Anguilla

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.

Triton at Kamique

Triton at Kamique

Triton at Kamique, Anguilla

Triton at Kamique is an impressive six bedroom villa and one of three villas that make up Kamique Villa estate on the stunning island of Anguilla. Triton at Kamique has a secl...

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Maximum Guests: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Little Harbor
From £1,634per night
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View Fort Estate

View Fort Estate

View Fort Estate, Anguilla

If you are looking for a large villa estate that combines elegance with Caribbean charm, then look no further. View Fort Estate is a magnificent eight bedroom property with majesti...

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Maximum Guests: 16
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Location: Crocus Bay
From £5,363per night
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Villa Kishti Blackgarden

Villa Kishti Blackgarden

Villa Kishti Blackgarden, Anguilla

Villa Kishti Blackgarden is a stunning villa located on the north coast of Anguilla with sweeping views of the ocean. Villa Kishti has been designed by Cecconi Simone Inc. and arch...

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Maximum Guests: 12
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Location: Blackgarden Bay
From £1,650per night
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White Cedars

White Cedars

White Cedars, Anguilla

White Cedars Anguilla villa is a breathtaking property with panoramic ocean views. The villa features three en-suite bedrooms and the outdoor space has an L-shaped swimming pool wi...

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Maximum Guests: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Location: Long Path
From £486per night
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Zenaida Beach and Tennis Estate

Zenaida Beach and Tennis Estate

Zenaida Beach and Tennis Estate, Anguilla

Zenaida Beach and Tennis Estate Anguilla is a stunning seven-bedroom villa perched on a cliff overlooking a powdery white sand beach with magnificent views of St. Martin and the Ca...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 14
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Location: Sandy Hill
From £1,073per 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.