Currency

Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$); US$ preferred

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$200

  • Budget hotel room: US$90–200
  • Barbecue meal: US$15–20
  • Bottle of beer: US$3–5
  • Snorkeling gear rental per day: US$10
  • Live reggae band: free

Midrange: US$200–400

  • Midrange hotel room/apartment: US$200–400
  • Two-course evening meal: US$40–70
  • Cocktail: US$8–16
  • One-tank dive: US$80
  • Day trip to Sandy Island: US$60
  • Car rental per day: from US$45

Top End: More than US$400

  • Top-end hotel room or villa: from US$400
  • Three-course gourmet meal: from US$110
  • Bottle of Champagne: from US$100
  • Round of golf (18 holes): US$299
  • Full-moon horseback ride: US$150

Bargaining

There's no bargaining on Anguilla; you're expected to pay the stated price.

Money

The Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) is the local currency, but the US dollar is preferred and often required. Many smaller establishments don't accept credit cards.

ATMs

Banks with ATMs are located in the Valley and dispense both US and EC dollars. Keep cash on hand, as ATMs won't work for all foreign cards.

First Caribbean International Bank

Scotiabank Anguilla In the Fairplay Commercial Complex.

Credit Cards

Larger establishments accept credit cards (including foreign cards).

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$1US$0.72
CanadaC$1US$0.74
Europe€1US$1.05
Japan¥100US$0.85
New ZealandNZ$1US$0.69
SwitzerlandSfr1US$0.98
UKUK£1US$1.23

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

Most restaurant bills include a 15% service charge, while hotels add a 10% service charge; no further tipping is necessary.