Best Ways to Get Around in Anguilla

Best Ways to Get Around in Anguilla

You’ve booked your dream vacation in Anguilla, and now you need to plan how best to see this island paradise. There are many transportation options in Anguilla, each one with its advantages and disadvantages. 

In this article, we’ll look at all the different ways of exploring Anguilla, giving you a breakdown of the best choice for you so you can enjoy your time on the island. 

We’ll also cover additional need-to-know topics, such as what it’s like to drive on the island, how to obtain the special Anguilla driver’s license, and more. 

What Kind of Transportation is Available in Anguilla?

From rental cars to scooters, we’re going to look at all the different types of transportation available in Anguilla. Weighing the pros and cons of each, after reading this section you’ll have a clear idea of the best way to get around in Anguilla.

Rental Car

Exploring Anguilla with a rental car is often the best choice. This option offers you the freedom to go where you please when you want, whether it’s to one of the shimmering white-sand beaches or a feisty beach bar barbeque.

Rental Car

To ensure a smooth arrival and rental car pickup, the WIMCO concierge service can organize your rental car for you. To take the stress out of hunting around for the best price, simply contact us and we’ll do the work for you.

Private Car Service

For those who don’t like the idea of driving around themselves, there’s also a small number of private car services available. This is a premium service with reliable drivers. WIMCO’s concierge service can organize this option for you as well when you reserve your hotel or villa through us.

Taxi Service

Another way of getting around Anguilla is by taking a taxi. This option is convenient, although more expensive than renting your own car.

Taxi fares are set and regulated by the government – you’ll find the latest prices posted at the airport, the ferry terminal, and inside taxis.

Taxi Service

If you find a taxi driver you like (sometimes they’ll offer incredible insights to Anguilla), it’s best to ask for their name and number so you can use them throughout your stay.

Scooter and Four Wheeler (ATV) Rentals

Scooter and ATV rentals are rare in Anguilla. Due to the condition of many roads across the island, a scooter might not be the best choice. ATV rentals can be a good choice if you’re looking to discover some beautiful, under-the-radar spots on the island.

Exercise caution when choosing scooters or ATVs in Anguilla due to challenging road conditions, requiring careful navigation for a safe exploration experience.

Driving in Anguilla

There are a few things to look out for if you’re choosing to drive in Anguilla.

Is Driving in Anguilla Easy?

Anguilla is a destination known for its island-style roads, with plenty of sandy, rocky, and dirt tracks that detour from the main roads cutting across the island. However, driving in Anguilla is considered easy, with paved roads far better than other Caribbean islands.

Is Driving in Anguilla Easy?

The island is also mostly flat, so you won’t find many twisting mountain roads with blind corners or hills. And thanks to its small size, if you ever make a wrong turn, you’ll very quickly and easily be able to get back on track.

On Which Side of the Road Do You Drive in Anguilla?

Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road in Anguilla. If you’re not used to that, it sounds scarier than it is – most people adjust after a day or two.

What Is the Speed Limit in Anguilla?

For the most part, speed limits in Anguilla rarely exceed 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers). Despite the slow pace, getting anywhere in Anguilla doesn’t take long.

What Do You Need to Rent a Vehicle in Anguilla?

To rent a vehicle in Anguilla, you’ll need to obtain an Anguilla driver’s license, which requires you to fill out some paperwork at the car rental office and pay a one-time fee of $25.

You’ll need to produce a valid driving license from your own country and a credit card for your Anguilla driver’s license and rental car.

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re looking for a hassle-free car rental during your Anguilla vacation, WIMCO can assist by arranging delivery of rental cars to your villa, the ferry dock, or the airport. 

Feel free to contact us today - our expert team of Caribbean specialists will be more than happy to assist you. 

FAQs About Getting Around in Anguilla

While not absolutely necessary, a car is considered the best way to travel in Anguilla. There are 33 stunning beaches on the island, and without a car, you won’t be able to visit even half of them.

Renting a car is strongly recommended while vacationing in Anguilla to explore the island.

There is no Uber or other ride-hailing service operating in Anguilla.

Anguilla is a small island: only 16 miles long, and 3 miles wide. To travel from one end of Anguilla to the other will take less than one hour.

Most taxis in Anguilla accept credit cards. However, it’s always best to check before your trip.

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