Anguilla is the shimmering blue epitome of tropical bliss. This warm and welcoming island has everything you need from a Caribbean yacht charter destination – white sand pristine beaches, the picturesque turquoise seas, scenic bays and most importantly the genuine warmth of the people who inhabit the island. Anguilla is known for its laid-back nature, which makes it a perfect vacation spot to unwind and enjoy the beautiful views around you. Truly an unspoiled paradise which has preserved its original allure, luxury travelers desiring the utmost in peaceful tranquility will find that and much more when chartering a yacht in Anguilla.
Over 30 white sand beaches stretch across this 16 miles island making it the perfect location to dig your toes in the warm sand and bask under the rays of the Caribbean sun. Those enjoying a yacht charter in Anguilla will not want to miss Shoal Bay, an island favorite. It has crystal clear water, soft sand, and is never crowded. The reef formations are also home to some of the best coral gardens inhabited by hundreds of tiny iridescent fish. Rendezvous Bay is another island favorite. This peaceful stretch of coast is perfect for walking along the water collecting shells and enjoying an afternoon swim. For those looking for some privacy, you can take your charter yacht to Little Bay and anchor by the cliffs. This beach is only accessible by boat and this hidden gem is the perfect place to swim around in azure waters and relax the day away. The water is so clear you can see colorful rocks from effortlessly and it is excellent spot for snorkeling.
Scuba divers are in their element in Anguilla as there are several shipwrecks beckoning to be explored. The island is also known for its intentionally sunken ships that become artificial reefs. Turtles, stingrays, and garden eels inhabit many of the dive sites. There is one real shipwreck that took place in Anguilla. Stoney Bay Marine Park is the resting place of the El Buen Consejo, an 18th-century Spanish galleon that shipwrecked off the southeastern shores of Anguilla in 1772. If you are certified scuba diver this award winning underwater park is waiting to be explored.
Besides Anguilla’s main attraction – its beaches, there are a variety of excursions for yacht charter guests to enjoy. To soak up some local island vibe, head to Sandy Ground Village. Its fishhook-shaped bay is one of the most protected on the island and is Anguilla’s main port of entry for yachts. Sandy Ground Village is also home to the Old Salt Factory. The Heritage Collection Museum is a must-visit for history buffs visiting Anguilla with highlights that include Anguillian artifacts, early 20th-century photographs, old postage stamps, and important documents that trace the island’s history from the days of the Taino to the present.
For guests that want to dine ashore during their Caribbean yacht charter, Anguilla has over 80 restaurants that range from beachfront seafood shacks to French Haute Cuisine. One restaurant that is most talked about is Veya. Located by the Crocus Bay, Veya has a tropical tree-house setting with innovative and delectable dishes. Meanwhile, for a casual seafood lunch of local favorites alongside breathtaking views, Blanchard’s Beach Shack on Meads Bay is a choice pick.
Anguilla is the perfect destination for a Caribbean charter yacht vacation. It is one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets and is just waiting to be explored.