Anguilla Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: The Valley

Official language: English

Currency: dollar

Continent: South America

Vacation in Anguilla

Anguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands, the Lesser Antilles and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. The island is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Anguilla is just an hour’s flight from Puerto Rico and a 20-minute ferry ride from the neighboring French / Dutch island of Saint-Martin. The South American mainland with the Venezuelan capital Caracas is 930 km away.

Anguilla has over 30 white sandy beaches, excellent restaurants, many secluded resorts and villas. The capital, The Valley, is located in the center of the 96 km² island. The airport Wallblake is 3 km next to The Valley and is served daily from various American Airlines. The approximately 13,000 residents mainly speak English.

Sports and leisure activities

Anguilla offers all the possibilities of a Caribbean island: swimming, snorkeling, diving, golfing or boat trips to neighboring islands. Also horseback riding, hiking or dolphin watching are on the program. The best diving spots can be found on the Prickly Pear Cays, Dog Island and Sandy Island. In addition to Sandy Island, Shoal Bay and Little Bay are ideal for snorkeling.

Creole cuisine

A mix of European, American and local cuisine is eaten. The local cuisine is predominantly Creole with fresh fish and other marine animals such as lobsters and whelks. Add beans, tapioca, sweet potatoes and other vegetables.

nightlife

Apart from the offer in the respective resort or hotel, Anguilla is quiet at night. Relaxation is the order of the day. Exceptions are the annual full moon reggae happening, the Moonsplash Festival and the carnival, which is celebrated at the end of July / beginning of August.

Important facts

Capital: The Valley

Official language: English

Currency

Currency (sub-unit)

Dollars (100 cents)

ISO 4217 code

XCD / 951

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Geography

Continent: South America

Geo coordinates: N 18 ° 13 ’14 ” W -63 ° -4′ -7″

Highest mountain: Crocus Hill (65 m)

Total area: 102 km²

Mainland: 102 km²

Coastline: 61 km

Politics

Dependency: Great Britain since 1650

Economy

Inflation rate: 2.3%

Electricity consumption: 43 million KWh

Demographic data

Residents: 13,500

Average age: 31.2 years

0-14 years: 22.8%

15-64 years: 70.4%

> 65 years: 6.8%

Population growth: 1.57%

Birth rate: 14.26 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 5.34 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 6.9 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.03

Fertility: 1.73 children / woman

Infant mortality: 20.32 ‰

Life expectancy men: 74.35 years

Life expectancy women: 80.3 years

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The Antigua-based airline LIAT (LI) (Internet: www.liatairline.com) and Trans Anguilla Airways (Internet: www.transanguilla.com) regularly fly to Anguilla. Mostly international airlines fly from Europe via the Dominican Republic. Winair (WM) flies from St. Maarten.

Flight times

US $ 20. Children aged 5 to 11: US $ 10. Children under 5 years are excluded.

Arrival by ship

The main port is Road Bay. There are regular ferry connections between Blowing Point on Anguilla and Marigot on St. Martin (travel time: 20-30 minutes).

ON THE GO

On the way by car / bus

Left-hand traffic, maximum speed 30-50 km / h. The road network is good. The main connecting road is paved and runs over the entire 25 km long island. Dirt roads lead to the beach.

Taxis
can be found at airports and ports. There are fixed fares to the hotels. Island tours can be negotiated. There are also several rental car companies. Bicycles and mopeds can also be rented.

Documents:
A driving license limited to 3 months is issued for a fee upon presentation of your own driving license. The license can be issued by car rental companies or the Department of Transportation in The Valley.

On the way by ship

Various round trips and excursions, including to the Prickly Pear Cays (good diving and snorkelling grounds), are offered.

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