Anguilla is a tropical paradise, so it’s no wonder that so many flock to its pristine beaches and unfussy island atmosphere to experience natural wonders and see incredible creatures. We’ve broken down a day by day guide below to experiencing the best of Anguilla’s nature firsthand.
Day 1: Caribbean Bird Watching
Four of the cays (small islands) around Anguilla have been designated by Birdlife International as Important Bird Areas. The island as a whole is a vital part of the Caribbean Birding Trail, with upwards of 130 different species of birds calling Anguilla home. Take a birding tour with Nature Explorers Anguilla and watch for hummingbirds, snow egrets, brown pelicans, frigates, black necked stilts, and more.
Day 2: Day Trip to Loterie Farm
Located on nearby St. Martin, Loterie Farm is a unique nature reserve and sanctuary with a variety of activities to enjoy. You can relax in a cabana, go for a hike, check out their Fly Zone, and much more!
Day 3: Caving with Bats
Cavanaugh Cave is home to a colony of Antillean fruit-eating bats, easily seen on a Bays & Botany tour through the conservation organization Anguilla National Trust. You’ll also see impressive natural archways, stalactites, and more.
Day 4: Spotting Barnyard Animals
One surprising fact about Anguilla is that goats, sheep, and pigs, both feral and domesticated, make their home here. Keep an eye out and you may just spot a herd of goats crossing the road.
Day 5: Snorkeling near the Reefs
Between the warm, calm, and crystal-clear nature of the Caribbean Sea’s tropical waters and the profusion of colorful reefs found around Anguilla, tropical fish consider our island a haven. See them up close while snorkeling in Crocus Bay, Junks Hole, Meads Bay, Little Bay, Shoal Bay, and beyond.
Day 6: Hiking at Windward Point
Anguilla’s east side presents a desolate but beautiful backdrop for hiking, with chances to see all kinds of cacti, coral, weathered limestone, ghost crabs, lizards, and Scrub Island in the distance. Bring a walking stick to traverse the limestone.
Day 7: Scuba Diving in the Underwater Marine Parks
Anguilla is home to seven gorgeous marine parks protected by the government for conservation purposes, located near Prickly Pear Cay, Sandy Island, Dog Island, the Seal Island Reef System, the Shoal Bay-Island Harbour Reef System, and Stoney Bay. Just remember to leave everything as you found it and take nothing with you!
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