June 06, 2008 | Comments 0

The Anegada Reef Hotel

anegadaOnly ten miles long and two and a half miles wide, Anegada is an island that has many salt ponds and at its highest point is only 28 feet high. Its names means “drowned land.” Anegada is protected by the famous Horseshoe Reef, which is one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Since it is so remote, it is not heavily populated with only a couple hundred people living here. Anegada is a pure coral island located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

The Anegada Reef Hotel was developed by the late raconteur Lowell Wheatley and his wife Sue. It is now operated by their children Lawrence and Lorraine Wheatley. In operation for 28 years, this charming hotel has 20 rooms and delicious cuisine with wonderful English breakfasts, fresh fish, and conch. The house specialty is barbecued lobster. The Grill House at this hotel is an outdoor grill with tables and a bar under the trees. It is directly on the water and is Anegada’s social center once night falls.

This beautiful hotel has all of the modern amenities that you would want in a resort, including air conditioning. All of the rooms and patios are beautifully decorated in the fashion of the islands. It is done up lightly and nicely without going overboard. The Wheatleys will do everything in their power to make sure that you are pleased with the service and that your needs are attended to. There are many activities offered by the hotel including side trips that will keep you as active as you want to be. You can also just sit back and relax or borrow a book from the hotel’s collection.

You can dine outside or in the garden restaurant. All room rates include three meals a day unless you select the package plan that does not include meals. If you want to honeymoon here, they offer a special package just for newlyweds. It includes five days and four nights accommodations, a rental car for five days, a special gift from the hotel, and all meals. The Anegada Reef Hotel is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon.

When it comes time to eat dinner, you can sit outside and dine on delicious spiny lobster that was pulled fresh from the water that day. If you want something other than seafood, then try their delectable baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, or steak. The possibilities are endless. There is something for everyone’s palate. All they ask is that you leave you suits and ties at home and come casual. The dining may be elegant, but the dress does not have to be.

A stay at the Anegada Reef Hotel is the perfect island getaway for those that want to do just that and get a way from it all. You can do as little or as much as you want. Whether you stay in a beachfront room or a room with a garden view, you are assured the ultimate holiday vacation.

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