LobsterFest, Anguilla

LobsterFest, Anguilla

Anguilla Travel Tips

Anguilla Facts

Official Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD)
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time
Est. Population: 13,000
Cruise Port City: Blowing Point

Anguilla Travel Tips

Passports and visas are required for U.S. citizens.

The island’s tropical climate averages 80 degrees. With the island’s tropical climate, brief showers can come at any time.

As a result, the dress code is always Island Casual.

The largest Caribbean hurricanes usually occur August-October. Anguilla is as prone to hurricanes as The Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Antigua, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Barth’s, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, Anguilla, Dominica, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica. If you vacation here during September, travel insurance is a good idea.

Check with you mobile phone carriers for call costs wheel visiting or purchase a local phone card for the best rates.

The main post office is located on Wallblake Road, The Valley. Post office hours are 8am-3:30pm (Monday-Friday).

Banks are open from 8am-3pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8am-5pm (Friday). ATMs are not always available.

Most stores are open 10am-5pm (Monday-Friday).

Drink bottled water when available. Bring sunglasses, a hat and plenty of Reef-friendly sunscreen lotion.

Electricity and voltage are the same as the U.S.

If you rent a car, remember to drive on the left side.

The crime rate is far less than a major metropolitan city, but visitors should use common sense when out and about.

The major holidays in Anguilla are New Year’s Day, Easter, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Whit Monday, Anguilla Day, Queen’s Birthday, August Monday, August Thursday, Constitution Day, Separation Day, Christmas, and Boxing Day.

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