Anguilla, located just north of St. Martin/Sint Maarten, is part of the British West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. The island is 16 miles (~25 km) long and 1 to 3 miles wide. Despite being just around 35 square miles (~91 square kilometers) in size, Anguilla has 33 gorgeous beaches featuring white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters.
On one of Anguilla’s most renowned beaches, Shoal Bay East (SBE), you will find that fabulous white sand and blue water along with several beach bars and restaurants. Beach chairs and umbrellas are also available on SBE as well a spot to get a beach massage. Many other Anguilla beaches also feature restaurants and bars, but you can also find many that are quiet and deserted for those who prefer a more serene atmosphere.
Dining options abound on Anguilla, ranging from award-winning restaurants serving delectable gourmet fare to barbecue stands serving mouthwatering chicken and ribs. No matter your tastes or budget, you can find plenty of delicious options to satisfy your appetite on this island!
Some of the activities available to Anguilla visitors include golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, watersports, surfing, catamaran day-sail trips, speedboat excursions, tennis and horseback-riding.
Getting to and Around Anguilla
- By air: International air service is available from from St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten (Dutch side), Antigua and St. Kitts. The Anguilla airport code is AXA. It is less expensive to fly into Saint Maarten – the airport code is SXM – and take a sea-ferry to Anguilla (see below).
- By sea-ferry:Visitors may also fly to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten and take a quick 20-minute ferry ride to Anguilla
- Daily public ferry shuttle service runs approximately every half-hour between Marigot, St. Martin & Blowing Point, Anguilla
- Alternate daily ferry shuttle service is available on GB Express (http://www.anguillaferryandcharter.com) between Princess Julianna Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten & Blowing Point, Anguilla
- For more information on GB Express, Contact Captain Lyle Connor via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit the Anguilla Tourist Board website http://www.ivisitanguilla.com and click on ‘Getting Here’. The website also has information on activities, dining & nightlife, news & events, etc.
- Car rental on Anguilla:The best deal on the island is available through Andy Connor, who is located at Blowing Point, only a few steps from the ferry port if you come via St. Maarten. Alternatively, Andy can deliver your rental car to the Anguilla airport.