Anguilla

Anguilla

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Boasting some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Anguilla is a leading destination for laid-back breaks. With both casual and upmarket accommodation to choose from, visitors can enjoy some escapism on this tropical island. Sip rum cocktails and feast at barbecues while live reggae plays in the background.

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: The Valley
Visa requirements: No visa required but accommodation must be booked before you travel
Time zone: GMT – 4
Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
Population: 14,764
Electricity: 110V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Tip between 15 and 20 per cent in restaurants (if a service charge is not included) and a couple of dollars to porters and taxi drivers

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect flights to The Valley (average travel time: 24h): London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Shoal Bay East 
Heritage Collection Museum
Prickly Pear Cays
Dog Island
Wallblake House, a heritage plantation house

MAJOR EVENTS
Moonsplash, a three-day music festival, February 
Easter Festival del Mar
Anguilla Regatta, May
Anguilla Day, May 30
Summer Festival, running over several weeks in July and August

WEDDINGS
Documents needed:
Proof of residence such as a valid passport, birth certificate or driving licence with photo;
Divorce decree, if applicable;
Death certificate of former spouse(s), if applicable;
Documents must be notarised.

Same-sex or LGBTQ marriages are not legal in Anguilla.

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