Anguilla Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Anguilla

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%

Population: 14,000

Ethnic Breakdown: 90.1% West African, 4.6% Multiracial, 3.7% European, 1.5% other

Government: British Overseas Territory

Languages: English

Travel Information

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.