RICKETTS & ASSOCIATES (Anguilla) LTD is a consulting firm founded in 1978 and dedicated to the hospitality industry and registered in Anguilla, British West Indies. They have consulted with governments, hotels, villas and various other projects throughout the Caribbean. The firm offers product concept development, pre opening project management, hotel and villa construction management, hotel and villa management, food and beverage management, public relations, sales and marketing in the US, UK, Europe and South America; interior design and planning.
Anguilla has its own regional airport with flights from San Juan, Antigua and other neighboring islands. It is also convenient to reach Anguilla via St. Martin which is only a 20 minute boat ride away. Your Àni concierge will help coordinate your travel arrangements and all transfers from St. Martin and San Juan
From the US
Many airlines fly direct to San Juan from which American Eagle Airlines flies to Anguilla on most days. Our preferred carrier from San Juan is Anguilla Air Express who offers VIP transfer service in San Juan and flies daily to/from Anguilla - your concierge can help arrange
Jet Blue, Continental, and American Airlines fly non-stop to St. Martin (SXM) from New York
USAir flies non-stop to St. Martin from Charlotte and Philadelphia
United Airlines flies non-stop to St. Martin from Washington and Chicago
American Airlines flies non-stop to St. Martin from Miami
Air France flies non-stop to St. Martin from Paris
KLM flies non-stop to St. Martin from Amsterdam
Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly non-stop to Antigua from which you can fly direct to Anguilla on Liat Airlines
In March 2011 British Airlines will begin non-stop service to San Juan, Puerto Rico from which direct flights to Anguilla operate
Anguilla uses the same 120V and outlets as used in the United States. Travelers from the United States can use their appliances without any need for adapters and converters. Travelers from Europe and other destinations should prepare as if visiting the United States. Your concierge can help arrange for any adapters and converters you may require prior to your arrival.
Restaurants almost universally charge 10-15% on your bill as a service charge - depending on the level of service an additional 5-10% is appreciated but optional. A 10 - 20% tip for taxis is appreciated by optional.
There is a 10% service charge inclusive in your rate at all of our villas which is shared by the staff. Additional tipping is optional but appreciated and may be given directly to the staff or to your Concierge with instructions for how you would like the tips to be distributed.
Anguilla's official currency is the EC$, although US Dollars are universally accepted. Essentially all restaurants and stores that cater to visitors are priced in and accept US Dollars Most supermarkets price their products in EC$ but accept US$ as well. The EC$ is pegged to the US Dollar at an exchange rate of 1 US$ = 2.68 EC$