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Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

Travel to Antigua and Barbuda Required documents: Proof of citizenship (preferably a passport), return/onward ticket and/or proof of funds needed for tourist stay up to 6 months. AIDS test required for university students and others suspected of having HIV virus; Check whether your country's test is accepted. Check Embassy for latest information. Health Yellow fever vaccination is...

Getting Around in Antigua and Barbuda

Air Barbuda: Easily reached by air (taking 10 mins, US$45 return), or (with some difficulty and at a high price, US$150) by boat from St John’s. There are two airports. The main one is just south of Codrington. Carib Aviation will arrange charters and day trips. Return ticket costs US$63, or US$67 if you buy it less than 3 days before departure. The 2nd...

Before Travelling to Antigua and Barbuda

Climate Antigua is a dry island with average rainfall of about 45ins a year and although September-November is considered the rainy season, the showers are usually short. Temperatures range from 73°F to 85°F between winter and summer and the trade winds blow constantly. Antigua has been in the path of several hurricanes since 1995, which was a particularly...

Getting There in Antigua and Barbuda

By Air From Europe: British Airways (T4620876, 3 direct flights a week from London Gatwick, connections with Barbados, Port of Spain and St Lucia), BWIA (2 flights a week from London Heathrow) and Virgin Atlantic (2 flights a week from Gatwick), Condor (1 flight a week direct from Frankfurt), Air France (twice a week from Paris). From North America:...

Climate of Antigua and Barbuda

Mildly tropical - temperatures range between 76 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit Hottest months - August and September Coolest months - January and February Rainy season - summer months Annual rainfall - 42 inches (3.5 inches per month average) Low humidity Year round cooling sea breezes Terrain Antigua - mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands with some...

Entertainment in Antigua

Entertainment in Antigua Cinemas One cinema in Bridgetown (Globe); Vista cinema on south coast, US$4-5, plus a drive-in not far from the south coast. Dances For something less glossy and more Bajan, it might be worth trying one of the dances which are advertised in the Nation newspaper on Friday. People hire a dance hall, charge admission (usually US$2.50), provide a disco, and...

Getting Married in Antigua and Barbuda

Getting Married in Antigua and Barbuda Antigua has consistently been chosen in the top ten of the world's tourist destinations for that special event - getting married! Many hotels specialize in taking the worry away from the happy couple - providing a complete package for both wedding and honeymoon. Some offer special rates for wedding guests. And as far as the environment for that special day...

Tourism Notes, Antigua and Barbuda

Tourism Notes, Antigua and Barbuda Antigua has approximately 2800 hotel rooms. Total tourist arrivals including cruise-ship day-visitors averages over 400,000 visitors per year. Air and other long-stay arrivals and sea (cruise ship) arrivals are approximately equal in number. The island sustained considerable damage from Hurricane Luis (September 1995) but has now fully recovered. Hurricane...

Interesting people stuff

Interesting people stuff Annual births: About 900 Infant mortality: 20 per 1,000 live births (1992) Total births: 13.9 per 1000 persons Fertility: 1.66 children born per woman Death rate: About one person per day Child population (under 15): About 17,000 Aged population (over 65): 4,000 Life expectancy: Male: 71 years Female: 75 years Migration rate: Inflow of 8 net persons per...

Business & Banking, Manufacturing In Antigua and Barbuda

Business & Banking, Manufacturing In Antigua and Barbuda Banks AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL BANK Heritage Quay P. O. Box 1673 St. John's Antigua ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA DEVELOPMENT BANK P. O. Box 1279 St. Mary's Street St. John's Antigua ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA INVESTMENT BANK LIMITED P. O. Box 1679 High Street St. John's Antigua ANTIGUA OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED P. O. Box 1679 High Street St. John's Antigua ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA...

Handicrafts and Pottery - Antigua and Barbuda

Handicrafts and Pottery - Antigua and Barbuda Handicrafts The main shopping area in St. John's is located between Redcliffe Street and Newgate Street; The School for the Blind is located near the Market and exhibits the neat hand work of the disabled. Most of the hotels have a selection of exquisite items carried in various small boutiques and the island women sell inexpensive wraps and sun fashions...

A Night on The Town - Antigua and Barbuda

A Night on The Town - Antigua and Barbuda Though many of the larger hotels on the island offer regular nightly entertainment, which includes Steel-bands Calypso singers, dance combos and fancy floor-shows, we urge you to enjoy an 'Antiguan night on the town'. There are several discos in St. John's, where the modern rhythms are highlighted by young and young at heart dressed to suit the sounds. An...

Tips For Funlovers - Antigua & Barbuda

Tips For Funlovers - Antigua & Barbuda Talk with a child in Antigua or Barbuda. Spend a day at Dickenson Bay. Watch a moonrise at Shirley Heights Lookout. Take a swim at midnight on a full-moon. Drink the local rum in rum punches or your hotel Specials. Rent a car, get a map, and discover Antigua's many secret beaches. Charter a boat and spend a night on an island off Antigua. Spend a full day...

Antigua & Barbuda Today

Antigua & Barbuda Today Antigua and Barbuda sit in the heart of the Caribbean, between Puerto Rico in the North and Barbados in the South. With Barbuda's 1200 inhabitants, the population of both islands is a little over 76,000. Antigua and Barbuda, like many other Caribbean islands, share an history of colonial rule, based on monoculture economies. In February 1967, the islands...

US Tour Operators to visit Antigua and Barbuda

US Tour Operators  to visit Antigua and Barbuda TRAVEL AGENCY CONTACT PERSON ADDRESS TEL. # FAX.# EMAIL ADDRESS/ WEBSITE ADDRESS Air Travel.com Patrick Michaels 17617 Norris Rd., Poolesville, MD 20837 301-349-2940 301-349-2943 pm@airtravel.com www.airtravel.com Alken Tours Shanifa Burnett 1661 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226 718-856-7711 718-282-1152 sherifa@alkentours.com American Airlines Vacations...