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Blowing Point, Anguilla
My Anguilla Driver's License
License to Drive - After hopping off the ferry boat at Blowing Point on Anguilla, the first thing I wanted to do was to rent a car. To do that, I had to first get an Anguilla Driver's License. You may think a written test or a little around-the-block driving test is required (since they drive on the wrong side of the road). Nope. Just $20 and you are on your way. Cool by me. Here is what they say on the official site: Temporary driving permits allow holders of a foreign driver's licence to drive locally for up to 6 months. They are available for bona fide visitors only. The temporary permits cost $20.00 US or $53.76 EC and are available from the Inland Revenue Department or from most car rental agencies.
Blowing Point, Anguilla
Churches of Anguilla
Churches - As you drive around the island, you may want to drop by one of Anguilla's charming churches. The one in the photo is Bethel Methodist Church and it has a wonderful Sunday service, along with a nice view of the ocean from the cemetery next door. Other churches worth noting are St. Gerard's Catholic Church (with its unique stone construction) and the more traditional Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas. No matter which one you choose, you'll find them to be very low-key and enjoyable.
Cove Bay, Anguilla
Beaches of Anguilla
Beaches - Anguilla has one beach for almost every square mile of land. The tiny 35 square mile island has 33 wonderful places to play in the sand during your visit. The best beach is Shoal Bay East, a 2 mile stretch of white powdery sand often nominated as the best beach in the world by travel magazines. Here you'll find not only beautiful waters and fantastic reefs, but open-air restaurants and funky little beach bars. Rounding out the top 5 best beaches after Shoal Bay East are, Rendezvous Bay, Sandy Ground, Barnes Bay and Cove Bay. It all depends if you want to do some people watching or have the beach to yourself.
East End Village, Anguilla
Anguilla Heritage
Heritage Museum - The Anguilla Heritage Museum has a nice collection of artifacts and memorabilia that chronicle the island's history. In the little museum visitors will find Arawak Indian artifacts, documents from the Anguilla Revolution and photographs detailing the history of the island. Some other highlights are an Anguilla stamp collection dating back to 1967 and historical tools and pottery. The collection was put together by Colville Petty, a life-long resident of Anguilla and an author of several books about the history of the island. The museum is located on the East End and is open 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday.
Island Harbour, Anguilla
Festival Del Mar
Festival Del Mar - The small fishing village of Island Harbour is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but really comes to life on Easter weekend for the Festival Del Mar. This sea festival includes traditional island seafood cooking competitions, fishing tournaments, crab races, boat racing, swimming and plenty of music. All located on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. If you prefer to come on a quiet weekend, you won't be disappointed. Island Harbour is nearly untouched by traditional tourism development and is a great place to get in touch with the cultural roots of the island, through its delicious food and friendly people.
The Quarter, Anguilla
Goats Everywhere
Goats - There are a lot of things to love about Anguilla, the friendly people, the azure waters and the relaxing atmosphere. You'll also find one other thing: goats. Brought here years ago for farming, these ubiquitous critters roam the island in packs eating everything that grows. And though the goats look feral (and there are a few of those), most of them are owned by the locals and are used as a food source. In fact, almost every restaurant on the island has its own recipe for curried goat.