This is the most northerly
of the Leeward Islands, and it's name derives from its shape - that of an eel
("anguille" in French). The island stretches from north-east to south-west, with
the highest elevation at Crocus Hill, 213 feet above sea level. It has several offshore
islets, or "cays", and is fringed with more than thirty fine beaches.
Anguilla was colonised in
1650 by English settlers from St. Kitts, and has remained a British territory ever since.
of 29 Sept,. 2007):
Costs: US$284 for non-residents; USD$40 for residents of 15 days before date of marriage.
Waiting period: Two days.
Documents required: Passport or birth certificate and photo driver's licence. Special
requirements apply for Catholic marriage.
(Source: The Toronto Star)
Passports are required by
all except nationals of the USA, who can enter Anguilla on a birth certificate with a
photograph or Identification, Registration Card or Drivers Licence with a photograph. All
visitors are required to show an onward ticket. Visas are not required of UK, USA or most
A Certificate of smallpox
vaccination is mandatory for those coming from infected areas.
Departure Tax: US$10 if
more than 24 hours spent in the island (through Blowing Point Ferry Terminal US$2)