What are the best things to see and do in Anguilla?

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Hayley Bosch

Anguilla may be a small island — it’s only 35 square miles — but it doesn’t lack for things to see and do. Pristine white sand beaches line the island, while live music keeps the scene grooving well into the night. Here’s Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the five best things to see and do in Anguilla:
 
1. Snorkel. If anything, you’ll have trouble deciding which beach to snorkel because all of them are temptingly beautiful. Once you’ve made a decision — whether you go for Barnes Bay or a deserted cove — get ready to see colorful fish and sea creatures galore.
 
2. Hit the beach. Is there anything better than relaxing on a white stretch of sand with turquoise water lapping at the shore and rum punch at the ready? The sun is strong and steady here, so be sure to lather up with sunscreen often.
 
3. Groove to live music. The tiny island is known for its live music scene and Elvis’ Beach Bar is the place to experience the best of it. Located at Sandy Ground Beach, this beached boat-shaped bar will give you a good dose of local flavor.
 
4. Go sailing. Even if you don’t know how to sail, you can still take part in this quintessential Caribbean activity. Charter a sailboat (and a captain) to island hop or simply sail a Hobie Cat (a kayak-like boat) in the bay.
 
5. Explore Prickly Pear Cays. This pair of uninhabited islands is a must-see during your trip to Anguilla. They’re uninhibited and remote (located about six miles from Road Bay), but have some of the best snorkeling and calm waters in the Caribbean. Get lunch at the onsite restaurant, Agatha’s.

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