Caribbean vacations will always be hot travel destinations. And, what is the first thing you think about when you think about the Caribbean? Correct: the beach. Of course, beaches are great, with their white sand, sun, and relaxing waves. But, since you’ll be getting plenty of fun in the sun on Anguilla, let’s take a look at a few of the best non-beach Anguilla things to do.
Don’t go to Anguilla on a diet. There are around 70 restaurants packed into the island’s 35 square miles. The food at many of the restaurants is fantastic, and unlike the food on some of your other Caribbean vacations, Anguilla’s food is authentic. You’ll find plenty of Caribbean staples like rice, beans, and the freshest seafood imaginable. A few of the top places to check out are Blanchards Beach Shack, Veya Restaurant, SandBar, Straw Hat Restaurant, and Picante.
2. Take a Boat Tour
Sign up for one of the many tours on the tiny island, many of which are run by lifelong locals. Anguilla boat tours give you a unique and magnificent view of the island from the sea, coasting the perimeter of the island to show you the stunning natural beauty. If you’re looking for something a little more than just sightseeing, hop on a fishing charter for a chance to tackle a prize catch.
3. Explore Under the Waves
Scuba and snorkeling should not be missed in the pristine waters of the Caribbean. One of the most magical things to do in Anguilla is dive beneath the waves and discover the colorful sea creatures, beautiful sea floor, and sunken ships. There are plenty of options available for both experienced and novice divers and snorkelers.
Beaches certainly have their places in Caribbean vacations, but don’t neglect the thriving culture and vibrant life everywhere else in Anguilla. On your next trip to Anguilla, get off the beach and see what else is out there!