is often referred to as the sunken island, and can be toured in a day.
Be sure to bring your hats and sunblock because there are few trees
on this island (atoll). What you will find are silky white beaches lining
the turquoise seas, darkened only by the plentiful coral reef surrounding
Many moons ago the Anegada Passage was considered the entrance to the
Caribbean, and the protected waters of The Channel attracted merchantmen
and pirates alike. The serene beaches invite you to take a leisurely
stroll, water licking at your ankles. The more energetic can enjoy the
superb snorkeling, turtle watching or visiting a marvelous bird sanctuary.
Anegada lobster, caught in pots, are famous throughout the islands.
Fishermen dive for conch off the beaches north of the salt ponds and
elsewhere on the island. The Big Bamboo in Loblolly Bay is a great choice
for a delicious grilled Lobster lunch - put your order in with Diane
before you go snorkeling - and after your belly is full, try out the
hammocks under the shade of the sea grape trees. To the left of the
Big Bamboo, in the dark reef area in the middle of the lagoon you'll
find three small caves and a wreck. Pick up some homemade
baked goods and condiments on your way back to the yacht at Pam's Kitchen.
Anegada (ocean-side) has the most important BVI nesting beaches for
green sea turtles. Look out for turtles along the beaches on the eastern
edge of Pomato Point, on West End Point, in Bones Bight, and in Loblolly
Bay. Anegada is also the home of the endangered Anegada rock iguana.
Growing to six feet long, this harmless and very rare iguana can be
found at Bones Bight, which has a nature trail. This iguana uses the
crater-like coral rock to make its home.