Frequently Asked Questions

About the Villa and Anguilla

How far is Villa Gardenia from the beach, the restaurants and grocery stores?

Sandy Hill beach is within walking distance; it can also be reached by car. All the other beaches in Anguilla are 15 to 20 minutes away. Anguilla is a small island: 16 miles long and 3 miles wide. The finest restaurants are within 10 to 20 minutes drive. Grocery stores can be reached in less than 10 minutes.

How does one get to Anguilla/Villa Gardenia?

Anguilla's Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is easily accessible by air, through Puerto Rico. Anguilla is just a 45 minute direct flight via Cape Air, Trade Wind or Anguilla Express.

One can also take a 10 minute flight from the Juliana airport in St. Maarten/St. Martin. One can take the 18 minute crossing in a small private boat from Juliana airport to Blowing point or take a 10 min taxi ride to Marigot in St. Martin then take the 18 minute ferry to Anguilla's port of entry, Blowing point. From either one of these points of entry a cab will take you to the villa.

What are the entry requirements for Anguilla?

A passport is required for everyone. A visa is given at the point of entry for up to one month. The visa can be renewed for the length of your stay.

What language is spoken in Anguilla?

Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory. English is spoken.

What is the currency and can one use credit cards or access ATM machines?

The island uses US dollars and Eastern Caribbean dollars interchangeably. Major credit cards are accepted in most places. Gas stations and some grocery stores do not accept credit cards, so bring some cash. There are ATM machines on the island where you can get cash in US dollars for the requisite fee. Cash is needed when you leave Anguilla for the exit visa, which is $25 per person. The ferry takes only cash and costs $20 per person.

Do I need currency adaptors for my personal electric devices?

Electricity in Anguilla is 110 Volts AC. American outlets are used.

Can I use my cell phone and/or call 800

You can only use your cell phone if your home carrier has a roaming agreement with Cable & Wireless. Contact Cable and Wireless directly at 264-497-3100 or at for more information. You cannot access toll-free numbers from Anguilla. You can call those numbers but you will be charged regular, long distance rates. You can charge those calls to your major credit card by calling 1-800-CALL-USA. Digicell is another cell phone carrier. You may call them there and rent a cell phone for the duration of your stay with more reasonable rates; they have offices everywhere.

Is there air conditioning?

All bedrooms and common spaces have air conditioners. The windows also have screens and there are ceiling fans in all the room for those who would prefer this instead of air conditioning. The villa has a constant breeze all the time. Nights are cool in Anguilla. It is very comfortable to sleep with some windows open while you listen to the soothing sound of the waves.

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes, there is a washer and a dryer in the house. Please check with the housekeeper for your laundry requirements. A small fee applies.

Is the water safe to drink?

Anguilla is a semi-arid island. Water is a precious commodity and every effort is made to conserve it. The water in the villa comes from rainwater. The water passes through two filters, one is in the main pipe line to the house and the other is hooked to the drinking water faucet in the kitchen sink. It is perfectly safe to drink. Bottled water is also available in the island.

Is internet available?

There is Wifi throughout the Villa. Instructions on how to connect are in the book for the guests.

Is there a Television

There is a flat screen TV in the living room.