Getting to Anguilla Reserve now

In order to continue successfully stopping the spread of COVID-19, Anguilla has introduced new pre-approval, testing and vacation bubble protocols for all travelers. Some transportation options are not currently available or may have adjusted schedules or additional requirements. Please contact us with any questions. Learn about Anguilla’s traveler protocols on the Anguilla Tourist Board website.

Steps
Arriving by Air
Arriving by Sea
Entry
  • Step 1: Fly to a gateway airport.icon

    After being pre-approved for entry to Anguilla online, as the first leg of your trip, fly into one of the area’s international gateways. These include St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts or Antigua.  Many airlines offer direct flights from the US, Canada and Europe.  Use the gateway airport as your destination, not Anguilla. See Arriving by Air above. St. Maarten/St. Martin and other airport gateways may have additional/different entry protocols.

    Step 2: Then fly to Anguilla or travel by boat.

     iconicon Option A:

    From your choice of the international gateways take a second, short commercial or private flight to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (AXA).  Anguilla is just an 8-minute flight from St. Maarten (SXM) and a 50-minute flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU).

    Option B: icon icon

    Or, what many travelers find more flexible and economical, after flying into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on Anguilla’s neighbor, the Dutch/French island of St. Maarten/St. Martin take a pre-arranged charter boat (reservations required) to Anguilla.  See Arriving by Sea above.

    Step 3: Take a taxi to the villas.

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    Once you’ve arrived in Anguilla you will have your first of two on-island PCR tests and travel via approved taxi to Beaches Edge to wait for your test results (typically within 24 hours).

    Step 4: Sit back, kick your shoes off and relax, you’re here. Get ready to enjoy Anguilla’s bubble!

    Our concierge will pre-arrange your arrival at the villa. Check-in is at 4 pm local time and complimentary welcome refreshments will be waiting for you.  We can also pre-stock the villa with groceries and any other requests before you arrive. While waiting for your test results, you will remain at Beaches Edge and will need to wait to access the beach by the villa. Results are typically returned by the next morning. Guests who test negative will receive a wristband and enter a vacation bubble for 14 days.  While in bubble, guests can enjoy all of the amenties at Beaches Edge. Housekeeping will be provided on an adjusted schedule and our concierge will be available by phone/what’s app to make requireed advance reservations and transportation for boat charters, snorkeling and diving excursions, golf and dining out at participating restaurants. This moving bubble strategy keeps everyone safe and healthy while ensuring you have an amazing vacation experience. Health officers will check in daily during the bubble period for temperature checks and to confirm you are following bubble protocols. Socially-distanced yoga and fitness training can also be arranged onsite. Guests who test negative after the second test at the end of the 14-day bubble period will be cleared to exit the bubble and can roam the island freely and rent a car.

  • iconFirst fly into one of the Caribbean’s international gateways listed in the table below.

    iconSecond, from your choice of the international gateways, take another short flight to Anguilla.

    TIP:  Most travelers will find flying into St. Maarten most efficient.  Type in SXM as the airport code destination for your first flight. Then book another separate flight through a local carrier that departs from SXM to AXA.  You’ll probably save money, have more flight options, and will avoid delays.  Visit the St. Martin Tourist Board for flight information>

    Arriving by Your Own Private Plane

    Private planes may land at the Anguilla airport (AXA), but there are size restrictions.  Our concierge can assist you with planning, or you can contact the Clayton J. Llloyd International Airport for more information.

    Airports and Airlines

    Departing From

    Departing Airport

    Flight Time to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (AXA)

    Airlines

    Notes

    RECOMMENDED
    St. Maarten

    Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

    8 Minutes

    Anguilla Air Services
    Trans Anguilla
    Liat

    With Anguilla Air Services’ VIP service, you can skip St. Maarten customs and recheck your bags through to Anguilla from the airline’s in-airport Transfer Desk.

    San Juan,
    Puerto Rico

    Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)

    55 Minutes

    Tradewind Aviation
    Cape Air
    Rainbow International Airlines

    St. Kitts

     Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (RLB)

    Depends on Stops

    Liat
    Anguilla Air Services (Charter)

    Antigua

    VC Bird International Airport (ANU)

    50 Minutes

    Liat
    Tradewind Aviation

  • iconYou can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/St. Martin via scheduled public ferry (currently not available due to COVID-19 protocols) from the island’s French side (St. Martin) or by private or semi-private charter ferry or boat from the Dutch side (St. Maarten). Many visitors prefer this option over flying into Anguilla as it is usually more economical and offers a wider choice of departure times.

    Anguilla Public Ferry (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)

    The reliable public ferry runs daily between Marigot Port on St. Martin (the French side) and Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal every 45 minutes. The one-way trip takes approximately 25 minutes.  Your name must be on the ferry manifest at least 15 minutes before the ferry departs, but advance reservations are not required.

    Getting to the Public Ferry from the St. Maarten Airport

    From the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten (the Dutch side) take a 25-minute taxi ride to Marigot Port on St. Martin (the French side).

    Public Ferry Schedule

    Departing St. Martin’s Marigot Port Every 45 Minutes:

    • First Ferry:  8:10 am local time daily
    • Last Ferry:  7 pm

    Departing Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal Every 45 Minutes:

    • First Ferry:  7:30 am local time daily
    • Last Ferry:  6:15 pm
    Departure Tax

    There is also a departure tax per person 12 years and older from Anguilla to St. Martin (at the time of your final departure) and a  departure tax per person 12 years and older from St. Martin to Anguilla.

    Prices are subject to change without notice.

    Contacts

    Blowing Point Ferry Terminal | 264-497-6070

    Private Ferry or Charter Boat

    As an alternative to the public ferry (when running/currently unavailable), you can take a private or semi-private shuttle or charter boat (often called ferries when used for scheduled crossings) which you book in advance.  Charter ferries and boats have higher per-person fares, but may be more affordable for larger groups who can book the entire boat. They also offer more flexible schedules, earlier and later crossings and depart from the convenient St. Maarten dock just three minutes from the airport on the Dutch side. Most companies will meet you at the airport and escort you to the pier.

    Fares

    Fares vary based on time of day and number of people in your party, but this method of transportation may be more economical for larger groups, or if you need early morning or late evening service.

    Reserving the entire boat costs $400 or more one-way, but you can control the schedule. Shared semi-private charters range from $50 to $65 per person one-way, but have a set schedule. However, you may have to wait for other travelers to land before heading out.

    TIP: Booking a round-trip fare can save you money.

    Getting to the Charter Boat from the Airport

    These companies offer airport transfer service between St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport and Anguilla’s Blowing Point Terminal. Our concierge is happy to assist you with arrangements or you can contact the charter companies directly for current pricing, schedules and booking.

    Who to Contact

    Start with our concierge as advance reservations are required and she can advise approved vendors providing service under the current health and safety protocols.

    Company Notes Phone Email & Website
    GB Express  Scheduled daily service & late night ferry (264) 235-6205
    (264) 235-7010
    (321) 406-0414
    afscs@anguillanet.com

    bookings@gbferries.com

    Link Ferry

    Scheduled service

    Offers discounts for round-trip fares

    (264) 729-0654
    (264) 235-3290
    After hours:
    (264) 497-2231
    fbconnor@anguillanet.com

    Funtime Charters

    Times vary
    Offers 10 pm night charter to Anguilla
    (264) 497-6511
    (264) 235-8106
    (866) 334-0047
    funtimecharters@yahoo.com

    MV Shauna Ferries

    Public ferry that can be chartered privately (264) 476-0975
    (264) 772-2031
    (264) 772-0542
    myshauna6@hotmail.com
    Calypso Offers early morning departures (264) 584-8504 info@calypsochartersanguilla.com

  • Entry Requirements

    A valid passport with at least six months before expiration, as well a return or onward ticket(s) are required for all visitors.

    Visas

    For visa information, please contact the Anguilla Department of Immigration.

    Customs & Immigration

    NEW MANDATORY PRE-APPROVAL FOR ENTRY & PRE-TRAVEL AND ON ISLAND TESTING AND BUBBLE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE. Details on the Anguilla Tourist Board website.

    All persons traveling to and from Anguilla must clear Customs and Immigration at either Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport.

    ARRIVAL BY PRIVATE BOAT IS CURRENTLY PROHIBITED. If you are arriving by private boat, you must contact and clear Customs and Immigration at Sandy Ground. The facility is open from 8:30 am to Noon and then again from 1 pm to 4 pm.   For communications with the Sandy Ground Customs and Immigration port, please tune into VHF channel 16.

    Be sure to bring your passport with you on any day trips to neighboring islands.

    For more information contact the Anguilla Department of Customs.

    Pets & Service Animals

    Contact the Anguilla Agricultural Department for information on importation.

    Tourist Departure Tax

    There is a  US departure tax per person 12 years and older from Anguilla to St. Martin/St. Maarten and a US departure tax per person 12 years and older from St. Martin/St. Maarten to Anguilla.

    Taxes are subject to change without notice.

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