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About Antigua & Barbuda


Antigua enjoys a beautiful tropical climate with an annual range of only about 5 degrees, cooling trade winds & a low rainfall – so it’s a superb place to stay.

Antigua boasts 365 beaches, 1 for each day of the year, as the coastline is so indented by inlets, coves & natural harbours. Sandy beaches with unbelievably turquoise water invite you to swim & snorkel, sunbathe & canoe. Sunset boat trips, ecological ones or sailing to other Caribbean Islands can all be arranged easily for you.

1981 brought independence to Antigua & Barbuda but English Harbour is a National Park & retains 200 years of history - don’t miss the fun nearby at the old fort of Shirley Heights each Sunday. Enjoy the West Indian way of life : gingerbread houses, food & drink, language, steel band, calypso & reggae, festivals, carnival & cricket.

Nearly half the population live in the capital of St John’s, a busy port town that has retained its West Indian character. Apart from the administrative & shopping amenities of any capital, there is an excellent museum, a dominant historic twin-spired cathedral, colourful markets, bus stations & ferry to Barbuda.


A sea-lovers paradise lies especially to the North of Antigua – the sister island of Barbuda & 1 of the least visited places in the Eastern Caribbean. If you want adventure, explore its extensive reefs & diving opportunities on over 50 wrecks, swim, snorkel & fish. If you want to totally relax, there’s an 11 mile pink sand beach, prehistoric caves & an extensive frigate bird colony.

As a world – renowned tourist area there are major international events in the English Harbour locality:-


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