Anguilla FAQ’s

Where is Anguilla?
Located in the Leward Islands in the NE Caribbean Sea 6 miles north of Sint Maarten and less than 200 miles east of Puerto Rico.How do I get to Anguilla?
The easiest way to get to Anguilla is to fly there, but you can also fly into Saint Maarten, and then either take a flight, ferry, or boat to Anguilla. There are direct flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico (1 hour) and from Miami (2.5 hours) into SMX Saint Maarten. If you choose to fly to Anguilla from Saint Maarten, it is only an 8 minute trip! The public ferry is very affordable, and we also offer some reasonably priced private transfers, to give you the best experience. The boat ride is only approximately 25 minutes until you land at Blowing Point, where the ferries arrive and depart from in Anguilla. There is a small Customs Office there, where you provide some basic papers and identification, and when you exit there are many taxis available to escort you wherever you need to go. Many of the hotels will also meet you upon arrival, at Wallblake Anguilla Airport, or at Blowing Point.

What is the weather like in Anguilla?
Anguilla’s weather is warm with highs in the high 80’s ( 32c) and lows in the low 70’s (22c) with very little rain and light breezes. Generally clear skies throughout the winter and light clouds in the summer months. Anguilla is not typically prone to storms or Hurricanes, and the weather is quite consistently nice, which makes planning your perfect visit that much easier!

What language is spoken in Anguilla?
English is the official and spoken language. The people are very warm and friendly, so it’s easy to meet people along the way, both tourists and Anguillians alike! This also makes Anguilla a comfortable destination to visit, regardless of where you are coming from.

What currency is used in Anguilla?
The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar, with the US Dollar being widely and most commonly accepted.

Can we use a credit card on Anguilla?
Yes, most businesses on Anguilla accept credit cards, Visa and MC are the most popular. AMEX is also accepted at most resorts.

Are there ATM machines on Anguilla?
Yes, there are several ATM machines around the island. Be sure your card has the PLUS symbol.

What type of accommodation can I expect in Anguilla?
Most accommodation in Anguilla is of the luxury resort hotel variety, with private villas and condominiums also available. There are no true all-inclusive hotels; however, some hotels offer meal plans for a fee. The amazing dining is one of the best things to experience in Anguilla, so it is encouraged that you venture out to one of the many fantastic establishments, there are over 100!

Do I need a passport to enter Anguilla?
Yes, all visitors now need a passport to enter. Most travelers to Anguilla do not need a visa to enter, Anguilla has the same entry requirements as the UK. For a list of countries that require a visa please visit the British High Commission. Anguilla is a British Offshore Territory (BOT).

Is it difficult to drive on Anguilla?
Driving is not a problem on Anguilla. Just remember to drive on the left and bring your drivers permit. Car rentals are available at numerous locations on the island, and they are all privately owned local rental providers. There is little to no traffic in Anguilla, and it is fun to explore the islands various beaches and hidden treasures, but it is not necessary to drive as you can also safely and easily taxi anywhere for reasonable taxi fares.