Travel to Anguilla

Anguilla

Anguilla is a British overseas territory located at the level of the Caribbean. It is one of the smaller West Indian islands. It is located north of Saint Martin and east of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Anguilla is a perfect tourist destination with a natural area very popular with tourists. The Anguilla archipelago is made up of the main island of Anguilla and other small islands and islets. The territory is represented by a governor appointed by the monarchy of England.

History

The Caribbean Indians and the Arawak were the first populations on this island. The first Spanish settlers gave it the name Anguilla. The elongated shape of the island certainly justifies the name given to it. In the 17th century, the English colony settled on Anguilla Island. The latter operates in the export of salt, cotton and tobacco. However, the arid soils did not allow for a great development of agriculture. The population experienced a decrease in the 19th century.

In 1967, England decided to reunite the island of Anguilla with the islands of Nevis and Saint Kitts. However, a revolt by the Anguillians allowed the island to get rid of the English settlers after 2 years of negotiations. In Anguilla, the 1967 revolution is commemorated on May 31 of each year.

Culture

The population of Anguilla Island is estimated at around 12,800. The official language is English and the other language spoken on this island is English Anguilla Creole. The majority of the islanders come from Africa, others are of Irish descent.

Different religions are present in Anguilla. There are thus Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Evangelists, etc.

Places to visit

The sands and blue waters are the wonders that attract many visitors to Anguilla. Here are the must-see attractions on the island.

Shoal Bay East

There are more than 30 beaches in Anguilla. The most famous of all is Shoal Bay East Beach. It is advisable to rent beach chairs once there for more comfort. It has many relaxation areas where you can sit back and relax. The beach is also very accessible and has a parking lot.

Rendezvous Bay

It is a true 3 km paradise with calm waters and a very peaceful setting. You can go there any day of the week. If you want to fully enjoy the calm, avoid Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as the live music of dune Préserve attracts a lot of people.

Dune Preserve

This is a place where you will find singer Bankie Banx running a restaurant and lounge. You can go there during the day just as you can take a tour in the evening to enjoy the night life of the island. Bankie Banx is an artist who came to his home after his career as a musician and on tour. The Dune Preserve is full of people at lunchtime. During the week, Banx organizes parties where he entertains the guests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The international airport for Anguilla is Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (code AXA), located in the capital, The Valley.
Anguilla offers all world class accommodation; in inns or charming hotels, villas or apartments, boutique hotels or luxury resorts, you will find what suits you best.
Anguilla is a destination for activities for all members of the family, both nautical, such as sailing, diving, surfing, swimming and beaches, but also sports such as cycling and mountain biking, golf, tennis, the horse riding; Anguilla is also a destination where music vibrates to the sound of calypso, reggae, soca and country; Anguilla is safe and fun to visit. https://ivisitanguilla.com/things-to-do/
The East Caribbean dollar is the currency of the island of Anguilla (XCD), or the approximate equivalent of $ 1 US for $ 2.70 XCD depending on the daily rate. US $ dollars are widely accepted on the island.
The flight time to get to Anguilla depends on the route chosen; indeed, it is possible to get there via Puerto Rico, St-Martin or Antigua. Considering that the first flight to one of these destinations is about 6 or 7 hours, in direct flight, you will need a small flight between this destination and Anguilla (the time varies is about thirty minutes from Antigua, ten minutes about from Saint-Martin and about an hour from San Juan). Plus the connection time, with baggage reclaim.
Anguilla is located east of Puerto Rico, north of the island of Saint-Martin; it is the northernmost island of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
There is no time difference between Quebec and Anguilla during the summer season; however, when Quebec switches to daylight saving time, it is then necessary to allow a difference of one hour.
Anguilla has 33 spectacular beaches, all different from each other, from Rendez Vous Bay, Sandy Island or Mead's Bay, for their breathtaking beauty, to secluded coves like Little Bay, accessible by boat only. Shoal Bay East is known to be the most beautiful of all!
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