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 a one-hour flight east of 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 taxi, car service or car rentals. Once you arrive in Anguilla, Tranquility Beach is only a 5-minute drive. 

Anguilla is open for international tourists with new entry pre-approval, vaccination and testing requirements. Learn more. If you are traveling to Anguilla via another gateway such as Sint Maarten/St. Martin, those countries may have different entry requirements than Anguilla. Once you have booked your condominium at Tranquility Beach, applied for pre-approved entry to Anguilla and have your travel plans set, our concierge can assist with boat or air transfers from Sint Maarten (SXM) to Anguilla’s airport (AXA) or Blowing Point Ferry Terminal. Or you may book directly with approved vendors. The public ferry from the French side/St. Martin is currently unavailable. Private planes of certain sizes are also welcome.

Travel Tip: If you are planning to travel to Anguilla through an international gateway, look for flights to that gateway first and then treat your local flight or sea shuttle to Anguilla as a separate trip. You'll typically find more economical pricing and more flight options. For example, if traveling from the United States, search flights to Sint Maarten (SXM) or San Juan (SJU) not Anguilla (AXA). 

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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 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. 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. 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.

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 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.