Little Bay
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Accessible only by boat, this secluded cove is perfect for a quiet afternoon on the beach.
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Christopher
New York City, NY207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Calvin took us over from Crocus Bay, we went 1st thing at around 10 am, it was just us and another couple. The water was super calm, perfect for snorkeling or kayaking. Some boats pull over to the rocks so that people can dive off them. The beach is small but it's another great spot to visit when in Anguilla. That morning Calvin had a surprise in his boat. Some poor sting ray jumped in over night and died..
Written January 11, 2020
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DJtrinivibes
Bronx, NY1,839 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Little bay is a small beautiful beach secluded west facing Crocus bay. The only way to get there is by a boat. we found this friendly local who gave us the best tour for my family. his name is Calvin and he could take you to Little bay. The boat ride was about 10 mins. Little bay is gorgeous and scenic with the capability to snorkel and see lots of aquatic animals. this was a lovely tour and would take about 5 hours of your day. parking available at Crocus bay. enjoy and thank me later.
Written April 3, 2024
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Cygnet
new york558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
We rented kayak's from DaVida at Crocus Bay around 10:00 AM. Headed over to Little Bay to do some snorkeling and swimming. Staff at DaVida could not have been nicer. Top notch service. Little Bay is beautiful but go first thing in the morning before the yachts pull in if serenity is important to you. Fifteen minute scenic paddle over.Bring a lunch/water and make it a half day outing.
Written August 6, 2013
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franksnake71
The Valley, Anguilla133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Your adventure starts at Crocus bay. A steep hill takes you down to the DaVida beachside restaurant (a great place to hand on Sunday afternoon and listen to live local music)park in the lot and walk back to the road and around the restroom building toward the beach. You will find Calvin, who owns Calvins Little Bay Boat Service, sitting under the tree. He will drop you off at little bay and pick you up at whatever time you decide. Take some water, snacks, snorkel and mask and your favorite beverage. A new underwater trail and juvenile lobster casitas have been installed in little bay by the Anguilla National Park, opens January 2019 Turtle sightings are frequent. Breathtaking beauty with clear calm waters.
Written December 19, 2018
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ron5980
Philadelphia, PA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
So we saw little bay twice during our stay on Anguilla. The first time we drove our car to little bay (Waze gets you really close) then parked in a clearing off to the side of the road. We hiked down a slightly overgrown path to find breathtaking views of this tiny cove surrounded by towering cliffs. We saw the rope and were checking it out to see if it was safe etc. The rope is very steep and we did not want to risk injury being in such a remote place so we decided to wait and return by boat. A few days later we hired Clavin, a man with a small boat that sits by Crocus Bay, to drive us and pick us up. We snorkeled (some of the best on the island) and jumped off the rock in the middle of the bay. (Bring sneakers or water shoes because the climb is rough). 1--1.5 hours is plenty of time there as it is very small and you can't jump off rocks for much longer. For the first 45 minutes of our time at little bay not a person was in sight. After a little some privet boats showed up to snorkel and such. This is a must-do activity!!
Written August 20, 2018
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loudounfamily
Leesburg, VA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Calvin works every day from 0900 to 1700 and is the bet way to see little bay. Just drive down to Crocus Bay and he will be there under the umbrella, $15 per person to go over to the beach for as long as you want. We jumped from the large rock at the base of the cliff, the climb up was the hardest part, did some snorkeling and say a turtle just offshore and spend some time on the beach, before being picked up by Calvin. The day before I was at crocus bay with my daughter and was kayaking just offshore when we capsized the boat and she lost her phone overboard. Calvin saw what happened and came out, got us both back in our kayak and then dove down and retrieved my daughters phone from the bottom. He said he used his old fisherman's trick to mark the spot we flipped over at. (thankfully the case was waterproof). Fantastic Island that is making a great comeback.
Written August 4, 2018
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BandEmontclair
Montclair, NJ57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Dead end road past Ani art school, easy parking. Walked across grassy 20 yard path on well-trod trail. A few big lizards along the way. Down path to top of 40-foot cliff with rope in place. It’s a bit of a rappel down, but my 8 year old son was able to do it. Avoids reliance on boat. Snorkeling was fun, but visibility was a bit cloudy. If you self drive, price is right: free.
Written December 24, 2019
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VictorFebus
Puerto Rico41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Paradise! Great for snorkeling. Amazing place, it feels like your private beach. To get there you will have to get by boat. We were there 2 hours.

Tip: Ask for Calvin in Crocus Beach, he will take you there. Also, bring water and some snacks. Definitely bring some snorkeling gear, it would be well worth it.
Written July 27, 2019
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Arowhead
Maine97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
This beach can only be reached by boat, by jumping off the rocks and swimming or by climbing down a cliff by rope. We have never gone by boat or swam as we always climb.The climb is not hard and definitely worth it. We climbed the cliff with our children when they were small so we are not talking "technical" climbing. They loved it and felt they had accomplished something. They also loved the beach. We always go to Little Bay at least once on our trip and it is always worth it. It is a beautiful "little" beach, secluded with good snorkeling. You can also swim out to the large rock outcrop, and climb another rope to reach the top and then jump off a 20 foot outcrop. Probably the best day you will have at the beach!
Written April 13, 2013
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Lauren D
Los Angeles, CA2,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We drove to Crocus Bay and arrived at 9:30am. We had read reviews here saying Calvin hangs out in front of DaVida but we waited 30 minutes and did not see him. We also asked 3 people (one who worked at DaVida), none of whom could tell us where to find him. Finally, another DaVida employee showed up and he told us Calvin is always at the gazebo at the northeast end of the beach (to the right of you are in front of DaVida and facing the water). And so he was! We had wasted a precious half hour of shade at Little Bay!
Calvin (Little Bay Boat Services is at the gazebo on Crocus Bay from 9:00am to 5:00pm 7 days a week except for 2 months during hurricane season (I think he said August and September). It's $20 RT per person.
If you don't find him at the gazebo, you can call him using WhatsApp or call from U.S. cell phone pressing and holding the 0 until it turns to a + sign, then entering country code and phone number.
+264 772-1332 or
+264 497-3939

We went on a day when we saw NO tours from Sint Maartin advertised on TA. I think it worked pretty well for crowd avoidance, although it would have been better to get there before 10:00.
The little cove was beautiful, the water was calm and the snorkeling on either side, by the rocks, was better than we'd expected. Lots of different colorful fish.

We had Calvin pick us up at 11:30, knowing the shade would be almost completely gone by then.
Written May 25, 2024
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