What to see in Anguilla
Anguilla is known for its spectacular beaches, sparkling white sand and crystal-clear blue water. This makes watersports and any other aquatic pastimes a popular activity in Anguilla. Operators and hire outlets offer a variety of watersports for visitors to Anguilla. One of the most popular activities is sailing, but windsurfers and kayaks are also available.
Anguilla is renowned as the wreck diving capital of the Caribbean, with a number of shipwrecks in the azure waters around the island waiting to be explored by divers. Also offshore is the Spanish galleon, El Buen Consejo. The wrecks provide a haven and showcase for a variety of coral and marine animals, from angelfish and barracuda to sharks and turtles. The waters around the island are calm without strong currents, and the surrounding reefs feature both hard and soft coral providing a spectacular array of gorgeous colour, ideal for snorkellers and a perfect location for beginner scuba divers.
Sport fishing is also serious business on Anguilla. A number of charter companies offer whole or half-day fishing expeditions for prizes such as dorado, sailfish, marlin, barracuda and grouper.
On land, there are plenty of things to see and do in Anguilla. The island is well-supplied with walking trails, from Windward Point in the north, along the rocky coastline, to the rain forest walk at Katouche. Anguilla is also a bird watcher's paradise, with more than 100 species of bird life to seek out. The island's salt ponds attract dozens of varieties from herons to sandpipers.
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