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.
Barrymore Beach Club, Runaway Bay, PO Box 1774, on Runaway Bay, 2 miles from St John’s, T4624101, F4624140. Rooms and apartments, clean, comfortable, on 1½ miles of white sand beach. Recommended. Runaway Beach Club, on Runaway Bay, PO Box 874, T268 4624101, F268 4624140, Reservations: 800-695-8284. Friendly, beachfront cabins, 24 rooms or villas, 110V...
The Royal Antiguan Beach & Tennis Resort, 3 miles from St John’s, Deep Bay, P.O. Box 976, T4623733, F4623732, Depressing drive through tatty suburbs, 278 rooms, high rise, comfortable, good facilities but run down, quiet in summer, casino (only slot machines), pool, tennis etc. Further round the coast Hawksbill Beach Resort, 4 miles from St John’s (a US...
Heritage Hotel, Heritage Quay, PO Box 1532, St John’s, T: (268) 462-1247, right by cruise ships. Caters for business travellers, discounts available. In same management group is City View, Newgate Street, PO Box 2692, (1-268) 562-0256. Fax: (1-268) 562-0242, 38 rooms with patios, a/c, kitchen, fridge, cable TV, phone, restaurant and room service, conference...
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Abercombie & Kent
Addrs: Sloane Square House Holbein Place London SW1W 8NS
Tel: 0845 070 0613
Fax: 020 7730 9376
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Tel: 0870 701 1793
Fax: 0870 709 3088
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Some hotels require men to wear slacks (no jeans) and a (polo) shirt with a collar (no t-shirts). Usual practice for tipping is 10% if no service charge has been added. Restaurants ranging in wide variety of prices, locations and dishes.
For a list of restaurants visit Places to eat in Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda Development Bank (ABDB), 27 St Mary's St., Box 1279, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Tel: (268) 462-0838, (268) 462-0839, (268) 462-7429, Facsimile:(268) 462-0839
Antigua Barbuda Investment Bank Ltd. (ABIB):
In May 2000, ABIB acquired the Swiss American National Bank of Antigua Ltd. (SANBank) thus making it the third largest...
US Airways. Air France no longer flies directly into Antigua. Connecting flights can be made in surrounding islands.
At Dickenson Bay
Antigua Village Condo Beach Resort, PO Box 649, St John’s, T268 4622930, F268 4620375, Reservations: 800-695-8284. Studio or beach front 1-2 bedroomed villa, there is a small store for provisions, nothing exciting, watersports.
Sandals Antigua Resort & Spa, PO Box 147, T:1-800-SANDALS, 268 4620267, F268 462413, Reservations: 800-695-...
The Alpha Pharmacy
St. Mary's Street
Lower Market Street
Gore's Drug Store
Market and High Street
All Saints Road
Shopper's Drug Store
High and Temple Street
Antigua is the place to stock up on packaged liquors to take home. You will find the prices much lower than almost anywhere in the Caribbean. A must is the local liquor produce in Antigua, especially the Cavalier Rum.
Buyrite Liquor Store
Lower All Saints Road
Church and Thames Streets
Jay-Bee Duty-Free Liquor Store