Anegada is the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Most visitors arrive by a puddle-jumper flight from one of other BVIs, or a speed boat excursion from Virgin Gorda, its closest neighbour. However, a new express ferry from Tortola now provides another option.
The island’s attractions include diving and snorkeling on the surrounding coral reef, secluded sandy beaches and abundant wildlife, including hundreds of flamingos (very aptly called a ‘flamboyance’) that regularly come to feed at an offshore sandbar. The island is served by a handful of more than decent hotels and restaurants. It is a quiet, friendly, and totally laidback place.
Photo: A flamboyance of flamingos off Anegada.