Anguilla is a warm and welcoming island destination in the northern Caribbean. Surrounded by fine white sandy beaches and breathtaking turquoise seas, Anguilla is a unique blend of style, simple elegance and calm, laid-back island life. The Caribbean island offers seemingly endless summers with great weather, blue water and mild trade winds.
Best travel time
The best time to travel to Anguilla is between May and August . Then you have the best chance of getting good travel deals and avoiding the worse effects of the hurricane season. The hotel prices are outstanding from September to November, only the selection is sparse because many facilities are closing. The most expensive time to visit (and perfect weather too) falls between early winter and spring.
The main season on Anguilla begins in mid-December and lasts until mid-April, when flight offers decrease and hotel prices explode. However, the weather guarantees the island a stream of tourists because it rains very little and temperatures averaging 27 ° -30 ° C. It can therefore be said that this time is the very good time to travel to Anguilla .
The weather is a bit wetter from May to August and rainfall increases somewhat, especially as the hurricane season begins . But that’s when Anguilla is a prime example of wasteful, because hotel prices can drop by up to 50%.
For business travelers, excellent rooms can be found in September and October, provided you can find a hotel that is still open. Many hotels and restaurants close during this time. If you still want to travel to Anguilla in autumn, you should wait at least until November. The temperature is a pleasant 26 ° C, but Anguilla is then in the heavy labor pangs of the hurricane season and you have to expect heavy showers.
Climate in The Valley
According to Smartercomputing, the maximum temperature in Anguilla is 31 ° C in September. In January, February and December the thermometer rises to a maximum of 28 ° C. The summer (June to September) with average 30 ° C hot . In the winter months it is around 29 ° C very warm . During the day, the annual mean temperature in Anguilla is a warm 29.5 ° C.
At night it gets coldest with 20 ° C in January, February and March. While the nights in summer are averages of pleasantly warm 23 ° C, the thermometer drops to a pleasantly warm 21 ° C between November and March. The temperature at night is on average a pleasant 21.7 ° C throughout the year.
The water temperature is up to 28 ° C, in February the sea has a maximum of 25 ° C. In the summer months from June to September the water is very warm with an average of 28 ° C. Between November and March the values are a pleasantly warm 26 ° C. Seen over the year, the sea has an average temperature of 26.8 ° C.
With 27 rainy days, July is the rainiest month of the year. The February is the driest month of the year . From June to September Anguilla is wet with an average of around 25 rainy days, the winter (November to March) is also wet with 20 rainy days. Rain falls on an annual average of 21.9 days per month.
If you don’t have your own yacht or airplane, you will have to travel to the neighboring island of St. Maarten and then travel to Anguilla by ferry or air taxi.
Culture and sights
There’s not much to do – but that’s exactly what most vacationers want. Sailing is the national sport and attracts sailors from all over the world to the island. Sport fishing and diving trips are easy to arrange. Snorkeling, hiking, and bird watching are also wonderful pastimes. Nonetheless, eating and listening to live local music seems to be everyone’s favorite pastime. Most islanders are always ready to grab a guitar, keyboard or microphone and start playing, especially Anguilla’s most famous musician and local legend Bankie Banx . He himself plays at the Dune Preserve every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday .
Food and drink
There are no fast food or restaurant chains in Anguilla. The food is superb whether you are dining in an upscale resort, private restaurant, or al fresco on one of the many white sandy beaches. Fresh fish and seafood, especially the local lobster and crayfish, are plentiful. The menus offer a surprising variety of culinary styles and fresh ingredients. Whether you dine barefoot under the stars on the beach, on a picnic table in an open hut, an elegant restaurant or the outdoor terrace – the quality is always excellent. Under the direction of Chef Glendon Carty, an Anguilla cooking team recently won top awards in all categories of Caribbean cuisine. Carty himself (Restaurant Ripples andCap Juluca Resort ) was voted the best chef in the Caribbean .
Useful travel tips
Rich in history and full of exciting local culture, Anguilla is not an island with mass tourism. Hotels are quite small and private villas are very popular with wealthy celebrities who visit this quiet little slice of paradise. Even the super-rich, or especially the super-rich, don’t travel to Anguilla as often as they used to, so the island is looking for customers to fill its resorts and over 300 private villas. In the main season the prices have dropped from 400-800 € / night to around 300 € and include a variety of extras. Some of the most luxurious 5-9 bedroom villas can cost up to € 20,000 in high season.