Anguilla FAQs
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All About Anguilla

We've provided answers to an array of frequently asked questions below.

Why is Anguilla Special?

This breathtaking British Caribbean island calms your mind and lifts your spirits. Safe and welcoming. Upscale yet unpretentious. Only 16 miles long and just enough off the beaten path.  A truly bespoke and authentic escape.

Anguilla offers 33 distinctly spectacular beaches, of which Meads Bay Beach is a tranquil gem.

Here, toes sink into silken white sands while turquoise waters soothe away your cares. Float weightlessly. Explore underwater wonders and ancient caves. Hop a boat and play castaway on a nearby cay. 

Take an eight-minute Anguilla Airlines flight or 20-minute sea shuttle ride from Dutch St. Maarten (SXM). You can also taxi to the French side St. Martin and take a 30-minute public ferry. Or fly direct from Miami, Florida in the US (MIA); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Antigua (ANU), St. Thomas (STT), the Dominican Republic (SDQ) or other islands to get here. 

The laid-back luxury is unblemished by casinos or cruise ships, so it feels like your own secret hideaway. Combine perfect weather with the most welcoming people and mouth-watering sea-to-table restaurants. Everywhere you go you will be greeted with a warm smile, friendly wave and helping hand. You'll never be pressured by pushy vendors. Add in world-class golf and spas, a vibrant music and art scene, and plenty of surf and turf recreation for all ages.

What is Community Life Like in Anguilla?

The island enjoys world-class telecommunications services and a growing infrastructure that includes public and private physicians, internationally accredited medical and dental facilities as well as public and private educational institutions at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 

There are many social and sporting clubs and events as well as activities for the entire family that enhance the quality of life on Anguilla. A top of the line golf club, tennis facilities, a sailing school, dance and theatre groups, music programs, book clubs, summer camps, culinary arts education, continuing education classes, fine arts programs, beautification and environmental clubs, charity groups, Rotary Club, swimming programs, fitness centres, spa and wellness facilities, civic clubs, organized sports leagues (cricket, soccer, basketball, baseball, netball, volleyball) as well as a number of church groups will certainly provide interesting fun-filled activities for you and your family.

In addition, Anguilla’s proximity to its neighboring islands allows residents to enjoy day trips to international gateway St. Martin, Sint Maarten and St. Barths.


Anguilla’s average temperature is a perfect 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The island receives 35 inches of annual rainfall, mostly from September to November. Hurricanes are rare, but September and October are typically the most likely months for any activity.


Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and country of laws. Its capital is The Valley.  



Primary Language



Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US dollar is widely accepted and most businesses list prices in US dollars or both currencies. You will typically see prices in Eastern Caribbean Dollars at grocery stores. 

Time Zone

Eastern Caribbean Time/Atlantic Standard Time. Anguilla does not practice daylight savings time.


Power plugs/sockets are type A, 110 V and 60 Hz. US devices do not require an adaptor.

Departure Tax

A departure tax is payable at the ports when departing Anguilla.  

Driving in Anguilla

Vehicles drive on the lefthand side of road and a temporary local driver's license can be purchased from your rental car company.