Bird of Paradise Villa
Sandy Hill Bay Beach, Anguilla
Mailing Address in USA:
9936 N. Lamplighter Lane, Mequon, WI 53092
The Bird of Paradise villa, located on Sandy Hill Bay beach,
Anguilla, offers a unique blend of exquisite detail, spacious
comfort, luxury, and quiet ambiance, located on a small bluff
overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the islands of St. Barth's
and St. Martin. The beautiful, crescent Sandy Hill Bay beach
is a short walk down a path and the sheltered bay and beach
offer excellent swimming and snorkeling as well as a safe
harbor for a small yacht. Scuba Diving, as well as many other
activities can be arranged.
LLoyds Bed & Breakfast
PO. Box 52
Tel. 1 264 497 2351
Fax. 1 264 497 3028
Lloyds, Anguillas first accommodation facility is cozy, old
fashioned and operated by the Lloyds family since 1959. Lloyds
is a stone-throw from the Capital and convenient to restaurants,
shops and Crocus Bay Beach.
square miles surrounded by turquoise waters and 33 uncrowded
white sand beaches, Anguilla is truly
a tropical paradise. From watersports to hiking, shopping
to dining, Anguilla has something for every taste.
How is the diving in Anguilla? Unlike the pinnacles of neighboring
Saba or the deep walls of St. Croix, Anguilla's natural diving
is mostly shallow dives offshore or on fringing coral reefs.
While there are some walls, caves, etc.., the real draw to
Anguilla is wreck diving.
Five excellent wrecks are currently being dived and three
more soon will be. El Buen Consejo is scheduled to be a marine
park and historical site under the supervision of marine archaeologists.
Anguilla's turquoise waters boast seven marine parks: Dog
Island, Prickley Pear, Seal Island Reef System, Little Bay,
Sandy Island, Shoal Bay Harbour Reef System and Stoney Bay
You would be unlucky to spend a week diving in Anguilla and
not see a turtle or two. The sand that surrounds the dive
sites is where you will see stingrays and garden eels, and
there is a good chance of spotting conch. If you have a penchant
for sharks, Scrub Island at the eastern end of Anguilla will
virtually guarantee you a sighting. The wrecks attract barracuda,
both schools of small barracuda and solitary grandfather sized
ranges from 5 star luxury hotels to guest-houses, apartments,
villas and cottages. Many establishments are situated on the
beach and offer boating, snorkelling, fishing and scuba-diving
equipment. Restaurants offer a mixture of Continental, American
and Anguillan dishes with the emphasis on seafood, including
lobster, conch and a variety of fish. The nightlife is centred
on the hotels and the tourist areas and visitors will be glad
to find the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. Anguillians are
warm and friendly people who will quickly become friends.
75 - 85F 24 - 29C Water Temp 77 to 83F 25 - 28C Visibility
60 - 100+ ft 18 - 30 m
Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is easily accessible
by air, through the main gateways of Puerto Rico, St. Maarten/Martin,
Antigua and St. Kitts, which are serviced by most major international
Air (Two scheduled daily flights from San Juan)
International Airlines (Executive jet charter service
with nonstop ?ights between Anguilla and points on the U.S.
mainland and Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and other Caribbean
(Caribbean Airline, services Anguilla with direct and connecting
?ights from Antigua and St. Thomas)
Anguilla (Charter Service throughout the Eastern Caribbean)
Ferries: Anguilla / St. Martin
Ferries are a popular way to travel between Anguilla and St.
Martin. No reservations are necessary. Between 7:30AM and
6:15PM, ferries run at approximately 30-45 minute intervals
between Blowing Point, Anguilla and Marigot Bay, St. Martin.
Last ferries of the day are the 6:15PM from Anguilla and the
7:00PM from Marigot Bay, St. Martin. Regular one-way fare
is US $15 or EC $40 for adults and children six years and
older. Children 2 to 5 years old are US $10.
Travel Documents You'll Need
A valid passport is required by all visitors to Anguilla.
Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket. Additionally,
citizens of certain countries below will also need entry visas.
card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport
from their country of origin.
of the following countries require a visa to enter Anguilla:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Burkina, Burundi, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verdi, Central
African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Croatia,
Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial
Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia,
Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia,
Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya,
Kirgizstan, Korea (North), Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia,
Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Maki, Mauritania,
Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar,
Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru,
Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, SaoTome &
Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania,
Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia,
of the following countries require
Direct Airside Transit Visas (DATVs):
Afghanistan, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, People's Rep of China,
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Slovakia, Somalia, Sri
Lanka, Turkey, Uganda, Yugoslavia, Zaire.
Helpful Visitor Information
Taxis are readily available to and from the airport or Ferry
Dock. They are also available for island tours. Rates are
preset, there are no meters.
Driving is on the left and the speed limit is 30 mph. To rent
a car you'll need your valid driver's license from your resident
country, and $20 to purchase a temporary Anguilla driver's
license. Temporary Anguilla driver's licenses are available
through car rental agencies. Well-maintained rental cars and
jeeps are readily available. Car seats are available at rental
agencies. Reservations for 'in season' car rentals and children's
car seats should be made in advance.
Two Wheeled Rentals
Many visitors to sightsee on a bike or scooter. Bikes are
available from about $10 per day, scooters from about $20
US currency is widely accepted throughout the island. Prices
on menus, in hotels and for activities are generally quoted
in US dollars. ATMs on Anguilla accept international bank
cards. Currently there are five ATMs located conveniently
throughout the Island: one each at National Bank of Anguilla
(NBA), Scotia Bank, Caribbean Commercial Bank, and Ashley
& Sons Grocery.
110 AC voltage, the same as in the USA
The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is available
at hotels and convenience stores.
Attire is casual. It is generally advisable to bring a light
sweater or wrap for evenings. There are no nude/topless beaches
on Anguilla; keep your clothes on!
There is very little crime in Anguilla; however, travelers
should take normal precautions such as locking doors and securing
Activities and Attractions
There are many activities in addition to diving that you will
enjoy on Anguilla. The following is just a sample of what
you can find.
Horseback riding through trails and along beaches is a great
way to discover Anguuilla.
Parasailing provides breathtaking island views for those not
faint of heart.
Paddleboating and kayaking allows you to enjoy the tuquoise
waters at your own pace.
Windsurfing is an exhilarating experience, gliding across
the waters. Lessons are available if you would like to learn.
Try your luck for the big game fish found off the coast of
Anguilla - including Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and more. Charters
are readily available.
Explore the underwater world from total comfort. The surrounding
reefs come alive in glass bottom boat tours.
Want to just enjoy a day in the warm, tropical sun? Boats
of various sizes are available for charter. Cruise the crystal
clear waters, snorkel swim or have a picnic on a secluded
Hiking is another great way to discover the island and enjoy
the bounty of nature here. Miles of trails tred, including
a small, but beautiful rainforest.
Not up for hiking? How about a casual and relaxing bike ride.
The flat terrain of Anguilla makes it easy and fun.
Anguilla's Art Galleries provide your senses with the tropical
colors of the Caribbean.
Discover the past with with a museum tour. More than 3000
years of heritage on display.
Who thought dining could be so much fun? With more choices
per acre than New York City, the gourmet choices will turn
on your taste buds.
You will not find sprawling department stores for shopping
in Anguilla. What you will find are small shops and boutiques,
offering local paintings and crafts, spices, tropical clothing,
island music, antiques, curios and other souvenirs.