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Anegada the new tourism oasis | Industry ‘thriving’ on sister island

Scene from this year’s record staging of the Anegada Lobster Fest. (Photo by Jessica Mikoleiczik)

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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  1. Richgdgy says:

    Too bad!Anegada will never be the same.More tourists,more drugs and crime!

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  2. ndp heckler says:

    With election drawing near we will be getting all kinds of fake stats

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  3. Bull bud says:

    Hubert, nothing positive that has happened on Anegada is thanks to you. So please go sit down. Better stay VG and look for your votes because you not getting none here.

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  4. Anegadian says:

    Funny with election coming up Hubert O’Neal suddenly remembers Anegada. He has done absolutely nothing for Anegada. Not one single thing. He soon be gone.

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  5. Tourist says:

    Anegada is thriving because the longtime visitors are being pushed there in a last ditch effort to hold on to the old quality experience once found in the other BVI Islands. Those islands have been pimped out like cheap whores all in the name of making a buck. When Anegada falls victim, that will be the end of the quality experience AND the quality tourists. BVI becoming an alcohol and drug fueled sh-thouse.

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    • Serias says:

      I think their is gud intention buh d peeps dem need some serious customer service training meh son. Dem cussing obscenities around tourist, sum dem drivers speeding with the people dem in taxis wid de bak open. Like is leh me go fast so I cud cum back to hussel the next group. D lady for -&- always speedin mehson d toeris dem can even c d place gud. Evrybady ha skoota now n hustling d Toeris to rent from dem. mehson da some serias sh-t. Dem doh wan do toes no more so d peeps dem cud c d Islan. Strupes. Sumbady need 2 do sumting.

  6. Another Anegadians says:

    It’s also funny how Hubert O’Neal has forgotten how bad he talk about us Anegadians when we didn’t want to leave Anegada before Irma. He call us all kinds of bad names on the radio. And now he wants to take credit for our resilience. We remember and will remind him at election. #TouchMeNot #ILoveAnegada

  7. Hote says:

    White money yall

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  8. Love Anegada says:

    Has he forgotten his ridiculous container port idea?

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