Anguilla, northernmost of the British Leeward Islands, is the quintessential Caribbean getaway. A flat sixteen miles long and 4 miles at its widest point, the island is blessed with expansive beaches, abundant foliage, brilliant blossoms, a variety of unusual birds and a spectacular underwater panorama.
The Leeward Islands are a geographical grouping of...
Anguilla is the quintessential coral island, cradled in crystal blue waters and surrounded by pristine, powder-white sand beaches. Renowned for fine accommodations and fine dining, Anguilla quickly becomes a favorite vacation spot. A fun and friendly island, Anguilla offers scenic cruises to off-shore cays, a variety of water-sports, horseback riding,...
Anguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands, lying at a latitude of 18 degrees north & a longitude of 63 degrees west. The island is flat & consists of coral limestone formation about 16 mls long by 3 mls wide. Crocus Hill, its highest point is 213 ft above sea level. The island is 35 sq mls.
One hour ahead of EST. Four...
Rich in Pre Columbian history. Archeologists tell us there was a large settlement of peace loving Arawak Indians living on Anguilla. They called the island Malliouhana. The Spaniards who followed Christopher Columbus to the New World are said to have given the island its present name Anguilla, because of its long eel like shape.
The earliest known...
Local Tourist Office
Anguilla Department of Tourism
PO Box 1388
Old Factory Plaza
Tel: 2759, Fax: 2710
Open: weekdays 08:00 - 17:00
The office at the airport is also closed at lunchtime, but the customs officers will often phone for a hotel reservation for you. No one is keen to give you the numbers of cheaper guesthouses. TV...
Barclays Bank PLC.
Caribbean Commercial Bank.
National Bank of Anguilla.
Scotiabank, Anguilla Ltd.
Government offices 0800-1600 Monday-Friday; banks 0800-1500 Monday-Thursday, 0800-1700 Friday. Shops open 0800-1700 or 1800, some grocery stores are open until 2100, a few on Sunday. Gas stations are open in The Valley, Monday to...
Windward Island Airways.
Wallblake airport is just outside The Valley, T2514. International access points for Anguilla are Antigua, St Maarten or San Juan, Puerto Rico. Hotel transfers are not allowed, so you have to take a taxi on arrival. Fares are expensive and usually...
In 1980, Anguilla formally separated from the State and became a British Dependent Territory with a Governor to represent the Crown. A new constitution was introduced in 1982, providing for a Governor, an Executive Council comprising four elected Ministers and two ex-officio members, and an 11-member legislative House of Assembly presided over by...
Cable and Wireless, T3100. Operates internal and external telephone links (IDD available), cellular, internet and fax services, open Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat, Sun, holidays 0900-1300. Caribbean phone cards are available throughout the islands. There are 2 AT&T USA direct telephones by Cable and Wireless office in The Valley and by the...
Car: There are several car hire companies on the island. Driving is on the left. Speed limit 30 mph. Hired cars can not be picked up from the airport because of local regulations, they have to be delivered to your hotel, but they can be dropped off at the airport. Fuel costs US$1.84 per gallon for regular, US$1.86 unleaded. Watch out for loose goats...
Restaurants available local. Fast food. Gourmet. Chinese. Tipping is discretionary at 10 or 15% since a 15% service charge is added to each bill. Find more in Anguilla Food & Drink.
Entertainment available includes:
Locally produced items
There are 12 miles, 45 beaches, of fine white coral sand and crystal clear water. Most of them are protected by a ring of coral reefs and offshore islands. The beaches are clean, and many of them are relatively unpopulated, but nude (or topless for women) swimming or sunbathing is not allowed.
Shoal Bay is the most popular beach and claims to be one of the...
The Government is introducing a marine parks system, installing permanent moorings in certain areas to eliminate anchor damage. Designated marine parks include Dog Island, Island Harbour, Little Bay, Prickly Pear, Sandy Island, Seal Island and Shoal Bay. Mooring permits are required. Do not remove any marine life such as coral or shells from underwater....
Although you will see colourful gardens with flowering hibiscus, bougainvillea and other tropical plants, the island is mostly covered with scrub. The north coast has the most unspoilt open areas which have not been cultivated or built on.
There are steep cliffs of over 100ft high, with caves and sink holes, and inland are areas of dense vegetation. The...
Ellie’s Record Shop sells Caribbean and international music, T5073, F5317 .Open 1000-1800 at Fairplay Commercial Complex. There are lots of places selling T-shirts, beachwear and gifts. Tel: The Valley; 497-5073, Facsimile; 497-5317
Caribbean Fancy boutique and gift shop is at George Hill at the traffic light, T3133, F3513. Sells Ta-Tee's line of crinkle-...