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How to Get to Anguilla

You can get to Anguilla by air or sea. Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and is located in the Eastern Caribbean, just a one-hour flight east of San Juan, Puerto Rico and an eight-minute flight or 25-minute boat ride north of its closest neighbor, Dutch/French island St. Maarten/St. Martin. American Airlines has just announced new direct flight service from Miami to Anguilla starting December 11, 2021. Direct flights from St. Thomas, St. Barth's, Antigua and the Dominican Republic are also options. 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 10-minute drive. 

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Fly 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 will offer direct flights twice a week from Miami (MIA) direct to Anguilla (AXA) starting December 11, 2021. Anguilla’s current airport has plane size restrictions, but a planned future expansion will accommodate larger commercial and private planes. 

Fly to St. Maarten and Travel to Anguilla by Sea Shuttle or Airplane
Because it usually offers more flexibility, most guests fly to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), then take a 25-minute private or shared sea-shuttle or 8-minute local flight or air transfer to Anguilla. Direct flights to St. Maarten originate in many major US cities, as well as Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam and Panama City. From St. Maarten, local airlines such as Anguilla Air Services offer daily flights, including private charters, to Anguilla, and may have options that allow you to bypass customs in St. Maarten. As a tip, use St. Maarten (SXM) as your destination airport code when searching flights from where you are originating, not Anguilla (AXA). You'll typically find more flights, shorter travel times and less expensive rates. Then book your onward flight or sea shuttle to Anguilla separately.

Sea Shuttles Leave from the Dutch Side St. Maarten
Private or semi-private sea shuttles run by Calypso Charters Anguilla, Funtime or Gotcha leave for Anguilla from the Dutch side of St. Maarten across the street from the airport. After flying into St. Maarten's aiport, guests will clear St. Maarten's Immigration and Customs, exit the airport and travel by van transfer (typically included with your boat transfer) to the boat dock. Our concierge can arrange for you. Reservations are required and you may save money by booking a round trip ticket. The crossing takes about 25 minutes and you’ll arrive at Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal before the ice in your complimentary rum punch has melted. You may want to bring some small bills to tip the driver and porters. There you will go through Anguilla Immigration and Customs, undergo your arrival COVID-19 test and travel by pre-arranged approved taxi to Tranquility Beach to wait for your test results. Our concierge will assist you.

Public Ferry from the French Side St. Martin - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
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. 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. The Ferry crossing is approximately 25 to 30 minutes between both Islands.

Arriving in Anguilla by Private Boat - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Private boats are welcome. Contact us for details and logistics.

Entry Requirements 
Due to new COVID-19 health and safety protocols, all visitors must be approved for entry on the Anguilla Tourist Board's website before traveling to Anguilla and undergo mandatory on-island testing. Rules are subject to change at any time. 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. 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 green card or visa requirements with your professional travel advisor, at the UK government website or Anguilla’s government website. St. Maarten may have different entry requirements. Read our Travel Update for more information.

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 can also be arranged to chauffeur you around the island. For weddings and corporate events, group transportation options can be arranged.

Rental Cars 
You may use a rental car once the negative results for your at entry PCR test are confirmed. Our concierge can arrange to have the rental car delivered to you at the resort later. 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, 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. 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 obtain a temporary Anguilla driver’s license. One can be procured for around $20 US from the rental car company. Our concierge is happy to assist you with car rentals. 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

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.