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Temperature: Mean monthly temp - 80F
Rainfall Average: 35 inches per year
Language: English
Government: British Dependent Territory
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar, but US currency is generally accepted throughout the island
Electricity: 110 Volts A.C.
Communications: World-wide direct dialing system, telex, fax and internet services
Churches: Anglican, Apostolic Faith, Baptist, Church of God, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist
Medical/Dental: Full range of medical and dental services available
Entry Documents: Passports preferred, or official photo I.D. (such as a driver's license), along with birth certificate with raised seal; return or onward ticket necessary
Personal Import: Duty free per visitor; one carton of cigarettes or cigars; 1/2 lb. of tobacco; one bottle of liquor; four ounces of perfume; food for personal consumption only. No firearms or drugs allowed.
Departure Tax: US$20 from either Airport or Seaport
Transport Rentals: Car, bike and jeep rentals available
Driver's License: Valid resident country or international driver's license required - US $20.00 for 3-month permit.
Driving: On the left hand side of the road
Taxi Service: Available throughout the island
Dress Code: Informal, relaxed. No swimsuits in public areas. Nude and topless swimming and sunbathing not allowed.

Anguilla, located in the northeastern corner of the Caribbean, features gorgeous beaches, numerous water sports, and gourmet dining -- everything you need for a Caribbean dream vacation.

Only 16 miles long, this lovely island is home to tranquil coves and palm-lined white sand beaches. Gentle breezes and warm sun delight the senses and soothe the soul. The beaches of Anguilla are pristine and secluded -- leisurely beachcombing is a must! Offshore coral reefs offer some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean, where the water is warm and brightly colored tropical fish dart playfully among the sponges.

Visitors to the island will also delight in the rich Caribbean culture, reflected in the numerous art galleries and artist studios dotting the island. Sports-minded guests can indulge in any of numerous water sports available -- game fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving -- or sit on the sidelines and enjoy sailboat racing, Anguilla's national sport.

Meads Bay on the north coast of Anguilla is a peaceful stretch of sand and lovely blue water. Just a 4-minute walk from Jasmine Villa (or a 2-minute drive), it's the perfect place for sunbathing, strolling, and relaxing.

Getting To Anguilla
Anguilla is 16 miles long and 3 1/2 miles wide with a population of about 10,000 gracious people. It is approximately 190 miles east of Puerto Rico and 5 miles north of St. Martin. There are convenient flight connections to St. Martin and San Juan, Puerto Rico, making Anguilla easily accessible from the United States, Canada, and Europe.

General Information about Anguilla
Government: Since 1978, Anguilla has been a crown colony of the United Kingdom . The educational system is British, with elementary and comprehensive schools. The judicial system is administered by the Magistrate's Court, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Justice with a final right of appeal to the Privy Council in the U.K.

Money: Anguilla has no income tax, corporate tax, inheritance tax or currency exchange controls. Both United States dollars and East Caribbean dollars are accepted.

Climate: There is always a light breeze, with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 70 percent. Rainfall is about 35 inches per year, and usually lasts only a few minutes at a time. Be sure to bring your sun screen since beautiful sunny days are abundant.

Entry/Visa Requirements: Please check with your booking agent for up to date passport and visa requirements. For US citizens a current passport and return ticket are required for entry in Anguilla.

History: Anguilla was originally inhabited by the Arawak Indians. By 1650 when English settlers arrived, the Arawaks were no longer on the island, and the English scratched out a living raising cotton and tobacco. As with many Caribbean islands, sugar eventually became the major cash crop, and African slaves were brought in to tend the fields. European political conflicts, attacks by the French, drought and famine made life in Anguilla very difficult during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The economy during this time was also supported by the salt trade which developed during the eighteenth century and continued until about 1974. The salt ponds are still evident.


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