Antigua is located 4,000 miles southwest from the UK. It is one island of two that make up the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Famous for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald sea and ringed by coral reefs, Antigua is beautiful, historic, and relaxing island life.
So, there’s an airport in Antigua?
The only international airport on the island is VC Bird, near the capital city of St. John’s. They operate a 24/7 service for private charter jet and helicopter flights, making it popular among VIP clientele.
What to do in Antigua
Antigua and Barbuda are the two main islands of the nation, 35 smaller islands complete the country. Colonised by English settlers in 1632, Antigua and Barbuda is 171 square miles (442 square kilometres), making it smaller than the Isle of Man.
There is very little change in seasonal temperatures. The tropical maritime climate offers plenty of opportunities to sail the entire island and visit the smaller ones, in a single day. Providing you with tropical seas, sandy beaches, colourful towns, and welcoming culture.
The capital city, St. John’s, is colourful and richly engaged. There are historical tours, festivals and cultural tours that will delight and
The Food Is Rich and Spicy.
The national dish of Antigua is Fungie (Foon-Jee) and pepper, which is like Polenta, which is made with cornmeal and served for breakfast. A lot of the dishes are vegetarian friendly, however, like many Caribbean nations, seafood is a big staple here. Mixed with spices and served in hearty portions, the food is a combination of the cultures that make up the island.
The small islands are a buzz with agriculture and rearing herd animals. The food is always fresh, and only certain foods and drinks are imported. With tourism being one of the nation’s biggest industries, it is no wonder that they are the experts at sustainable living and tourism best practices.
Tiny Island, Wonderful Wildlife
Being made up of tiny islands, the range of wildlife has adapted to tropical conditions. On land, you can see wild deer, boars, donkeys, and mongoose. When the seasons change, the migratory birds flock to the island too. But the real wonder is in the sea, from sea turtles to the abundance of life in the famous coral reefs, the wildlife on the island is truly spectacular.
Top Tips for visiting Antigua
The Primary Language Is English
The Queen of England is the official Head of State of Antigua and Barbuda. The primary language is English, so there is no need to worry about there being a language barrier.
Avoid the Hurricanes
Hurricane season in the Caribbean can start in June and often ends in October/November. The best time to visit is between December and April when the temperature isn’t too oppressive, and the season is dry.
For Extra Fire, Try Susie’s Hot Sauce
No trip to Antigua would be complete without trying Susie’s Hot Sauce. This staple of island life is popular among locals and tourists alike, can you take the heat?