What Anguilla lacks in geographic size, this small Caribbean country makes up for in coveted white-sand beaches. No visitor can resist the 19 km long coral coast and the calm water shimmering in many shades of blue. The larger and smaller islands that make up Anguilla are popular holiday destinations, especially among celebrities and the wealthy. A visit to one of the many beach bars to watch the Caribbean sunset while sipping a local drink is sure to please any visitor, including the less well-heeled. Who cares about his culinary well-being, needn’t worry on Anguilla: the restaurants on the islands are excellent, with a focus on seafood. Late night entertainment can be found in numerous hotel nightclubs and beach bars where barefoot dancing is the order of the day. Many hotels are right on the beach and rent boats, snorkelling, fishing and diving equipment. Despite its small size, Anguilla offers culturally minded visitors about 15 art galleries that showcase the work of local talent. But wherever you are in Anguilla, the dreamy beaches are only a few minutes away. See other countries in North America on zipcodesexplorer.
Arriving by plane
The airline Anguilla Air Services connects Anguilla with the Caribbean island of St. Martin. Travelers can get to St. Martin from Frankfurt/M., Vienna and Zurich with KLM (KL) via Amsterdam and Air France (AF) via Paris, among others. Air Sunshine (YI) flies to Anguilla from San Juan (Puerto Rico) and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands), among others. Condor (DF) offers non-stop flights to San Juan (Puerto Rico) once a week from Frankfurt/M., and Iberia (IB) flies regularly from Frankfurt/M., Vienna and Zurich via Madrid to San Juan; Feeder flights to Frankfurt/M. are possible from Vienna with Austrian Airlines (OS) and from Zurich with Swiss (LX).
Frankfurt/M. – Anguilla: 12 hrs 30 mins; Vienna – Anguilla: approx. 15 hours; Zurich – Anguilla: 13 hrs 05 mins (journey time varies depending on number of stops and length of stay).
Approximately €18 (US$20). Children from 5 to 11 years: approx. €9 (US$10). Children under the age of 5 are exempt.
Arrival by car
Tolls: There are no toll roads on Anguilla. Documents: The national driving license is sufficient.
Arrival by ship
The main port is Road Bay.
Sailing cruises with Sea Cloud and Star Clippers depart from Philipsburg, in the Dutch part of St. Martin, and call at Anguilla.
There are regular ferry services between Blowing Point Ferry Terminal on Anguilla and Marigot (journey time: approx. 25 minutes) or Philipsburg on St. Martin.
Traveling by car/bus
The road network is well developed. A main connecting road, Route 1, runs the entire 25 km long island.
Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic
Condition of the roads
The main road (Route 1) connecting the east of the island to the west is paved; the junctions to the coast are unpaved. There are no road signs or lane markings.
Car hire is available at the airport, but can also be picked up from hotels in The Valley town centre. Drivers must be at least 25 years old; the maximum age is 70 years.
Taxis can be found at the airport, in the city and at ports. Fares are set by the state.
Bicycles and scooters can be rented.
Speed limits: – urban: approx. 30 km/h (20 mph); – extra-urban: approx. 50 km/h (30 mph).
In the event of breakdowns or accidents with the rental car, the rental company must be notified.
Travelers can obtain a 3 month temporary driver’s license upon presentation of their national driver’s license and payment of a fee to the car rental company or to the Department of Transport in The Valley.
Traveling by ship
Various tours and excursions, including to the Prickly Pear Cays (good diving and snorkeling grounds), are offered.