Anguilla - The Caribbean
Anguilla is one of the most Northern islands in the chain of the Caribbean islands. The close proximity to the Eastern states of the United States, (like Florida) makes it a great tourist destination for Americans. They can arrive at their destination a few hours after boarding from most of these states.
Anguilla is one of the most Northern islands in the chain of the Caribbean islands. The close proximity to the Eastern states of the United States, (like Florida) makes it a great tourist destination for Americans. They can arrive at their destination a few hours after boarding from most of these states. Anguilla is a small island that has one long road all the way across it, so you are able to travel from one coast to the other in about half an hour by car. This tiny island is still full of life, but is the perfect getaway for relaxation.
Passports that are valid for the duration of your trip and return are needed to travel to Anguilla. If you hold a green card, you will need a green card, a passport and possibly a visa to visit Anguilla. If you are unsure of your host countries requirements and/or you need more visa information, please visit http://ivisitanguilla.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Nationals-of-the-following-Countries-require-a-visa-to-ente.pdf
September-November is the hurricane season in Anguilla, so if you can avoid travelling at this time, you should. It may rain a lot during this time. The rain showers are quite mild and it won’t rain all day, but it is preferable to escape the cold weather in America and Canada so the most tourists are visiting Anguilla from February-May. August is when you can enjoy Carnival and is the hottest month. Year round Anguilla’s weather is pleasant and the temperature varies by only a few degrees between all the months.
Anguilla’s official currency is the East Caribbean dollar. However, American money is used and even posted publically for most things in Anguilla. At souvenir shops or tourist destinations the price tags are in US$. In local areas, they are posted in EC dollars. American money is accepted pretty much everywhere in Anguilla, meaning you don’t need to convert your money to East Caribbean dollars. Most places will however give you EC change.
Language and Culture
Anguillans speak English but have a slightly noticeable accent. They have a British influence and most English speakers will be fine understanding the locals. The Caribbean culture is very much present, and they share some British traditions as well.
Where to Go
Anguilla has a stunning 33 beaches to discover. This small island has culture and some of the best cuisine to offer. The bays and cays are some of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. Other than dining and enjoying the sunny rays at the beach, you can try a variety of water sports that Anguilla has to offer. The abundance of empty beaches is great for couples looking for some private time. To top of your dream vacation, go snorkeling, horseback riding along the shore, and then finish off the vacation by sailing the beautiful blue waters of Anguilla. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOy4aZl9E-8
The Pumphouse: An old mill used to refine sugar is now used as a hot upbeat bar. This is where you can catch some amazing music, and the best nightlife action in Anguilla. They also have great menu options, which you could check out here. http://www.pumphouse-anguilla.com/menu.php