For such a small island Anguilla has so many great places of interest. Certainly known for it’s tropical beaches and quality accommodation, but when you look a little deeper you find the real Caribbean. The history which begins with the original inhabitants, the Arawak Indians, to the settlement by English traders. So unwind and get into Anguilla time and explore the island. A little tip here is to rent a bike, the island is flat and small so getting around is really simple and the perfect pace to see more than just perfect beaches.
Heritage Museum Collection
Housing old photographs, documents, and artifacts traced back over 4 millennia this museum offers an insight to Anguillian life. Take some time to experience a journey through time at the Heritage Collection Museum located in the East End.
This marina, dotted with simple handcrafted fishing boats and a little restaurant offering mouth-watering lobster, offers a glimpse into the fisherman’s life, however in the surrounding area you will be able to view some amazing mansions and villas.
Old Prison at Crocus Hill, situated 3.6 miles southwest of Sandy Hill, is 213 feet above sea level, Anguilla’s highest point. Here you will find the ruins of this historic jail just a short distance off the road in amongst the bushes.
Anguilla’s most developed beach has an abundance of open-air bars, shops, and restaurants lining its shores. From Sandy Ground, located between North and South Hill, you may also catch the ferry for Sandy Island just 2 miles off shore.
Built in 1787 by Will Blake, this is the last plantation house standing. With a lot of history, and having undergone a recent restoration, this home is a visit that should not be missed. Tours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
An excellent example of island stonework, Warden’s Place was built in the 1790s as a sugar-plantation greathouse. Now home to a restaurant and bakery, you can still see the oldest dwelling across the street which was built as slave housing.