The small village of Aquinnah is situated in the far south-west of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, which comes under the state of Massachusetts, in the north-east of the United States of America. Until a recent name change, it was actually known as Gay head, but it was felt that this did not reflect the North American Indian heritage of the area properly. Your holidays in Aquinnah will be spent in a part of the United States that has managed to evade mass development and this means that you are free to enjoy a very tranquil and naturally beautiful area. The self catering accommodation in Aquinnah will be equipped to a very high standard and will offer all the mod-cons you will need for the duration of your stay.
The coast of Martha’s Vineyard Island will prove to be a real draw for you on your holidays in Aquinnah. Here you will be able to get involved in activities such as swimming, snorkelling, deep-sea diving, fishing, sailing, pleasure boat cruising and jet skiing. The island is just big enough for fabulous nature walks and hiking treks and it is also a good idea to think about hiring some bicycles for the day to get out and explore. Other activities to keep in mind include golf, tennis and beach volleyball.
The geography of this end of Martha’s Vineyard is quite unusual and the bays and lakes are perfect for a day or two’s sightseeing. With this in mind, it is always a good idea to hire a car for at least a part of your holiday in Aquinnah. Some of the towns to keep on your radar include Chilmark, West Tisbury, Vineyard Haven, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. If you wish to head to the mainland, there is a regular ferry service between Oak Bluffs and Woods Hole; there is also an airport positioned in the centre of the island.
For your holidays in Aquinnah, you should pack your suitcase in readiness for a continental climate. This means that the summers will usually be warm and sunny, whilst winters are much cooler. Average temperatures during the months of July and August should easily reach the mid-twenties degrees Celsius. In January, this is more likely to be around 3 to 4 degrees. The months between late May and late September tend to be the most popular for holidays in Aquinnah.
Travellers looking for the easiest way of getting to the self catering accommodation in Aquinnah will book their main flight from the UK between London Heathrow (LHR) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). This can be done through British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. You would then need a hired car for your journey down to Martha’s Vineyard and don’t forget the ferry from Woods Hole to Oaks Bluff.