In addition to the fabulous beaches and varied water sports, Anguilla offers a variety of land activities to keep you busy - should you so desire.
All major resort properties have lighted courts that available to their guests and some have resident pros. There are two public courts in the Valley at the Ronald Webster Park. The Anguilla Tennis Academy (ATA), world class tennis facility, is located in Blowing Point.
Visitors can ride horseback along white, sandy beaches and scenic trails, and even 'take a dip' with their horse. Fees run about $35 per one hour, $50 for two hours. Private rides are approximately $60 for up to two hours. After 4:00 pm, fees rise slightly. English and Western saddles are available. For more information or to make reservations contact Seaside Stables (264-235-3667) or Anguilla Horses (264-729-3361).
Biking is an excellent way to see the island. Flat terrain, easily explored side roads and one main road make exploring easy. Bikes can be rented for approximately $10 per day. Mopeds are also available at about $20 per day. For reservations contact Flambayo Health Depot (264-497-5370) or Exotic Plus (264-497-8528).
Hiking is great way acquaint yourself with Anguilla's interior. Hikes to natural and historical points of interest are available; maps are available through the Anguilla Tourist Board and many of the properties. Escorted hikes are reasonable and easily arranged. Contact Oliver Hodge (264-497-3696) for more information.
Anguilla's salt ponds, the only wetlands on the island, serve as sanctuaries for Anguilla's 136 different bird species ncluding white cheeked pintails and black neck stilts. Of particular note are Sandy Ground, East End, West End and Little Harbour ponds where pelicans, falcons, gulls, brown boobies, terns and herons all congregate. Bird Identification Cards (US$5) and A Field Guide To Anguilla's Wetlands (US$10) are available from the Anguilla National Trust in The Valley.
For something a little different in Anguilla, Caribbean culture is showcased every Thursday night at La Sirena Hotel in Meads Bay. The Mayoumba Folkloric Theater puts on a spirited song-and-dance number using African drum beats and a live string band.