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.

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

The Museum tells the story of Antigua and Barbuda from its geological birth to political independence with many engaging EXHIBITS. The museum has something for everyone. Enjoy a cool oasis in the middle of St. John's and forget the cares of the world! Not just regaling visitors with Antigua's recent, colonial and post-colonial past, but including fossil and...

The Admiral's house at Nelson's Dockyard

The Admiral's house at Nelson's Dockyard In St. John's, Antigua, West Indies NELSON'S DOCKYARD MUSEUM has been restructured to tell the story of English Harbour and of the people that toiled and sweated in this famous Georgian naval yard. It will also explain the 20th century return of sailing ships and the aims and aspirations of Nelson's Dockyard National Park. A library, with copies of original documents and database of Caribbean...

Antigua Diving & Marine Life

Antigua Diving & Marine Life There are barrier reefs around most of Antigua which are host to lots of colorful fish and underwater plant life. Diving is mostly shallow, up to 60 ft, except below Shirley Heights, where dives are up to 110 ft, or Sunken Rock, with a depth of 122 ft where the cleft rock formation gives the impression of a cave dive. Popular sites are Cades Reef, which...

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...

Quick Tour

Antigua and Barbuda offer you the antidote to stress. Excitement is waiting for a Green Flash at sundown, watching pelicans dive for lunch and dinner in the turquoise waters. It is discovering several of 365 beautiful beaches, or photographing the fish that inhabit the miles of fringing reefs. Excitement is catching an elusive marlin in the deep ocean or a...

Accommodation near the airport in Antigua

Accommodation near the airport in Antigua If you are changing planes and have to stop over, Amaryllis, on Airport Road, PO Box 2624, T(268) 462 8691, F(268) 462 8691, amah...@candw.ag. New in 1998, 22 rooms, comfortable, with Calypso Café formerly in St John’s, good West Indian and seafood in a nice atmosphere. The Airport Hotel, Antigua Beachcomber Hotel, P.O Box 1512, Winthropes Bay, St. John’s,...

Accommodation on Long Island in Antigua

Accommodation on Long Island in Antigua Jumby Bay Resort, P.O. Box 243, Long Island, was purchased by Halfmoon Jamaica and reopened Dec 1999 but refurbishment and expansion continue at the 300-acre property, which will have 68 rooms, 12 2-3 bedroom villas and private cottage, with an infinity swimming pool, spa and tennis. T 268) 462 - 6000, F (268) 462 - 6020, jumb...@jumbybayresort.com

Accommodation In the East Antigua

Accommodation In the East Antigua Long Bay Hotel, PO Box 442, T(268) 463-2005, F(268) 463 - 2439, i...@longbayhotel.com. Open Oct-May, MAP, 18 rooms, 5 cottages, 1 villa, sandy beach, tennis, diving, watersports, family-run. Mango Bay Spa and Resort, St Johns 00000, PO Box W1400, on the water in St Phillips parish, T(268) 460-6646/ (268) 480 - 1111, F(268) 460 – 8400. Sister hotel in...

Accommodation At English Harbour, Antigua

Accommodation At English Harbour, Antigua Admiral’s Inn, PO Box 713, T(268) 460-1027, F4601534, admi...@candw.ag. 14 rooms of varying sizes in restored 17th-century building, very pleasant, transport to the beach, complimentary sunfish and snorkelling equipment, excellent location, good food. Copper and Lumber Store Hotel (restored dockyard building), PO Box 184, T+1 (268) 460-1160 and +1 (268) 460...

Accommodation at Falmouth Harbour In Antigua

Catamaran Hotel and Marina Swimming Pool Falmouth Beach Apartments (same management as Admiral’s Inn), PO Box 713, St John’s, T: (268) 460 - 1027 /(268) 460 - 1094) reservations), F(268) 460 - 1534 . Good value, 23 hillside or beach front studio apartments on or near private beach, very clean, friendly staff, boats and other watersports equipment, all apartments have lovely view of harbour....

Accommodation In the Southwest and Southeast Antigua

Accommodation In the Southwest and Southeast Antigua In the Southwest Jolly Harbour Beach Resort, Marina and Golf Club, PO Box 1793, T1 (268) 462-6042, F1 (268) 462-7703, i...@jolly-yachting.com A/c, rooms, suites, villas on waterfront, plenty of activities, watersports, pool, tennis, squash, golf, shopping centre and restaurants. Jolly Beach Resort & spa, Jolly Beach, P.O.Box W2009, Bolans Village, T268....

Accommodation On the North Coast, Antigua

Accommodation On the North Coast, Antigua Blue Waters, Antigua Beachfront Resort, Soldiers Bay, PO Box 256, T268 4620290, F4620293, UK & Europe Tel: +44 (0) 870 360 1245, USA Tel: 1 - 800 557 6536, Reservations: 800-695-8284, bluewaters@threesixtyhotels.com. 77 rooms and villas on beach, room only or all inclusive, pool, watersports.