Anguilla Travel Tips

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Where is Anguilla? The island of Anguilla is located in the British West Indies, approximately 6 miles from St. Martin in the Eastern Caribbean. (See maps of the Caribbean and Anguilla)

  • Anguilla is the northern-most of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Latitude is 18N and Longitude is 63W.
  • Anguilla’s weather is idyllic. The average temperature is 80F. Northeastern trade winds keep the island relatively cool and dry.
  • Anguilla is sixteen (16) miles long and three (3) miles wide. The island is thirty-five (35) square miles.
  • Topography – flat and low-lying with white sandy beaches.
  • July to October is the hottest period; December to February is the coolest
  • Rainfall averages 35.4 inches annually
  • Time Zone – Atlantic time
  • Capital – The Valley
  • Population –  approx. 15,000.
  • Anguilla is a British Overseas Dependent Territory with an elected Chief Minister.
  • Language – English
  • Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC) / US $ are widely accepted.
  • The exchange rate is US $1.00=EC $2.68
  • Immigration and Passports: All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must have a valid passport and clear Customs & Immigration at either the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.  Persons traveling by private boat must contact and clear Customs & Immigration at Sandy Ground.
  • Departure Taxes: Departure tax applies to all tourists departing Anguilla through the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal:
    • Day Trippers to St. Martin (French Side): US $8 Adults; US $3 Children 2-11
    • Day Trippers to St. Maarten (Dutch Side): US $13 Adults; US $5 Children 0-1; US $8 Children 2-11
    • Departures to St. Martin (French Side): US $23 Adults; US$3 Children 2-4; US $13 Children 5-11
    • Departures to St. Maarten (Dutch Side): US $28 Adults; US $5 Children 0-1; US $8 Children 2-4; US $18 Children 5-11
    • All fees are payable in cash only – no credit cards or travelers checks.
    • For more up-to-date information, visit the Anguilla Tourist Board site.
  • Drivers’ licenses – Temporary driving permits allow holders of foreign driver’s licenses to drive locally for up to 3 months. The cost is $27.00 US.
  • Cars drive on the left-hand side
  • Electricity – 110 volts AC
  • Informal and relaxed dress code.  Swimsuits in public areas are not appreciated.
  • Nude and topless sun bathing is illegal on public beaches.
  • Airport – Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (aka Wallblake Airport)
  • Healthcare – Princess Alexandra Hospital is located in The Quarter / the 911 system is in use.