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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 departing Anguilla through the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.
      • Departure taxes as of March 1, 2021: 
      • Day Trippers:
        • To St. Martin – Departure Tax for persons 12 years and older = US $11 (includes US $8 Tax and US $3 Security Fee) / Departure Tax for persons under 12 years of age = US $3 (includes Free tax plus US $3 for Security Fee). 
        • To St. Maarten – Departure Tax for persons 12 years and older = US $16 (includes US $8 Tax, US $3 Security Fee, and $5 for St. Maarten) / Departure Tax for persons under 12 years of age = US $8 (includes Free tax, US $3 for Security Fee, and $5 for St. Maarten).
      • Departing Tourists / Embarkation Tax:
        • At the Anguilla airport – Departure tax = US $25 
        • To St. Martin on Ferry – Ages 12 years and older Departure Tax = US $28 (includes US $25 Tax plus US $3 Security Fee) / Ages 5-11 Departure Tax = US $15 (includes US $12 Tax plus US $3 Security Fee) / Under 5 years of age Departure Tax = US $3 (includes free Tax plus US $3 Security Fee).
        • To St. Maarten on Ferry – Ages 12 years and older Departure Tax = US $33 (includes US $25 Tax, US $3 Security Fee, and US $5 to St. Maarten)/ Ages 5-11 Departure Tax = US $20 (includes US $12 Tax, US $3 Security Fee, and US $5 to St. Maarten) / Under 5 years of age Departure Tax = US $8 (includes free Tax plus US $3 Security Fee and US $5 to St. Maarten).
      • All fees paid in St Martin are payable in cash only. Anguilla now takes credit cards for departure taxes out of Blowing Point.

 

  • 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 sunbathing 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.