Welcome to the Anguilla Travel Guide. Find helpful travel tips about this friendly island in the Northern Caribbean. Read about airlines and ocean vessels that service Anguilla, entry and visa requirements, accommodation and transportation, tourism specialties, customs and immigration regulations, transportation and general tips about the island.
To find information about travelling to Anguilla, I recommend the Anguilla Tourist Board’s official website, I Visit Anguilla. The site is a reputable source that has updated travel information and latest news about the island.
Travelling to Anguilla
The island is serviced by several airlines and ocean vessels which provide regular services to the island.
Airlines That Fly to Anguilla
Anguilla has flight services from the following airlines: Cape Air, Rainbow International Airlines, Anguilla Air Charter, Anguilla Air Express, Anguilla Air Services, LIAT and Trans Anguilla Airways.
The main airport is the Clayton J. Lloyd Airport, which is situated on the immediate outskirts of capital. The airport can accommodate small to medium size aircraft including the Dash 8, Super ATR 72, and most corporate jets. The airport offers aircraft refueling, ground handling and full concierge services.
Ocean Vessels That Sail to Anguilla
Anguilla is serviced by several ferry and professional boat services: Ferry shuttle, GB Express, Link Ferries, Funtime Charters, MV Shauna Ferries and Calypso Charters.
Anguilla Entry/Visa Requirements
Before you travel to Anguilla, there are a few entry and visa requirements to note.
All visitors to Anguilla must possess a valid passport with at least six months before expiration.
Nationals of specific countries require a visa to enter Anguilla. Please check the Visa Requirements for Anguilla to see if your country of nationality is on the list.
Visitors must possess a return ticket, confirmation of accommodation and evidence of their ability to support themselves whilst on the island.
Anguilla Customs and Immigration Regulations
All visitors to Anguilla must clear Customs and Immigration at the ports of entry to gain legal entry to the country.
A departure tax applies to all tourists departing from Anguilla.
Accommodation in Anguilla
Anguilla has an excellent range of accommodation that will suit any budget. There are resorts, small hotels, villas, guest houses, inns and apartments. To guarantee your space at your desired location, you should make reservations before you visit the island. This is also wise, because this information is required by Customs and Immigration on your arrival.
Where to Stay in Anguilla
Here is a list of places to stay in Anguilla:
- Cap Julca, A Belmond Hotel (West End Village)
- Carimar Beach Club (Meads Bay)
- CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort (Crocus Bay)
- Coralito Bay Suites & Villas (The Valley)
- CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (Rendezvous Bay)
- Easy Corner Villas (Sandy Ground Village)
- Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla (Barnes Bay)
- La Vue Boutique Inn (South Hill Village)
- Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts (Meads Bay)
- Moonlight Cottage (East End Village)
- Royal Palms (Long Bay Village)
- Shoal Bay Villas (Shoal Bay Village)
- Spyglass Hill (The Valley)
- The Hidden Cottage (Welches Hill)
- The Manoah Boutique Hotel (Shoal Bay Village)
- Tranquility Beach Anguilla Resort (Meads Bay)
- Turtle’s Nest Beach Resort (West End Village)
- Villa Anguillita (Blowing Point Village)
- White Sands Anguilla (Blowing Point Village)
- Zemi Beach House, LXR Hotels & Resorts (Shoal Bay Village)
Transportation in Anguilla
There is no bus service in Anguilla, so visitors are advised to rent a car or bicycle, hire a taxi or walk. To hire a car, you must have a valid driver’s license from your resident country and a temporary Anguilla driver’s license which is available for a small fee through most car rental agencies or your hotel.
Things to Do in Anguilla
The island is known for its pristine beaches, however it has developed specialties in new areas such as: bird watching, culture/ heritage, cycling, diving, festivals, fishing, golf, health, wellness and spa, business (meetings, conferences etc.), sailing, soft adventures, sports, weddings and honeymoons and wildlife tourism.
Weather in Anguilla
Temperatures vary between 21 and 30 degrees Celcius (70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit). The hurricane season is June 1st to November 30th. Annual rainfall averages 35 inches.
General Tips About Anguilla
Here are a few general tips about the island, which are useful for travellers to the island.
- Language: English
- Government: British Overseas Territory
- Capital City: The Valley
- Area Code: 264
- Size: 35 square miles; 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at widest point
- Population: 15,000
- Location: Eastern Caribbean, most northerly of Leeward Islands
- Electricity: 110 Volts AC
- Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US dollar is widely accepted.
- Legal Drinking Age: 18
- Closest Islands: St. Maarten/St. Martin, Puerto Rico and Antigua.
- Driving: Left side of the road.
- Dress Code: Casual (Beach wear is not allowed in public places. Nude and topless swimming and/or sunbathing are not permitted).
- Beaches: All beaches are public.
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