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Old 24-05-2011, 10:59   #1
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Anyone ever sail to Anguilla from the BVI? Do you need to clear in? Is the place worth a visit? Thanks.

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Old 24-05-2011, 11:11   #2
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I've never sailed there but I have flown in for work. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. Other stops in Carib are much better.

BTW Anguilla prices are extremely high for some reason.

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We love Anguilla. Yes, you have to clear in at Road bay even coming from BVI. We think Little Bay and Crocus Bay may be two of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. They do charge a cruising fee which is about $20/day (US) if you want to go out of Road Bay. I guess because most people don't want to pay it, we usually have Crocus Bay to ourselves. We anchor off DiVida (great restaurant) rent a car and come and go from the beach at Crocus. Nice break when St Barts starts to get too much "glitz and glamor" (to quote our poet laureate). Easy sail from Tortolla. Good stop before St Martin and St Barts. Watch out for the reef on the north side and the two little cays to the north west when you are coming from BVI.
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We were nearly eaten alive by the no seeums on the beach near the 2 little cays & sunken powerboat........i2f
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Re: Anguilla

I would second Callistov42's recommendation. It is my favorite between Anguilla, St. Martin, and St. Bart's. Mead's Bay is also very nice. If you are good at reading reefs and /or have a good chart plotter, you can tuck in to Shoal Bay East, one of the best beaches anywhere. Rendezvous Bay is also fantastic. I attached a photo from our last trip there.

If you go to Little Bay and are adventurous, there is a large rock with a rope attached right off the beach. Climb it and take a jump. You can youtube it for a video.

There are basically no good grocery stores on the island and everything is VERY VERY expensive. Try to bring what you need. DaVida is very good if your going to spurge but be prepared for $100/per person.

You need 4 seperate crew lists when clearing in. Print them ahead of time to save a lot of writting. Basically the info from a passport.
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