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 off the beaten path.

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. Explore underwater wonders. Hop a boat and play castaway on a nearby cay.

Take an eight-minute flight or 20-minute ferry ride from St. Martin, or a 60-minute flight from Puerto Rico 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 friendly people and mouth-watering sea-to-table restaurants. 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?

As a developing nation, Anguilla’s community life is expanding rapidly. 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 world class golf club, tennis facilities, a sailing school, dance and theatre groups, music programs, book clubs, 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 St. Martin, Sint Maarten and St. Barths.

Weather

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.

Government

British Overseas Territory – Capital is The Valley

Population

14,886

Primary Language

English

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US dollar is widely accepted and many businesses list prices in US dollars.

Time Zone

Eastern Caribbean Time/Atlantic Standard Time