A 13-mile sail north of St Martin / St Marteen brings you to Anguilla, a 33-square-mile Caribbean island surrounded by unspoiled coral reefs and miles of spectacular white sand beaches. There are several much smaller islands and cays nearby with no permanent population. This includes Sandy Island – a popular offshore stop, and further north, some of the best snorkeling and diving can be enjoyed at Prickly Pear Cays.
Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of St Martin.
An Anguilla Yacht Charters Itinerary will undoubtedly include St Martin, St Barts, St Eustatius “Statia,” and St Kitts and Nevis.
Beautiful beaches, top-notch food, and warm hospitality. Anguilla may be tiny, but it’s a decidedly diverse destination – with high-end luxury accommodations side-by-side with rustic, laid-back beach bars.
Here are some of our favorite things to do in Anguilla:
Get ready to Party! People from around the world dock their boats here to eat, drink, swim, and have a great time! There is a heck of a lot of boats and people crowding this cool Anguilla beach. Here you will find the Pumphouse Bar. Rum punches and reggae and calypso bands are the draws here.
This two-mile stretch of sand features many resort hotels, luxury villas, beach bars, and restaurants. It has been named the “world’s best beach” (not just the Caribbean’s) by many top tourist magazines and authorities. This is a great beach to walk and beach-comb. The sand is so powdery and stretches a mile, comes to a point with some fantastic reefs, and then goes another mile. The best restaurant on Shoal Bay has to be Madeariman, serving tasty French food (many raves over the escargots!) at fair prices.
Anguilla is well-known for its pearly white beaches, high-end bars, restaurants, and posh nightclubs. You can enjoy 5-star service and fare with your toes in the sand! Here are some of our favorites.
This small, picturesque resort beach bar gives a taste of the Mediterranean in the Caribbean – the owner built the property to resemble the Greek island of Mykonos. The breezy outdoor bar is bathed in whitewashed décor and sparkly blue tiles with a panoramic ocean view. Fresh ingredients for the cocktails (basil, sage, cucumbers, and tomatoes) come from the resort’s hydroponic farm.
Using pieces of shipwrecked racing boats and washed-up driftwood, owner Bankie Banx and his best friend, Bullett, built the Dune Preserve in 1994. Four hurricanes later, the landscape has changed, but the spirit of the bar is still going strong, and it’s been the site of live performances by Jimmy Buffett and Kevin Bacon. “It’s the only beach bar in the world where you are likely to run into a former president, a former pirate, and a former Wall Street bigwig all in the same day,” says the Dune’s business manager, Olaide Banx, noting that Bill Clinton has swung by twice.
At this quaint bakery, French ex-pat Geraud Lavest oversees the kitchen where the café au lait is straight out of Paris, but the mango-topped French toast has a tropical spin. In October, you’ll find the Lavest bottling house-made peach-ginger marmalade. The jars ($8) will also pack neatly in your suitcase.
Add Kitesurfing to your to-do list for a truly memorable and exhilarating Anguilla yacht charter. Anguilla has the perfect beaches and wind for learning how to kitesurf. We will set you up with Anguilla Watersports offering Kitesurfing lessons from beginners to experts with world-class instructors and equipment rentals.
If you haven’t tried the new water-sport trend, Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP), your yacht charter vacation to Anguilla will be the perfect opportunity. Paddle-boarding is a great way to improve your balance and build core strength. Anguilla’s beautiful lagoons, beaches, and shorelines provide nice calm flat water perfect for paddle boarding. Most yacht charters provide equipment and instruction.
A favorite activity on Anguilla for locals and tourists alike is the Jazz Boat Cruise. This great Jazz Boat is the gathering place for some of the world’s most outstanding jazz performers. This is a party destination on Anguilla Island, especially during holidays like Christmas and New Year.
Combine Your Yacht Charter With An Anguilla Villa Rental