Anguilla - Money & Costs
Money & Costs in AnguillaCurrency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Anguilla caters mainly to wealthy travelers, so if you're looking for luxury you'll have no problem whatsoever testing the limit of your credit card. Pampering yourself at a resort or quality hotel could easily cost US$400 a day.
If you're on a budget, the least you can expect to pay for a room is US$20-30 in summer, slightly more in winter. Decent double rooms with private baths generally start around US$50. Seafood is plentiful but expensive, so allocate at least US$60 or more a day for basic accommodations and simple fare; renting snorkeling equipment or taking horseback rides will bring the total closer to US$100.
Generally hotels, car rental agents and restaurants list prices in US dollars, while grocers and local shops mark prices in EC dollars. However, you can readily use either currency, and most places give a fair rate of exchange. You can change money at Barclays Bank and Scotiabank, both in The Valley. Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted at many (but not all) hotels and moderate to high-end restaurants.
A 15% service charge is added to most restaurant bills, and no further tipping is necessary. An 8% government tax and a 10% service charge is added onto hotel bills.