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Visit Anguilla Island Port of Call in the Caribbean
Above: Port of Anguilla Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

Anguilla is a collection of flat, low-lying islands of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea. The main island is located 146 miles (235 km) east of Puerto Rico. The name 'Anguilla' means 'eel' and describes the islands long, thin shape.

Capital: The Valley
Location: Anguilla is a Caribbean island located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Size: 39 square miles (102 square km), half the size of Washington, DC
Population: 12,300
Language: English
Climate: Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds. Rainfall is low by the regions standards
Terrain: Flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone The highest point on the island is Crocus Hill at 213 feet (65 meters).
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Tourism info: Call Anguilla Visitor Information at (800) 553-4939.
Getting there from Miami: Anguilla is located 1,213 miles (1,953 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


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Bahamas Abaco Island  

Travel Requirement:
Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting Anguilla
to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


There are many tour opperators that offer sightseeing trips and tours, mainly involving fishing, snorkelling and dolphin watching. If you would like to explore Anguilla yourself, the best way is to drive. Start from the western point of the island and drive east.

At the western tip of Anguilla you can see the island of St. Martin, the small island of Anguillita, and Blowing Rock.

Driving to the East End of the island, you head over the highest area and up towards Shoal Bay Village. If you drive this way, you pass through Anguilla's first National Park. Nearby Fountain National Park & Cavern is a popular Arawak archaeological site.

Shoal Bay (East)
is the best beach on the island it's the perfect place to stop off, relax and get something to eat. Further north is Island Harbour a fishing village and the centre of local lobster catching. In the middle of the Harbour is the tiny picture-perfect Scilly Cay. Photo opportunities are truly excellent here.

Temenos Golf Club in Merrywing West End provides golfers with an ultimate experience combining a competitive Greg Norman course with breathtaking views of the Caribbean. The beautiful scenery is emphasized from the first hole featuring a spectular view of St. Marten and the Caribbean Sea to the 18th hole which ascends 40 feet through rugged terrain to the green carved through native shrub.

Getting around

Wallblake Airport is located close to the island's resort areas. With the exception of American Airlines American Eagle, no major North American carriers fly into the Anguilla airport. For more information on the Anguilla airport, call (264) 497-2719.

Between 7:30am and 5pm, a ferry service makes the 20-minute trip to and from St.Martin. A one-way ferry fare costs $15 (plus $4 departure tax) in the day, and $17 in the evenings. For more information on Anguilla ferry, call (264) 497-2231.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary Anguilla driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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Web links

Anguilla - Wikipedia
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CIA Factbook -- Anguilla
The CIA factbook says Anguilla was administered by Great Britain, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency.

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