Anegada

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A coral atoll rising just 28 feet above sea level, Anegada (Spanish for "Drowned Land") is unique among the Virgin Islands. Protected by one of the world’s longest reefs, the island is framed by miles of deserted, sandy beaches. Marine life flourishes on Horseshoe Reef and among the many shipwrecks that the reef has claimed over centuries.

The island is home to interesting and rare plants and animals, including the endangered Anegada rock iguana. The salt ponds attract a variety of wading birds, and Caribbean roseate flamingos are a colourful sight as they feed there. Further to the east is The Settlement, a village with traditional houses and historic stone walls.