The Valley, Anguilla, September 22, 2022: The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) is pleased to announce that American Airlines will introduce an additional scheduled flight to its daily, scheduled service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA), starting on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

The airline has released its Anguilla flight schedule through the end of the year, with reduced frequency through the off-season months of September and October and expanded frequency starting November 3, 2022.

Weekly service will operate throughout September, increasing to four flights a week effective October 7. From November 3 through December 17, American Airlines will operate 8 flights a week to Anguilla, and for the festive season, between December 18 and January 8, 2023 the island will see 11 flights a week operating between Miami and Anguilla.

“American Airlines is an invaluable partner for Anguilla,” stated Mr. Haydn Hughes, the Hon. Minister of Tourism for Anguilla. “Expanding access is essential to a destination’s growth, and the introduction of daily air service from the American mainland has been a key driver of our island’s successful recovery as we reopened from the pandemic. We believe that this will be our best winter season ever, and American’s decision to increase its service to Anguilla indicates that they share our optimism and confidence in our tourism product.”

For flights and reservations to Anguilla, visit or contact your preferred Travel Advisor.


The Valley, Anguilla, March 9, 2020…

A team from the Ministry of Health, led by Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aisha Andrewin, held a comprehensive briefing for tourism industry stakeholders on the Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) and the measures in place to secure the health of the resident and visitor populations at the Anguilla Tourist Board Head Office.

There have been no suspected or confirmed cases reported in Anguilla to date

The immediate risk to Anguilla is that of imported cases – either through visitors or residents returning from areas where the virus is circulating widely.  The Ministry has instituted several procedures to identify, contain and stop further transmission. 

  • Anguilla utilizes the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines in their management protocols for suspected cases. 
  • Anguilla has an established laboratory network with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), which has the only regional reference laboratory accredited to test for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Their laboratories are fully equipped and ready to test samples of suspected cases of COVID-19.
  • Testing follows the WHO guidelines and is essentially quite similar to the testing done for flu and other respiratory pathogens. Lab and specimens are sent to CARPHA just like the normal procedures followed for dengue, flu, hepatitis, etc.  
  • The Ministry of Health is also getting guidance and support from Public Health England and has assembled a Health Authority of Anguilla (HAA) Rapid Response Team.
  • Anguilla has an isolation area at the hospital to deal with suspected cases and additional infrastructural improvements are being finalized this week.  Plans are underway for a small isolation unit in the medium to longer term.
  • Screening measures have been instituted at all Ports of Entry, to ascertain travel history to China in the first instance and subsequently expanded to Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan; public health nurses are stationed at Blowing Point to assist in the screening of passengers. 
  • So far no travel bans have been instituted, but there are travel advisories for Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan, and Mainland China.  This means that persons who have visited any one of these five countries within the past 14 days are subject to quarantine at an approved location for up to 14 days.

The Ministry is also conducting an aggressive and expanded national campaign on respiratory hygiene as the main preventive/containment with a strategic focus on the tourism sector and children in addition to the general public, utilizing radio, jingles and PSA’s and social media. 

The Ministry emphasizes that regardless of the evolution of the current situation the following basic principles reduce the risk of transmission of several respiratory infections including coronavirus:

  • Frequent handwashing especially after contact with ill persons and their environments
  • Covering of coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing and
  • Avoiding close contact with persons suffering from acute respiratory illness

For more general information and updates please visit the official websites of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organisation (WHO) and CARPHA:

For information specific to Anguilla please visit the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page at

The Valley, Anguilla, February 19, 2020 – The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) and the Ministry of Tourism are reporting that the recent one-day strategic planning Retreat was a resounding success. Held at the Four Seasons Resort & Residencies, the overall goal of the Retreat was to achieve greater collaboration between the main agencies responsible for guiding Anguilla’s tourism and to improve coordination and implementation of the ATB’s initiatives.

Anguilla Tourist Board Chair, Donna Daniels-Banks, who chaired the Retreat, led the list of presenters which included representatives of the ATB, Ministry of Tourism and the Trade and Investment Unit. The use of Technology in Travel, Data Analytics, Enhanced Tourism Experiences and the importance of an overall Needs Assessment Strategy were key topics on the agenda.

Mrs. Daniels-Banks lauded the Board, its staff and partners for their role in helping the destination achieve record results in 2019. “We are thrilled with the success Anguilla has accomplished during the past year and are confident that with a more coordinated and strategic program, we can achieve even greater success in 2020,” she noted. Mrs. Daniels-Banks added, “Based on the items discussed and the recommendations made, we will seek to work in a more integrated manner with our various partners in the marketplace to optimize the use of Anguilla’s resources in a series of carefully targeted press, promotional and travel trade initiatives.”

Diversifying the Anguilla tourism product was among the issues discussed during the all-day, fully interactive session. Participants proposed various initiatives to increase stopover arrivals to Anguilla and to further upgrade the quality of the visitor experience. Some of the areas of concentration would include additional sports and adventure events for a range of interests, an enhanced cruise and yachting focus, strategic deployment of the latest digital marketing technology, and strategies to attract greater investment to the island.

The Retreat discussed a number of key areas of the Tourism Master Plan and the Anguilla Tourism Board Act. Training, product development and the range of visitor accommodations were high on the agenda. In this regard, the Retreat examined ways of enhancing the value of Anguilla’s Charming Escapes Collection, a vital segment of the island’s accommodation sector.

At the conclusion of the Retreat, Chairperson Donna Daniels-Banks summarized the various proposals and outlined the next steps for taking Anguilla closer to achieving its full potential as the Caribbean’s premier tourism destination.

We talk all the time about the authenticity of the relationships you experience on a visit to Anguilla.


The kindness, the warmth, the helpfulness and the all around love that each and every visitor to the island can’t get enough of. If you have ever visited, you know what we are talking about. And if you haven’t, you’ll soon find out.

What’s really interesting about this aspect of our little island paradise is the diversity of the people you meet here.

We’ve assessed the diverse personalities available to connect with, and we worked hardddd to narrow the list right down.
Here are the four people you are sure to encounter on your visit to Anguilla.

The Artist

Go ahead, ask anybody that has visited the island and they will tell you that our music scene is ahhh-muhhhh-ziiiiiing!
Live Acoustic Music, Jazz Bands, Soca, Folk, Pop, R&B and of course Reggae, there is no shortage of opportunities to get that good vibe. Local artists are a part of the fibre of Anguillian life. They tell stories that bridge our past and present. Their music has connected Anguilla and Anguillians to most corners of the earth.


Aside from musical artists, there are writers, poets, designers, photographers, film-makers and fine artists who add their creative flair to life on the island.


When you visit Anguilla I can guarantee you’ll have at least one meaningful conversation with a creative whose finding inspiration in paradise. Hey, you just might consider joining them 🙂

The Student

Anguilla is home to the St. James School of Medicine, which hosts a number of foreign and some local medical students pursuing their degree. Students of the Medical School have integrated themselves into Anguilla’s culture, day and night life. It’s not uncommon to bump into a Medical student at a local bar, restaurant or event; yes, even future doctors have a good time. 🙂


Locals that are International Students visit Anguilla when on break from University in the United States and the United Kingdom. They are “home” predominantly during the summer and winter months for Carnival and Christmas respectively.

The Expatriate

….or Expats, as we sometimes call them, are the foreign born men and women who have chosen to make Anguilla their home. Expatriates range from retirees to restauranteurs and businessmen and women on the island. They are usually past visitors to the island, like you, that fell so deeply in love they chose to move here. 🙂


Meeting an expatriate when you are on the island is a forgone conclusion. Chat about life in the developed world, and hear all of the reasons why moving to Anguilla should be step 1 on your retirement plan.

The Facilitator

Pretty much anybody you meet will help you out if you’re in a jam. They’ll stop you if you are driving on the wrong side of the road, spend a few minutes giving directions and offer up little nuggets of advice that’ll prove valuable during your stay.


But they are not The Facilitator. What we are referring to here are those special people that go out of their way to curate the different aspects of your experience. Driving on the wrong side of the road? Not a problem, a Facilitator will stop you, instruct on the correct driving rules and ESCORT YOU to your location. They will talk to the hostess at the restaurant to ensure they keep an eye on you when you leave, and they will follow up after the fact to ensure “the guest”, that’s you by the way, got home safely.


The facilitator will hear you discussing what to do for drinks this evening and take you to their favourite spot. They’ll buy you a round, destroy you preconceived itinerary, and plot every aspect of the rest of your vacation, keying you into all of the local spaces “ya going like a lot”.


The facilitator adds you on facebook and likes all your photos, tagging you in epic sunsets and grilled lobster pictures, long after you’re gone. This is the guy you end up inviting to your birthday celebration in Montauk, and he’s the reason why you come back to Anguilla year after year. To connect, to catch up, to create new memories.

Most people visit Anguilla to unwind, to disconnect and then reconnect with themselves and (at the risk of sounding super corny) the Universe. Yet, when you vacation in Anguilla, it is assured you will form new bonds with people from all walks of life who invariably improve the quality of your experiences on island and in many cases shape some of your perspective on life. 

On the island we hail our people as our greatest asset, more vital to the visitor experience than the beaches, the food and the adventures combined. We celebrate all Anguillians. Anguillians by birth, and those who have made Anguilla their home by choice.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Seriously!

We are approaching the holiday season and I can assure you
there is no place better to bring in the new year than Anguilla.
Ditch the burly overcoats and scarfs for swim trunks and flip flops on a white sand beach in the tropics.

In Anguilla, we tend to call the Holiday Season Festive!
It’s the busiest time of year on the island, which means it’s also the most
expensive time to travel to Anguilla. No stress, if you check out our getting here page,

you are sure to find some pretty cost-effective routes.

Festive in Anguilla is a family affair. Most of the people you will encounter
have been spending Christmas in Anguilla for years, in some cases decades.
But don’t worry it’s not too late to start a new family tradition.

The island around this time is teeming with life and activities.
All of our restaurants are open, (please reserve your tables early), live music is available pretty much every night,
and if you are just looking to chill, there is always a Lime.

Visiting Anguilla for Festive can be somewhat intimidating, what with all the celebrities and stars on the island during this time.
If you aren’t intimidated by million-dollar mega yachts or the idea of having dinner on a table directly adjacent to that superstar you just read about on the gossip blogs, Anguilla is the place to be.

And no! You don’t have to fly in by helicopter or private jet…though we can accommodate those. Personally, our favourite part of the Festive Season is the opportunity to ingratiate families and cultures from around the world with our own; Together, celebrating life, love and relationships.

Don’t miss the fireworks or the fire dancers. Anguilla’s 2020 Festive Season promises to be the very best yet!

The islands that make up the Caribbean offer unique experiences for every type of visitor to enjoy.

Some of our more mountainous neighbours boast exotic aerial and off road adventures, others, incredible shopping or partying, cultural adventures or historical musings.

Most visitors to Anguilla are pleasantly surprised by the vastness of our coastal offerings. Snorkeling, Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Sailing/Yachting and of course day trips to any one of our off shore Cays.

So, what is a Cay?

The technical definition of a Cay is: a low bank or reef of coral, rock, or sand.
When people ask us? We describe our Cays as the little islands that surround our little island.

In Anguilla, there are 7 Cays.

Scrub Island

Scrub is the largest of Anguilla’s offshore cays, with very little development, It’s the perfect private island.

What can you do on scrub island?
Observe Wildlife (over 34 species of birds), snorkel with turtles, fish and stingray, and swim in emerald glowing lagoons.

How long does it take to get there?

A boat ride to scrub island takes approximately 20 minutes from Island Harbour.

Sombrero Island

Sombrero was a major source of guano mining in the nineteenth century.

In 1856, Americans claimed Sombrero island from the British, and in a short period of time quarried over 100,000 tons of phosphate as fertiliser for the exhausted lands of the southern states.

Today Sombrero has been designated an important bird area by Bird Life International because of its breeding seabirds, and the surrounding waters are feeding areas for Hawksbill turtles.

What to do there?
Bird & Wild Life Exploring

How long to get there?
Traveling to Sombrero Island usually takes 1 hour and a half, depending on the conditions. On the best days, during the summer months, you can get to the island within 1 hour.

Scilly Cay

Popular for its Lobster Lunches & Rum Punch. Scilly Cay is a Tourist and Local Favourite.

Getting there is relatively easy, with the daily shuttle running from the Island Harbour wharf.

What to do there?
Island Lunches, Spectacular Rum Punch, Live Music

How long to get there?
3 minute boat ride from the Island Harbour Wharf

Sandy Island

Sandy Island is a strip of paradise just off Sandy Ground. Palm Trees on a White Sandy Beach, this picturesque Cay is an ideal spot to spend a day.

What to do there?
Have A Sandy Lunch, Shell Search, Snorkel, Swim, Enjoy Live Music & Entertainment

How to get there
10 Minute Boat ride on the Sandy Island shuttle from Sandy Ground.

Prickly Pear

A Snorkelers Paradise! Prickly Pear is one of Anguilla’s Premiere Locations for snorkelling, swimming and having an all around good time.

If you are a looking for an adventure a little out of the way from the usual spots, Prickly Pear is the place to visit.

What you can do there?
Snorkelling, Swimming, Bird Watching, Hiking, Lunch & Drinks

How to get there?
Take the Prickly Pear Shuttle from Johnnos in Sandy Ground.
20 Minute Boat Ride
Charter a boat for the day.

Dog Island

Bird Life International has identified Dog Island as an important bird area, as it is home to large populations of nesting seabirds, mainly sooty terns, over 100,000 pairs, along with nine other species. It is also an interesting dive location for experienced divers because of strong currents.

What you can do there?
Bird Watching, Fishing, Diving (Experienced Divers)

How to get there?
Connect with a local tour company to learn about their tours to Dog Island.


Anguillita is the southernmost of Anguilla’s cays. As a small uninhabited island, Anguillita has great conditions for snorkelling and scuba diving.

How to get there?
Connect with a local tour company to learn about their tours to Anguillita.

One of the cool aspects of vacationing in Anguilla is the proximity of all the different cays to each other and the main island.

One great way to experience Anguilla’s Cays is to book an Anguilla by Sea Adventure with one of our local tour companies. These experiences usually include a stop at multiple Cays around the island. It’s a wonderful opportunity for adventure exploration and an all around good time!

Finally! The searching, dreaming, deciding… it’s over and the verdict is in. YOU. ARE. COMING. TO. ANGUILLA!

Ok. that was a bit much but we are excited to meet you. 🙂

So. What’s next? Book your flight! This part of the process can sometimes prove a little tricky, depending on where you are traveling from and what travel website or airline you are searching for flights through.

To start with, you need to know Anguilla’s Airport Code. It is AXA.

Next up, where do you search. If you are using expedia or one of the other large travel sites, you can quite easily find flights with connections into Anguilla. Head over to your favourite travel site and just search for a flight from your destination to AXA. For example, if you are traveling from JFK in New York just enter JFK to AXA and you are all set!

If you are not using a popular travel site and booking directly through an airline, you can still search using our Airport Country code AXA. However, in some instances, your preferred airline may not have direct connections to Anguilla. If this is the case, don’t worry about it, booking and getting here is still easy.

Step 1

Search for flights directly to one of our Hub Destinations

San Juan (SJU) Puerto Rico
St. Maarten (SXM)
Antigua (ANU)

Step 2

Find the ideal connecting flight/boat to Anguilla

San Juan (SJU) Puerto Rico

  • Book your connection via Silver Airways to AXA
  • Flight Time (50 Minutes)

St. Maarten (SXM)

  • Book your connection via Charter Boat or Aircraft. (See more)
  • Flight Time (10 Minutes)
  • Boat Time (20 Minutes)

Antigua (ANU)

  • Book your connection via one of our regional airlines (See more)
  • Flight Time (20 Minutes)

St.Kitts (SKN)

  • Book your connection via one of our regional airlines (See more)
  • Flight Time (45 Minutes)

Booking your flight to Anguilla is an exciting experience. Unlike most destinations, in Anguilla, you actually have the choice of deciding how you would like to arrive. Speed Boat, Private AirCraft, Helicopter…you name it. If you would like to get a run down of all the hubs to Anguilla be sure to visit the getting here page on the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website.

Still having trouble deciding?

Shoot us an email and we’ll be sure to answer any questions you might have about booking your travel to Anguilla.

When most people ask, Where is Anguilla?, one of the easiest geographical markers is..

It’s about a 45 minute plane ride from San Juan, Puerto Rico, or, it’s a 20 minute boat ride from St. Maarten.

Like most islands in the Eastern Caribbean, a vacation in Anguilla more often than not includes some pretty epic views of our neighboring islands. For those adventurers that want more than just an incredible view, Island Hopping in the Eastern Caribbean is actually more possible than you ever thought before.

So…Where can you go?

It’s safe to say that you can venture to pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean in under an hour and a half by plane.
However, for the purpose of this blog, let’s stick to what we can visit in under 30 Minutes.

St Martin/St Maarten
Primary Language: English, French, Dutch
What to do there: Adventure Sports, Casinos, Night Clubs, Shopping
How to get there from Anguilla:

  1. Airplane
  2. Boat

St. Barths
Primary Language: English, French
What to do there: Shopping, Dining, Watersports
How to get there from Anguilla:

  1. Airplane
  2. Boat

Primary Language: Dutch, English
What to do there: Scuba Diving, Snorkelling
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

St. Eustatius
Primary Language: Dutch, English
What to do there: Hiking, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Scuba & Snorkelling
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane
  2. Boat

St. Kitts
Primary Language: English
What to do there: Sight seeing, History Tours, Adventure Activities
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

Primary Language: English
What to do there: Botanical Gardens, Hiking, Snorkelling, Historical Tours
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

British Virgin Islands
Primary Language: English
What to do there: Swim with the Dolphins, Exploring the Baths on Virgin Gorda, Wreck Diving
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

Primary Language: English
What to do there: Shopping, Swimming, Scuba Diving
How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

Primary Language: English
What to do there: Volcano Observatory, Hiking & Nature trails

How to get there from Anguilla

  1. Airplane

That’s 9 islands you can visit in under 30 minutes. WOW! Anguilla as the most northerly island in the Eastern Caribbean is an ideal location for island hopping throughout the region. If you’d like to travel to a neighboring island via boat, be sure to visit “Getting to Anguilla” to book a charter. Travel via air from Anguilla is accessible through Anguilla Air Services, Trans Anguilla Airways (TAA) Carib Air Charters and Anguilla Air Express.

If you have any specific questions about traveling throughout the region to and from Anguilla you can
can email us at

The phenomena of traveling and working abroad has become increasingly popular since the early part of this decade.

We must admit, we’ve considered a co-working escape to an east asian
locale surrounded by tall trees and exotic animals and natural vibrations that do everything to stimulate our creative juices…at least that’s what it looks like online.

Of course, like you, we have also read the horror stories. Less than stellar accommodations, poor internet connectivity, and the not so appetizing meals.

Like everything else, travel Co-Working experiences are a hit or miss.
Except in Anguilla.

While we are not that well known for our Business Leisure offerings, Anguilla actually is an ideal location for your next workation.

Let’s look at what the island has to offer.

Where will you stay

Anguilla has a variety of Accommodations options for visitors to the island.
If you are visiting for a short time, one of our hotels or charming escapes may be ideal for you.
If you believe your trip is going to be a lengthy stay, we have a number of apartments and guest houses that
offer short, medium and long term leases for your time on island.

Where will you work

One of my personal favourite features of working in Anguilla is the
ability to pull out a laptop and work right on the beachfront. Choose a beach chair, a table at a restaurant, or set up shop in the sand. Working by the ocean side is surreal. You have to try it at least one time.

If you are one of those people that just can’t focus in the midst of all that nature, Anguilla has a number of cool coffee shops, eateries and bakeries with stellar service, food and vibes.

Finally, most properties have a business lounge or center with facilities to accommodate the working visitor.
In here you’ll find seating, desks, wifi, printers and all of the amenities you have come to expect in a working environment.

How will you stay connected

Internet services in Anguilla is arguably among the best in the region.
Enjoy super fast internet and LTE speeds with Digicel or Flow, our local Telecommunications providers.

If you’d like to make phone calls, without incurring roaming charges (aside from calls through the internet),
there are a number of flexible prepaid plans available.

Pretty much every restaurant and bar is well equipped with wifi service (free of charge)
and of course all properties provide the same.

Whether you are traveling for a short weekend or you are adventuring on a 6 month escape, Anguilla has all of the essentials necessary to facilitate a successful workation. Add in our perfect weather, restaurants and island adventures and we’d say you are well on your way to an enviable level of productivity.

Ditch your dreary office and plan a workation in Anguilla.

Don’t you just love taking a trip?

The planning, the dreaming, the excitement that finally you have your chance to unwind and unplug from it all. Everyone is different but one of my favourite parts of travelling is the packing. Selecting the perfect outfits and essentials to compliment every part of every day of my very special vacation.

Packing for travel to a foreign country can be tricky. I mean, this isn’t a weekend vacation at your in-laws where you can with absolute certainty predict the entire weekend lineup, play by play by play. So many interesting things can happen when you are on vacation, you always want to be prepared for what might come.

What might be helpful before you even start to pack is to develop a mini itinerary for your vacation.
Head over to our itineraries page to check out some of our suggested schedules, based on your length of stay and preferred type of vacation experience. If you are like me and enjoy a variety of activities, use our Custom Itinerary builder to create your own vacation lineup.

Regardless of whether you have developed a custom itinerary, or you are using one of ours, we’re here to ensure you pack right. Here is a list of essentials you should pack for your trip to Anguilla.


It’s the tropics. Walk with your SunGlasses to protect your eyes.

All of that swimming and lounging in the sun can be damaging to your skin. A good sunscreen provides a layer of protection on even the sunniest of days.

Don’t miss a moment of your experience. Travel with a regular camera or get funky with a Go Pro or drone to capture some epic underwater or aerial footage.

I personally cannot leave home without my headphones. Headphones are great for long runs against the backdrop of crystal clear waters and deep sleep in the sun-soaked sand.

You’ll never forget anything at home or on the road when you have a casual bag to stow it all. Backpack or tote, this is perfect to hold items as small as your chapstick and as large as your straw hat.


Anguilla is earthy. There is sand and grass and gravel everywhere. A comfortable sandal or flip flop will do you well, at the beach, on a tour or at lunch.

Whether you like an adventure or not you should always travel to Anguilla with a pair of sneakers. There is so much to explore that’s best experienced in a pair of rugged sneakers.


You are traveling to an island. Please walk with a swimsuit.

All other items of clothing are gender specific and really based on your personal preference…except Shorts.
Man or woman, however you identify, travel with a light pair of shorts that go well with your sandal. Shorts are perfect for just about anything you plan to do on your trip.


You need somewhere to put your credit cards, drivers license and your cash. Most locations on the island take Card but many do not. It’s always a safe bet to walk with cash. Local ATMs allow withdrawal from foreign-based cards (Fees Apply). Just be sure to let your bank know ahead of time that you are travelling.

If you intend to rent a car, drive an ATV, scooter or UTV, you will need your driver’s license.
Confirm it’s up to date before you travel.

Finally, don’t forget to pack your passport. Travelling to Anguilla requires a Valid Passport and in some cases a Visa.
Visit the Entry Requirements page of our website to learn more about what you will need to present upon arrival to Anguilla.