Photo of Anegada from the
International Space Station
is the Spanish name for this island which means "THE DROWNED LAND". This island 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 12 miles long and about 3 miles wide at it's widest part. It's area of 15 square miles makes it the second largest island in the British Virgin Islands. However, it's population of only about 180 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. Today those wrecks provide an underwater paradise for scuba divers.
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.
The wild life on this little island is one of a kind. Here on Anegada you can find the Anegada rock iguana, which the most endangered iguana species in the world. These iguanas are only found on Anegada. There are also flamingoes which live on the island all year long.
Anegada has marvelous wild plants like the
beautiful wild orchids that flower high above Anegada's bush.
Come to Anegada and experience a whole
other side of nature and a whole other side of life!