North American Countries

Anguilla Travel Guide

GENERAL

Capital

The Valley.

Geography

Anguilla, part of the Leeward Islands, also includes the uninhabited island of Sombrero, 48 km to the north, and some small coral islands. St. Maarten (8 km south) and St. Kitts and Nevis (112 km southeast) are the closest islands. The islands are mostly flat, the long, fine sandy white beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. The Crocus Hill is the highest point at 60 m. According to usaers, Anguilla is a country in Central America.

Government

British overseas territory; internal autonomy since 1980. Constitution from 1982, last amendment in 1990. Parliament (House of Assembly) with 11 members.

Head of state

Queen Elizabeth II, since 1952, represented by Governor Christina Scott, since July 2013.

Head of government

Victor Banks, since April 2015.

Electricity

110, 60 Hz. Adapter necessary because American plugs are often used.

Time zone

Atlantic Standard Time: CET -5

Anguilla Travel Guide

MONEY

Currency

1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: EC $, XCD (ISO code). There are banknotes in the denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 EC $; Coins in circulation: 1 EC $ as well as 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent. US dollars are accepted almost everywhere. The East Caribbean dollar is pegged to the US dollar.

Credit cards

American Express and Visa are widely used. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question.
ATMs

ec / Maestro card / Sparcard

Attention: Travelers who pay abroad with their bank customer card and want to withdraw money should find out about the possibilities of using their card from their bank before starting their journey.

Bank opening times

Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Foreign exchange regulations

No restrictions on the import of local or foreign currency; Declaration obligation. The export of local currency and foreign currencies may not exceed the specified imported amount.

Currency Exchange

Money can be changed in the capital. ATMs are also located there.

LANGUAGE

Overview

The official language is English.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

DUTY-FREE SHOPPING

Overview

The following articles can be imported into Anguilla duty-free (people over 18 years):

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
1 liter of wine or spirits;
Eau de toilette and perfume for personal use.

Prohibited imports

Weapons (including air rifles and harpoons).

ECONOMY

Business etiquette

A light suit or shirt with a tie or a light costume should be sufficient for business appointments.

Business hours:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Economy

Anguilla Chamber of Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
PO Box 321, The Valley
Tel: (1264) 497 28 39.
Internet: www.anguillachamber.com

Business contacts

Anguilla Chamber of Commerce (Chamber of Commerce)
PO Box 321, The Valley
Tel: (1264) 497 28 39.
Internet: www.anguillachamber.com

COMMUNICATION

Phone

International direct dialing.

Cellphone

TDMA and GSM 800 cellular network; Network operator is Cable & Wireless Caribbean Cellular (Internet: www.cwwionline.com/buhome.asp?bu=Anguilla).

Internet

The main provider is Cable & Wireless (Internet: www.anguillanet.com or www.cwwionline.com/buhome.asp?bu=Anguilla).

Post Office

The Valley Main Post Office opens Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-3.30 p.m. Outside the city there is a “postal service on wheels”. International couriers support the national postal system. Postage stamps are available in stores where postcards can be purchased. Hotel receptions accept letters for a tip of around US $ 1. Airmail shipments to Europe take up to 4 weeks.

Radio

Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: www.dw-world.de) to request.

SHOP

Overview

The Ministry of Tourism promotes local handicrafts – world famous are e.g. B. the racing boats built on the island, many models of which are for sale. In the Arts and Crafts Center near the museum is the selection perhaps the greatest. There are a few small galleries selling handicrafts, drawings, and paintings by local artists. Swimwear can be bought in the small boutiques, and gift shops sell china, crystal and jewelry. Shop opening times: i. General Mon-Sat 8 am-5pm. Some shops are also open on Sundays.

NIGHTLIFE

Introduction

Anguilla is generally rather calm. The nightlife is mostly limited to the hotels.

CULINARY

CULTURE

Religion

Christianity (Anglicans (40%), Catholics (3%), Baptists (5%), Methodists (33%) and Seventh-day Adventists (7%)), Hindus, and Jewish and Islamic minorities.

Social rules of conduct

The government tries hard not to destroy the original character of the island through excessive tourism. Social life is mainly focused on the vacation spots. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Casual wear is appropriate everywhere, but shorts are taboo in expensive restaurants. Swimwear should only be worn on the beach. British and African influences make a delightful mixture. Tip: A service charge of 15% is included in all restaurant bills. Hotels impose a government tax of 8% and an additional 10% for services.

CLIMATE

Best travel time

Hot all year round, tempered by the trade winds. Rain is rare, with most rainfall between October and December. In the hottest season from July to October, there are occasional cyclones.

COUNTRY DATA

Area code +1 264 Area (sq km) 91 Population 16418 Population density (per sq km) 180 Population in 2015 Member of the EU No main emergency number 911