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.

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...

Communications system of Antigua and Barbuda

Railroads: None remain - there were 64 km (35 mi) 0.760-meter narrow gauge and 13 km (7 mi) 0.610-meter gauge used almost exclusively for handling sugarcane. Most of the rails lie buried beneath roads or have been cut and used as cow-proof entrance barriers to housing developments (How? Well, you dig a trench across the access way, set the rails spaced at...

Agricultural jottings of Antigua and Barbuda

Land in agriculture: 27.27% Agricultural population density: 651.53 persons per sq km Agricultural imports: $35,000,000 Agricultural exports: $1,500,000 Food and animals imported: $27,100,000 Food and animals exported: $1,000,000 ANIMALS: Land in agriculture: 27.27% Agricultural population density: 651.53 persons per sq km Agricultural imports: $35,000,000...

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...

Nick Maley's Island Arts

Yoda Guy' Nick Maley If you like art, movies or both, a visit to the Nick Maley's Island Arts Gallery in Hodges Bay is a must. Besides offering delightful artworks and terrific deals, you may meet international artist, movie make-up wizard, and EMMY nominee Nick Maley, a makeup artist who worked on Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, founded Island Arts. Nick traded his...

Hair Salons in Antigua and Barbuda

Hair Salons in Antigua and Barbuda Bernadette's Beauty Salon & Gift Center Joe Mike's The Cutting Edge Jolly Harbour Glenette's Beauty Salon Redcliffe Street Oasis Beauty Concepts Redcliffe Quay Solange Paradise View Tree House Body Shop English Harbour

Sailing Sports And Fitness center in Antigua and Barbuda

Sailing Sports And Fitness center in  Antigua and Barbuda Sailing sports include wind surfing and para-sailing, deep sea fishing brings in the fisherman's dream of barracuda, blue marlin, wahoo and many other fine catch. Watersports Halcyon Cove Water Sports Halcyon Cove Hotel Dickenson Bay St. John'S Antigua Patrick'S Windsurfing School Rex Halcyon Cove Dickenson Bay St. John'S Antigua Fitness Bbr Sportive Jolly...

Tennis - Golf - Others in Antigua and Barbuda

Tennis - Golf - Others in Antigua and Barbuda These are among the popular sports available at most hotels in Antigua and Barbuda. There are three courses on the island, and temporary guest membership be arranged. Most hotels have their own tennis courts, staffed with a resident tennis pro. The popularity of tennis in Antigua has grown with the inception of the annual tournament which has now been split...

Favorite Beaches in Antigua & Barbuda

Favorite Beaches in Antigua & Barbuda Dickenson Bay Active watersports and boating haven on a long white beach with clear sparking waters. Home berth of the Jolly Roger; location of Antigua Village. Anchorage Hotel, Buccaneer Cove, Siboney Apartments and Halcyon Cove Resort. Five Islands Situated around Hawksbill Hotel are four unspoiled beaches. Jolly Beach A long beautiful beach, shallow...

Places to Eat in Antigua

Places to Eat in Antigua Abracadabra Dockyard Drive English Harbour Antigua Phone: 268-460 2701, 4638084 Admirals Inn Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour PO. Box 713 Phone: 268-460-1027, 460-1153, 460-1534 Antigua Yatch Club Marina Resort & Restaurant Falmouth Harbour website: www.aycmarina.com Phone: 268-460-1797, 460-1444 Bay House Restaurant and Bar Trade Winds Hotel Dickenson...

Islands of Antigua and Neighboring Island States

Islands Off Antigua The boundaries of the nation include many small islets some of which are easily accessible by pleasure boats and organized tours. They are for the most part located on the Atlantic side; whereas some of the islands house privately owned properties, the beaches fall in the same category as those on the main islands of Antigua and Barbuda...

Beyond St. John's, Antigua

Devil's Bridge A natural bridge of strong rock formation - the result of constant lashing of the Atlantic waves against the rocks. Greencastle Megaliths Rocks and smooth stones at the top of Greencastle hill reveal a site of what is believed to have been a spot of worship in pre-Colombian times. An adventurous climb. Indian Creek Archaeological Site: a...

Monks Hill

Monks Hill in the Parish of St. Pauls gives a copious view of the outlying areas of Cobbs Cross, Falmouth, English Harbour, Shirley Heights and Mamora. This area is steeped in the history of battles and conquests, love and betrayal, cove ring the period of the Caribs through their extermination and the rise to glory of the British naval command over the...

St. John's, Antigua

The Court House (Market Street/Long Street/Church Street) Built in 1748-50; damaged by earthquake in 1843 and again in 1974. Previously housed the Supreme Court and the Houses of Parliament. Ebenezer Methodist Church (St. Mary's Street) Erected in 1839, damaged by earthquake in 1843 and 1974; rededicated in 1983. Antigua is known as the father of Methodism...

Clarence House at Shirley Heights

The Nelson's Dockyard National Park consists of all that land situate at and known as Nelson's Dockyard, Clarence House, Shirley Heights, Dows Hill, and all lands adjacent to such lands or in the vicinity thereof as well as all land adjacent to English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour or in the vicinity thereof measuring approximately 15.94 square miles and...