Travel to Anguilla is relatively simple. The final leg of the travel will almost certainly come from San Juan or St. Martin. Details can be found on a number of Anguilla travel websites. The Anguilla general information websites provides additional information on flights and local transportation.
Shuttle van service will be provided from the conference hotels to the the conference venue each morning, and back each afternoon, as well as to and from the evening events. Airport pickup will also be arranged for the most popular flights.
February 27, 2006 - March 2, 2006
FC06 has made arrangements for discounted rooms for all conference attendees. In total there are about 60 rooms available, so reserve quickly. If there are no rooms left or if you wish to stay elsewhere, see local listings for other hotels on the island.
All prices are exclusive 10% service and 10% tax. The rates are valid until the cutoff date indicated below; after that date any rooms in the block reservation that have not been held definitively with a credit card will be be released for sale to other customers, and the conference rates will apply only on a space-available basis.
To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly and specify that you are attending the "Financial Cryptography" or "FC06" conference to get the special rates. Reservations by email are preferred (to reduce the chance of spelling errors), but you may want to follow up an initial email reservation by phone or fax rather than send your credit card information by email. Please do not assume that your reservation has been accepted until you receive a confirmation from the hotel!
FC06 has reserved the following hotels for the conference. Please see notes about availability of conference rates.
- Rendezvous Bay Hotel
- Rates, $120/night (
conf. rate available until 27 January 2006)
- Rooms basic but rooms (garden standard), each room has one double and one single bed
- tel: +1 (264) 497-6549
- fax: +1 (264) 497-6026
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- URL http://www.rendezvousbay.com/
Anguilla Great House
- Rate: $190/night, (conf rate available until 15 January 2006)
- island-flavor units on the beach with various bed configurations.
- tel: +1 (264) 497-6061
- fax: +1 (264) 497-6019
- res: +1 (800) 583-9247
- email: email@example.com
- ULR http://www.anguillagreathouse.com/
- Rate: $140/night single, $182/night double, (conf rate available until 15 January 2006)
- somewhat European flavor, minimum 3 nights stay to get this rate more rooms might be available
- tel: +1 (264) 497-6827
- fax: +1 (264) 497-6829
- res: +1 (800) 331-9358
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- URL : http://www.la-sirena.com/
- Rate: one-bedroom studio with kitchenette $190/night, two-bedroom suite with full kitchen $325/night (conf rate available until 15 January 2006)
- modern rooms, all bedrooms have their own full bath, two-bedroom suites have additional half-bath off living room/kitchen
- tel: +1 (264) 497-6603
- tel: +1 (264) 497-6959
- fax: +1 (264) 497-6927
- email: email@example.com
If you are looking for a room in a villa or have rented a villa and are looking for others to share it with, send details to the Local Arrangements Chair (Rafael Hirschfeld) and we will list the information on the conference website. The Anguilla Hotel Association has contacted villa owners to let them know that we are coming, and those who respond indicating that they have a villa available at the time of the conference are listed below.
For luxury alternatives, the understated Malliouhana is recommended over the glitzier (and pricier) Cap Juluca and Cuisinart (although some may prefer the glitz).
For "budget" alternatives, the Hotel Association recommends Lloyd's Bed & Breakfast at $75/night and Sydan's Apartments at $90/night. In the past, attendees seeking lower-priced accommodations have stayed at the Pavillion and at Willy's Inn.
Accommodations at the east end of the island (e.g., Shoal Bay) are not specifically recommended because they are rather far from the conference site. If you do decide to stay there, be prepared to spend considerable time going back and forth.
The following properties have replied to the Anguilla Hotel Association indicating that they have accommodations available at the time of the conference: Crocusbay Inn (www.crocusbayinn.com, firstname.lastname@example.org), Splash Villa (www.splash.ai), Arawak Beach Inn (www.arawakbeach.com), and Eden House Villa (www.edenhousevilla.com).
Travel Visa Information
All conference delegates should be advised of the visa restriction for both Dutch and French St. Maarten as well as Anguilla.
Travel Documents: You'll Need a valid passport (with at least 6 months before expiration) 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.
Green card holders must have a valid green card and valid passport from their country of origin.
Nationals 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, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire
Nationals 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.
New Passport Regulations...
The U.S. has recently issued a statement to the effect that U.S. Citizens will be required to carry a passport when traveling to the Caribbean including Anguilla. They will be required to show their passport upon their return to the U.S.. Read more about it by clicking here; Once there, click on the links to the left of that page pertaining to passports.
Press Release from the Governor's Office
The French authorities have informed the Government of Anguilla that, in order to meet new French immigration requirements, all travelers to French St Martin will have to carry a valid, current passport as from 1 July 2005. Anguillians with either an Anguillian British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) passport (commonly known as an Anguillian passport) or a British Citizen passport will be able to travel without a French visa. But other nationals may be subject to existing French immigration regulations and should, if they are uncertain, check with the French Embassy in St Lucia whether they will need a French visa.
The French authorities have said that they will insist that all travelers must carry a valid, current passport for entry into French St Martin as from 1 July 2005. This rules out the use of Permanent Residence or Belongership cards or any other form of personal identification such as Temporary Travel Permits, which may have been accepted before. The French authorities also state that US Citizens will have to carry a current, valid passport if they wish to enter French St Martin.
The French authorities have agreed that Anguillians travelling on an Anguillian BOTC passport (commonly known as an Anguillian passport) will not/not require a French visa to enter French St Martin. However, Anguillian BOTC passport holders will continue to have to obtain a French visa to enter metropolitan France and the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Barts as before. British Citizen and other European Union passport holders do not require a visa to travel to the European Union or the French Caribbean islands.
The French authorities have said that they will also insist that foreign nationals residing in Anguilla must obtain a visa to travel to French St Martin if they would normally have to have a visa to enter France and the other French Caribbean islands. Citizens of most Caribbean islands, Belize, and Guyana amongst others may therefore have to obtain a French visa if they wish to travel to French St Martin. Foreign residents in Anguilla who travel on a foreign passport other than a British Citizen or BOTC (Anguillian) passport, should, if necessary, check the French visa requirements for citizens of their nationality with the French Embassy in St Lucia (telno: 1 758 455 6060), which will issue the necessary visas.
The French authorities plan to enforce these requirements as from 1 July 2005. The Government of Anguilla is seeking an extension to this deadline but the French authorities may insist on it.
The French authorities have also indicated that there may be other requirements, on which the Government of Anguilla has sought further, urgent clarification. The Government of Anguilla will work actively to protect the close relationship that has long existed between Anguilla and St Martin.
24 May 2005
Customs and Immigration:
Each visitor is allowed to bring in food for their own consumption, plus one bottle of spirits, duty free.
Arriving By Private Boat:
When arriving by private boat, passengers must clear Customs and Immigration located at Blowing Point or at Road Bay (VHF Channel 16).
Plan ahead. At least six months prior to your arrival on the island contact the Agricultural Department at 264-497-2615 or the island veterinarian at 264-497-4600. Only certain pets are allowed on Anguilla. Remember to check with your hotel, villa, or guesthouse and ask if pets are permitted prior to your departure.
For information on relocation to the island of Anguilla contact the Immigration Department at 264-497-2451.