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Hodges Bay Resort & Spa

Hodges Bay was built for every kind of escape.  From the moment you arrive from the airport and enter the Great House for a champagne check-in – the journey to re-frame your idea of modern luxury begins.  Feel the casual, modern, and polished clean bohemian aesthetic. 

Links: http://www.hodgesbay.com/

 

Jumby Bay Resort

 

Links: https://www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/jumby-bay-island/

Touch down in Antigua, jump on board our private yacht and breeze across turquoise seas. In two miles and less than ten minutes you are on your 300-acre island home, one of the most desirable, all-inclusive retreats in the Caribbean.

 

The Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort

The Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort in Antigua is a modern Adult Only, All-Inclusive getaway perfect for couples. The Resort consists of 40 luxury oceanfront, scooters plunge pool suites, designed with comfort, romance, and island living in mind. Each unit comes with a king-sized bed; en suite bathroom with a separate shower and double vanity basins. The suites also feature an elegant wet bar coffee center, along with a seating area perfectly aligned with an outdoor soaking tub and relaxing day beds overlooking the room pool

Links: https://theescapeantigua.com/

Entertainment or Unique Tours: 

Antigua was one of the first nations to legalize, license, and regulate online gambling and is a primary location for the incorporation of online gambling companies

Shopping: 

 

St. John’s where two charming shopping areas, the modern Heritage Quay and historic Redcliffe Quay. For those seeking a bit of retail therapy, duty-free shopping is available in the Heritage Quay, departure details, to purchase duty-free items St. John’s Public Market on the southern edge of the city has folk crafts, colorful tropical fruits, and vegetables, fresh fish and meats as well as a buzzing crowd that make for a lively morning especially on the busiest of days, Saturday.

 

Culture/Events: 

Carnival: The carnival is held annually from the end of July to the first Tuesday in August.

Lime & Dine:

The national dish of Antigua is Fungee and Pepperpot. It is also delicious served with stewed or boiled fish (also called 'fish water') and alongside stewed or curried conch.

 

Beaches:

  • MRC Beach
  • Deep Bay Beach
  • Yepton Beach
  • Gally Bay Beach
  • Eden Beach
  • Hansons Bay Beach

    Water Activities:

    Swimming.Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Sailing, and deep-Sea Fishing.






Getting Around

 

Side of Street Drive-On: Left

Car Rentals: 

Plenty of options around the city such as

expedia.com

rentalcars.com

Avis.com etc

Bike & Scooter Rentals: 

Available with gears

 

Taxis: 

Ample options some of them are:

https://bestantigua.com

https://www.barrytaxi.com/

 

Public Transportation:

Antigua has a decent network of private minivans traveling along the main roads. Buses to the south, northwest, and west leave from the West bus station opposite the Public Market in St John's; buses to the northeast, the east, and southeast leave from the East bus station on Independence Ave.

Accessibility:

Generally speaking, Antigua and Barbuda are not very progressive when it comes to meeting the needs of the disabled. The big resorts usually have rooms has facilities for wheelchair

Getting There:

Airport: Antigua island’s single airport  VC Bird Airport.

Almost all major airlines fly to Antigua which includes Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Caribbean Airlines, Air Canada, WestJet, and JetBlue.

Capital: St. John’s 

Population: 95,882(Revised in 2018)

Area: 281 km2 

Country: Antigua & Barbuda

Religion: Christian

Language: English

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar, United States Dollar (USD)

History: Antigua was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Antigua was a potential for sugar plantation due to which it has been colonized. From 1640-1698 Antigua was conquered by Britishers with slavery.  After a long struggle for independence, in 1968 Antigua became an associated state of the Commonwealth. Later in 1981, it was disassociated from Britain.

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