Sparsely populated and rural, Anegada is 11 miles long, low, and flat, quite unlike any of the other islands in the BVI. The balmy trade winds gently sweep across its sandy shores, swaying the palms and rustling through the boughs of the pines. In the center of the island are a series of salt ponds, beautiful and teeming with birds. A flock of pink Caribbean flamingos live on the ponds not far from the anchorages on the western end of Anegada. Cruising in Anegada waters promises laid-back pleasure in an unspoiled setting.
Moorings for a fee are available in the inner harbor. Anchorages are located in the inner and outer harbors. Holding is good.
Dinghy dockage: Dinghy dockage is available.
It’s well worth renting a car from one of several companies to fully explore Anegada, or opt for a bicycle or motorcycle rental instead. There are also taxicabs to get you where you want to go. Loblolly Bay on the north shore is known for its spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving in crystal clear water. Bones Bight and Cow Wreck beaches are also lovely. Fishing on the flats extending eastward from Setting Point is another popular pastime; guides are available for private charters. A sail to the island wouldn’t be complete without savoring the locally caught lobster. Cow Wreck Beach Bar & Restaurant, Anegada Reef Hotel, and Neptune’s Treasure are just a few culinary possibilities. Not all of the businesses on Anegada accept credit cards, so plan on paying with cash or travelers checks.
Ice, laundry facilities, provisions, phones, and Internet access are available.