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Wonders of Anguilla

Beach in Anguilla
Beach in Anguilla / Christine Warner Hawks, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

WorldBlue  Highlights

Anguilla is British overseas territory with several interesting natural and man-made landmarks.

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WorldViolet Top wonders of Anguilla

Geological wonders

Old Ta Cave

One of the most impressive caves on the island.

Biological wonders

Lizards of Sombrero Island

On this small island lives endemic Sombrero Ameiva (Ameiva corvina) and one dwarf gecko that most likely is endemic too. In the late Pleistocene on this island was living the giant tortoise Chelonoidis sombrerensis.

Cavannagh Cave

The site where remnants of extinct giant rodent Amblyrhiza inundata were found in the 19th century. This deer-sized animal lived some 125 000 years ago, at lower sea level. It is possible that these remnants were found in other local caves as well.

Archaeological wonders

Fountain Cavern

Cave – site of prehistoric (Arawak) ceremonies, contains multiple petroglyphs and stalagmite statue whose top is shaped like a head of spirit. Cave has small fresh water pools in it.

Big Spring petroglyph site

Prehistoric stone carvings by Arawaks and Taíno at a sinkhole, where people used to take water.

Architecture wonders

St. Gerard’s Church

Unusual Catholic church, its concrete walls are adorned with pebbles and stones.

Wallblake House

Historical plantation house, built in 1787, most likely the oldest structure on Anguilla.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Anguilla


This second edition of “roam around Anguilla” is a comprehensive Caribbean travel book and includes attractions & activities, a comprehensive dining guide to the island’s many restaurants & descriptions of the beaches, plus other useful information. The authors have visited Anguilla and have personally experienced many of the island’s attractions.

Fodor’s In Focus St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla


Separated by just a few miles and known as favorites of American travelers, the Caribbean islands of St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barthélemy (also known as St. Barth’s), and Anguilla couldn’t be more different. Dutch St. Maarten offers big resorts, extensive shopping, and vibrant casinos, while French St. Martin is a bit more low-key, with excellent dining options and smaller, charming hotels; both sides share excellent beaches and offer a wide range of outdoor activities.


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