Before Columbus discovered Anegada, the island was most likely inhabited by Amerindian people. Numerous conch shell along the southeastern shore suggest that these early inhabitants harvested vast amounts of conch from the reefs around Anegada and since no evidence of a permanent settlement has ever been excavated, it is believed that perhaps this harvesting was a seasonal operation.
The first permanent settlements on Anegada were established in the 1780s when small-scale cotton planters began cultivating portions of the island. Farming and fishing provided some income for the growing population, along with salvaging shipwrecks.
The fishing heritage really resonates in the food you can find on Anegada, not to mention the annual lobster festival.
Anegada is famous for its lobster and fresh fish, don’t be surprised if your dinner is literally pulled right out of the ocean in front of you. All of these restaurants offer outside beachside dining and delightful fresh food.
Anegada Beach Club Restaurant
Fine dining some people come to the island just for lunch here. We recommend the Tuna carpaccio, fresh sushi and lobster of course.
We recommend trying Lobster Rockefeller at this inventively named destination.
Cow Wreck Beach Bar
Laid back dining and stand out conch fritters.
The Lobster Trap
Does what is says on the tin and the delightful owner Wilfred does it well selecting lobster quite literally from the lobster trap.
For breakfast and freshly baked cinnamon buns