Anguilla, British Leeward Islands
Anguilla is a flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone located in the Carribean sea to the north of St Maarten. Anguilla is small and secluded and boasts pristine, powdery beaches and 19km of white coral coastline. Anguilla also comprises Sombrero, and numerous other smaller islands and cays, which are even more secluded. Surrounded by blue skies and vivid blue ocean, many call Anguilla “tranquility wrapped in blue”.
Diving is popular in Anguilla as there are seven marine parks around the islands and a number of wrecks to explore. Deep sea fishing, parasailing, waterskiing and windsurfing are also available on the island. There is also an active arts community with 15 galleries dotted around the island.
Things to See & Do
* Beaches to visit include Rendezvous, Shoal Bay, Road Bay, Maundays Bay, Cove Bay, Meads Bay and Crocus Bay
* Wallblake plantation house
* The Fountain underground cave
* Sandy Ground old salt mines and pump house
* Charter a boat to Sandy island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Language – English
Land Area – 102 km²
Population – 13,500
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 -264
Port Location – The port is located at Blowing point, Road Bay.
Transport Links - Winair operates flights (which can take 8 minutes) from St.Martin. American Eagle provides non-stop, 72 seat aircraft, service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once in San Juan, connections are available using American Airlines, or their Oneworld Alliance partner, to 35 destinations in the United States and in the Caribbean. Liat provides once daily service to St. Thomas, and onwards to other destinations in the Caribbean.
Taxis are available at a set rate and a ferry runs from Blowing Point to Marigot, St. Martin all day on the half hour, into the night. Connections and charters are available to other islands.
Cars, bikes, and mopeds can all be rented. Rental cars are available in The Valley, and most of them are manual. Automatic cars are available at a high price.