For nearly 40 years, this has been the island’s main lodging, opened in 1976 by Lowell and Vivian Wheatley. Still owned and operated by the Wheatley family, the Anegada Reef sits right on a white-sand beach, about a 5-minute drive west of the airport. It’s a friendly, casual place that has freshened up the rooms, and all come with private porches and garden or ocean views. The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; its evening specialty is Anegada spiny lobster, served up at alfresco tables beneath the stars. If you’re visiting the island for the day, you can use the hotel as a base and arrange to go deep-sea fishing or bonefishing (it has a tackle shop). In addition, it’s a good place from which to set up snorkeling excursions and secure taxi service and jeep rentals. Call and they’ll have a van meet you at the airport.