Meads Bay is a scenic strip of Anguilla beach with a number of restaurants and luxury resorts lining its sandy shores. If you’re not staying in one of the upmarket hotels that frames Meads Bay, it’s certainly worth a day trip here, with countless places to eat delicious food and soak up the sun and stunning scenery.
As soon as you enter Meads Bay, you’ll be struck by its clean, white-sand beach and clear waters. A Caribbean classic, Meads Bay can be enjoyed as part of a private speedboat tour around Anguilla’s best beaches, or as part of a sail and snorkel trip from St Maarten. If you’d rather get a bird’s-eye view of this slice of beach paradise, indulge in a 25-minute helicopter tour over all of Anguilla’s stunning beaches, plus the Pinel and Tintamarre islands.
Insider Tip: Anguilla's August Thursday boat race, set every year on the first Thursday of the month, departs from Meads Bay and returns to the same spot for its grand finish. The event is a public holiday in Anguilla, meaning lots of people gather on the beach for a vibrant atmosphere.
Anguilla lies just off the coast of St Martin. Although you can fly directly to the island, most people tend to visit as part of an organized tour or via a quick 20-minute ferry ride into the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.