Welcome to Antigua!
Positioned 62 miles northwest of Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda of the British Leeward Islands are twin paradise islands which offer visitors over 365 beaches, bird sanctuaries, historical buildings and international shopping. Most people come to Antigua and Barbuda for the solitude of the pure white beaches while others know Antigua for its fantastic sailing facilities.
Along with the sun and the sand comes an interesting history of the islands. A variety of museums offer artifacts and insight into the island before and after it was claimed by Europeans. When you get there, hop into a cab and get a tour of the island from one of the natives. Drive along the Fig Tree Drive to experience tropical foliage and banana plantations. Then swing by St. Thomas and peak in the shops that display local crafts and fruits.
Barbuda, which lies 32 miles from its sister island Antigua, is a smaller, less developed island. If you go, be sure to tour the bird sanctuary, home to over 150 tropical species.
Climate: Weather in Antigua the temperatures vary from the mid-70s to the mid-80’s.
Currency: The Eastern Caribbean dollar, but U.S. currency is widely accepted.
Where is Antigua?
For more information to help you plan your trip, contact:
The Tourist Office for Antigua at: http://www.antiguanice.com