Anguilla is a small island in the northern Leeward Islands, just 16 miles long and 3 miles wide. With such a small land area and a modest amount of yearly visitors, there is little justification for a public bus service.
Since Anguilla is so small, travelers are never far away from any of the island's beaches and restaurants. Guests can choose from several options when they do need to travel around the island.
Although it is not public transportation, there is one bus service on the island that can be rented by groups of travelers. Harry's Taxi and Tour Bus Service (264-497-4336) charters buses that can hold anywhere from 15 to 45 passengers for day tours and excursions.
Vacationers who will be doing a limited amount of traveling around the island can utilize the government regulated taxi services. Rates are based on two passengers, and splitting the cost of the fare can help to save money. Taxi fares can quickly add up, however, and travelers who will be traveling frequently in Anguilla are recommended to secure a rental car from one of the many agencies on the island. Drivers need a temporary local license, and driving is done on the left hand side of the road.
Scooters and bikes are good options for independent and athletic travelers. Anguilla does not have the hilly terrain that many of the Caribbean islands do, making it more suitable for two-wheel travel. Travelers on bikes and mopeds must exercise caution if on the road, but letting the salty ocean air whisk by as you travel from beach to beach can be an exhilarating and memorable experience.
Travelers should not be put off by the lack of buses in Anguilla, as there are a number of other good ways to travel from place to place.
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