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Anegada is different from the other islands of the BVI. It not located very close to any other islands, from Virgin Gorda it takes approx. 1 hour by ferry to get here. It's the only coral atoll of the BVIs, the highest point of Anegada is 8 metres above sealevel. Let's hope that global warming won't destroy this special paradise some day. From Tortola and Virgin Gorda you can only see Anegada on a very clear day.
Because of the coral reef around the island, the waters around Anegada are even more clear and turquoise than anywhere else on the BVI. Because of its located the beaches here are even less crowded than on the other islands. We had the most beautiful beaches, Loblolly Bay and Cow Wreck Beach - for me the most beautiful beaches on the BVI - all to ourselves when we visited. Snorkelling and Diving are great here! There are so many wrecks around the island, it must be heaven for wreckdivers.
In the middle of Anegada there's a big pond. Flamingoes live here and with a little patience you can spot them. Also the Anegada Rock Iguana can be spotted. We weren't lucky (we spotted a snake instead... YUCK! They aren't dangerous but disgusting!) so we looked at them at the Rock Iguana Rehabilitation Project, next to the big administrative building at "The Settlement", the main town on the Anegada which can't really be called a town. No surprise, only approx. 200 people live on Anegada. The BVIlanders like to spend their weekends here, though!
Talking of which: There are only a few simple places to stay on Anegada. Anegada Reef Hotel is the biggest hotel, there are also some villas. By the way: Anegada is famous for its lobster. Make sure to try it here if you are planning to try it on the BVI!
You really would want to come here on a sunny day! When we arrived on Anegada after quite a rough ferry crossing heavy rain arrived with us just as we went to our first beach. It was quite hard to think of something to do when it's raining! Luckily the sun came back after a few hours (which is long for BVI standards) and we could hit the beaches.
How to get here: Smith's Ferries offer a ferry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It leaves Tortola at 7 am and picks you up at Anegada at 5 pm. This makes Anegada the perfect destination for a day trip from Tortola. There's an (international!) airport on the island, too. On Anegada I would recommend a rental car. We paid 65 $ for a jeep for a day and I enjoyed driving through lots of puddles and on sandy roads!
Directions: 15 miles north of Virgin Gorda.
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