Anguilla, Caribbean: where it is, when to go and what to see

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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The Eastern Caribbean is a heavenly place, a destination chosen by millions of tourists year after year. One of the best destinations turns out to be the island of Anguilla. Why do many choose this destination? Well, there are incredible natural beauty that Anguilla possesses, with soft beaches and white sand bathed by a crystal clear sea. In addition, there are numerous activities to do both alone and in company on the island. It is therefore necessary to focus more on Anguilla, in order to discover everything about this territory!


  1. Travel informed: useful information
  2. Where it is
  3. When to go? Info on climate and best time
  4. What to do and what to see: beaches and places of interest
  5. How much does a holiday in Anguilla cost? Prices, offers and advice
  6. User questions and comments

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants: 14.764 people
  • Capital: The Valley
  • Languages: English
  • Local currency: East Caribbean Dollar (€ 1,00 = 3,10 XCD)
  • Weather: dry and tropical with medium-high temperatures
  • vaccinations: no vaccination required
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport and return flight ticket.
  • Travel / health insurance: recommended.

    Where it is

    The state of Anguilla is located in the Eastern Caribbean area. Geographically Anguilla lies between North America and South America. Politically however, Anguilla belongs to the United Kingdom. It is no coincidence that the archipelago that includes the island of Anguilla it is often referred to as the English Caribbean.

    How to reach us

    • From the main European capitals: The main connections to the island of Anguilla in Europe are Amsterdam and Paris. In these cities it is possible to take a KLM or AirFrance flight and always arrive on a Caribbean island near the final destination such as Saint-Martin or Puerto Rico. At that point it is necessary to rely on an internal route with a local airline. Again it takes about 14 hours to get to the island.

    When to go? Info on climate and best time

    • Weather: Anguilla's climate is classified as tropical. The average temperatures over a whole year is 28 degrees. As for rainfall, it rains very little in Anguilla. The average rainfall in a year is 122 days / 1005 mm. The sea temperature is high, allowing you to swim throughout the year.
    • Best time: the best time to go to Anguilla is from December to April. In this period the temperatures are high and the heat is reduced by fresh sea breezes.
    • Period to avoid: From June to November, and especially in the months of August, September and October, when the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes is high.
    • Advice: the holiday in Anguilla must be completely dedicated to the sea. For this reason it is necessary to carry all the necessary items in your suitcase for an excellent holiday on the beach. Do not forget also any sun protection, since the amount of sunshine on the island is a phenomenon of great importance.

    What to do and what to see: beaches and places of interest

    1. Shoal Bay West: Shoal Bay West is perhaps the best known place in the entire Eastern Caribbean. It is a splendid beach, with crystal clear water where you can see the bottom without various equipment. A must visit!
    2. The Valley: The Valley is the capital of Anguilla, the most famous populated center of the island. It is a peaceful and extremely relaxing location. Living a stay in the "valley" is an unforgettable experience, which will inevitably give rise to a bit of melancholy upon returning.
    3. Crocus Bay: Crocus Bay is the closest beach to the capital of Anguilla. In some ways this beach is also the easiest to reach. It is a typical Caribbean beach, to visit and enjoy to the full!
    4. Prickly Pear Caves: This place is ideal for those who love the sea and adventure. In practice, in this locality there is an underwater cave that hosts various species of marine fauna, such as nurse sharks and the famous barracudas. The explorations are wonderful but are to be done in the company of professionals or local experts.
    5. WallBlake House: those who want to be interested in the history of Anguilla can choose this particular monument. Indeed, WallBlake House is a typical colonial house that transports its guests to a blast from the past.
    6. Crocus Hill: this particular the place represents the highest point of the island of Anguilla. Those who love trekking will certainly want to tackle this path immersed in the pure vegetation of the island. Once you get to the top, the view is breathtaking!
    7. Mead's Bay: Mead's Bay is the richest beach in the nation. On this beach there are dozens of luxurious hotels, frequented by people from a high social class. In addition, Mead's Bay is the center of nightlife in Anguilla.
    8. Scilly Cay: a small typically Caribbean island that is located off the coast of the island of Anguilla. In Scilly Cay you can sip typical cocktails by the sea in characteristic bars. Plus, getting there is easy thanks to free boat transport.
    9. Sandy Island: small uninhabited island located in the east of the island. An ideal place to escape from stress and relax on a pristine expanse of very soft white sand.
    10. RendezVous Bay: another spectacular beach located on the east coast of the island of Anguilla. On this beach it is possible to practice numerous water sports such as sailing and windsurfing.
    11. Dog Island: can be translated as the island of dogs. It is an uninhabited area, a small island that is still uninhabited today. Dog Island is often considered an elite place, visited by few people looking for the best place for their bathing alone or as a couple, avoiding the chaos of the beach.
    12. Anguillita: a small islet located in a south-eastern position with respect to the main island of Anguilla. An ideal destination for a small day trip.

    How much does a holiday in Anguilla cost? Prices, offers and advice

    Facing a holiday in Anguilla is not easy from an economic point of view. You have to start with a very high budget starting from 3.000 euros per person. Moreover, life on the island turns out to be quite expensive. Tours and excursions are also expensive, while transportation is generally more reasonably priced. If you want to save on food, it is necessary to order in the small local kiosksrather than go for richly designed restaurants. In general, you should only go to Anguilla if you have vast economic freedomotherwise it is not possible to fully enjoy the activities of the island.

    • Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,00 per room -
    • starting from € 4665,00 -

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