The British island of Anguilla has some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. The sand is so white and powdery soft, and the water is so clear and blue that you’ll think you’re dreaming the colors up. But this place does exist, and it’s absolutely breathtaking.
The easiest way to get to Anguilla is to fly into the neighboring island of St. Martin and take a quick 20 minute ferry ride over from Marigot, the French capital of St. Martin. I’ve been vacationing in St. Martin for the past 10+ years and I love making the quick trip over to Anguilla whenever I can. I like to call Anguilla my “vacation from my vacation,” as the atmosphere there is even more relaxed and laid back than St. Martin.
Each year I go back to Anguilla expecting the secret to be out and to find the beaches packed with tourists, but each time I am delighted to find I still have the beach all to myself. Meads Bay, Road Bay, Rendezvous Bay, and Maundays Bay where the famous Cap Juluca Resort are all incredibly breathtaking and for the most part fairly empty, with the occasional hotel guest going for a stroll.
But, if you are truly searching for your own private, hidden beach on Anguilla, then Little Bay will be your paradise. Not accessible by car, getting to this beach is an adventure as you have to park in Crocus Bay and take a short 10-minute scenic boat ride over with Calvin (quite possibly one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met). Calvin will motor you over to Little Bay and voila, a completely secluded empty bay surrounded by stunning cliff and rock formations appears before you.
The deepest part of Little Bay is great for snorkelling where you will see tropical fish, lobster and the occasional sea turtle. Bring some snorkelling gear and a picnic and make an afternoon of it, and when you’re ready to head back, Calvin is just around the corner to come pick you up.
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