Last updated: 10 Jan 2018



Anguilla is rapidly becoming a holiday haven for the rich and famous. There are many resorts and hotels are situated on the beach and offer boating, snorkelling, fishing and scuba-diving equipment for adventurous types. For the culturally minded, Anguilla, despite its diminutive size, has around 15 art galleries to stroll around and observe Anguillan talent. Wherever you are though, those beautiful beaches are only minutes away.

Explore scores of deliberately sunken wrecks and award-winning underwater parks that attract schools of fish by diving in one of the seven marine parks that Anguilla offers.Dance yourself silly at Anguilla's annual summer festival of fun, and expect to experience everything from calypso and pageants to street jams, fireworks and boat races.

Stroll through any of Anguilla's 15 galleries and studios for a bit of culture, and consider buying your own watercolour painting for a permanent reminder of your holiday.
Capital:  The Valley (AXA)
Currency:  Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Language:  English.
Dialling code from SA:  + 264
Time Zones: UTC / GMT -4 (6 hours behind South Africa)
Public Holidays 2018: 

Jan 1; Mar 2, 30; Apr 2; May 1, 21, 30; Jun 11; Aug 19; Dec 19, 25, 26

Side of the Road: Left. Visitors must buy a temporary Anguillan licence. This can be issued by the car hire companies or the traffic department in The Valley on presentation of a national driving licence.
Best Time to go: December to February
Best For: Historical sites, Island relaxation
Plugs: 220 volts, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs with round pins are standard
Drinking Water: Mains water in hotels and towns is safe to drink, but bottled water is available and recommended for visitors. 
Health: There are well-equipped clinics and a small hospital; however visitors are required to pay for these services. Serious cases are transferred to other islands. Comprehensive health insurance is recommended and it should include emergency air evacuation coverage.
Customs: Swimwear should be reserved for the beach.. Topless and nude bathing is prohibited. Normal social courtesies prevail. 
Duty Free: The following goods may be imported into Anguilla without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.
• 1.14L of wine or spirits.
• 114ml of perfume.
• Gifts to the value of EC$50 per adult and EC$25 per child under 18 (residents of Anguilla returning after at least 72 hours away).
Prohibited Imports: Prohibited imports to Anguilla include drugs, firearms and obscene material.

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Travel Health

Compulsory:  None
Recommended:  Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio