Getting Here
aerial view of beach from hotel balcony

How to Get to Anguilla

You can arrive in Anguilla by air or sea. Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and is located in the Eastern Caribbean, just an eight-minute flight or 25-minute boat or ferry ride north of its closest neighbor, Dutch/French island St. Maarten/St. Martin (search for flights to SXM). Or fly direct to Anguilla (AXA) 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. Our concierge can offer travel advice and arrange boat transfers, taxi, car service or car rentals. Once you arrive in Anguilla, Tranquility Beach is only a 15-minute drive from either Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or the Anguilla Airport. Our staff can arrange taxis or car rentals, which can be picked up at either port or delivered to you at Tranquility Beach when you are ready to explore. 

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Flying Direct to Anguilla's Airport 
Visitors can fly directly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) from international gateway Dutch/French St. Maarten/St. Martin (SXM); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Antigua (ANU), St. Thomas (STT), Dominican Republic (SDQ) and St. Barth's (SBH) or by private plane. American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami (MIA) to Anguilla (AXA).

You can fly direct to Anguilla from St. Barth's, Antigua and St. Maarten on Anguilla Air ServicesTradewind Aviation has also added new scheduled flights to Anguilla from St. Barth's and Antigua and is already an option for guests flying direct from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tradewind's new schedules allow convenient connections and single reservation bookings via British Airways from London and American Airlines from the US. Tradewind also offers private flights from many destinations year round. 

Anguilla’s current airport has plane size restrictions, but a planned future expansion will accommodate larger commercial and private planes. Travelers can look forward to additional future choices.

Arriving via St. Maarten and Traveling to Anguilla by Sea or Air Transfer
Because it offers more flexibility, most guests choose to first fly to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), then take a 25-minute private or shared sea-shuttle, a 20-minute taxi ride followed by a 30-minute public ferry, or arrange an eight-minute flight or air transfer to Anguilla. Direct flights to St. Maarten originate in many US major cities, as well as Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam, Panama City, and San Juan. If flying through a gateway like St. Maarten on your way to Anguilla, be sure to treat your trip as two legs when searching flights. The first leg will be to SXM and then book a second, separate trip to Anguilla. You will likely find better prices and more flight options. From St. Maarten, local airlines such as Anguilla Air Services offer daily flights, including private charters, to Anguilla and may offer options that allow you to bypass customs in St. Maarten to get you on the beach faster. Our concierge can arrange air and boat transfers for you.

Private & Shared Sea Shuttles from the Dutch Side St. Maarten
You can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/Martin via private or semi-private sea shuttle such as Calypso Charters Anguilla, Funtime or Gotcha from the Dutch side (St. Maarten). Guests must first clear Immigration and Customs in St. Maarten and then proceed to Anguilla. The trip takes about 25 minutes and includes complimentary van transfer from the airport (SXM) to the boat dock across the street. Reservations are required and you may save money by booking a round trip ticket. You’ll arrive at Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal before the ice in your complimentary rum punch has melted. Our concierge can arrange boat transfers for you.

Public Ferry from the French Side St. Martin 
As an alternative, you can take a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport on the Dutch side (St. Maarten) to the Marigot Ferry Terminal on the French side (St. Martin) where you can travel to Anguilla via scheduled public ferry. Schedules can vary, but typically the first ferry departs (Blowing Point Ferry Port) Anguilla at 7:30 am and (Marigot) St. Martin at 8:15 am daily, with boats departing each port at 45-minute intervals. The last ferry departs St. Martin at 7 pm. Passengers taking the ferry must have their names on the manifest 15 minutes prior to departure. No advance reservations are required. The Ferry crossing is approximately 25 to 30 minutes between both Islands. Contact us for current schedule. 

Arriving in Anguilla by Private Boat 
Private boats are welcome. Contact us for details and logistics.

Entry Requirements 
Anguilla has discontinued all COVID-19 related entry protocols. A passport valid at least six months beyond your arrival date, as well as return or onward tickets are also required for all visitors to enter Anguilla. Be sure to bring your passport with you on any day trips to neighboring islands. Additionally, citizens of certain countries will also need an entry visa. Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin. Please confirm entry requirements before booking with your travel advisor or at the UK government website or Anguilla’s government website.

Read a recent article on routes to Anguilla.

Getting Around Anguilla

There aren’t any buses, trains or other public transportation in Anguilla. Most residents bike, walk or own cars.

Car/Van Service
For your convenience, we can arrange luxury car or easy van service to collect you from the airport or ferry and drive you in comfort to Tranquility Beach Anguilla. Car and van service, including a tour guide, can also be arranged to show you around the island. For weddings and corporate events, group transportation options can be arranged.

Rental Cars 
We are happy to arrange car rentals for you and you can collect your car at the airport, ferry terminal or have it delivered to the resort. We take care of all of the details for you. Because Tranquility Beach is located in the center of Meads Bay and is walking distance to resorts, spas and the West End’s favorite restaurants and our staff can handle errands and grocery shopping for you, many guests choose to skip renting a car. However, Anguilla is enjoyable and safe to explore, so if you prefer to drive yourselves, we can arrange a rental car, jeep or SUV for you. Some guests choose to rent a car for only a few days, including Anguilla's candy-colored electric open-air Moke jeeps. Anguilla has one main road that connects one end of the island to the other, with many smaller roads feeding into it. It takes about 30 minutes to drive its length. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road and the speed limit is 30 mph. To drive, you must be 18 years old, show a valid driver’s license from your resident country and purchase a temporary Anguilla driver’s license. Your rental car company will provide for around $25 US. Children’s car seats can be arranged. You’ll quickly notice that most businesses and accommodations don’t have detailed street addresses, often just listing their location as “The Valley” or referring to the bay or road on which they are located. Apps such as Waze are useful on Anguilla.

Anguilla taxis are best for short trips as fares can be expensive and extra charges for after 6 pm, additional people and baggage can add up. Taxis are required to be registered and the rates are set so you can confirm your fare in advance with the dispatcher. Our concierge can arrange for you. Many guests take a taxi from the airport or ferry terminal and then rent a car the following day for the remainder of their trip.