Getting to Anguilla
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.
Step 1: Fly direct to Anguilla or first fly to a gateway airport.
You can fly direct to Anguilla (AXA) from Miami (MIA) on American Airlines, St. Maarten (SXM) on Anguilla Air, San Juan Puerto Rico (SJU) on Tradewinds and other carriers, Antigua (ANT), St. Thomas (STT), The Dominican Republic (SDQ), St. Barth’s (SBH) and St. Kitt’s (SKB).
For many US, Canadian and European travelers, flying to one of the international gateway airports first and then taking a second flight or sea shuttle to Anguilla, may offer you the best pricing and flight times. 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. 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 than Anguilla. Please contact their Tourist Boards for entry requirements.
Step 2: From an international gateway, fly or take a boat to Anguilla.
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).
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 private or shared sea shuttle (reservations required) to Anguilla. See Arriving by Sea above.
Step 3: Take a taxi to the villas.
Once you’ve arrived in Anguilla you will have your on-island PCR test and then travel via approved taxi to Beaches Edge to wait for your test results (typically within 12 to 24 hours).
Step 4: Relax, you’re here!
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.
You can fly direct to Anguilla from Miami, Sint Maarten/St. Martin, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Barth’s, St. Thomas and the Dominican Republic, or by private plane. If not flying from Miami on American Airlines, many travelers will find flying into an international gateway, such as closest neighbor Sint Maarten/St. Martin (SXM) offers more flight options and better pricing. You can then take an 8-minute local flight or 25-minute private or shared sea shuttle from Sint Maarten to Anguilla. Note, entry requirements may be different for each international gateway destination. Please contact their local tourist boards.First fly direct to Anguilla (AXA) or fly into one of the Caribbean’s international gateways listed in the table below. Use the gateway airport as your destination when booking your flight.
Second, from your choice of the international gateways, take a separate, second short flight to Anguilla.
Arriving by 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
Flight Time to Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd Airport (AXA)
Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Anguilla Air Services
Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU)
Rainbow International Airlines
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport (RLB)
Depends on Stops
Anguilla Air Services (Charter)
VC Bird International Airport (ANU)
You can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/St. Martin via scheduled public ferry from the island’s French side (St. Martin) or by private or shared sea shuttle 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. We can help you arrange boat transfers and the company will typically collect you at the airport and drive you across the street to the boat dock.
Anguilla Public FerryThe 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).
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.
Blowing Point Ferry Terminal | 264-497-6070
Private or Shared Sea Shuttle - Sometimes also called Private FerryAs an alternative to the public ferry (when running/currently unavailable), you can take a private or shared sea shuttle, which you book in advance. A private sea shuttle or boat charter may 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 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 more, but you can control the schedule. Shared semi-private charters range from $50 to $75 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
Offers discounts for round-trip fares
email@example.com Times vary
Offers 10 pm night charter to Anguilla
firstname.lastname@example.org Public ferry that can be chartered privately (264) 476-0975
email@example.com Calypso Offers early morning departures (264) 584-8504 firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be pre-approved for entry to enter Anguilla. See the Anguilla Tourist Board’s website for current entry approval, vaccination and testing requirements. A valid passport with at least six months before expiration, as well a return or onward ticket(s) are required for all visitors. For your convenience, we try to keep this information updated here on our website, but government entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice.
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.