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Visit Antigua and Barbuda Island Port of Call in the Caribbean
Above: Port of Antigua and Barbuda Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda are an island nation, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. The islands are part of the Lesser Antilles, a long chain of islands, wrapped around the eastern end of the Caribbean Sea, on the western boundary with the Atlantic Ocean.

Antigua is known to have a deeply indented shoreline with many natural harbors and beaches; Barbuda is known for its very large western harbor.

Capital: Saint John's (Antigua)
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
Size: 100 square miles (259 square km), 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
Population: 68,722
Language: English
Climate: Temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant.
Terrain: Mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas. The highest point on the island is Boggy Peak at 1,318 feet (402 meters).
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Tourism info: Call Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism and Trade (305) 381-6762, (888) 268-4227
Getting there from Miami: Anguilla is located 1,322 miles miles (2,127 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


Discount Code

Bahamas Abaco Island  

Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting Antigua and Barbuda to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.


There is a huge choice of tours in Antigua, from eco tours and snorkeling to land tours, yacht charters and sport fishing. Each tour in Antigua will give you a different way to discover the island.

This sovereign nation state consists of a number of islands, of which Antigua is the largest, and most populated. Barbuda, just north of Antigua is the other main island. The islands have a tropical climate, with fairly constant temperatures year round. The un-inhabited island of Redonda is 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Antigua.

The islands are mostly low-lying, with the highest point being Boggy Peak. The main town is the capital Saint John's on Antigua; Barbuda's largest town is Codrington.

Getting around

Receiving daily international flights, VC Bird Airport is a hub for onward travel to other island destinations, with 3 local small plane operators flying in and out daily. The closest islands are Barbuda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, Nevis, St Martin and Dominica.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available. You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary Anguilla driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

Many hotels offer Internet acces. There are also many internet cafes located around the country particularly in St. John’s, Jolly Harbour and English Harbour.

The departure tax payable by tourists when leaving Antigua is US$ 20.

Check dates and prices for Miami Cruises to Anguilla.

United State diplomatic representation

Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda
610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 311, New York, 10020
Phone: (212) 541-4117
Fax: (212) 757-1607

Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda
25 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 300, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 381-6762
Fax: (305) 381-7908

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Web links

Antigua and Barbuda - Wikipedia
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CIA Factbook --Antigua and Barbuda
The CIA factbook says the dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labor shortage stemming from the lure of higher wages in tourism and construction.

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