Anguilla is situated in the British West Indies, around 150 miles east of Puerto Rico and nine miles north of St Martin. It is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. The name Anguilla means eel, which is a good description of a long, thin island. Anguilla has a flat landscape and its beaches are considered to be among the best in the Caribbean.
35 sq. miles (16 mi. long & 3 mi. wide at widest point)
As of the most recent census (2005), the population of Anguilla is estimated at 13,000.
English is widely spoken but with a distinct Anguillan accent.
Entry requirements vary for each destination; it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. After 31 December 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.
Anguilla’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. The exchange rate for the US dollar is fixed at $2.65 EC to $1.00 US. US currency, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are welcome and widely accepted.
110 Volts – same as that provided in the U.S.A.
Driving is done on the left-hand side of the road, as in England, and a valid license is required.