Rent a car to see the Island.
If you are looking for a way to see the Island I would suggest renting a car. I arrived by ferry at the Blowing Point. I was told Taxi to Shoal Bay would be 26 dollars US one way. A car rental was 30 $ + 20 for Anguilla temporary drivers license. Driving is on Left side of the road. Traffic wasn't to bad, and it was kinda hard to get lost on the island.
Temporary drivers license 20 US
Rental car for the day 30-50 US
Gas - Maybe 10 US
The freedom to be on your own......Priceless
Once we got to Shoal bay we paid 3US to park in a lot.
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THE ONLY SHOP THAT SELLS POST CARDS
The Anguilla Drug Store is the only place on Anguilla that sells Post Cards. Conveniently they are located right across from the Post Office and they also sell the stamps you need at face value. Given that they are open 8-5 everyday, where the Post Office is only open 8am-3:30pm Monday to Friday. At the time of writing this tip (May 2013) they charged 95 US cent per card. Although not cheap, they do offer a very nice selection of attractive Post Cards. It literally takes seconds to walk across the street to post them worldwide.
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Fishing on the Rocks
For those who love fishing this is can be relaxing and fun if you find the right spot. The awesome thing is, you never know what you will catch, from snapper, hinds, parrotfish, jacks, triggerfish and it goes on and on. An awesome spot to do this is flatcap point next to little bay. You might even catch a barracuda.
Rum Tasting at the Pyrat Rum Factory
For the rum lovers or those who just want a taste of Anguilla this is an awesome experience. While Anguilla has no sugar cane plantations or distilleries, the raw rums are imported and blended in Anguilla to create flavours. to die for. For the tequila lovers, Patron Tequilas are a sister company and are also an option for tasting. The factory is open 12-4 for tasting and tours can be arranged. we have not tried the tours but if anyone has, drop me a note and let me know how it was.
A Boat Race
Boat Racing is the National Sport in Anguilla. Unlike the rest of the West Indies where cricket reigns supreme. The tradition finds its roots in Anguillas history of seafaring, where her men roamed the caribbean trading and in search of work in places like the cane fields of the Dominican Republic. Every Holiday in Anguilla is a boat Race, the Biggest being those held during the summer festival, first week in August. Check out the Government of Anguilla's website for a list of public Holidays http://www.gov.ai/holiday04.htm
- Water Sports
A great place to do this is at rendezvous bay any where between the Anguilla Great House and the Rendezvous Bay Hotel. Don't expect to find much on the sand. The best finds are in the shallow water using snorkelling gear.
Check out Rendezvous Bay at this site:
- Diving and Snorkeling
Walking the Coast Line
An Excellent activity is to hike the coastline. A good area to start is at Winward point at the wery tip of the Island or at the western tip. The scenery is breathtaking ranging from cliffs to pebbly beaches. Great spots for romantic picnics and sunsets are at the western tip. Other great spots are around limestone bay, flat cap point and blackgarden bay.
- Hiking and Walking
Lounge around, swim, snorkel, seek shells, watersports or simply stand in awe. 33 white sand, places of beauty. Just get there and you will figure it out.
- Family Travel
The Coastline and cliffs of Anguilla are made up of sedimentary rocks and excellent source of fossilised shells and roots. A great spot is between crocus bay and Katouche bay.
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