Inhabited by 60,000 people, Antigua and Barbuda is a quintessential coconut regime with a size smaller than Manhattan. The locals like to say that there’s a beach on their island for every day of the annum. Antigua and Barbuda is home to a number of awesome getaways and plenty of laid-back activities. Experiencing consistently scorching weather conditions, crystal clear waters and scores of white-sandy beaches at every turn, these Caribbean islands provide a paradisiacal environment for swimmers, divers, and sailors.
Relaxing on the sun-soaked sand and later cooling off in the clear water at one of the numerous beaches, navigating to Great Bird Island and observing the colourful underwater life onboard a glass-bottomed vessel, or spotting exotic birds at Frigate Bird Sanctuary on Barbuda are just s few of the possible activities on Antigua and Barbuda. Or you could try participating in one of the many water-based sports, strolling around some of the Caribbean’s finest and most lively markets, or seeing off the sunset with a few shots of rum.
Antigua and Barbuda is blessed with a highly enjoyable climate. Sunny, warm and mostly dry, the islands see temperatures that rarely change throughout the year. Most rainfall is experienced between August and October. During this period, the islands are occasionally hit by tropical storms. However, holiday makers shouldn’t worry as these storms usually don’t last long.
Antigua and Barbuda’s highlights include: strolling along the atmospheric English Harbour, visiting the lovely town of St John’s with its West Indian ambience, and checking out the quaint small fishing village of Fig Tree Drive. Accommodation options on Antigua and Barbuda feature inns, guest houses, resorts, intimate hotels and conference centres.
VC Bird International Airport is located just outside St John’s and receives a steady stream of flights from other Caribbean island destinations, Europe and North America. The only other transport option is via cruise ship. Ferries operate frequently between Antigua and Barbuda, making it easy to get from island to island. Taxis are relatively cheap while the local bus network offers more than adequate services.