|Anegada is the Spanish name for our island which means "the drowned land".
Anegada was named by Christopher Columbus in the year 1492. It is the only island in the
Virgin Islands that is not a volcanic island. Instead, it is made up of coral and
limestone. That's why it is called nature's big secret.
Anegada is 10 miles long and
about 2 miles wide at its widest part. Its area of roughly 15 square miles makes it the
second largest island in the British Virgin Islands. However, its population of only about
300 people makes it a very easy going and restful place.
highest point on the island is only 28 feet above sea level, and the island is completely
surrounded by coral reefs, making it a snorkeler's paradise.
has the third largest barrier reef in the world - Horseshoe Reef. There are well over 300
ship wrecks recorded around the island.
beaches are the best in all of the Virgin Islands, and are often called the best in all of
the Caribbean. Here, you can walk for miles and miles on exquisite sand and not see
another person in any direction.
A beautiful flock of over 100 flamingoes live
in the island's salt ponds, and are visible to visitors all year long.