This quintessentially Caribbean island is named for its eel-like shape, which twists and turns along stunning Caribbean beaches that are frequently voted among the world’s best. Here, you will find 33 unblemished white sand beaches that are almost always quiet and uncrowded. To make the most of the bright Caribbean waters, be sure to schedule time snorkeling through the nearby cays or enjoying the island’s many water sports like kiteboarding and cruising on a catamaran. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, try a charter to catch marlin, swordfish and black fin tuna.
Same-sex marriage is not currently recognized under the law in Anguilla. For information about symbolic ceremonies, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Anguilla. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English is the official language of Anguilla.
The official currency is the East Caribbean dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted.
Climate & Beaches
Anguilla enjoys a tropical climate with an average temperature of 80 degrees F. Rains typically fall in September and October.
Anguilla has 12 miles of coastline with some of the Caribbean’s least uncrowded and most pristine beaches. Rendezvous Bay is perfect for strolling with its long and gentle shoreline, while Shoal Bay has colorful beach bars and boat racing. Crocus Bay has coral cliffs that make for a perfect (and romantic) sunset hideout.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Anguilla is known for its striking and peaceful beaches, so many vacationers here like to rest on the soft white sands or experience the warm Caribbean waters via swimming and snorkeling. For the more adventurous, parasailing, kite surfing and wind surfing are great excursions due to the warm and constant trade winds. Boat racing is a great spectator sport in Anguilla, so see if your celebration coincides with one of the countless regattas held throughout the year. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, try a charter to catch marlin, swordfish and black fin tuna.
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