A c t i v i t i e s


Beaches

Anguilla is known for some of the World's best beaches, both on the main Island and on its many uninhabited offshore Cays and Islands. Island Harbour Beach, at the Arawak is tranquil and offers good swimming. Guests can stroll or jog- the beach's several hundred yards length to Island Harbour's Jetty, where fishermen offer fresh fish for sale. . Shoal Bay East, perhaps Anguilla's most famous beach and rated amongst the top ten in the World, is more developed with several restaurants and bars. It is about ten minutes from the Arawak. Other favorites include Sandy Ground, Rendezvous Bay, and, by boat, Little Bay, Sandy Island, and the Prickly Pear Cays. The closest offshore beaches to The Arawak are Scilly Cay (100 yards in front of the Arawak), and our own favorite, Scrub Island. This is about 10 minutes away by boat. It has absolutely fabulous beaches, and usually our guests have them entirely to themselves.

Watersports

Sailboat racing is the National Sport of Anguilla, and Anguillans are great sailors. Sunfish sailing, windsurfing, parasailing and water-skiing are available near the Arawak. Deep sea fishing boats go out from Island Harbour and can collect guests from the Inn.

Diving & Snorkeling

Anguilla is known for some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean, perhaps because of the large number of shipwrecks. Reef dive sites range from 10-110 feet amongst and are inhabited by tropical fish. The Arawak offers a Dive Package with Shoal Bay Scuba and Watersports, which is located about 5 minutes away. There is excellent Snorkeling in the Sea Grass off the Beach in front of the Arawak where sea Turtles are often seen, and also off the rocks at the end of the Beach. Snorkeling Equipment is available for rental. Arrangements can be made for resort dive courses for beginners, or for PADI certification.

Exploring

Guests may tour the Island either with experienced guides, or in their own rental cars. Both may be arranged in advance or at the Arawak. You may visit some of the oldest plantation houses, relive Anguilla's varied culture and history at the Wardens Place or see The Heritage Collection, a museum of modern history. Then, just relax on one of our many beaches, or stop for lunch at one of our many beach front restaurants and cafes, or luxury hotels. For a special treat, get to a beach on a day that one of Anguilla's many boat races are being held. While you watch elegant beauty of the uniquely crafted sailboats, enjoy the reggae and fun of an all-Island Beach party you will never forget.

Birdwatching

Home to many tropical bird species. Contact the National Trust Office at (264) 497-5297.

Entertainment

Anguilla thrives on Island Style entertainment. We offer it impromptu style at the Arawak Café, and most restaurants offer live local music for your dining pleasure some nights of the week. Even during the daytime, particularly at weekends, there are often bands playing just for the fun of it. For a more sophisticated experience, LA Café offers a late night disco and entertainment experience most Friday and Saturday nights. Be prepared to see the dawn in.

Shopping

For the savvy shopper, paintings, sculptures, photographs, woodcarvings and other arts and crafts can be found throughout the island. In our many small shops and galleries. The shop at the Arawak offers many island gifts, besides the basic necessities that you may have left at home. Many guests take a day trip to Cosmopolitan St Martin, 30 minutes from Anguilla by regular ferry, where they enjoy the best of French cuisine and Duty Free Shopping.