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About Antigua

Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda beckons with its enchanting beauty, boasting a warm tropical climate, 95 miles of coastline and 365 stunning beaches. With a population of around 100,000, its culture is a vibrant blend of African, British, and Caribbean influences. Comprised of two main islands, Antigua (108 sq mi) and Barbuda (62 sq mi), Antigua and Barbuda is the ideal tropical escape.

Life on the Water

Antigua is the perfect place for water lovers. Visitors can see diverse marine life including turtles, dolphins, stingrays, and even whales during season. Indulge in a private yacht charter around the island while enjoying food and drink on board, or take a more traditional sailing yacht to cruise at sunset. For the thrill seekers, there are plenty of opportunities to jet ski, wakeboard, waterski, e-foil, surf, sub-wing, and even scuba dive at a shipwreck.

For the Adventerous

Adventure awaits in the rolling hills, lush rainforest, and stunning historical sites of Antigua and Barbuda. Avid hikers can explore scenic trails that wind through breathtaking coastal paths and stunning viewpoints, like the famous Shirley Heights lookout in English Harbor. History lovers can explore the many forts, sugar mills, churches, and Nelson’s Dockyard – a historic naval facility and UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as one of the most prominent and well-preserved examples of British colonial naval architecture in the Americas. There are many ways to explore Antigua’s diverse nature – you can horseback ride, ATV through the valleys, see volcanic remains by helicopter, and even by zip-line through the rainforest.

A Food Enthusiasts Paradise

Food enthusiasts can savor a great selection of culinary delights, ranging from local cuisine to five-star oceanfront dining. Antigua is bursting with roadside food stalls that offer unique local staples to enjoy. Our formal dining features the freshest seafood and fish served in the most stunning locations.

Approximately 20 miles north of Antigua, you’ll find its sister isle, Barbuda, famous for its pink sand beach and rustic island charm. Home to diverse wildlife, including the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda is a great destination for nature lovers. On Princess Diana Beach, relish in barefoot five-star dining at Nobu, a renowned international restaurant specializing in high-end Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist.

Antigua and Barbuda also hosts exciting annual events, such as Antigua Sailing Week, Antigua Carnival, and Antigua and Barbuda Restaurant Week, should you wish to plan a trip around these occasions.

The official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) at an exchange rate to the United States Dollar (USD) of USD $1.00 = XCD $2.70. USD is widely accepted on the island.

Antigua and Barbuda is easily accessible from most destinations, offering direct flights, convenient connections, and private jet options from the US, Canada, UK, Europe and the Caribbean.

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