When is the best/cheapest time to visit the Valley?
High season in Anguilla and therefore the Valley runs from December through April, which is when the cost of flights and hotel prices will be highest. If you want to save money on your visit to The Valley your best bet is to travel during low or off-season, which is May through August.
Shoulder season, which is usually considered September and November, can also net deals. Just note that some hotels and restaurants close during low and shoulder season so do some research in advance of booking so you’re not disappointed to find out somewhere you wanted to visit or stay is not operational.
Why visit the Valley
The Valley is the capital of Anguilla and the largest of its districts. Going there will put you in close proximity to some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean – if not the world. Think white, powder-soft sand and remarkably blue water that is impossible not to want to dive into immediately. The Valley itself is the administrative hub of the island and where you can get some souvenir shopping done. There are also some artist studios worth checking out such as Cheddie’s Carving Studio, and Savannah Art Gallery, colonial architecture to snap a few photos of, and add a visit to Wallblake House to your itinerary. Wallblake House, built in 1787, is the only surviving plantation house in Anguilla.
But if you’re in Anguilla you’ll likely be spending most of your time on one of the island’s breathtaking white sand beaches, which is also where the major hotels are. Shoal Bay, Rendezvous Bay, and Maundays Bay are particularly beautiful. There are also some good restaurants in the Valley (and all over the island. Da’Vida in particular is worth a stop.