A short hop to Anguilla

Shoal Bay East

Anguilla is one of those places where time seems to have stood still. This little island in the eastern Caribbean, just north of St. Martin is blessed with some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Anguilla is a short 30 minute boat ride from Marigot on the French side of St. Martin. It’s a perfect little getaway from the hustle and bustle of St. Martin. The island’s main attractions are its stunning white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters and its inhabitants who are friendly and easy-going. You can opt to make a day trip or stay a few days at one of the island’s (small scale, exclusive) beach hotels.

The boat from Marigot arrives at Blowing Point. If you’re staying for the day, you can hire a taxi and agree a day fare. The best option is to ask the taxi driver to make a short sightseeing trip that includes stops at the island’s highest point, Crocus Hill; Sandy Ground; and the capital, The Valley. Then head eastwards to Shoal Bay East, arguably Anguilla’s most stunning beach. You should agree a time for the taxi driver to bring you back to Blowing Point for the boat back to Marigot. Spend a very relaxing day on this breathtaking stretch of gorgeous white sand; rent a snorkel – the reefs are just off the shore; and enjoy a BBQ lunch at one of the beach cafes.

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8 Responses to “A short hop to Anguilla”

  1. Keith Jenkins 08/01/2014 2:00 am
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    Thanks for the tip! :-)

  2. Anguilla 08/01/2014 1:24 am
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    Velvet, it is time you make the trip back to Anguilla. If you would like to keep in touch with Anguilla, check out this Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/anguillavacation

  3. Keith Jenkins 08/01/2014 1:14 am
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    Thanks Brett! It’s been a long time since I was in Anguilla but it sure was amazing. Glad you like my blog! Hope to catch up with you on twitter, facebook or some tourism/blogging event. :-)

    Cheers,
    Keith

  4. Brett H 08/01/2014 12:17 am
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    This is a great post… a bucket list island for me. I am impressed with your site. Clean, well written content, and simple to navigate. Would love to touch base sometime.

    BH

  5. Anguilla Access 09/01/2010 1:51 pm
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    Velvet, it sounds like you did not know where to go or who to ask. Anguilla has a little bit for every one but most people come to AXA for the stunning beaches and enjoy the laid back lifestyle.

    Jen, come on down, whatever you are looking for you can find on AXA if you know where to look or who to ask.

    Hope to see you all in Anguilla.
    Josveek Huligar

  6. velvet 25/11/2009 6:45 pm
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    Yes, there’s not much to do on Anguilla except laze on the stunning beaches and enjoy the laidback lifestyle. Perfect for a winter getaway! :-)

    Cheers,
    Keith

  7. jen Laceda 25/11/2009 6:29 pm
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    We’re thinking of a winter getaway to a beach. Anguilla sounds and looks heavenly!!

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