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Anegada Island

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Address: Road Town, Tortola
Phone Number: 809-495-8002
Activities: Sailing
Description: Anegada or the "drowned island" is completely surrounded by shallow reefs...
Anegada or the "drowned island" is completely surrounded by shallow reefs, and has become the focal point of underwater diving due to the many historic shipwrecks that litter the island's underwater depths.
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Cow Wreck Beach

Take a taxi over to Cow Wreck Beach-- very quiet. We spent the afternoon at Cow Wreck - can walk up and down the beach and not see anyone. Had dinner at Wonky Dog restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Madison, Alabama
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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Take a taxi over to Cow Wreck Beach-- very quiet. We spent the afternoon at Cow Wreck - can walk up and down the beach and not see anyone. Had dinner at Wonky Dog restaurant- the lobster was great, but would have liked to have some other sides with it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Anegada is a fun day trip. Make sure to have a fresh lobster in one of the restaurants along the main town-like anchorage (but don't swim on the beach as there are sharks). Then go over to LobLolly Beach for the better snorkeling spot (provided there is no north swell, in which case it'll be too rough). Then head over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best travelling experiences of my life so far. Anegada is basically one giant coral beach paradise island. The lobster is an absolute must here, they have their own native species (no claws but lots of meat). I recommend Sams bar for lobster and drinks, we had an amazing time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Anegada is a beautiful island, but unfortunately, has become too commercialized. What was the crown jewel for apt sailors who could maneuver and moor at the island, a ferry now brings 100 people at once to crowd the beach. Eat the fried conch fritters while you're there. Rent a jeep and drive to Cow Wreck Beach and truly enjoy the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great destination to sail to, but try and pick up a mooring buoy close into the main resort (Anegada Reef Hotel). We always rent a car and drive around the island, bar hopping. Really different to all the other islands, and nice community feel. Try getting fresh banana bread from Pam's Bakery, the Wonky Dog Restaurant has just opened and... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I took the ferry to Anegada with high hopes. First, I wanted to see the flamingoes, but there were only a couple, and they were so far off in the distance we could barely see them. Loblolly Bay was just an average beach with average snorkeling. I left an island with prettier beaches and much better snorkeling to spend the... More 

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Tortola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have sailed in the BVI many times but this was our first time to Anegada and it was amazing! The entrance is well marked but very tight so need to pay close attention to GPS and markers. Beautiful water color, amazing snorkeling on the north shore. Get a shuttle or taxi and go to the north side of the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Rent a jeep and go around the island. It's fun. Beautiful beaches, and some good restaurants with lobster. Sometimes one can see flamingos on the lakes inside the island.

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Austin Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our fifth year to go over to Anegada for lobster for lunch and to enjoy some of the most pristine and private beaches anywhere in the Caribbean. You can take a day trip from Tortola or Virgin Gorda by either boat or charter flight. They take your food order when you arrive in the morning, go dive for your lobster... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Some occasional Roaming cattle are part of the ambiance. Beaches are gorgeous. Make sure you get to the reef if you love to snorkel because this one is not to be missed for both number and variety of fish, coral and sponges. Restaurants are pricey but the lobster at the Anegada Reef hotel was primo.

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