The Island – Anegada not just the sand is white, there is more to it than white powered beaches….
Particularly, the big attraction to me is that Anegada is really one big beach, ideal for quiet solitude. Per contrast the Island of Anegada possesses lively beach restaurants, friendly watering holes which most of them are included in The Drinking and Eating Guide to the BVI written by the well known Caribbean writer Julian Putley.
With a population of just a few hundred, about 20 miles from Tortola, the island’s windy conditions and flat water are perfect for kite boarding and windsurfing. Long popular with yachtsmen, fishing lovers, divers, beach combers Anegada is now high on the list of the BVI visitors who arrive by ferry or day-excursion by sailing yachts, most of them bareboat charters from the diverse charter companies from Tortola. Unlike its steep volcanic sister islands, it’s a flat coral island rising to a maximum of 28 feet above sea level. All along the north shore is a protective barrier reef producing frothy breaking waves. Between the reef and the beach is a calm and crystal-clear body of water dotted with coral heads that is great for snorkeling.
At Loblolly Bay, blindingly white sand with some beach huts; it’s a place to eat the famous Anegada lobster, drinks a tropical cocktail, and engulf in a magnificent paradise experience.
The Loblolly Bay- Big Bamboo, Cow Wreck, Pomato Point, Anegada Beach Club, Neptune Treasure, Anegada Reef Hotel are the places to go to eat the Lobsters and Conch meals.
The Anegada Reef a very charming single story hotel, at the edge of the main anchorage, is another small beach bar, known for its Rum Smoothie and its lobster fritters. My long time friend Vivian Wheatley told me, The Rum Smoothie was invented when she and her husband Lowell first opened the hotel. There was no electricity on the island, and in the absence of blended piña coladas, the Rum Smoothie was born. It’s somewhere between a rum punch and a painkiller. I tried it and love it, it’s absolutely delicious, a must when one visit the island of Anegada.