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Located on the northernmost section of the British Virgin Islands lies the magical island of Anegada.  Unlike its sister islands in the BVI which are volcanic in origin and very steep, Anegada is a flat limestone atoll with miles of deserted pristine beaches.  Although it is the BVI"s second largest island, with under 200 inhabitants Anegada it is a true get away.

The mystique of Anegada is legendary.  With the highest point of the island being only 28 feet above sea level, Anegada is not even visible by sea until mariners are within a few miles of its shore.   In fact, the word "Anegada" means "sunken island."  The surrounding Horse Shoe Reef is one of the largest living reefs in the world.   In the days of the Spanish Main, the Anegada Passage was a principal route for vessels entering and leaving the Caribbean.  Vessels following this route faced great danger as the hidden coral lurking just under the water surface proved treacherous to hundreds of unlucky vessels that were claimed by this reef.

But as treacherous as the reef has been, it is also one of the world's most prolific ecosystems.  Teaming with coral and abundant fish, the reef is in pristine condition and is still virtually untouched by man, save local fishermen and a few divers.

While once inhabited by pirates, today the island's occupants are friendly folk who fish for a living or run small businesses.  The few lucky visitors that make it to this remote island experience a get a way that is increasingly hard to find these days.  There are no five star resorts, no McDonalds, no rush, no lines, and no crime.  Anegada is a place where time seems to have no purpose other than simply existing.  Its a place so far removed from the hectic pace of modern life you'll find relaxation in way you have never imagined.

And when you're not relaxing there's plenty to do.  Exploring the island can be done by walking the miles of empty beaches, by renting a car or bike, hiring a taxi, by sea kayak or by boat.  The island boasts two massive salt ponds and the largest flock of flamingos in the territory.  The highly endangered and rare Anegada Rock Iguana is also found in the area.   If you don't see one in the wild, don't worry there is an Iguana Preserve in the Settlement where you can get up close.

The water related activities are unlimited.  World class fishing is everywhere, from the famous North Drop and its infamous billfish including the great Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish.  To sport fishing on the South Drop for Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, and Kingfish, to inshore fishing for Blunrunner, Bonito and Mackerel. To bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Trigger Fish, and Hind.  To fly fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, Barracuda, and Permit. 

Snorkeling and Scuba diving are outstanding as one would expect in this remote and pristine area of the globe.  Sea kayaking and exploring by boat are also popular options.  But, by far the most common activity is simple relaxing.

Neptunes Treasure, with its home style hospitality, simple comforts, and freshest seafood, capture the essence of the Anegada experience.




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