Anguilla Map & Location

Anguilla Map & Location

The picturesque island of Anguilla lies in the northeastern part of the Caribbean. It is bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and the Anguilla Channel, and on the other side the Caribbean Sea. 

This small island is approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, with a total land area of 35 square miles. The highest point is Crocus Hill, at 210 feet,. located near Anguilla’s capital, The Valley.

Where Is Anguilla?

The British territory of Anguilla lies approximately 5 miles north of Saint Martin , 20 miles from Saint Barthelemy (St. Barts) and about 60 miles northwest of the island of Saint Kitts. 

Within the Lesser Antilles, Anguilla lies to the north of the Leeward Islands. Several uninhabited offshore islands are nearby, including Sombrero, Dog, and the Prickly Pear Cays. 

Other large islands in the vicinity of Anguilla include the British Virgin Islands (95 miles), U.S. Virgin Islands (98 miles), Antigua (114 miles), Saint Kitts and Nevis ( 75 miles), and Montserrat (116 miles). The furthermost island away from Anguilla is Puerto Rico (165 miles).

Quick Facts

Total Area: 35 square miles.

Population: 2022 census 15,297 residents.

Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar or US dollar.

Driving side: Left-hand side.

Official language: English.

Terrain: Mostly flat with long stretches of sandy beach on all coasts.

Electricity: Standard voltage is 110V (You do not need a power plug adapter traveling from the United States).

Main activities : Swimming, sunbathing on its beaches, dining out, speedboat charters, ferryboat tours, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, cove exploration, and wildlife observation.

How To Get To Anguilla

From the U.S., there are direct flights from Miami and San Juan. From St. Martin, you can hop on a flight and get to Anguilla in 10 minutes or take a 35-minute ferry ride to Anguilla.

From Miami, American Airlines is the only carrier that flies directly to Anguilla. From Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz International Airport, direct flights to Anguilla are offered by Tradewind Aviation, Seaborne Airlines, or private charter . 

Best Known Towns And Neighborhoods In Anguilla

Barnes Bay - If you are looking for a secluded beach to enjoy the sun and surf, bring your beach towel, sunglasses, and suntan lotion to Barnes Bay. Choose the northwest part of the island versus the eastern for a quiet and private environment. 

Blowing Point - Blowing Point is a picturesque village situated along the southern coast of Anguilla. It is one of the island’s 14 districts and home to the ferry terminal, where you can take a ferry ride to St. Martin. Get up close to sea life with a visit to Dolphin Discovery. 

Little Bay - Little Bay offers a memorable experience to Anguilla. The unspoiled and remote cove features crystal-clear water and a quiet beach setting. It is a desirable destination for serenity, relaxing on the soft sand, sunset strolls, and snorkeling in the warm waters. 

Little Harbour - Little Harbour is yet another destination in the southern part of Anguilla, where striking homes and villas dot the landscape. It is an inviting area where snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking are favorite pastimes. 

Long Bay Village - There’s a lot to do when visiting Long Bay Village. Enjoy the day with a speed boat tour, savor the flavor of the island with a gourmet catamaran excursion, relax with a boat ride to St. Martin, or sign up for a private charter to visit nearby beaches. 

Maundays Bay - At Maundays Bay, vacationers have a little bit of everything to fill the day. Rent a beach umbrella and enjoy the view while relaxing on the pristine beach. The turquoise water offers a respite for those who want to cool off with a swim. Nearby, there are a variety of eateries.

Hotel Belmond Dining in Anguilla

Hotel Belmond Dining in Anguilla

Meads Bay - A visit to Meads Bay is like stepping into a picture-perfect postcard. A nearly unending sandy beach bordered by calm water, highlighted by open skies makes this Anguilla attraction one of the most sought-after destinations for a relaxing day by the bay.

Meads Bay

Rendezvous Bay - Situated on the leeward side of Anguilla island, Rendezvous Bay is a protected area and an alternate choice when looking for a quiet, non-windy location to relax. Nearby are a variety of restaurants and bistros to please the palate.

Sandy Ground Village- When culinary delights, refreshing beach bars, and an abundance of scenic boat trips are on your agenda, plan to spend the day in Sandy Ground Village. Enjoy the view and take a picture or two of the expansive curved beach highlighted by a backdrop of high cliffs. 

Sandy Hill - Sandy Hill is considered a hidden gem of Anguilla. With its white sandy beach that stretches to infinity and beyond and vistas of unspoiled landscape, it is a jewel to explore. The beach is a mixture of sandy and rocky sports and a popular place to go snorkeling.

Shoal Bay East - A popular beach destination and one of the Caribbean's top beaches for travelers. While all of the beaches on the island are spectacular, this one stands out among the rest.

Shoal Bay East 

Shoal Bay West - Another quiet beach destination where early morning runs and sunset strolls, plus excellent eateries await your arrival.

The Valley - The Valley is situated near Crocus Bay and Crocus Hill in the middle of the island. It is the capital of Anguilla and served by Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.

West End Village - Resorts abound in West End Village, along with restaurants, shops, and fun things to do, such as seaside horseback riding, or visiting the Anguilla Arch, Devonish Art Gallery, and Cove Bay. 

Where To Stay In Anguilla

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Whether you are interested in a luxury villa , rental home,  5-star hotel , or a resort and spa, the expert staff at WIMCO Villas takes the stress out of researching and planning, so you can focus on creating the most exciting vacation itinerary.

What Makes Anguilla A Unique Country To Travel To?

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Over 30 stunning beaches, dozens of top-notch restaurants, shopping, sightseeing and numerous opportunities for water sports, as well as tours make Anguilla a destination well worth visiting. 

For water activities visit one of Anguilla’s most famous beaches: Crocus Bay Beach, Little Bay, Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay Beach, Sandy Island, or Limestone Bay. 

Explore Big Spring Cave to see petroglyphs, observe wildlife at the East End Pond conservation site, or take a stroll on the 1787 Wallblake House plantation in The Valley. 

Throughout the year, visitors enjoy a variety of festivals, such as the Moonsplash Festival ( music) and Festival Del Mar ( seafood fest) in March/April, the Anguilla Regatta in May, and the Anguilla Summer Festival in July and August.

When To Visit Anguilla

To get the most out of a vacation to Anguilla, the best time to travel to the Caribbean island is between May and August. In September and October, there may not be as many choices for rental properties as many businesses close during this time during the tropical storm season. From the early winter months until late spring the weather is traveler friendly. 

When searching for accommodation in Anguilla , consider the services WIMCO Villas offers discerning travelers to help find the right hotel or private villa to suit individual styles. Whether you are interested in a luxury villa, rental beach home, 5-star hotel, or a fully equipped resort and spa, the experienced team at WIMCO takes the stress out of planning, so you can focus on designing an exciting vacation itinerary. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Anguilla

The cozy island of Anguilla is only 35 miles in land area. The island is approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide. Inside its borders, the small island is known for its long stretches of white sugar-sand beaches and hidden coves.

Anguilla is a self-governing territory of the United Kingdom located in the British West Indies.

While dressing up for dinner at an upscale restaurant is perfectly fine, formal wear is not required. An array of casual shorts, slacks, dresses, shoes, assorted beachwear, and accessories will keep you in sync with residents and other travelers. Ready to Get Started With Your Vacation to Anguilla?

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