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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 and Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport:
Day Trippers to St. Martin (French Side): US $8 Adults; US $3 Children 2-11
Day Trippers to St. Maarten (Dutch Side): US $16 Adults; US $11 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 $31 Adults; US $8 Children 0-2; US $11 Children 2-4; US $21 Children 5-11
Credit cards are now accepted for departure taxes.
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.
Twin Palms Villas received the SAFE ENVIRONMENT AWARD and is certified for stays.
You must apply to visit Anguilla through their website https://ivisitanguilla.com/escape/apply.html and you still must get a Covid-19 test 3 to 5 days prior to arrival. You can find all the details and updates on the government requirements on the same website.
During your quarantine period, Johnson's Delivery Service can deliver your favorite meals from a wide selection of restaurants.
Geraud's Catering also offers deliveries to your villa, so you can enjoy a lovely meal in the privacy of your lanai beside the pool.
Contact our Concierge Service for more information on fun things to do while in quarantine - Catherine@AnguillaVillaCompany.com