|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
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.
The 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.
Anegada has the third
largest barrier reef in the world - Horseshoe Reef. There are well over
300 ship wrecks recorded around the island.
Anegada's 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.