Caribbean Tourism

Antigua

Antigua - pronounced An-Tee-ga - is an island set in the Caribbean Sea forming one of the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua's romantic history began with its re-discovery in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named it for the Santa Mara la Antigua Church in Seville, Spain. Antigua, which is partly volcanic and partly coral, is surrounded by superb white sand beaches which are almost entirely reef-protected. An ideal place for swimming, Antigua offers snorkeling and all forms of water sports year round. Escape even further to Barbuda, 25 miles north of Antigua -- chic, remote and short on hotels but long on seabirds. Investigate one or more of 200 underwater wrecks or enjoy the island's wildlife sanctuaries. The rich and famous find Barbuda especially appealing. Antigua's size is 108 square miles, while Barbuda's size is 62 square miles. Antigua's population is 67,000, and Barbuda's is 1,200.

National Motto of Antigua and Barbuda

Each Endeavoring, All Achieving Composed by James H Carrott MBE in 1967 while he was Permanent Secretary in the then Ministry of Trade, Production and Labour, it exhorts all to work for the good of the country and thus foster benefits for the individual.

Major International Organizations of Antigua and Barbuda

United Nations - (joined 11 November 1981) Commonwealth of Nations Caricom Organisation of American States - (joined 1981) Organisation of East Caribbean States Other Orgainisations ACP C, CARICOM, CDB ECLAC FAO G-77, GATT IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU NAM (as observer) OAS, OECS, OPANAL UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO WCL, WHO, WMO...

Economy and Finance of Antigua and Barbuda

Industries: Offshore finance, manufacturing, tourism. Arable land: 18%. Currency: East Caribbean dollar (June 1996): 2.70 = $1 U.S. Fiscal year: 1st April to 31st March Gross domestic product: USD 350 million (1990) real growth rate - 4.2% (est. 1990) Agricultural contribution to GDP - 4.25% expanding output of cotton, fruits, vegetables, and livestock...

People of Antigua and Barbuda

People of Antigua and Barbuda Population Approx 85,632 (July 2009 est.). According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is .69%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 76,000. The population density in 2002 was 152 per sq km (394 per sq mi). Antigua - St. John's - The majority of the populace resides on the island of Antigua. It was estimated by the...

Grocery Stores in Antigua and Barbuda

Grocery Stores in Antigua and Barbuda At-The-Hill Superette Dickenson Bay area Bailey's Supermarket Falmouth IGA Supermarket Long Street Carib Marine English Harbour The Epicurean Supermarket & Deli Friar Hill Road, Jolly Harbour Hutchinson's Supermarket Old Parham Road O'Beez Plaza Factory Road Stanmar Supermarket Market Square

Education and Literacy of Antigua and Barbuda

Literacy (1990) Male: 90% Female: 88% Compulsory education From age 5 t16 Expenditure about 2.5% of Gross National Product about 15% of government budget Daily newspapers 2 - politically oriented (PO) and 1 - neutral (N) The Antigua Sun - Weekly - Thursdays - Neutral The Observer - Daily - Political The Outlet - Daily - Political Museums and Historic...

Antigua and Barbuda Political System

Antigua's democracy is based on the British parliamentary system consisting of a House of Representatives with 17 members elected by universal adult franchise, and a Senate consisting of nominees based on a system that guarantees that the government of the day has a majority. A ministerial system provides for day-to-day administration with a Cabinet of...

Car and Bike Rentals in Antigua and Barbuda

Car and Bike Rentals in Antigua and Barbuda Budget Rent-A-Car Powells Estate, Nelson's Dockyard Jolly Harbour Capital Rentals and Tours High Street Avis Rent-a-Car St. John's Dion's Rent-A-Car Jolly Harbour Hertz Rent-A-Car All Saints Road Jolly Harbour Dollar Rent-A-Car Factory Road Jonas Rent-A-Car Factory Road Matthew's Car Rental All Saints Road National Car Rental Fort Road Prince's Rent-A-Car...

Scuba diving in Antigua and Barbuda

Scuba diving in Antigua and Barbuda Both Antigua and Barbuda is the delight of the underwater enthusiast, as the reefs harbor myriad's of colorful fish, and the deeps offer a crystal clear paradise for viewing or spear fishing. There are barrier reefs around most of Antigua which are host to lots of colourful fish and underwater plant life. Diving is mostly shallow, up to 60 ft, except below...

Dive centres in Antigua and Barbuda

Dive centres In Antigua and Barbuda Dive shops are located nearly all round the island and include Big John's Dive Antigua Learn to Scuba Dive in only one day. Exciting! Exhilarating! A chance of a lifetime to explore inner space! Come dive with "BIG JOHN", and the CREW and Antigua's longest established, most experienced dive operation with over 27 years of diving experience, including 22...

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Antigua Charter Yacht Show The Yacht Show is organised and operated by V.E.B. Nicholson & Sons (Antigua Ltd). It takes place at Nelson's Dockyard and Falmouth Harbour during the first week of December each year. 1998 will be the 37th year Nicholsons has invited agents from all over the world to inspect large charter yachts. Most yachts have sailed from North America and Europe...

Antigua and Barbuda Yachting Calendar

Antigua and Barbuda Yachting Calendar The coasts of Antigua and those of the sister island of Barbuda are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and many harbors for exploration. Easily a week could be spent cruising around these picturesque Caribbean islands. Barbuda has shell laden beaches, so long they dip below the horizon! The sister island of Barbuda has shell...

Antigua Race Week

Antigua Race Week This local sailing week has evolved into an international event attracting competitors from all over the world. Thousands flock to enjoy the party atmosphere and the non-stop social scene. The boats involved are packed with Olympic and round the world sailors so it’s a chance to compete against the cream of the crop. 10 days of racing and partying are what...

Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and many harbours for exploration. Easily a week could be spent cruising around this picturesque island of the Caribbean. The sister island of Barbuda has shell laden beaches so long that they dip below the horizon. There is also the Antigua charter Yacht show that is...

Markets and malls in Antigua and Barbuda

The following are the shopping malls and markets in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda Jolly Harbour Shopping Centre Jolly Harbour Box 1793, , Antigua & Barbuda Phone: (268) 463-8830 N P Management Heritage Quay Antigua & Barbuda Phone: (268) 462-2776 West Mall Limited American Rd.,Box 271, St Johns, Antigua & Barbuda Phone: (268) 462-4870 Woods...