You have to be the "right kind of person" to appreciate a trip to Anegada. thats the brief synopsis.
If you are staying on Anegada, I am convinced Neptune's Treasure is the place to stay. Nowhere is perfect, but on the island of Anegada, NT's is as close as you are going to get. The rooms are clean, the service is friendly, the employees helpful. At one point or another, my girlfriend and I had the opportunity to look at the other available lodgings here, and I have to say NT is easily the best. The place isnt big, I think it had eight rooms, but the bed was clean and comfy, as well as the facilities being so. We did have an issue with the folks next door one night- adults who cannot control their teenagers- they "came and went" slamming the door until one AM.....
As for Anegada itself, we stayed for eight days, and frankly, it was a bit long. There isnt a whole lot to do there, and even my beach-loving girlfriend wanted a change after a bit!. The beaches are AMAZING, with good swimming, snorkeling. Im talking postcard perfect beaches. Clean, and quiet, you can literally walk for miles on them and see not another soul. The water was a bit rough when we were there, but I still snorkeled every day. I would say the reef is roughly 40-50% dead here, but there's still alot of life to see...corals, fish, molluscs....
The food is, well, not varied. The island residents do their best, but everything has to be brought in from Tortola, so, other than some of the fish, it isnt as fresh as one would expect, or varied in the least. There is no agriculture on Anegada, so, it is what it is. If amazing food is very important to you in your vacations, go elsewhere.....you wont see Anegada on the Food Channel. The prices are astronomical, due to the transportation factor, and also, I imagine the local economy of a captive clientele...where else can you go for food? We ate most of the time at Neptune's Treasure, and the food wasnt bad, but not great....I will say though, that it was as good as, if not better, than anywhere else on the island. Want candy and/or a bit or junk food? bring it with you.
Anegada is big, so you either need to rent a "jeep" (which is any type of vehicle, not the Chrysler Jeep as we know it), or strike up a friendship with a Taxi driver. Jerry was one such man we met..a local, knows the island and VERY nice. we ended up renting a "jeep" for about $60 per day, and it was nice as we could go where we wanted, when we wanted. But, if youre there a few days, call Jerry- the guy wont steer you wrong, is honest, and knows ALOT of the island.....if you want to know something, Jerry is the guy to ask. While you can walk to some of the beaches, the best two, Cow Wreck and Loblolly, are not within walking distance for most folks.
Wildlife, other than sea life, is pretty much limited to feral cows, donkeys, and goats. The insects werent bad, except for the "no-see-ums wich were nasty in the early AM and the early PM. Bring a bit of bug repellent! There are supposed to be rare iguanas there too, but yea, they must be rare, as we never saw any! There are some resident flamingoes, but you have to find them, and cant get anywhere near them, so they are from a distance.
Anegada is hard to get to...took us two days......Hartford, CT to Ft Lauderdale to San Juan to Beef Island, Tortola, then a cab to the ferry dock, and a ferry to Anegada.....ugh.
The March weather was perfect, in the 80's.....it did rain, almost every day, for maybe 20 mins, or at night.
we read alot about The Settlement...kinda a "place to go" on Anegada.....my advice- dont bother, unless you enjoy a 3rd world accomodations tour.
In summation, Anegada is a good place to unwind, or hide out from the law! (lol) I would definitely go back, but for no more than 2-4 days.
All the rooms face the water, but there are 3 on the second floor which seem to have good breezes
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