Ground, East End, West End and Little Harbour ponds where pelicans, falcons, gulls, brown boobies, terns and herons all congregate. Bird Identification Cards (US$5) and A Field Guide To Anguilla's Wetlands (US$10) are available from the Anguilla National Trust in The Valley.
An excuse to come to Anguilla after peak season is to catch Leatherback, Green, and Hawksbill turtles nesting on the shores of Maundays Bay, Mead's Bay, Captain's Bay and Limestone Bay.
Cheddie Carving Studio
A must see art gallery with carvings of driftwood, coral and stone. This gallery provides a sense of the culture in Anguilla bringing primarily bringing the flora and fauna to life in art form. Located on the main road in the West End, near the Shell Station where you turn for Sonesta and Cove Bay. Open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Exotic Plus Bike Rentals
Rent a bike for the day. Exploring the roads and wonderful sightseeing Anguilla has to offer. You will be able to venture off the beaten path where cars cannot go. Located in The Valley across from CCB Bank.
Hiking is great way acquaint yourself with Anguilla's interior. Hikes to natural and historical points of interest are available; maps are available through the Anguilla Tourist Board and many of the properties. Escorted hikes are reasonable and easily arranged. Contact Oliver Hodge (264-497-3696) for more information.
Visitors can ride horseback along white, sandy beaches and scenic trails, and even 'take a dip' with their horse. Fees run about $35 per one hour, $50 for two hours. Private rides are approximately $60 for up to two hours. After 4:00 pm, fees rise slightly. English and Western saddles are available. For more information or to make reservations contact Seaside Stables (264-235-3667) or Anguilla Horses (264-729-3361).
Deep Sea Fishing
In the deep waters, off the shores of Anguilla, you will be sure to find an abundance of fish from Wahoo and Marlin, to Swordfish and Yellow and Black Fin Tuna. Have an experienced captain take you out for a day of fun.