Antigua and Barbuda are two (2) Caribbean islands that forms a country. They are part of the West Indies and became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981.
The country advertise themselves to be the “Land of 365 beaches” due to 87 km (54.1 mi) of coastline and consequently, the number of accessible sand spots are numerous.
The main most important economy income of Antigua relies almost exclusively on tourism. While the island is promoted as a luxury Caribbean escape, we opted for an independent travel this time.
Saint John’s is the Capital of the island of Antigua. If you are visiting Antigua on a cruise ship the dock that can accommodate large boats is located in the capital right on the Heritage and Redcliff Quay.
If you are traveling by plane, there is one airport VCBIA (V.C Bird International Airport), on the outskirt of the capital, and it is where everyone will transit if flying in or out of Antigua. The airport has recently been renovated.
The island of Antigua is small, only 280 sq km (108 sq mi), you can reach each part of the island in less than 1 hour by car.
Places to see
While Antigua is rich in colonial history, only a few places can be visited.
What to visit: