Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda, America

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda, America

Barbuda is an island located in the Eastern Caribbean and together with Antigua Island forms the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Codrington is the major settlement of Barbuda and is home to the higher majority of the population of the island. January and February are the coolest months and July and August are the warmest months that Barbuda enjoyed.


Geography of Barbuda:

Barbuda is geographically positioned between 17°37′ N latitude and 61°48′ W longitude at a highest elevation of 38 meters with an area of 160.56 sq. km. It is located to the north of Antigua, to the west and northwest of Nevis and St. Kitts and to the south of Montserrat and Guadeloupe.


History of Barbuda:

The history of Barbuda dates back to 2400 BC, when the first inhabitants Ciboney settled. Arawak and Carib Indians landed on Barbuda during the second voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1493. After the colonization of Spanish and French, British established a colony in Barbuda in the year 1666.


How to reach Barbuda?

Barbuda Codrington Airport serves the island of Barbuda with scheduled flights to Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, operated by Winair and to Anguilla, Montserrat and Saint Barthelemy, catered by Anguilla Air Services, FlyMontserrat, St Barth Commuter (only charter flights). There is a private air landing strip at Coco Point Lodge which provides charter flights for their guests.

Barbuda Express is a ferry operator between Antigua and Barbuda and ferries are usually docks at River Wharf which can be reachable from the town by walk. Rent a car or taxi or bicycle for local travel.


Food and Shopping in Barbuda:

The prominent shops in Barbuda are:

  • ArtCafe
  • Authentic Barbudan Souvenirs
  • Bus Stop Shop
  • Lil Lincs Plus
  • Nedd’s Supermarket

Tourists can refer the following food corners for traditional and international eateries:

  • Kelcina Sports Bar
  • Lynton’s “To Go”
  • Palm Tree Restaurant
  • Pink Sand Beach Bar and Campsite
  • Portsmouth Snackette and Grill


Things to do in Barbuda:

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Golfing


Places of interest in Barbuda:

Frigate Bird Sanctuary:

Frigate Bird Sanctuary is the major tourist attraction of Barbuda situated in the lagoon of Codrington. It houses around 5,000 frigate birds and 170 species of other birds and reachable by boat only.


Highland House:

Highland House was the house of Codrington family from the 18th century. It is located within the Codrington town.


Indian Cave:

Indian Cave comprises petroglyphs of ancient Amerindian. Locals may help tourists to explore Indian Cave.


Barbuda beaches:

Barbuda is home to many clean and calm beaches that offer different water sport activities like surfing, swimming, diving and fishing for tourists.


Other places of interest in Barbuda are:

  • Barbuda Codrington Airport
  • 17-Mile Beach
  • Low Bay
  • Coco Point
  • Palmetto Point
  • Palaster Reef
  • Martello Tower
  • Highland House
  • Darby’s Cave
  • Garden of Eden


Best time to visit Barbuda:

Except January, February, July and August, remaining months of year will be the ideal to visit Barbuda.


Accommodation options in Barbuda:

Barbuda is an island with full of natural beauties such as striking beaches and bird sanctuary. Other than tourist sites, Barbuda hosts many well facilitated resorts and guest houses that are specially designed to serve overseas tourists. The prominent resorts and guest houses in Barbuda and nearby Antigua Islands are as follows:

  • Lighthouse Bay Resort Hotel
  • Coco Point Lodge
  • North Beach
  • Palm Tree Guest House
  • Barbuda Cottages
  • Bus Stop Guest House
  • Blue Waters Antigua & The Cove Suites
  • Jumby Bay,A Rosewood Resort
  • Siboney Beach Club
  • Trade Winds Hotel
  • Halcyon Cove By Rex Resorts
  • Jolly Beach Resort
  • Cocobay Resort
  • City View Hotel
  • Hawksbill By Rex Resorts


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