island of Anguilla, which also comprises the island
of Sombrero and a number of smaller islands and cays,
is small and secluded; ideal if you want to get away
from it all. 35 square miles surrounded by turquoise
waters and 33 uncrowded, beautiful white sand beaches,
Anguilla is truly a tropical paradise. A leisurely exploration
of the idyllic shoreline is thus recommended.
ranges from 5 star luxury hotels to guest-houses, apartments,
villas and cottages. Many establishments are situated
on the beach and offer boating, snorkelling, fishing
and scuba-diving equipment. Restaurants offer a mixture
of Continental, American and Anguillan dishes with the
emphasis on seafood, including lobster, conch and a
variety of fish. The nightlife is centred on the hotels
and the tourist areas and visitors will be glad to find
the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Anguillians are
warm and friendly people who will quickly become friends.
Anguillas Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
is easily accessible by air, through our main gateways
Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/Martin, Antigua and St. Kitts.
Puerto Rico, Anguilla is just a one-hour direct flight
Air or Rainbow
International Airlines. Our closest gateway is St.
Maarten/Martin. From here Anguillas Clayton J.
Lloyd International Airport is just a seven-minute flight
Air Services or private charter.
Maarten is serviced by most major international carriers
Airlines/American Eagle, Continental
Transat (charter), Sky
provides one scheduled flight per day into Anguilla.
Private air charters are also available to and from
Antigua, St. Kitts and from various islands throughout
Ferries: Anguilla / St. Martin
Ferries are a popular way to travel between Anguilla
and St. Martin. No reservations are necessary. Between
7:30AM and 6:15PM, ferries run at approximately 30-45
minute intervals between Blowing Point, Anguilla and
Marigot Bay, St. Martin. Last ferries of the day are
the 6:15PM from Anguilla and the 7:00PM from Marigot
Bay, St. Martin. Regular one-way fare is US $15 or EC
$40 for adults and children six years and older. Children
2 to 5 years old are US $10.
Travel Documents You'll Need
A valid passport is required by all visitors to Anguilla.
Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket.
Additionally, citizens of certain countries below will
also need entry visas.
card holders must have a valid green card and valid
passport from their country of origin.
of the following countries require a visa to enter
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon,
Cape Verdi, Central African Republic, Chad, China,
Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti,
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea,
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia,
Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India,
Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan,
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea (North), Kuwait,
Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar,
Maldives, Maki, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia,
Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria,
Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines,
Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, SaoTome & Principe,
Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan,
Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia,
Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan,
Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan,
Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire
of the following countries require
Direct Airside Transit Visas (DATVs):
Afghanistan, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, People's
Rep of China, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,
Slovakia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Uganda, Yugoslavia,
Taxis are readily available to and from the airport
or Ferry Dock. They are also available for island
tours. Rates are preset, there are no meters.
Driving is on the left and the speed limit is 30 mph.
To rent a car you'll need your valid driver's license
from your resident country, and $20 to purchase a
temporary Anguilla driver's license. Temporary Anguilla
driver's licenses are available through car rental
agencies. Well-maintained rental cars and jeeps are
readily available. Car seats are available at rental
agencies. Reservations for 'in season' car rentals
and children's car seats should be made in advance.
Two Wheeled Rentals
Many visitors to sightsee on a bike or scooter. Bikes
are available from about $10 per day, scooters from
about $20 per day.
US currency is widely accepted throughout the island.
Prices on menus, in hotels and for activities are
generally quoted in US dollars. ATMs on Anguilla accept
international bank cards. Currently there are five
ATMs located conveniently throughout the Island: one
each at National Bank of Anguilla (NBA), Scotia Bank,
Caribbean Commercial Bank, and Ashley & Sons Grocery.
110 AC voltage, the same as in the USA
The water is safe to drink, however bottled water
is available at hotels and convenience stores.
Attire is casual. It is generally advisable to bring
a light sweater or wrap for evenings. There are no
nude/topless beaches on Anguilla; keep your clothes
There is very little crime in Anguilla; however, travelers
should take normal precautions such as locking doors
and securing valuables.
There are many activities in addition to diving that
you will enjoy on Anguilla. The following is just
a sample of what you can find.
Horseback riding through trails and along beaches
is a great way to discover Anguuilla.
Parasailing provides breathtaking island views for
those not faint of heart.
Paddleboating and kayaking allows you to enjoy the
tuquoise waters at your own pace.
Windsurfing is an exhilarating experience, gliding
across the waters. Lessons are available if you would
like to learn.
Try your luck for the big game fish found off the
coast of Anguilla - including Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin
and more. Charters are readily available.
Explore the underwater world from total comfort. The
surrounding reefs come alive in glass bottom boat
Want to just enjoy a day in the warm, tropical sun?
Boats of various sizes are available for charter.
Cruise the crystal clear waters, snorkel swim or have
a picnic on a secluded beach.
Hiking is another great way to discover the island
and enjoy the bounty of nature here. Miles of trails
tred, including a small, but beautiful rainforest.
Not up for hiking? How about a casual and relaxing
bike ride. The flat terrain of Anguilla makes it easy
Anguilla's Art Galleries provide your senses with
the tropical colors of the Caribbean.
Discover the past with with a museum tour. More than
3000 years of heritage on display.
Who thought dining could be so much fun? With more
choices per acre than New York City, the gourmet choices
will turn on your taste buds.
You will not find sprawling department stores for
shopping in Anguilla. What you will find are small
shops and boutiques, offering local paintings and
crafts, spices, tropical clothing, island music, antiques,
curios and other souvenirs.