GETTING TO ANGUILLA
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You can get to Anguilla by air or by sea. Our concierge can provide recommendations on flights and arrange air and boat transfers.
As the first leg of your trip, fly into one of the area’s international gateways. These include St. Maarten/Martin (SXM), Puerto Rico, St. Kitts or Antigua. Many airlines offer direct flights from the US, Canada and Europe. Use the gateway airport as your destination, not Anguilla (AXA).
From your choice of the international gateways take a second, short commercial or private flight to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (AXA). Anguilla is just an 8-minute flight from St. Maarten (SXM) and a 50-minute flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). We recommend Anguilla Air’s convenient “Air Bridge” service which lets you bypass customs in St. Maarten/Martin and gets you on the beach faster. It’s also an ideal way to take a side-trip to St. Barth’s for a day. Private planes of certain sizes may land at Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd airport (AXA). Contact our concierge for details.
You can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/Martin via scheduled public ferry from the island’s French side (St. Martin) or more conveniently by private or semi-private charter ferry or boat from the Dutch side (St. Maarten) near the airport. The trip takes about 25 minutes. We can offer advice on the best option based on what time of day you arrive and how many people are in your party.
Entry & Departure Information
Information below is subject to change without notice. Please consult with our concierge or visit the Anguilla government’s website to confirm requirements before traveling.
All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must clear Customs and Immigration at either Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. If you are arriving by private boat, you must contact and clear Customs and Immigration at Sandy Ground. For more information contact our concierge or the Anguilla Department of Customs.
A passport valid at least six months beyond your arrival date, as well as return or onward tickets are required for all visitors to Anguilla. Be sure to bring your passport with you on any day trips to neighboring islands.
Green Cards & Visas
Green card holders must have a valid green card and a valid passport from their country of origin. In some cases, visas are still required for entry into Anguilla. Please see the list of countries from which visas are required below. For the latest information on Nationals requiring visas or Direct Airside Transit Visas to enter Anguilla please click here. Visit a British Consulate near you for Visa applications.
There is a $20 to $28 US departure tax (depending on transportation method) that is paid at the point of exit when you leave Anguilla for your next destination. The departure tax for day trips where you are returning to Anguilla is typically around $5 to $10 US. Prices for children are lower. All taxes and fees are subject to change without notice. Cash is preferred.
Please see changes to the immigration policy effective June 1st, 2017. More information.
GETTING AROUND ANGUILLA
There aren’t any buses, trains or other on-island public transportation on Anguilla. Most residents bike, walk or own cars.
Many guests prefer to drive around the island themselves. We can arrange a rental car, jeep or SUV for you, which you can pick up at the ferry terminal or airport, or have delivered to you at the villa at anytime during your stay. For your convenience, we can also arrange car or van service to collect you and drive you in comfort to the villas, as well as chauffeur you to beaches, restaurants and sites throughout your stay. A good option at night if you plan to drink. Some guests rent a car for part of the trip and use car services on the other days. For weddings and corporate events, group transportation options are available. We are happy to arrange whatever transportation fits you and your party best.
Anguilla has one main road that connects one end of the island to the other, with many smaller roads feeding into it. It takes about 30 minutes to drive its length. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road and the speed limit is 30 mph. To drive, you must be 18 years old, show a valid driver’s license from your resident country and obtain an Anguilla driver’s license which is procured as part of your car rental. You’ll quickly notice that most businesses and accommodations don’t have detailed street addresses, often just listing their location as “The Valley” or referring to the bay or road on which they are located
Anguilla taxis are best for short trips as fares can be expensive and extra charges for after 6 pm, additional people and baggage can add up. Taxis are required to be registered and the rates are set so you can confirm your fare in advance with the dispatcher.