Anguilla’s rising status as a premier Caribbean destination drives tourists to the picturesque island. Getting around the island doesn’t have to be difficult, and these tips will keep your travels on this paradise hassle-free.
1. Don’t fly to Anguilla
The Anguilla airport is small, and its runway can’t accommodate jumbo jets, which can lead to long trips and multiple layovers. Instead, avoid the Anguilla airport altogether and fly to St. Maarten, which has a large airport with many direct flights. You can then catch a ferry and be on Anguilla in less than 30 minutes.
2. Rental cars are expensive
Rental cars offer the freedom to discover all the Anguilla attractions on your own schedule, and there is little traffic. However, rental rates run around $50 to $80 per day, depending on the size of the car and time of year, and gas is very expensive on the island. To minimize your gas costs, avoid filling up the tank, and limit your mileage as much as possible.
3. Take advantage of taxis for short trips
Taxis are plentiful, but they can get pricey if you rely on them constantly. For short trips, however, they can be convenient and affordable. They operate on set rates, not meters, so stay within the cheaper fair “zones” and you can score good deals. Taxis also offer reasonably priced island tours so you can relax while checking out Anguilla attractions.
4. Rent a bike for the island expensive
Bike rentals are the way to go if you don’t mind travelling al-fresco. You can find bikes for about $10 per day, and the island is very flat, so you won’t be traversing challenging terrain. You can travel at your own leisure and pace and get the full Anguilla experience.
This tiny tropical paradise doesn’t have to be a headache to navigate. With the tips above and a little planning, you will be well on your way to a happy, hassle-fee stay on Anguilla.