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How to Get to Anguilla : Your Luxury Caribbean Escape

Discover the unparalleled luxury and tranquility of Anguilla, a hidden gem in the Caribbean. Our comprehensive guide is your go-to for everything from Anguilla’s location and reasons to visit to how to get here, entry requirements, and getting around. It ensures you have all the information needed for a seamless and unforgettable trip to this serene paradise.

    Where is Anguilla?

    Nestled at the northernmost tip of the Leeward Islands, Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory that exudes an air of exclusivity and tranquility. This slender, 16-mile-long island is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle, situated about 150 miles east of Puerto Rico and just nine miles north of the vibrant St. Martin. Though it might appear as a mere speck on the map amid the Caribbean’s vast azure waters, Anguilla is a paradise waiting to be explored by discerning travelers seeking luxury and seclusion.

    Why Visit Anguilla?

    Anguilla is synonymous with luxury, tranquility, scenic beaches, and a rich and flavorful culinary scene. Here’s why it should be your next Caribbean escape:

    Spectacular Beaches

    With 33 pristine beaches, Anguilla’s coastline is one of the world’s most stunning, exuding beachfront bliss at every angle. From the secluded coves of Little Bay to the expansive shores of Rendezvous Bay, each beach offers a unique gem in this dazzling beach paradise. No visit to Anguilla should be completed without experiencing Cove Bay, Maundays Bay, and the ever-popular Shoal Bay—where powdery white sands meet the hypnotic blue sea.

    Rich Culinary Scene

    The culinary landscape of Anguilla is a delightful celebration of its rich culture and local produce. With an absence of chain restaurants, the island shines with small, family-run establishments that offer an authentic taste of Anguilla. From beachside shacks to upscale dining, the food here is a feast for the senses.

    Unspoiled Luxury

    Anguilla’s charm lies in its exclusivity. Unlike most other Caribbean destinations, the island maintains a unique character with uninhabited islets and cays, making it perfect for those seeking the luxury of seclusion and a relaxed pace.

    How to Get to Anguilla

    By Air

    From North America

    The easiest way to reach Anguilla is by flying via Miami to Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA). American Airlines offers direct flights from Miami to Anguilla, making your journey seamless and straightforward.

    Connecting via St. Maarten or Puerto Rico

    You can also fly into St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) or Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). From there, a short connecting flight with Anguilla Air Services or a private charter will get you to Anguilla.

    From United Kingdom & Europe

    Travelers can fly to St. Maarten or Antigua and then take a connecting flight or a ferry to Anguilla. Major airlines like British Airways, KLM, and Air France provide regular flights to these hubs.

    By Sea

    From St. Maarten

    Many visitors choose to fly into St. Maarten and take a sea shuttle to Anguilla. The high-speed ferry from the airport dock to Blowing Point Ferry Terminal in Anguilla takes about 25 minutes. Companies like Calypso Charters and GB Express offer semi-private charters that make the journey comfortable and scenic.

    Public Ferry

    Alternatively, you can take a taxi from St. Maarten’s airport to the Marigot Ferry Terminal on the French side and hop on a public ferry to Anguilla. The ferry runs multiple times daily and takes about 30 minutes.

    Please visit the Anguilla Tourism Board website for the most updated flight and ferry information. 

    Entry Requirements to Anguilla

    Passport and Visa

    • U.S. Citizens: A valid U.S. passport and proof of onward or return travel are required. No visa is necessary for stays up to 90 days.
    • British Citizens: No visa is required for visits up to 90 days. Extensions can be arranged through the Immigration Department.
    • Other Nationalities: Please check with the Anguilla Tourist Board for specific entry requirements based on your country of origin or visit here for visa Anguilla eVisa Portal for application details. 


    All travelers must clear Customs and Immigration at either the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport or the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal. Be prepared to present your passport and travel documents. Departure taxes apply when leaving Anguilla, payable in cash or by credit card.

    Pet Friendly Destination

    Anguilla is pet-friendly! To bring your pet, contact the Agricultural Department for a pet importation form and ensure compliance with their requirements. Click for more details

    How to Get to ViewFort Estate

    Now that you’ve arrived on our beautiful island, you are just a very short drive from ViewFort Estate. Our luxury villa (and your island retreat) are conveniently located a short drive from both the airport and the ferry terminal.

    • Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) – Up to 7 minutes by car
    • Blowing Point Ferry Terminal – Under 10 minutes by car

    Our concierge team will happily arrange your transfer via shuttle service from your entry point, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey to your home away from home.

    Getting Around Anguilla


    Anguilla’s main road runs from the East End to the West End, about 16 miles. Driving is on the left, and a temporary Anguillian driver’s license is required, which can be obtained for $25. Car rentals are available from several local companies, allowing you to explore the island at your own pace.


    Taxis are a popular way to get around, especially if you prefer not to drive. Taxi rates are fixed, and many drivers offer island tours, providing local, in-the-know commentary on Anguilla’s history and culture. Our concierge team will assist you in arranging a dedicated taxi driver for the duration of your trip.

    Biking and Walking

    For those who enjoy a more active approach, bikes are available for rent from various shops. With its compact size and beautiful landscapes, Anguilla is perfect for leisurely bike rides or walks along its scenic routes.

    Boat Charters

    To experience Anguilla’s surrounding cays and islets, consider a private boat charter. It’s an excellent way to enjoy the Caribbean Sea, whether for a day trip or a sunset cruise.

    Let’s Book Your Anguilla Vacation

    Anguilla is more than just a destination, it’s an experience of unparalleled luxury and tranquility. Whether you’re dreaming of sun-drenched beaches, glistening turquoise waters, planning a romantic getaway, a family escape, a dream island wedding, or seeking a serene corporate or group retreat, Anguilla promises to fulfill your dreams. At ViewFort Estate, we can cater to all these needs and more, making it the perfect venue for your next luxury vacation, romantic getaway, wedding, or group retreat. 

    Our dedicated team is here to assist you at every stage of your journey – from research and planning to booking and arrival – ensuring you enjoy Anguilla to the fullest. Contact us today to begin planning your dream visit.


    Tel: 1-264-497-8700


    Discover Pure Anguilla luxury at ViewFort Estate, where your tranquil Caribbean island escape, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, awaits.

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