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First Timers--Cell phone??

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First Timers--Cell phone??

We will celebrate our 10th anniversary at CP. Traveling from US, leaving two kids with grandparents. Will be have cellphone access in Anguilla to check on the wee-ones back home? Any advice re: getting around the island? Can we rent bikes? What should we absolutely see/do while on the island? We're there for 6 days, 5 nights. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: First Timers--Cell phone??

That depends on your carrier. We were able to use my husbands AT&T iphone without any problems. Mine (verizon) did not work.

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2. Re: First Timers--Cell phone??

We rented from Cable & Wireless ($5/day plus a phone card). More & more people are getting access by talking to their carriers before they leave. We have Verizon which works in SXM but not Anguilla.

Secondly, no on bikes. Anguilla is a long, flat island with essentially one main road running the length (the samller roads to the beaches & villages peel off on the Caribbean and Atlantic sides. There is a lot of development on the island and, consequently, a lot of construction traffic (trucks). I personally think the main road is way too dangerous for bikes for the forseeable future. Cars aren't expensive and are necessary to get to the beaches (33) and the restaurants (nearly 80). It's very spread out.

What to see? Beaches & restaurants.

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3. Re: First Timers--Cell phone??

Cingular works, but it's expensive - about $2 per minute.

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same here verizon is a no AT&T no problems

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5. Re: First Timers--Cell phone??

Any chance ya'll might know if cellphone rental is still available? We would really like to have one but our carrier (Sprint=horrible) doesn't have coverage for our phone type.

Thanks so much,


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Our AT & T worked last November. I agree. No on bikes for sure. Things to see and do are beaches and restaurants. My personal favorite beach is Rendezvous Bay-and if you are there around lunch the Dune Preserve is an excellent choice for lunch. You may also want to have a drink at the Cuisinart bar. Some can't miss restaurants in my opinion are:





Barrel Stay

Straw Hat

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