Commercial Mon- Fri – 8:00am – 5pm, Sat 8:00am – 12noon.
Banks: Mon- Fri 9:00am- 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday, until 5:00pm on Friday. Closed on Weekends.
Post Office: Open 8:00am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday
CAR RENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Temporary driving permits allow holders of foreign drivers licenses to drive locally for up to 3 months. They are available for bonafide visitors only. The temporary permits cost US$25.00 and are available from the Inland Revenue Department or from most car rental agencies.
The average daytime peak temperature is 83 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Centigrade) with little seasonal variation. Rainfall averages 35 inches (89cm) per annum. Wetter during May- October. Lies within hurricane belt which are most likely to develop August –October. Driest period January – April.
U.S. currency accepted throughout the island and generally the currency everyone deals in. Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$) is also used. Fixed exchange rates: US$1.00 =EC$2.70. EC$1.00 = US$0.37
Casual dress is normal although some hotels and restaurants require elegantly casual in the evenings. Please ensure to cover up if you are venturing into the shops from the beach. Officially nudity is against the law in Anguilla and is frowned upon by the islanders.
Bottled water is most popular and is readily available in shops or at hotels. Water is collected from direct precipitation, mountain springs and wells, and is chemically treated for purification.
120/240 Volts AC – same as that provided in the U.S.A.
Police: 911 or 497.2333
Fire & Rescue: 911 or 497.2333
Coastal Emergencies: 497.2871
Anguilla is a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Chief Minister is the head of Government and of a multi-party system. Anguilla, the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
English, with a distinct Anguillian accent.
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY:
63 ¼ ’ W 18 ¼ 15’ N Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean
Size 35 Square Miles – 16 miles long, 3 miles wide
Capital: The Valley
Highest Point: Crocus Hill, at 65m (213ft.)
Take a look around the local bars and hotels as they provide a range of entertainment. The front desk will be able to tell you which nights certain bars and nightclubs are popular.
PASSPORTS & VISAS:
A valid passport (with at least 6 months before expiration) is required by all visitors to Anguilla. Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket. Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport form their country of origin. Additionally, citizens of certain countries will also need visas.
Anguilla is an extremely safe island but always be sure to be sensible by not leaving valuable belongings in plain view.
SUN TANNING TIPS:
Always have sun block at the ready, as even on overcast days as you can easily become badly sun burnt. For those traveling on boats the need for sun block is especially great; you’ve got very little shade and the consistent breezes may well make you feel that your skin is not burning.
Government sets taxi rates. There are no meters. Posted rates are for one or two persons; additional persons cost a few US$ dollars extra. Rates go up 11pm – 6am. Taxis double as tour guides too
Atlantic Standard Time (4 hours behind Britain, 1 hour ahead of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.)