Anguilla, B.W.I.





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General Information

Language:  English is the official language of Anguilla

Government:  British Overseas Territory

Capital:  The Valley

Size:  35 square miles; 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at widest point

Location:  Eastern Caribbean, most northerly of Leeward Islands

Currency:  Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency of Anguilla (US currency widely accepted)

Electricity:  110 Volts AC, same as the United States

Rainfall:  35 inches per year

Driving:  Driving is on the left-hand side of the road, and a driver’s license is required

ATMs:  ATMs can be found in many convenient locations throughout the island. We recommend

withdrawals by Friday should you be staying the weekend


Calendar of Events

January – New Year Day, Police Week

February – St. Gerard’s Garden Party, Annual Moonsplash Festival, Anguilla Yacht Regatta, Annual

Flower and Garden Show

March – James Ronald Webster Day, Festival Del Mar

April – Easter Monday Boat Race

May – National Day of Prayer, World Vin Cup Lifestyle Regatta, Annual Anguilla Lit Fest, Anguilla Day celebrations

June – Celebration of Her Majesty The Queen Birthday, Miss ‘Tiny Tott’ Pagent

July – John T. Memorial Cycling Race Panache Couture, Feelo'Je

August – Anguilla Summer Festival

November – Tourism Week, Anguilla Optimist Race Against Aids

December – National Hero's and Heroines' Day, Christmas Tree Lighting, Festival De Noel, Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations

Anguilla Featured Event

Carnival Events and Boat Racing

Summer Festival on Anguilla is a typical Caribbean emancipation celebration consisting of Carnival Events on land and Boat Racing on sea.  It has been occurring on the island for over a quarter century and is widely regarded as one of the best carnival destinations to visit in the Caribbean.  Anguilla explodes into an array of colours and energy for its annual Summer Festival which runs from between July 26th to August 12th.

The Summer Festival serves as a means to expose the talent of the island and its interest in music, culture and the arts, as the island comes alive with celebrations in the form of pageants, calypso, band competitions, street jams, parades, fireworks and boat races (Anguilla’s National Sport).  There are six (6) days of boat racing which culminates with the Champion of Champion Boat Race.  Preparation is done months before as competitors come together to vie for the coveted titles.