“I Must Come Back to Anguilla”
There are many people who have never been to Anguilla. There are very few who have been to Anguilla only once. Learn why one of its most popular songs is Dumpa Martin’s, “I Must Come Back to Anguilla.”
Anguilla, BWI is a British overseas territory in the northeast corner of the Caribbean. Its greatest asset is its 15,000 industrious, conscientious, fun-loving, and welcoming people. With tourism as their largest industry, Anguillians are committed to showing you their beautiful island with pride and hospitality.
English is the official and spoken language. American currency is accepted everywhere, and most establishments accept all major credit cards.
Spectacular Beaches, Glorious Weather
The island is long and thin, creating an endless shoreline and over 30 of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Many are over 1½ miles long; not one has a high-rise. Some are entirely unoccupied; some have beach bars, visually pleasing hotels, and spectacular villas. All beaches are public and entirely uncrowded.
The waters off of these beaches are equally spectacular. Anguilla is a snorkeler’s paradise. Go in directly off of the beach, or take one of the many dive boats for snorkeling or scuba.
Weather is warm (highs in the high 80’s; lows in the low 70’s) but always breezy. The winds come from the east and keep you cool during the day. Blue skies with puffy clouds are the norm. Brief showers reinvigorate the foliage.
Getting to Anguilla
Anguilla is in the Caribbean “Leewards,” 6 miles north of Saint Martin and less than 200 miles east of Puerto Rico. It has its own airport, Clayton J. Lloyd International (“AXA”); however, it does not accommodate large commercial jets. One lands at AXA primarily: 1) via a very short flight from St. Martin (“SXM”); or 2) from San Juan (“SJU”) via 30+ seat planes; see details below.
Most Americans (as well as Europeans and South Americans) fly to SXM, served by many carriers, including Jet Blue, American, Delta, United, and Air France. The “final leg,” SXM to AXA, is accomplished either by a 20-minute ferry ride (public, semi-private, or charter) or 6-minute flight. Your travel agent or our manager can assist you with travel from St. Martin to Anguilla. You will arrive either at the ferry terminal at Blowing Point (on Anguilla’s southside) or the airport (in the island’s center, known as “The Valley”). BeachCourt is 15-minute ride from the ferry and 10 from the airport. A BCV representative will meet you at either point of arrival.
There is flight service directly into Anguilla, typically from San Juan, Puerto Rico (“SJU”), which is accessed by most major carriers. Seaborne Airways, also known as “Silver Airways,” flies from SJU to AXA and back. It “code-shares” with many major lines and is popular with Anguillians who often travel to San Juan. Seaborne’s schedule varies by day (some days, travels SJU-AXA in late mornings and then returns to SJU; other days the SJU departure is late afternoon. Be sure that you confirm its schedule for your desired days of travel).
Rental cars are highly recommended. As beautiful as Shoal Bay is, you will want to visit our many other beaches and outstanding restaurants. We drive on the left (which is easy to master). The rental agency will issue you a temporary Anguilla license upon presentation of your permanent license. Your travel agent or our villa management will be happy to arrange rental vehicles.
Anguilla: “Tranquility Wrapped in Blue”
Safety, security, great beaches, fabulous restaurants, hospitable people, local bands, colorful wooden boats, and many churches all await you.
Come to Anguilla and experience “tranquility wrapped in blue”.
More Views of Anguilla
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