Anguilla Island is one of the UK's West Indies (Leeward Islands - British overseas territories). The island covers a total area of approx 91 km2 (35 mi2) and has a population of around 15,000.
This is a long, flat and scrub-covered coral island, located north of Windward Islands (aka Barlovento, in the Lesser Antilles) and southeast of Puerto Rico. Anguilla is one of the Renaissance Islands, separated from BVI (British Virgin Islands) via Anegada Passage. Island's terrain consists entirely of dunes, beaches, and low bluffs. Its highest elevation point (Crocus Hill) is 65 m (213 ft), located on the northern coast.
Among island's most popular for travel vacation places are its many bays, including Little, Barnes, Rendezvous, Road Bays, Shoal. The coastline and pristine beaches are significant for the local tourism-based economy. Because of the warm tropical climate, Anguilla's beaches are used year-round.
The British Caribbean overseas territory Anguilla consists of Anguilla Island itself (the largest) plus numerous other small isles and cays, most of which are uninhabited. Anguilla is also a well-known tax haven, with no capital gains, profit, estate or other direct taxation forms on either corporations or individuals. In April 2011, Anguilla faced with the mounting deficit and introduced its first form of income tax - the 3% "Interim Stabilisation Levy".
Anguilla Island is served by regularly scheduled ferries from St Martin Island. Travel time is 20 min - from Marigot St Martin to Blowing Point. Ferry operations start from 7 am daily. Charter service is offered from Blowing Point to Princess Juliana Airport - the most common transportation between Anguilla and St Martin.
On December 24, 2018, was inaugurated the newly refurbished and improved “Big Jim” building at Blowing Point Terminal. The new facility was officially opened by Anguilla's Governor and Deputy Governor. The UK government committed nearly USD 10 million for the project.
Anguilla Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Anguilla Island dock (anchor) at Blowing Point - port town on the southern coast.
Port Anguilla Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Anguilla Island, UK. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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