• ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

WELCOME TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Located in the northern reaches of the Lesser Antilles, the double island nation of Antigua and Barbuda welcomes visitors to its bright and sunny shores for a relaxing island getaway. Whether you are looking to enjoy the beaches or just hide away from the world, Antigua and Barbuda is the place to be.

TOURISM AND CULTURE

We can thank a volcanic eruption for the natural beauty that is Antigua and Barbuda. However, we need to thank the people of the double island nation for creating such a warm and inviting destination. You’ll be able to explore the towns and immerse yourself in the culture just as easily as you can experience the rainforests and oceans around the islands. With almost 100 miles of shoreline and 365 beaches (one for every day!) just on Antigua, it might be hard to ever leave to go explore the neighboring Barbuda, which is known for its stunning coral reefs. In order to protect its truly unique and stunning wildlife and ecosystems, Antigua and Barbuda are at the forefront of many Caribbean green initiatives to make sure that as many people can enjoy the Caribbean region for as long as we can.

GETTING THERE

Once you decide you want to get yourself a flight to Antigua and Barbuda, you should know that your best option is to go through the international airport in St. John’s on Antigua. With plenty of flights direct from other Caribbean islands, U.S.A., Canada, and Europe, getting to the double island nation will be a breeze.

When you realize you want, or maybe even need, to get to Barbuda, you will want to catch the ferry connecting the two islands.

If you’re planning on making a tour through the Caribbean and want to add Antigua to that stop, you can board a cruise to Antigua. You will dock at St. Johns, where you will be able to explore the markets and architecture of the city just as easily as you can enjoy the hundreds of beaches.

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Capital: St. Johns, Antigua
Population: 102,000
Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Religion: Christian – Anglican
National Bird: Frigate Bird
National Flower: Agave karatto
National Dish: Fungie and Pepper: Similar to polenta, but made with cornmeal. Some local peppers help give it a kick.
Motto: “Each endeavoring, all achieving”
The National Flag: The flag has a red background with an inverted triangle taking up the center third. The inverted triangle as a black background with a band of blue in the middle and a white point near the bottom of the flag. Coming out of the blue band there is a seven point sun. The red represents the slavery forefathers, the black represents African heritage, the blue represents hope, the sun with the blue and white together represent the beaches.

ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE

It’s the second dose of Antigua’s Natural Beauty Festival! FRO FEST ! Experience our Beauty Row, Empowerment Chat, Give Aways, FroFest Marketplace, Eats & Treats, Entertainment, Spoken Word, Live Demos on Hair and lots more!

TOURISM UPDATE

Tourism to the West Indies island welcomed a record-breaking 27,301 visitors in April, a 17% increase from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Investment.

Last year was a record year for tourism, and this year is shaping up to be the same. Year-to-date, tourism to Antigua and its sister island Barbuda is up 8.59% with 117,920 visitors.

Antigua’s government signed a memorandum of agreement with global cruise giant Global Port Holdings (GPH) to expand the St. John’s Port facilities, allowing it to handle Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships, as well as modernize it and add new shops, Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez said. GPH will also be investing in a water park.

ATTRACTIONS

Half Moon Bay, Antigua

Stingray City, Antigua

17 Mile Beach, Barbuda

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Antigua

Dickenson Bay, Antigua

St. John’s, Antigua

Devil’s Bridge: Indian Town National Park, Antigua

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Fig Tree Drive

Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda

HOTELS & RESORTS