Divers will be pleased to know that a double reef system wreaths Anguilla, with a large variety of corals. The island is also known for its wrecks, including intentionally sunken ships that become thriving artificial reefs.
Seven marine parks surround the island: Dog Island, Prickly Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay, Sandy Island, Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System, and Stoney Bay Marine Park. Turtles, stingrays, and garden eels inhabit many of the dive sites, and at Scrub Island, you can regularly see sharks and barracuda.
On the island’s northeastern side, the sheltered fishing village of Island Harbour is the launching point for local fishermen. This a great spot to catch a slice of local life. Stop by late in the afternoon to watch the fishermen park their brightly colored boats along the narrow beach and unload the day’s catch.
A few tourist attractions are sprinkled around Island Harbour. Just off the main road in the village, Big Spring National Park protects a partially collapsed cave containing 28 Amerindian petroglyphs dating from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Ask about tours at the Anguilla National Trust.
The turquoise waters of Anguilla are a diving paradise. The Scuba Shack in Island Harbour offers a full array of courses for all ages, newbie and expert alike. There are snorkel excursions, kids diving, scuba diving refresher courses and an advanced adventure diving course. Visit some of Anguilla’s great diving reefs, wrecks and snorkel spots – the Scuba Shack with show you all of the underwater gems that Anguilla has to offer!!
“Have you ever dreamed of riding a beautiful horse along a deserted beach? Or swimming on horseback in the warm Caribbean Sea? At Seaside Stables you can experience horseback riding island style. Join them for an idyllic riding experience.
Whether you just want to blaze a bush trail or simply splash along the sea shore you can enjoy a horse ride at any time of day from the early morning to sunset or even during the full moon. Most of the rides are along Cove Bay, an untouched, natural beach located on the southern coastline on the island where there is almost always a pleasant easterly breeze blowing.”
Snorkelling and fishing trips at Shoal Bay, Little Bay, Scrub Island and more!
Paddling through the amazing crystal clear waters in our 100% transparent kayaks. Our evening tour takes place in Island Harbour, East of the island. Our transparent kayaks are geared with powerful underwater LED lights that provide a spectacular underwater view at night, attracting fishes to your kayak while you follow the tour guide to many underwater attractions. Evening kayaking is with a tour guide ONLY