The sister island of Anegada is being reported as reaping big rewards since the local tourism industry’s promising comeback from hurricane devastation.
“Anegada has rebounded so well. In fact, they have a thriving tourism industry over there,” Junior Tourism Minister Dr Hubert O’Neal said in the House of Assembly on Friday.
Dr O’Neal, who is also the Representative of the Ninth Electoral District within which Anegada is located, said the island is doing particularly well in the charter sector.
“I was so pleased to see that the many charter yacht companies and the yacht operators are patronising Anegada much more now since the facilities are very much open in Anegada.”
Record attendance at Lobster Fest
One of the successes the island has experienced in recent times is this year’s staging of the Anegada Lobster Fest, which is reported to have drawn a record attendance.
Statistics from Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said the two-day event attracted approximately 3,500 attendees.
The event saw visitors from Europe, the United States and Canada. Premier Smith said the event also saw “strong representation” from the neighbouring US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Accommodation spaces are also increasing on Anegada with Cow Wreck Beach entering the market with brand new cottages.
The island is also increasingly being accepted as a cruise destination, according to Premier Smith.
Anegada boasts tourist hotspots such as the Anegada Beach Club, Neptune’s Treasure, Wonky Dog, Lobster Trap, Anegada Reef Hotel, Flash of Beauty, Big Bamboo, and Potter’s By the Sea, which are all opened for business.
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