Places to Visit in Antigua and Barbuda, America

Places to Visit in Antigua and Barbuda, America

Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island country geographically positioned between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean at 17°7′ N 61°51′ W.  It is made up of two major islands Antigua and Barbuda and many smaller islands such as Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden, Great Bird, Redonda and York Islands. Saint John’s is the capital and largest city and East Caribbean Dollar is the currency of the country.


Geography of Antigua and Barbuda:

Antigua and Barbuda islands are few miles away with each other, located in the centre of the Leeward Islands Archipelago. The country of Antigua and Barbuda has a total area of 440 sq. km. There are many beaches surrounding Antigua and Barbuda, so it is nicknamed ‘Land of 365 Beaches’.


History of Antigua and Barbuda:

Antigua and Barbuda were earlier parts of the British Leeward Islands of British West Indies and gained independence on 1st November 1981 and later both these islands were formed as a separate country by the unification.


How to reach Antigua and Barbuda?

V.C. Bird International Airport is the most important airport of Antigua and Barbuda located on the outskirts of St John’s in Antigua with scheduled flights to Canada, United States, and Europe and nearby Caribbean islands. LIAT is the major air operator serving VCBIA and other airlines include Air Canada, American Airlines and British Airways.

Boat services are catered by Boat Caribbean and Windward Islands to neighboring and nearby islands.

Taxis and buses are common and car can be rented from Tropical Car Rentals and Antigua-rentacar.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Antigua and Barbuda:

The population of Antigua and Barbuda covers the people of West African, Madeiran and British descent. Antiguan Creole is a local language and English is the official language. The capital city Saint John’s houses most of the big shopping centres and famous food corners.


Places of interest in and around Antigua and Barbuda:


Northwest Coast:

Northwest Coast is the major tourist location known for Dickenson Bay and Runaway Bay. Fort Jame and Deep Bay are the two popular beaches in Northwest Coast that are ideal for surfing and swimming.


Half Moon Bay:

Half Moon Bay is on the southeast corner of Antigua Island, now it has been converted into a National Park, is the ideal destination for a family outing. Another good option for family outing is Long Bay which is sited towards the easternmost point of Antigua Island.


Museum of Antigua and Barbuda:

Antigua and Barbuda Museum is a best place to learn on the history of Antigua and Barbuda with library, artifacts and photographs as well.


Other places of interest near Antigua and Barbuda are:

  • Dockyard Museum
  • Bethesda Tamarind Tree
  • Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation
  • Christian Valley Agricultural Station
  • English Harbor
  • Jones Valley Trail
  • Nelsons Dockyard National Park
  • Pot works Reservoir
  • John’s Cathedral
  • Wallings Reservoir


Best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda:

From November to April will be the best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda.


Accommodation options in Antigua and Barbuda:

Antigua and Barbuda is home to plenty of standard and top end hotels and resorts that are specially designed for utmost comfort of the tourists who come from the different countries of the world. List of prominent resorts and villas located in Antigua and Barbuda include:

  • Hermitage Bay
  • The Villas at Sunset Lane
  • Blue Waters Antigua
  • Carlisle Bay Antigua
  • The Inn at English Harbour
  • Cocobay Resort
  • Galley Bay Resort
  • ReefView Apartments
  • Curtain Bluff Resort
  • Nonsuch Bay Resort
  • Siboney Beach Club
  • Verandah Resort & Spa
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
  • James’s Club
  • Sugar Ridge
  • Cocos Hotel Antigua


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