Where is Anguilla?
Anguilla is located in the British West Indies, approximately 6 miles from St. Maarten in the Eastern Caribbean. Anguilla is the northern-most of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The weather is idyllic. The average temperature is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The island is located in the Atlantic time zone. It's small with just 35 square miles of land and 15,000 residents.
How Do I get There?
You can arrive to Anguilla by flying into the Peter J Lloyd Airport (AXA) in Anguilla but we highly recommend guests fly in to St Maarten's Princess Julianna Airport (SXM). Regardless of the airport you choose, we'll arrange for a VIP greeting and airport transfer to the hotel as a part of your package.
The Princess Julianna Airport (SXM) on the neighboring island of St. Maarten and taking a 25 minute ferry (departing from Marigot) to Anguilla. The Reef is just 10 minutes from the ferry.
Most people fly in to St Maarten's Princess Julianna Airport when traveling to Anguilla. There are more flights from most major cities to SXM and the ferry ride from St. Maarten to Anguilla is much easier than the layover in Puerto Rico that mostly all of the commercial flights into Anguilla must make.
Anguilla's Clayton J Lloyd airport is a small airport with very limited flights from San Juan, PR and private or charter flights from St. Maarten.
Recommended flights are below:
From New York
Jet Blue, Flight 787, November 8th, 8:31AM flight from JFK to SXM arriving at 1:38PM. Returning Jet Blue, Flight 788, November 12th, 2:38PM from SXM to JFK arriving at 6:06PM.
There are also American Airlines flights through Miami.
Jet Blue, Flight 1403, November 8th, 5:43AM flight from JFK connecting through Puerto Rico (SJU), arriving to AXA at 2:05PM. Returning Jet Blue, Flight 1804, November 12th, 2:25PM flight from AXA to JFK arriving at 10:27PM.
From other US cities, connect through Miami, then...
American Airlines, Flight 2219, November 8th, 12:20PM flight from Miami (MIA) arriving to SXM at 4:13PM. Returning American Airlines, Flight 2219, November 12th, 5:08PM from SXM to MIA arriving at 7:37PM.
AIRPORT TRANSFER TO AND FROM THE REEF RESORT ON THE ABOVE RECOMMENDED ITINERARIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR PACKAGE.
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A valid US Passport with at least 6 months before expiration is required when traveling to Anguilla. Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket. Green Card holders must have a valid Green Card and valid Passport from their country of origin. For those traveling with foreign Passports or Visas, it is advised to contact the appropriate Consulate or Embassy to ensure that you have the proper documentation for travel.
Anguilla is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom; persons from Countries requiring Visas for Anguilla are allowed to enter the Island on a valid United Kingdom (UK) Visa. Travel that involves arrival into St. Maarten/St. Martin, a French Overseas Territory, would also require a valid Passport and/ or Visa good for 6 months before expiration. Please contact the appropriate Consulate or Embassy to ensure that you have the proper documentation for travel. A passport and/or Visa are required in either direction between the two countries as well.
Note: all passengers departing Anguilla via either plane or boat/ferry are required to pay a $23-28 per person cash Anguilla Departure Tax.
Participation in Schedule of Events
All events on the itinerary are optional. If you need more time to be mindless and not just mindful, skip the morning workout, attend less workshops or pass on the optional day trip to Pinell Island on Saturday and stay back to rest on the beach, visit the spa or just sleep. We highly recommend attending the Welcome Dinner, the Keynote Speaker events, the Pamper Party and the Closing Night Dinner. You won't want to miss out on the dynamic speakers and free spa treatments!
What to Bring
- Two dressier outfits: one for the Welcome Dinner and one for the Closing Night Dinner (all or mostly white)
- Comfortable outfits for Friday, Saturday and Sunday daytime
- Swimsuits and cover ups
- Long sleeves for the night time breeze
- Workout and yoga gear for morning exercise
- Sunscreen and a sun hat
- There aren't many bugs so you should be ok on the spray
- Travel yoga mat
- Cash to tip the hotel staff-they gladly accept US currency
- A credit card and ID to put on file with the hotel to cover your incidentals
Anguilla has some of the best weather of the Caribbean islands. It is one of the sunniest islands. Due to its flat-as-a-pancake topography, it does not attract rain clouds like mountainous islands. Anguilla's total annual rainfall is only 35". Even Anguilla's "rainy season" (September-October) is mostly sunny. November is the perfect time to travel to Anguilla. The average temperature is 86 degrees fahrenheit.
Of course Anguilla can't avoid all tropical storms. Most tropical storms and worse, hurricanes, occur between September and October. November-June has been hurricane free since 1954, so we should be all good, but if you want to be extra-safe, we recommend purchasing trip insurance on your plane ticket. If a bad tropical storm or hurricane somehow happened to decide it wants to rain on our parade, we will reschedule the She Who Dares Summit and refund any guests who are not able to attend the new dates. But we're going to be optimistic and not worry about that (because it's highly unlikely) and we hope you won't either.