Antigua and Barbuda
The nation of Antigua and Barbuda is a beach-lover’s paradise.
While small, the two islands proudly boast some of the best beaches in the Caribbean; 365 beaches in fact – one for every day of the year!
Ideal for divers, the sea is teeming with marine life and a treasure trove of reefs and wrecks, making it ideal for those after some sub-aquatic swimming.
The tiny island of Barbuda remains untouched and is positively deserted at times – an iconic desert isle. Far from the resorts and activity on Antigua, Barbuda’s locals are colonies of frigate birds who roam the lonely isle. There are a few guesthouses on the island, but in the most part there is not much here for tourists.
Antigua and Barbuda Essential Information:
Capital: Saint John's
Places of interest: Codrington, English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard
Time Zone: GMT -4
Language: English (primary)
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD). For up-to-date exchange rates see: www.xe.com/ucc
International dialling code: +1268