Anguilla Travel Facts
Where is it?: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Why do people go here?: Come play with the rich and a famous! It’s pricey, but with some of the nicest beaches in the Caribbean, you’ll understand why. Avoid leaving your fun in the sand, however. There’s not much else to see away from the coastline.
What are the main entry points?: Ferries from St. Martin are popular day-trip options. You can also fly from the US via Puerto Rico and other nearby islands.
Currency used: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Country Code: 1-264
Religion: Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%
Ethnic Breakdown: 90.1% West African, 4.6% Multiracial, 3.7% European, 1.5% other
Government: British Overseas Territory
Major Cities: The Valley
Attractions: Rich and the Famous, White Sand, Day Trip
Accommodation: Anguilla Hostels
Tourism Office locations and links: Anguilla-Tourist Information The Social Security Building The Valley Anguilla, BWI +1-809-497-2759/2451;800-553-4939.
Health Issues: A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas.
Tips for Visiting
When to go: If you have the money to go, you might as well go whenever else does, during the best part of the year: the winter.
Specific Events/Holidays: Anguilla Day, 30 May
Getting Around: Sorry, gotta rent a car if you want to see anything, although the island is fairly small.
Cheapest airport to fly into: Anguilla Airport
Need more information?: Check out the Anguilla travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.