Where is Anguilla – Anguilla Travel Tips

People often ask, where is Anguilla? We think once you arrive, you will never ask again (Nor will you want to leave).

Anguilla is located in the British West Indies, approximately 6 miles from St. Martin in the Eastern Caribbean.
(See maps of the Caribbean and Anguilla)

  • Anguilla is the northern-most of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Latitude is 18N and Longitude is 63W.
  • Anguilla’s weather is idyllic. The average temperature is 80F. Northeastern trade winds keep the island relatively cool and dry.
  • Anguilla is sixteen (16) miles long and three (3) miles wide. The island is thirty-five (35) square miles.
  • Topography – flat and low-lying with white sandy beaches.
  • July to October is the hottest period; December to February is the coolest
  • Rainfall averages 35.4 inches annually
  • Time Zone – Atlantic time
  • Capital – The Valley
  • Population –  approx. 15,000.
  • Anguilla is a British Overseas Dependent Territory with an elected Chief Minister.
  • Language – English
  • Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollars (EC) / US $ are widely accepted.
  • The exchange rate is US $1.00=EC $2.68
  • Immigration and Passports – All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must have a valid passport and clear Customs & Immigration at either the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.  Persons traveling by private boat must contact and clear Customs & Immigration at Sandy Ground.
  • Departure Taxes:
    • Each person regardless of age is subjected to a Security Fee of US $3 per person
    • Departure tax applies to all tourists 12 years and older departing Anguilla through the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal.
      • Day Trippers:
        • To St. Martin – US $5 and Security Fee of US $3 per person (total of US $8)
        • To St. Maarten – US $10 and Security Fee of US $3 per person (total of US $13)
      • Departing Tourists (12 years and older):
        • To St. Martin – Departure Tax of US $20 plus Security Fee of US $3 per person (total of US $23)
        • To St. Maarten – Departure Tax of US $20 plus $5 at St. Maarten plus Security Fee of US $3 per person (total of US $28)
      • Children (under 12):
        • Security Fee of US $3
    • All fees are payable in cash only.
  • The government has also just increased their marketing tax to US $3 per person / per day (ages 12+), which will be added to your hotel bill.  For more up-to-date information, visit the Anguilla Tourist Board site.
  • Drivers’ licenses – Temporary driving permits allow holders of foreign drivers licenses to drive locally for up to 3 months. The cost is US $27.
  • Cars drive on the left-hand side
  • Electricity – 110 volts AC
  • Informal and relaxed dress code.  Swimsuits in public areas are not appreciated.
  • Nude and topless sun bathing is illegal on public beaches.
  • Airport – Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (aka Wallblake Airport)
  • Healthcare – Princess Alexandra Hospital is located in The Quarter / the 911 system is in use.