The only island in the BVI to be formed of coral and limestone in a chain of volcanic land masses, it would seem Anegada was destined to be unique from the start. A low-lying slice of paradise that’s often referred to as the ‘drowned land’, you will find smooth white beaches surrounded by waters punctuated with conch shell ‘mountains’ and a thriving coral reef. But this is no ordinary coral reef; it is the third largest continuous reef in the Caribbean and it is waiting for you to dive down and discover.
Visit Anegada and you’ll finally be given the chance to understand what ‘untouched’ truly looks like – but more than this, untouched allows for the unique to take hold. You see, with little interference from man, this island has been afforded the opportunity to nourish a distinctive ecozystem. Anegada is the guardian of vast salt ponds upon which the delicate balance of the surrounding coral reefs depend.
Moving away from the riot of colorful fish and delicious spiny lobster that occupy the sea, make your way to the island’s salt ponds (seeing if you can spot the indigenous Rock Iguanas as you go); here you’ll be stepping into the surreal and colorful home of Anegada’s flamingo colony. Vibrant pink feathers against a backdrop of turquoise salt waters and endless greenery. The quiet atmosphere and intense colors of these protected areas will provide you with a moment, a vision that will be seared into your memory for a lifetime. Look to the ground for your treasured keepsake; a solitary feather. A gift from nature that will forever evoke memories of vibrant colors, gentle winds and the freedom of growth and exploration in an untouched paradise.