As the only coral island in the British Virgin Islands' volcanic chain, Anegada is unique in its nearly flat elevation and vibrant wildlife in the sky, on land, and under the water.
The most northerly island of the BVI, Anegada is home to the forth largest barrier coral reef on Earth known as Horseshoe Reef. The 18-mile-long barrier coral reef is home to sea turtles, conch, Caribbean lobster, and many species of tropical fish.
The west side of the island is covered by large salt ponds which support unique fauna including Caribbean flamingos! The flock of approximately 200 birds was recently reestablished after they had been over-hunted for food and feathers throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Additional exotic birds can be spotted at Nutmeg Point and rare rock iguanas native to the Island can be found along the nature trail at Bones Bight.
Plants like loblolly, franipani, turpentine trees, feathery sea lavender and wild orchids are also special to the Anegada.
After a day of wildlife watching, it's nice to relax on the white sands of Cow Wreck Beach, Flash of Beauty, Bones Bight and Windlass Bight.