While I’ve been to many Caribbean Islands, either things have changed, or Anguilla is a little different from some of the others I’ve visited. For starters, I don’t ever remember needing so much cash! Below are some tips for traveling to Anguilla.
Useful Tips for Traveling to Anguilla
- Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and follows the English driving system on the LEFT side of the road
- Anguilla is 16 miles long. Rent a car for exploring the island. Taxis operate by zones and it is $32 to go from one side of the island to the other. Taxis are fine for staying in one zone only.
- According to one taxi drive, there is only “one road in a lollipop shape that covers the whole island with no splits.” From the ferry dock to my hotel I counted three splits. “Those are just turn offs,” he said. I don’t know, see the map below!
- Anguilla uses the Eastern Caribbean Currency or the US Dollar. I had sticker shock when I saw a carton of eggs was priced at $9 until I found out at the register is was in EC. Currently, $1US = 2.70 EC
- Cash is king. Taxis, meals under $25, and departures taxes all require cash! Having said that, a meal with a drink on the beach will likely cost more than $25.
- A 15% service charge, which is the tip, is included on most bills. Bumping it up slightly is OK
- Shoal Bay has an amazing walking beach and the area is relatively quiet. Be sure to watch the sunset!
- Cheapest place to eat on the beach in Shoal Bay is Uncle Ernies
- People in Shoal Bay are friendly. I walked to the grocery store and a lady who was late to work picked me up. A man who worked at the Zemi hotel next door to my condos picked me up on the way back. He actually drives a taxi too. Calvin: 264-581-9277, email@example.com. Obviously, use discretion, when accepting a ride.
Hopefully these tips for traveling to Anguilla are helpful. ETB
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