Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean lie in Anguilla’s Shoal Bay. Shoal Bay East is a white sand beach that is famous among swimmers and snorkelers. Its deep blue waters are home to beautiful coral gardens wherein hundreds of iridescent fish reside. Its shores are rimmed with resorts in which umbrellas and lounge chairs are scattered in the soft white sand of the Shoal Bay. As beautiful as Shoal Bay may be, it still remains peaceful and uncrowded, making it one of the best beach destinations for those who would like to relax.
The Meads Bay, on the other hand, also holds some of the best Anguillian beaches on the west end of the island. With one and a half kilometers of soft white sand beaches, the Meads Bay’s shores are lined with resorts that cater to those who would like to have a laid-back day while still having access to excellent food. After swimming the crystal clear waters of the Meads Bay, you may try the famous Caribbean fine dining restaurant, Blanchards, but if you’re in the mood for casual food, you may opt for its sister restaurant, Blanchards Beach Shack, which is just a few steps away.
On the north side of Anguilla is the Rendezvous Bay wherein the powdery and crystal clear sea entice aquaphiles from all over the world. Located in a tiny village called Sandy Ground. Rendezvous Bay is a family-friendly place that is famous for swimmers, sunbathers, and shell collectors. Coconut palms encase the bay, and beach shacks line its shores. The Rendezvous Bay shores are ideal for sunset strolls wherein you can also catch a glimpse of Sint Maarten, a Carribean island country that’s more than 25 kilometers away from Rendezvous Bay.
Sandy Ground village, wherein the Rendezvous Bay is located, also offers a local island vibe to the tourists. Its white sand beaches are lined with numerous shops, including restaurants and dive shops. The Old Salt Factory and Pumphouse, wherein the history of Anguilla’s salt mining is exhibited, is one of the main attractions of the village. To know more about Anguilla’s salt mining history, tours can be availed every Thursday at 10 a.m. by appointment. The Sand Ground village is also the venue for the three-day Anguilla Regatta, so if you would like a livelier island vibe, make sure that you schedule your visit in May because entertainment at Sandy Ground restaurants are provided during the three-day regatta.
Located in Blowing Point is an entertaining Anguillian attraction wherein you can interact with some aquatic animals. Dolphin Discovery Anguilla allows you to closely interact with the dolphins that are enclosed in Blowing Point. For as low as $99, you may swim with dolphins, and, if you get lucky, capture a kiss with them. The fee, however, varies on which package you choose. Some packages include cuddling with the dolphins, dancing with them, foot pushing, and handshaking. Packages include a 15-minute briefing, and 30 to 40 minutes of dolphin time Professional photographs of your encounter with the dolphin can be availed after the experience to ensure that you get to keep the memory forever.
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