Airports / Gateways / Flying times
Airport: Clayton J Lloyd International Airport is located 5 minutes drive from the capital, The Valley.
Gateways/Flying Times: There are no direct flights from the UK to Anguilla, however, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Gatwick to Antigua, from there LIAT will connect to Anguilla. American Airlines fly from Heathrow via the United States to San Juan, from there LIAT will also connect to Anguilla. Air France from Paris, and KLM from Amsterdam fly to St. Martin with onward connections to Anguilla from the Airport Dock to Blowing Point taking 20/25 minutes or by charter airline with local carriers. London: 8 3/4 hours. Manchester: 8 hours. Paris: 8 hours. Amsterdam 8 hours 40 minutes. Antigua: 35 minutes. Puerto Rico: 1 hour. St. Maarten: 6 minutes.
Average Winter/Summer temperature: 80 degrees. DINING: Known as ‘the cuisine capital of the Caribbean,’ Anguilla’s extraordinary dining scene offers discerning travelers a robust variety of gastronomic diversions with more than 70 dining experiences ranging from elegant, intimate gourmet seaside restaurants to casually chic beachfront bistros and festive, affordable roadside grills. Tipping at restaurants is discretionary at 10 or 15% as a 15% service charge is added to each bill.
Most resorts and hotels offer nightly entertainment in season and there are manyl excellent local bands and entertainers who perform frequently at such venues as Johnno’s, The Pumphouse, DaVida Bayside Grill, Elvis’s Beach Bar, Ripples in Sandy Ground; Rafe’s and the Red Dragon Dance Club in South Hill and the Dune Preserve on Rendezvous Bay. The resorts also offer evening entertainment with music and dancing.
Explore caves and grottos. The Wallblake House, a restored 17th century plantation house, is the oldest on the island, the old Valley. Island Harbour at the East End of the island a local picturesque fishing village with a visit to Scilly Cay to sample lobster and crayfish and the Heritage Collection Museum at East End Ponds. The Salt ponds at Sandy Ground with it many birdlife. Dolphin Discovery at Blowing Point where one can actually interact with the dolphins. Big Spring – an ancient Amerindian cavern with petroglyphs carved into the face of the rock walls. The Warden’s place is Anguilla’s 2nd oldest property, dating back to the 18th century. Or take an Island tour with one a local expert who will show you around this little island paradise.
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