According to plus-size-tips, Anguilla is an island and overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the Caribbean Sea (North America). Anguilla is also part of the Lesser Antilles. Anguilla also includes several smaller islands, most of which are privately owned. The most famous of these are: Anguillita, Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Sandy Island, Scrub Island, Seal Island and Sombrero. The capital of Anguilla is The Valley. Some major cities in Anguilla are: Stoney Ground, Island Harbor and George Hill.
Anguilla is best known as a beach destination. The island has about 30 sandy beaches. These beaches consist of white sand, clear blue water and many palm trees. There are many colorful coral reefs in the waters around Anguilla, making it ideal for diving and snorkeling. Anguilla is a fairly dry island, so there are not many tree and plant species. Anguilla is also known for its petroglyphs and the many unique bird species. See nexticle for Anguilla small and exclusive.
Where is Anguilla located?
Travel information of Anguilla
Official name: Anguilla
Continent: North America
Area: 91 km²
Capital city: The Valley
Country code: AI, AIA
Population: 18,090 inhabitants (2020)
Government: Overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Highest point: 65 m (Crocus Hill)
Distance (Amsterdam – The Valley): 6,931 km
Flight time: approximately 8 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Anguilla may have (temporary) measures that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Anguilla, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Anguilla. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
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Weather and climate
Anguilla has a tropical climate. The temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees all year round. Hurricanes can occur in and around September.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Anguilla can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Anguilla can be found at Climate info.
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Anguilla. In these months you are least affected by mass tourism.
English is the official language in Anguilla.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a passport that is still valid for 6 months upon arrival in Anguilla.
A visa is not necessary if you stay in Anguilla for less than 3 months.
Departure from Anguilla is subject to a $20 departure tax (children 5-11 years $10, 0-4 years free).
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago (also for Anguilla):
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands (also for Anguilla):
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Anguilla it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
In Anguilla, payment is made with the East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Anguilla can be found on our ATMs page.
In Anguilla it is customary to tip. If no service costs have been calculated yet, people give a tip of approximately 10-15%.
During our summer time it is 6 hours earlier in Anguilla.
During our winter time it is 5 hours earlier in Anguilla.
Anguilla has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Anguilla can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
In Anguilla you must drive on the left.
You must apply for a temporary driver’s license in Anguilla in order to drive a motor vehicle. This is possible with rental companies.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Anguilla.
On Anguilla you need a travel plug. In addition, in some cases you need an inverter.
More information about common plugs and sockets in Anguilla can be found on our electricity page.
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 911
– Fire: 911
– Ambulance: 911
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Anguilla can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Anguilla can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Anguilla end in.ai.
Anguilla official websites: gov.ai and ivisitanguilla.com.
The country code (international access code) to call someone in Anguilla is 001264 or +1264.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Anguilla? Then use the Dutch country code 01131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Anguilla Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Anguilla.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Anguilla.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Anguilla.
An overview of all holidays in Anguilla can be found on gov.ai.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Anguilla, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Anguilla?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Anguilla. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Anguilla can be found on Protected Planet.
Anguilla is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and much-visited places of interest in Anguilla are as follows:
– St. Gerard Church
– Bethel Church
– Shoal Bay East
– Sandy Island
– Prickly Pear Cays Islands
– Wallblake House
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Anguilla? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Anguilla.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 16.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Anguilla has had its own government since 1980?
…There were no paved roads in Anguilla before 1967?
…21% of Anguilla’s exports are alcoholic beverages?
…Is it possible to swim with dolphins in their natural environment?
…Anguilla is only 5 kilometers wide at its widest point?