From island celebration parades to chartered boat rides to delicious beachside barbecues, the activities in Anguilla are as endless as the sunshine. Read on to discover summertime events and experiences for the whole family, and start planning your unforgettable summer getaway.

Calendar of Summer Events

Moonsplash: March 15 – 18 
Join the fun of this musical festival, hosted by Anguilla’s own legendary artiste and musician, Bankie Banx, featuring the island’s renowned reggae music.

Festival del Mar: Mar 31 – April 1 
Seafood lovers unite at this celebration of all things from the sea, with culinary competitions, live music, crab racing, boat racing and a swimming race to Scilly Cay. Takes place each Easter weekend.

Anguilla Literary Festival: May 17 – 20 
Meet authors, top writers and novelists from the Caribbean, USA and Canada at the island's Lit Fest.

Memorial Day Weekend: May 25 – 28
Celebrate the holiday weekend with a combination of American and Anguillan activities geared to entertain and educate. You’ll find a variety of options to learn something new, from cooking and mixology classes to local music and Calypso dance lessons. 

Anguilla Day Celebration: May 30
Watch the incredible Boat Races during this annual event, paying homage to the national sport of Anguilla. Enjoy rum punches and island light bites and cheer for your favourite boat as they speed by the resort.

Fitness Fanatics: June 1 – August 27
From the tennis courts to the newly renovated fitness centre, you’ll find a variety of new classes (beach yoga, Total Body Bootcamp and Run Club) plus spinning and island bike tours. Don’t forget about basketball and rock wall climbing!

Water World: June 1 – August 20
Enjoy guided kayak tours, a sailing excursion to Sandy Ground or Little Bay, or follow your guide on a snorkel tour from Meads Bay to Barnes Bay. For an extended adventure, hop on the Hobie Cat for a sailing excursion to Sandy Ground, Little Bay and or Sandy Island. (Prices vary upon the tour selected.) Enjoy complimentary water toys at the Sea Centre: SUPs, kayaks, snorkels and masks. 

Fourth of July Festivities: June 30 – July 4
Spend an unforgettable Fourth of July with All-American burgers and beachside bonfires. The celebrations will continue at Sunset Lounge with live music on the 4th of July plus entertainment for the entire family. 

Beach Party and Meads Bay Boat Race: August 6–9
The biggest event of Carnival is the August Monday Beach Party. Visitors flock to the village of Sandy Ground for live entertainment from local bands, dancing and more. Stay for August Thursday's boat race on Meads Bay, and enjoy the authentic Caribbean festivities with a front-row seat at Bamboo Bar & Grill. 

Parade of Troupes: August 10
Release your inner Carmen Miranda at the colourful Parade of Troupes, a feather-filled dance around The Valley, Anguilla's capital. Or watch the hundreds of participating Troupes among the locals and get your photo taken with your favourite costume. 

Spa Specials: June, July and August
Check the calendar for midday specials all summer long. From Blue Tranquility massages to hydrating facials, you’ll find a complete menu of relaxing treatments to make your vacation complete.

Family-Friendly Fun

Summer is the perfect time to relax and reconnect with family. With activities for all ages, toddlers, teens and everyone in between can find something to love on Anguilla. 

Our complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers children ages 4 to 11 a variety of entertaining new adventures every day. Get creative with jewellery making or a cupcake decorating class, then join a nature walk or scavenger hunt. Don’t miss our new mermaid experience, or cool off with a sweet visit from local ice cream truck Tropical Treats!

Villa Accommodations

Our sleek and spacious villas, townhomes and residences offer expansive privacy for spending time with family and friends. These multi-bedroom accommodations, situated near the water’s edge, on the beach or bluffs, are complete with a gourmet kitchen, infinity pool and indoor and outdoor living spaces. 

With unparalleled views and convenient amenities, make the most of family time in your home away from home on Anguilla. Guests in our villa and residential accommodations can also indulge in a personalized menu crafted by a private chef. 

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