Anguilla. It’s about the same size as Manhattan, but that’s where the similarities end. Where New York is filled with bright city lights, towering skyscrapers and high energy, Anguilla is all about beautiful beaches, sunny skies and laid-back luxury. One visit to this tropical paradise and you’ll soon find many reasons to return.
Here are some fun facts about our island paradise:
- The island only has six traffic lights.
- Anguilla’s name means “eel” in many languages and was named in reference to the shape of the island. For similar reasons, it was once known as Snake Island.
- Boat racing is the national sport. Regular sailing regattas on national holidays, such as Carnival, feature locally built and designed boats.
- No building is taller than the tallest tree.
UTC -4 hours
Local voltage is 110–120 volts AC. Adapters are available through the Concierge.
- Festive season
- New Year's Eve (Old Year’s Night) celebrations around the island
- A popular time to travel to the island
- Flower and Garden Show
- Agricultural Open Day
- Moonsplash Music Festival
- Festival del Mar
- Easter Monday Boat Race
- Yacht Regatta
- Crocus Bay Boat Race in honour of the Queen
- Carnival, the island's biggest holiday, which includes parades, fireworks, musical performances, boat races and beauty pageants
2017 Public Holidays
|New Year’s Day||January 2|
|James Ronald Webster Day||March 2|
|Good Friday||April 14|
|Easter Monday||April 17|
|Labour Day||May 1|
|Whit Monday||May 5|
|Anguilla Day||May 30|
|Celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen||June 19|
|August Monday||August 7|
|August Thursday||August 10|
|Constitution Day||August 11|
|National Heroes and Heroines Day||December 19|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|Boxing Day||December 26|