Anguilla

Due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is advising against travel to this destination.  We are therefore suspending forward bookings until further notice and will continue to monitor the advice.

We, as a company dedicated to the Caribbean and as individuals who have a long standing relationship and passion for these destinations and their amazing people, are deeply saddened by the devastation. We will be supporting as much as possible and encourage you to donate anything you can to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Fund or via the British Red Cross (the UK Government are matching donations pound for pound) to assist in aid and relief efforts. Many thanks for any contributions.

Gemma Lewis and Andrea Lovering.

 

Anguilla is a British overseas territory and is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. Lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin, Anguilla is a gem of an island despite it being only 16 miles long and 3 miles wide. The total land area is only 35 square miles but offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean with glistening turquoise waters. Anguilla has over 33 pristine unspoilt beaches and over 12 miles of beautiful, white powder sand and tranquil crystal-clear waters.

Anguilla is flat, low-lying and comprised of coral and limestone. There is one main road, which runs through the middle of the island, making Anguilla easy to travel by car and explore this magical island.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

Anguilla is not only known for its stunningly picturesque beaches, but for its selection of cuisine. The island has an award-winning dining selection that offers visitors international sophistication and creative cuisine, fusing local flavours and produce with quality imports. Foodies and wine connoisseurs rejoice at the island’s magnificent selection. With over a hundred places to dine boasting some of the Caribbean’s most talented chefs, from fine dining to simple and tasty roadside barbeques and beachside bistros, you are spoilt for choice.

When the sun goes down, Anguilla offers a unique mix of entertainment venues. There may be no casinos, flashing lights or tourist traps but there is certainly a lot of fun to be had, whether it be a one of a number of beach bars dotted around the island or venues with live music there is always somewhere to party the night away. Sandy Ground is popular and offers a chic and casual feel every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Pumphouse offers reggae and casual dining and Johnnos on a Sunday is the place for lunch and Jazz.

On the east end, the small island in Island Harbour, Scilly Cay, continues to host A-listers and celebrities between its conch shelled walls and thatched canopies. And Palm Grove, at the end of Savannah Bay at Junk’s Hole is still a secret hideaway.  Crocus Bay and DaVidas bay side grill is a hot spot for lunch and some great music and head to Rendezvous Bay and the legendary Bankie Banxs, at the Dune Preserve is not to be missed.

Ani Villas Anguilla

Ani Villas Anguilla

Ani Villas Anguilla, Anguilla

Ani Villas Anguilla is a luxury 10 bedroom estate with 2 fully serviced villas making it perfect for hosting larger groups and families. Each of Ani Villas luxury homes are fully o...

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Maximum Guests: 20
  • Bathrooms: 10
  • Location: Little Bay
From £4,131per night
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Aquamarie at Kamique

Aquamarie at Kamique

Aquamarie at Kamique, Anguilla

Aquamarie at Kamique is one of three villas that make up Kamique Villas on the stunning island of Anguilla. Aquamarie at Kamique is a beautiful four bedroom villa located on Anguil...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Little Harbor
From £1,499per night
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Arushi Villa

Arushi Villa

Arushi Villa, Anguilla

Arushi Villa Anguilla is situated on the western end of the sparkling white sands and aquamarine waters of Rendezvous Bay. This villa brings a sense of luxury living to this stunn...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: South west coast
From £1,782per night
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Beach Palm

Beach Palm

Beach Palm, Anguilla

Beach Palm is a wonderful 2 bedroom villa within walking distance of Meads Bay. For larger families or groups of friends, the adjacent three bedroom villa can be rented as well - ...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Location: Meads Bay
From £563per night
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Beaches Edge

Beaches Edge

Beaches Edge, Anguilla

Beaches Edge is a private oceanfront estate and features 2 five-bedroom villas that can be rented individually or as an estate for large groups of friends and large families. The e...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: Pelican Bay
From £1,215per night
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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise, Anguilla

Bird of Paradise Anguilla has been named as one of the top 20 villas in the world by Islands and Ocean Home magazines. Designed in an Asian tropical style, this villa is a private ...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Location: South coast
From £1,499per night
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Ceblue Luxury Villas and Beach Resort

Ceblue Luxury Villas and Beach Resort

Ceblue Luxury Villas and Beach Resort, Anguilla

CéBlue Luxury Villas and Beach Resort Anguilla was opened in 2014 and features luxurious contemporary Caribbean villas in an exclusive location. The complex itself features a Club...

  • Bedrooms: 3-6
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 2-6
  • Location: Crocus Bay
From £972per night
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Cerulean Villa and Private Spa

Cerulean Villa and Private Spa

Cerulean Villa and Private Spa, Anguilla

Cerulean Villa and Private Spa Angulla is considered to be one of the most luxurious and exclusive beachfront villas in the Caribbean, and it is not difficult to see why. Cerulean ...

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Maximum Guests: 18
  • Bathrooms: 8.5
  • Location: Barnes Bay
From £20,250per night
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Coconut Palm

Coconut Palm

Coconut Palm, Anguilla

Coconut Palm is a delightful three bedroom villa located a short stroll from the beautiful beach of Meads Bay. For larger groups of friends or family, Coconut Palm can be rented al...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Meads Bay
From £644per night
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CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa Villas

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa Villas

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa Villas, Anguilla

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa Villas Anguilla is a member of Leading Hotels of the World nestled in the crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay on the south west coast of the island. Ther...

  • Bedrooms: 1-5
  • Maximum Guests: 10
  • Bathrooms: 1-5
  • Location: South coast
From £1,134per night
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GETTING THERE

There are no direct flights from the UK to Anguilla. The main gateway used by British visitors is Antigua and from there, LIAT provides one scheduled flight per day into Anguilla. Sometimes an overnight stay may be required in Antigua if the flights do not connect.

Other popular gateways include Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/Martin and St. Kitts. From Puerto Rico, Anguilla is just a one-hour direct flight via Cape Air or Rainbow International Airlines. The nearest gateway is St. Maarten/Martin – just a seven-minute flight via Trans Anguilla Air Services or private charter. Visitors can also opt for a boat ride from St. Maarten/Martin.

Capital: The Valley
Flying time: 10-12 hours via Antigua
Language: English
Country Size: 35 square miles
Time Difference from UK: -4 hours winter/ -5 hours summer
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar although the US Dollar is widely accepted
Voltage: 110-120 volts
Driving: Left hand side of the road
Airport: Clayton J Lloyd International Airport
Entry Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa. You will require a valid passport with 6 months validity.
Drink the water: Is advisable to drink bottled water.
Beaches: all the beaches in Anguilla are public and have public access.
Health and Safety: You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. It is recommended you use insect repellant.

Anguilla is quite unique in the fact it is a great destination to visit year round. Enjoying a lot of warm and sunny days, with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The rainiest months are September and October, but usually don’t last all day. The annual rainfall is only 35 inches, so Anguilla is a fairly dry island. Most of the beaches are placid and calm. Occasionally the Atlantic side of the island can produce some surf.