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Post-Hurricane Irma in Anguilla

  • For THE most recent update on Anguilla post-Irma (9:05am on Dec. 11), click here.
  • For up to date Anguilla travel information, including a list of businesses who are open, click here.
  • To help Anguilla post-Hurricane Irma, click here.

How To Help Anguilla Rebuild

Anguilla Relief

Help Restore Anguilla's Power: Appeal From ANGLEC

Update: ANGLEC has received support from the UK and electricity is being restored more rapidly.

It is our wish to restore electricity island-wide by the peak of the tourist season (December 15, 2017). This is essential to minimize the long-term economic impact of Hurricane Irma. Electricity service impacts every aspect of our economy and is vital to secure and maintain employment for the island.

Damage assessment shows that our needs are too great to accomplish full grid restoration in short order - on our own.

ANGLEC is calling for HELP. We need linesmen and journeymen, in addition to equipment (digger derrick trucks, bucket trucks, heavy duty pick up trucks).

    Required Skills
  • Climbing or spiking ability
  • Journeymen/Linesmen - 1 experience level
  • Digger Operators
  • Bucket Truck Operators
  • Persons with the ability to remove transformers, mount and install pole mounted transformers.

Persons will be needed for at least 1 month. Lodging will be organized by ANGLEC and the ATB. Food will be covered by ANGLEC.

If you are able to help, please consider contacting ANGLEC. Getting all of Anguilla re-connected is critical.

For further details, including travel + pay, the scope of work and the initial damage assessment, please contact ANGLEC: Erimel Franklin at 1-264-476-7905.


Tender Loving Care Home for the Elderly, Needs Support!

Tender Loving Care, the labor of love of Founder and Principal Nurse Brenda Hodge, is a vibrant home located in North Valley, Anguilla, offering care for the elderly. It has been serving an important need in the community for the last thirteen years.

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the residence. The thirteen elderly citizens who called this residence home, were forced to temporarily move into the smaller premises of Nurse Brenda’s childhood home in George Hill.

Sunset Homes is mobilizing resources to make a pivotal impact on leading the reconstruction of this home so that its residents can return to their own space within safe and comfortable environs.

Click here for information on how you can help.


Shipping Items

General Relief Items: The BEST way to send the items needed most with zero duties is via Help Anguilla's Amazon Wish List. The shipping address will auto fill and much needed items are being added constantly, so check back often.

Alternatively, and if you already have relief items, this is the recommended address to use as the receiving and shipping channel is secure. (This shipping channel is for PUBLIC goods only.)

c/o Thomas Kelly
attn: APLO Relief Initiative
110 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Email: aplo.newyork@gmail.com


School Supplies: For the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School are being collected by Vanessa Croft. Please see her two Amazon Wish Lists here and here. Mailing address is...

Vanessa Croft Thompson
C/O Anderson Gumbs
1808 Miami Road
Apt #3
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


To send items to specific friends/family, Tropical Shipping has been recommended by many friends of Anguilla in the US.

Tropical has several ports to ship from, including one in New Jersey and one in Florida (one in Florida leaves on Thursdays). They guarantee that you can ship through them to an individual on Anguilla, even to a PO box without a street.

For an idea of shipping costs for a generator, for example, one good friend in The States reports $112.00 to ship aboard Tropical.

Shipments MUST be booked in advance and MUST include the person's name, address and telephone. Visit Tropical's site here for contact info/details (recommend calling).



Top up friends' phones in Anguilla: click here for instructions


Animals of Anguilla: To help the animals of Anguilla, please donate to AARF. Operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, AARF is Anguilla's only animal shelter. They take in and rehabilitate abandoned cats and dogs and have housed many pets during and post Irma. They are currently in large need of a generator and pet food. No donation is too small. To help, please visit AARF.ai to make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal, or send a check to...

c/o Debbie Tabor
9715 Dahlia Avenue
Plan Beach Gardens, FL 33410


AXA Cares Food Bank: Christmas For The Children of Anguilla

Update: Deadline to ship has passed.

With the support of several volunteers of the AXA Cares Food Bank (who annually collects presents for the children of Anguilla), Rebecca Taillon (president of AARF) is asking for donations of Christmas presents for the children of Anguilla. Please consider participating, as I’m sure the number of families reaching out to the food bank for support will increase this year due to the current unemployment situation cause by Irma.

Jim and Rebecca are temporarily in Florida, recovering from injuries Jim sustained in Irma. Rebecca will be receiving the donated goods in Florida, then will consolidate shipments to Anguilla. Folks on island are working on getting permission to accept all donations duty-free.

To aid in the consolidation process, please use USPS LARGE “Priority Mail Flat Rate” boxes (the current postage rate is around $19).

On the outside of the box, please denote:
1. Male or Female
2. Age group (infant, 3-5, 6-10, 11-15)

What you decide to shop for and put in the boxes is up to you - please limit the value of the contents to no more than US$25 per box. Please don’t wrap your contents - we'll wrap the USPS box once it gets to Anguilla.

A few helpful tips, please:
* No candy, due to melting/going rancid prior to the holiday
* If you gift something that requires batteries, please include at least 2 extra sets of the batteries
* No electronics, due to Anglec’s current limitations
* No clothing or shoes, since we don’t know specific sizes of the needy children

A little (less than $25 spent per box in the photo below) can go a long way...

rebecca taillon christmas

rebecca taillon christmas


For more details, contact Rebecca here.


Fundraisers for Individuals, Institutions, Businesses & Their Employees

NOTE: If you are an individual who has a business and/or lives in Anguilla and who has a fundraising platform, please comment below and I will add your link to this webpage.


Help Anguilla Rise!
Join Chef Marc Forgione & Friends For a Caribbean BBQ in NYC

Update: This event took place Oct. 15. A smashing success, the fundraiser pulled in over $70,000 for the Anguilla Foundation. A huge thank you goes out to Chef Marc and all who attended to support and show their love for Anguilla. Click here for photos of the fundraiser.

help anguilla rise fundraiser

Join Chef Marc Forgione on Sunday, October 15th for a Caribbean BBQ to help rebuild Anguilla

marc forgione anguilla rise fundraiser

Chef Marc Forgione will be serving up his favorite food and drinks from Anguilla including, chicken, ribs, grilled lobster, Johnny Cakes and RUM PUNCH.

100% of proceeds will be going to The Anguilla Foundation, providing emergency relief to those Anguillians impacted by Hurricane Irma who are unable to access food and water, rebuild their damaged or destroyed homes, or replace the most essential belongings.

british dependency at anguilla rise fundraiser

Musical Guest from Anguilla: Ishmael Levi of British Dependency

Live and Silent Auction featuring unique dinner experiences, villa rentals, and more!

  • Date: Sunday, October 15th
  • Time: Noon-4pm
  • Location: Restaurant Marc Forgione, 134 Reade Street

Update: This event already took place.


The Help Anguilla Rebuild Now Fund

Since Hurricane Irma devastated Anguilla on Sept. 6, the outpouring of support has been deeply moving. The community on-island and abroad have sprung into action, repairing, setting up funds and flying in relief supplies. The spirit that defines our island has shone bright in the face of dire circumstances.


sandy ground hurricane anguilla


I am blown away by the generosity and love for the island that is so near and dear to all of our hearts. Our Help Anguilla Rebuild Now fund has raised $75,000.00 USD. Thank you for all of your kindness and support in helping to rebuild Anguilla.


The funds we raised are now being wired to the LOCAL Anguilla Red Cross. The Anguilla Red Cross has been distributing aid from the UK and DFiD to the most needy and are now developing a cash program for the most vulnerable in Anguilla.


red cross anguilla


Supermarkets are stocked with food, water and supplies. The funds we have raised will be transferred into vouchers to purchase food, water, rebuilding materials and medication (discussions with Van Roy Hodge, Director of the Anguilla Red Cross, show that insulin is badly needed and will continue to be a large need). Updates to come via newsletter as the program gets underway.


A huge thank you to Kendall R. Coleman, Jr. (CPA, CGMA, CCA). A Partner of CST Group with professional auditing experience, he has kindly volunteered to audit the account. All funds in, all funds out and how they are being used will be shared here.


sandy island anguilla
Photo: Sandy Island


To bring the entire island back to where it was pre-Irma will be a long-term effort.


If you are planning to visit Anguilla this winter, recovery has been proceeding at an encouraging pace. There will be a season.

  • Internet and power is being restored.
  • Roads and beaches have been cleared.
  • Gas stations, banks, grocery stores and car rentals are open.
  • Hotels & villas have announced re-opening dates and restaurants have begun to re-open.
  • Trans Anguilla is flying into Anguilla daily from St. Kitts and Seaborne is resuming flights into Anguilla via San Juan.
  • Anguilla has announced that it is expanding its runway to 6,000 feet and will be building a brand NEW terminal at Blowing Point.
  • The Anguilla Tourist Board is developing a Voluntourism program.

Click here for the most up to date travel information. (This page will be maintained as information is released.)


It will, of course, take many months to rebuild all of what was. The economy will take a hit with many big hotels (who employ a large percentage of the population) needing months to repair. For more ways to help Anguilla, click here.


ceblue anguilla
Photo: CéBlue


From all of Anguilla, thank you for your help as we rebuild. It is a long road, but together, we will get there.


With all of our love,



For the Hurricane Irma report, keep reading below.

For a list of businesses that are open & travel information, click here.

For news on St. Maarten and Princess Juliana Airport, click here.

For more ways to help Anguilla, click here.

For most recent update, click here.

22 years after devastating Hurricane Luis hit Anguilla on Sept. 5 1995, Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda and later St. Barth, St. Martin and Anguilla as a Category 5 with 185 mph winds on Sept. 6 2017. Hurricane Irma is on record as one of the most powerful and catastrophic storms in history.

Anguilla Beaches' incredible staffer Louise sent in this video before the storm arrived on Sept. 5 2017...

And family friend Mike sent in this harrowing footage as Hurricane Irma's catastrophic winds set in around 8am on Sept. 6 2017...

Anguilla was not given a moment of calm. The eye did not pass over the island. Instead, Irma's powerful eye wall battered our island.

Below are updates as Anguilla rebuilds in Irma's wake. This page will continue to be kept up to date.


Updates on Aftermath in Anguilla (Most Recent To Top)


Update - Dec. 11 @9:05am EST

  • UPDATE from ANGLEC: Power at 75%. Spanish Town (South Hill), Back Street (South Hill- partial), Little Harbour to Blowing Point, Lockrum have been restored. Full update with further restoration times here.
  • UPDATE from FLOW: Landline, Internet and FLOW TV have been restored to a number of areas including The Valley, Sandy Hill & Long Path. Full update here.
  • Carimar Beach Club receives award from Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association for all of their hard work and dedication through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. So well deserved, a HUGE thank you to Carimar! Post here.
  • Veya's NEW lunch menu to start Dec. 18 (dinner resumes on this day too). Menu here.
  • Picante re-opens Dec. 13
  • Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa joins Sunset Homes to commit significant resources to renovate Tender Loving Care Home. Update here.

SPECIAL FESTIVE RATE at Spyglass Hill Villa, Dec. 30 - Jan. 6. To enquire, email: info@spyglasshillanguilla.com

Anguilla villa, Spyglass Hill villa


Progress at Garvey's


After a hectic couple of weeks we have made further progress with the repairs and rainproofing of the concrete building. Check out the before pictures and please click on the brief video update from JC Recreational Centre Founder, Louis Price.

Click here to help Louis Price continue to rebuild.


NEW, fabulous Anguilla Lover Collection of mugs, cups, mugs and flasks by Vanessa Croft


Saturday night is Burger Night at Tasty's


Artisan is looking as delicious as ever!


To help rebuild Anguilla, click here.



Update - Dec. 6 @10:30am EST

  • RE the £60 million for infrastructure recovery projects, the Chief Minister has stated that the reconstruction of Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School and Blowing Point Port are two of the top priorities. Update here.
  • ANGLEC currently working on Lower South Hill (in the areas of Anguilla Trading, SDA Church), West End (in the areas of Hughes Medical Center, Cove Castles, End of West End Rd.), Blowing Point, Long Bay, Rendezvous West, Barnes Bay (Cap Juluca Rd.). Update here.
  • Four Seasons Anguilla pushing for a President's Day opening. Article here.
  • Trattoria Tramonto re-opens Dec. 22
  • Irie Life is OPEN - in Sandy Ground location
  • Tropical Sunset is OPEN
  • Calypso Charters extends $100 roundtrip AXASTRONG special! Details here.

Excellent specials at Nails R Hair

specials at nails r hair


da'Vida puts on the finishing touches


Artisan is BACK!


Great news from Simone Connor of Sandy Island


Happening Dec. 9 -- Welcome Back Scramble at CuisinArt Golf Course

welcome back scramble cuisinart golf course


Happening Dec. 9 -- Valley Street Festival!

Happening Dec. 9 -- FREE Mermaiding for kids at Sandy Ground

anguilla mermaiding sandy ground


Shoal Bay Villas soon to be fully air conditioned again


The latest from Limin' Boutique...

For every Footprint you left in the beautiful Anguilla Beaches, create a memory you can wear & cherish.

limin boutique sand jewelry

Delivered to your address of choice! Contact: Liminboutique@anguillanet.com or Message Us


Rendezvous Blues from Garvey's Sunshine Shack



Update - Dec. 2 @1pm EST

  • UK has agreed to provide Anguilla with £60 million of grant support to build back our infrastructure damaged or destroyed by Irma. Update here.
  • Update from ANGLEC: All sections of the island are either complete or under construction. All teams are working in West End. Power is at 72%. Update here.
  • Le Bon Pain to re-open Dec. 8
  • NEW - every TUESDAY NIGHT at ELVIS' = DJ Sugar!
  • Update from Venus Spa @CuisinArt: The construction team continues to work very hard and has re-evaluated the scope of work still necessary to repair and rebuild the spa. Re-opening will be in January. Updates to come.
  • Update from Geraud: Due to financial constraints, the shop in South Hill will not be re-opening. In the meantime, catering is still available. Click here for a note from Geraud and for Christmas catering menu.

SeaSpray Boutique is OPEN with beautiful hand-painted crafts


Tropical Sunset's construction is finished! Opening soon.


NEW Business ALERT: Havana Bar opened yesterday evening! Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 5:30pm until. Drinks only for now. More updates to come!

havana bar anguilla


Amazing news from Sandy Island - they are back! Livin' In The Sun festival to take place Jan. 15-20


Beautiful Shoal Bay West blues & good news from Covecastles


Update from Chief Minister Banks and Governor Foy



Previous Hurricane Irma Updates



Travel Information & Businesses OPEN

A must read on what to expect this tourism season in Anguilla by Neil Freeman of Tranquility Beach, Beaches Edge and Villa Alegria: Click here for the article.

  • SXM & SJU are open for commercial flights. List of SXM & SJU flights courtesy of Carimar Beach Club.
  • Anguilla Air Services offering charters to/from Antigua and St. Kitts, scheduled flights to SXM
  • Seaborne offering scheduled flights to/from SJU
  • Trans Anguilla offering charters and scheduled flights to St. Kitts, Nevis and Statia for $100-200. Book online here.
  • Anguilla to expand its runway to 6,000 feet to accomodate 737s and to build NEW Blowing Point terminal.


    Public ferry service has resumed between Marigot and Anguilla Monday-Sunday. Fare is $20/person. See schedule below.

    post irma anguilla ferry schedule


  • Calypso has resumed SXM-AXA service. Full schedule and details below (last boat leaves SXM at 5pm).
  • calypso new schedule post hurricane irma anguilla
    (click to expand)

  • Funtime has resumed SXM-AXA service. Details here.
  • GB Express has resumed SXM-AXA service. Details below.
      From Anguilla:
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11:00 AM
    • 12:30 PM
    • 3:15 PM
      From St. Maarten (Dutch Side):
    • 10:00 AM
    • 11:30 AM
    • 2:30 PM
    • 4:00 PM

    Departure times may be altered during the Autumn/ Winter season. Updates would be provided in advance.

    • Ferry price is US $55.00 per person
    • Reservations are not required but strongly suggested. Reserve online www.gbferries.com, via phone (264) 584-6205 or (264) 235-6205 or via email afscs@anguillanet.com
  • Link Ferry has resumed SXM-AXA service.
      From Anguilla
    • 8:00am
    • 10:30
    • 12:15
    • 2:30
      From St. Maarten
    • 8:45am
    • 11:10am
    • 1:45pm
    • 3:30pm

    Boats are daily.

    • The ferry will cost US$35 per person one way and $60 round trip.
    • Kids will be $20 one way and $40 round trip.
    • Contact: 264-772-4901 729-5235 or 729-9623.
  • Kenroy Herbert of Leviticus has been organizing island-wide clean ups
  • Roads are clear of debris, etc.
  • Anguilla Tourist Board has been cleaning Anguilla's beaches and will be announcing a Voluntourism program
    OPEN Hotels & Villas
  • Bella Vista
  • Blue Waters
  • Carimar officially re-opens Dec. 21. Accepting guests who need a place to stay through Oct. & Nov. Soft opening Dec. 1-20 (with special discounted rate).
  • CéBlue to re-open for high season.
  • CuisinArt to re-open Nov. 2018
  • Fountain Anguilla
  • Frangipani's soft opening to coincide with Festive Season. New guests in January.
  • La Vue to re-open end of Dec 2017 / early Jan 2018. Call or Whatsapp 1-264-476-1503 or call 1-264-497-3000
  • Manoah re-opens Nov. 17
  • Paradise Cove
  • The Reef by CuisinArt - re-opens Apr. 10 2018
  • Sandy Hill is open
  • Shoal Bay Villas re-opens Nov. 1
  • Quintessence Boutique Hotel to Jan. 1
  • West End Bay Apartments

  • Arushi Villa
  • Beaches Edge Villa
  • Cerulean Villa
  • Dreamcatcher Villa
  • Grand Outlook Castle
  • Little Butterfly Villa - SPECIAL: 50% of your car rental
  • Moondance Villa - offering summer rates through Summer 2018
  • Sandcastle Pointe
  • Santosha Villa
  • Spyglass Hill Villa - re-opens Dec. 20 with SPECIAL OFFER: Pay for 5 nights and get 2 nights complimentary.
  • Topaz Villa
  • Tranquil Tides Villa - accepting reservations as of Dec. 16
  • Vanessa Croft's Eden House Pool Cottage
  • Villa Abbey
  • Villa Amarilla - 50% off special now through Mar. 1
  • Villa Alegria to re-open in December
  • Villa Kai
  • Zenaida
  • Island Dream Properties has villas available: Tamarind Villa, Patricks Bay, Romeo Villa I and II are ready for occupancy with electricity and the option of WiFi. Tamarind and Romeo Villa I and II are available for Christmas/New Years. More villas coming soon. Contact Jackie Pascher to book: pascherj@islanddreamproperties.com
  • Properties in Paradise has villas available for Festive and Winter Season. Contact: katie@propertiesinparadise.com or +1 (264) 235-2816
  • Leviticus has villas available for Festive and Winter Season. Contact: concierge@leviticuslifestyle.com or 1.264.498.2110
    OPEN Restaurants
  • Andy's
  • Artisan
  • B&D's
  • Ben's Pit Stop
  • Breezes @ The Reef -- Open 11:30am-5pm daily. Dinner to start Dec. 15th from 5-9pm. Closed Mondays. LIVE MUSIC 2-5pm on Saturday. Menu here.
  • Coconuts (lunch daily)
  • Corner Bar
  • Dad's. Live music Friday & Sunday night @7pm.
  • Dolce Vita - lunch and dinner
  • E's Oven
  • English Rose
  • Falcon Nest
  • Fat Cat
  • Ferryboat Inn
  • Flavours (live music and specials on Friday & Saturday)
  • Fruity Web
  • Gizelle's Snack 'n' Lunch
  • Gwen's
  • Hall's Bakery
  • Havana Bar - open Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 5:30pm for drinks. Next to Junie's office in Blowing Point.
  • Hibernia
  • Hungry's
  • Italia @ CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa -- re-opens Dec. 10
  • Jessica's Place
  • Julian's Tropical French Bistro @ Quintessence hotel
  • Johnno's Thurs-Sat. Live music on Sunday afternoon.
  • Kel's Candy
  • Ken's BBQ
  • Le Bon Pain - re-opens Dec. 8
  • Lisa's Restaurant
  • MacDonna's
  • Madeariman
  • Manoah restaurant
  • Mary's Bakery
  • Meze to re-open mid-December
  • Ocean Echo. Omalie 360 live on Sunday afternoons.
  • Picante re-opens Dec. 13
  • Pizza King
  • Roti Hut (NEW location - just across the street, more towards The Valley)
  • Roy's Bayside Grill open Tues.-Sun. from 12pm 'til closing
  • Ruthy's Yum Yum
  • SandBar - open for lunch & dinner daily (closed Sunday & Monday), happy hour 4-6:30pm, live music on Saturday afternoon
  • Sharpy's Shake Shack
  • Straw Hat aiming to re-open for Christmas
  • Tasty's. Open dinner only. Friday $5 specials.
  • The Tea Box
  • Tokyo Bay @ CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa -- re-opens Dec. 10
  • Trattoria Tramonto - to re-open Dec. 22
  • Tropical Sunset
  • Tropical Treats
  • Valley's Roadside BBQ - by the Sandy Ground round about
  • Veya to re-open Dec. 18 - for lunch & dinner
  • Zack's Shwarma
  • Big & Better Private Catering Services and private chef. Info here.
    OPEN Activities
  • Anguilla Tennis Academy
  • Anguilla Watersports - kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding, glass bottom kayaks - equipment rentals & lessons/tours
  • Art Galleries - Savannah Gallery
  • Body & Soul
  • Dungeon Gym
  • Golf Course @ CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa -- re-opens Dec. 10
  • Gotcha! Garfield Sea Tours - charter services
  • Magic City
  • Nature Explorers Anguilla
  • Nails R Hair
  • Shoal Bay Scuba
  • Venus Spa @ CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa -- re-opens in January
  • Yoga @ Dungeon Gym - Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 9am
    OPEN Shops
  • Anguilla Garden Center
  • Big Store (Megasavers) is open - 10am to 6pm.
  • Coral Reef Bookstore
  • Essentials (re-opens opens Nov. 22)
  • Gadget City
  • Irie Life
  • Marie Albert Furniture Store
  • Pampered Pets
  • SeaSpray Boutique
  • Suneel Pharmacy
    OPEN Rental Cars
  • AH&R Car Rental -- (264) 772-4147 or (264) 582-6673
  • Andy's Auto Rentals -- 264-584-7010 / 264-235-7010
  • Arnold - A&D Car Rental -- 264-584-1818 / 264-584-1919
  • Bass Car Rentals -- 264-729-3522 / 264-235-6494 / 264-584-6494
  • D&D Car Rental -- 264-235-7178
  • Highway Rent A Car -- 264-584-8471 / 264-235-6022
  • Island Car Rental
  • Junie's - info@juniescarrental.com
    OPEN Grocery, Bank, etc.
  • Albert Lake's
  • Ashley's
  • Best Buy Long Path 7am-7pm, West End 6am-7pm
  • JW Proctors
  • Merchants Market

  • Grands Vins de France
  • International Wines & Spirits
  • Tropical Distributors

  • Gas Stations by Immigration and in Long Path, Blowing Point (2), The Valley, West End

  • CIBC First Caribbean open from 9am to 12noon
  • NCBA (The Valley) & ATM for NCBA (main branch). Hours: 9am to 5pm at the Main Branch
  • Scotia Bank

  • Digicel & FLOW
  • FedEx (now at the Old Factory)

  • AARF
  • St. Gerard's Church

Most recent Hurricane Irma update here.


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