You can arrive in Anguilla by air or sea. Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and is located in the Eastern Caribbean, just an eight-minute flight or 25-minute boat or ferry ride north of its closest neighbor, Dutch/French island St. Maarten/St. Martin (search for flights to SXM). Or fly direct to Anguilla (AXA) from Miami, Florida in the US (MIA); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Antigua (ANU), St. Thomas (STT), the Dominican Republic (SDQ) or other islands to get here. Our property manager can offer travel advice and arrange boat transfers, taxi, car service or car rentals. Once you arrive in Anguilla, West End Bay is only a 15-minute drive from either Blowing Point Ferry Terminal or the Anguilla Airport. Car rentals can be picked up at either port or delivered to you at West End Bay when you are ready to explore.
Visitors can fly directly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) from international gateway Dutch/French St. Maarten/St. Martin (SXM); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Antigua (ANU), St. Thomas (STT), Dominican Republic (SDQ) and St. Barth's (SBH) or by private plane. American Airlines now offers direct flights daily from Miami, Florida (MIA) to Anguilla (AXA). Anguilla’s current airport has plane size restrictions, but a planned future expansion will accommodate larger commercial and private planes. Travelers can look forward to additional future choices.
The American Airlines flight direct to Anguilla from Miami, Florida has been a game changer and makes it easy to spend a long weekend in Anguilla with more time on the beach! The flight departs mid-morning, and many East Coast travelers can fly to Miami and onto Anguilla in the same day. Otherwise, enjoy a night in Miami and book your flight for the following day.
Because it offers more flight options, most guests choose to first fly to St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), then take a 25-minute private or shared sea-shuttle, a 20-minute taxi ride followed by a 30-minute public ferry or arrange an eight-minute flight or air transfer to Anguilla. Direct flights to St. Maarten originate in many US major cities, as well as Toronto, Paris, Amsterdam, Panama City, and San Juan. If flying through a gateway like St. Maarten on your way to Anguilla, be sure to treat your trip as two legs when searching flights. The first leg will be to SXM and then book a second, separate trip to Anguilla. You will likely find better prices and more flight options. From St. Maarten, local airlines such as Anguilla Air Services offer daily flights, including private charters, to Anguilla and may offer options that allow you to bypass customs in St. Maarten to get you on the beach faster.
You can get to Anguilla by sea from our neighbor island St. Maarten/Martin via private or semi-private sea shuttle such as Calypso Charters Anguilla, Funtime or Gotcha from the Dutch side (St. Maarten). We are happy to arrange this transfer for you. Guests must first clear Immigration and Customs in St. Maarten and then proceed to Anguilla. The trip takes about 25 minutes and includes van transfer from the airport (SXM) to the boat dock across the street. Reservations are required and you may save money by booking a round trip ticket. You’ll arrive at Anguilla’s Blowing Point Ferry Terminal before the ice in your complimentary rum punch has melted.
As an alternative, you can take a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport on the Dutch side (St. Maarten) to the Marigot Ferry Terminal on the French side (St. Martin) where you can travel to Anguilla via scheduled public ferry. The first ferry departs (Blowing Point Ferry Port) Anguilla at 7:30 am and (Marigot) St. Martin at 8:15 am daily, with boats departing each port at 45-minute intervals. The last ferry departs St. Martin at 7 pm. Passengers taking the ferry must have their names on the manifest 15 minutes prior to departure. No advance reservations. The Ferry crossing is approximately 25 to 30 minutes between both Islands. Please confirm ferry schedule as it is subject to change. We can help.
Private boats are welcome. Contact us for details and logistics.
In addition to current COVID-19 prevention, vaccination and testing protocols, all visitors will need a passport valid at least six months beyond your arrival date, as well as return or onward tickets to enter Anguilla. Be sure to bring your passport with you on any day trips to neighboring islands. Additionally, citizens of certain countries will also need an entry visa. Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin. Please confirm entry requirements before booking with your travel advisor or at the UK government website or Anguilla’s government website.
For your convenience, we can arrange luxury car or easy van service to collect you from the airport or ferry and drive you in comfort to West End Bay. Car and van service can also be arranged to chauffeur you around the island. For weddings and corporate events, group transportation options can be arranged.
Our property manager can arrange to have the rental car delivered to you at your port or at the resort later. Returning your car is also very easy , just leave it at the port when you depart. Because West End Bay is located close but not walkable to the West End’s favorite restaurants, many guests would need to rent a car. Anguilla is enjoyable and safe to explore, so if you prefer to drive yourselves, we can arrange a rental car, jeep, or SUV for you. Some guests choose to rent a car for only a few days. Anguilla has one main road that connects one end of the island to the other, with many smaller roads feeding into it. It takes about 30 minutes to drive its length. Driving is on the left-hand side of the road and the speed limit is 30 mph. To drive, you must be 18 years old, show a valid driver’s license from your resident country and obtain a temporary Anguilla driver’s license. One can be procured for $20 to $25 US from the rental car company. Our property manager is happy to assist you with car rentals. Children’s car seats can be arranged