Anguilla hosts an annual, national boat race which attracts a large following of spectators who drive around the island hoping for a glimpse of the sails as they dart among the waves off the coast. Looking from the shore is fine, but the only way to really witness the true excitement of the race with all its danger and daring is to get on a boat and follow the racers.
With a diverse marine life to view and learn about, snorkeling in Anguillian waters can be much fun to the adventurous. Try it sometime. Snorkel masks and fins are available at some hotels, dive shops, charters, and beaches.
Daytime, sunset and moonlight rides on the beach. Pony rides for the Kids. Private rides and small groups. Well cared for horses and professional staff. English, Western, Australian and Spanish tack. Nonriders and experienced riders are welcome. Horses are also available for photo shoots and weddings. For further information call 264-235-3667.
There are about 120 species of birds in Anguilla, most in or around the many salt ponds. These include Bull Finch, Laughing Gull, Mangrove Cuckoo and Sanderling. A comprehensive field guide is available through the National Trust at 264-497-5297.
Two public Tennis Courts are available throughout at the Ronald Webster Park on a first come basis. There are lighted at Anguilla’s hotels, some managed by resident pros. Arrange yours through the hotel concierge. The Anguilla Tennis Academy is a world class facility now operating in Blowing Point.
Game fish include wahoo, marlin, tuna, swordfish, yellow and black fin tuna. See Boats-Rental & Charter in the Anguilla Yellow Pages. Parasailing, Windsurfing, Sun fishing, Water Skiing, Paddleboats. These activities are available through water sports companies and can be arranged through individual accommodations or hotel concierges.
Hiking is another fantastic way to get to know Anguilla. Since the island is very narrow at many points it is possible to see both coasts while walking through the low bush and rock formations along the coast. Some of the hiking points include: Windward Point, Captains Bay, Savannah Bay, Mimi Bay, Island Harbour and Crocus Hill.
Information is available through the Anguilla Tourist Board and various sites throughout the island; escorted hikes also available. Call the Anguilla Tourist Board for more details at 264-497-2759 or www.anguilla-vacation.com. Much of Anguilla still remains uninhabited with excellent opportunities for exploration
Maps are available through the Anguilla Tourist Board and various sites throughout the island; escorted hikes
are also available. Call the Anguilla Tourist Board for more details at 264-497-2759. Much of Anguilla still remains uninhabited with excellent opportunities for exploring.