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.
Capital: The Valley
Visa requirements: No visa required but accommodation must be booked before you travel
Time zone: GMT – 4
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
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
Wallblake House, a heritage plantation house
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
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.