Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda is an island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean, boasting 365 soft sandy beaches ("one for each day of the year") surrounded by long stretches of coral reef
amid blue crystal clear waters.
At 14 miles long, Antigua (pronounced an-TEE-ga) is the larger of the islands with the capital city, St. John's, a major jumping off point for exploring its tropical beauty as well as strong ties
to English history. The tradition dates back to 1784 when Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua to establish Great Britain's most strategic Caribbean naval base.
Located just southeast of Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda are famed for their
pristine resorts, and -- especially in Barbuda -- pretty-in-pink sandy beaches.
Today, Antigua and Barbuda continue to attract those with a love of the sea, In fact, a half million visitors arrive each year from all over the world to swim, snorkel, dive or fish around its sun-kissed shoreline.
On Antigua, stick to the well-developed beache resorts near St. John along the northwest coast, or do some adventurous exploring along the hilly south coast (near Rendevous Bay) for a quieter and more free-spirited day of fun-in-the-sun!
Meanwhile, on Antigua, stick to the beautiful pink-sand beaches of the southwest coast for a perfect day in paradise....
More about Antigua & Barbuda travel around the Web:
Antigua and Barbuda - The official travel site with a wealth of information on its beaches, best snorkeling & diving sites, plus details on St. John's, English Harbour, related history and fun facts, plus practical weather information, hotel & honeymoon guides, maps & picture galleries.
Hotels & Tourist Association - Extensive directory of member-approved hotels ranging from luxury resorts to family inns with contact details and related links, related restaurant guide, travel tips & advice, and links to more Antigua travel
information, events, news & weather.
Antigua & Barbuda Travel Information - A vivid look at the islands from Lonely Planet featuring photos, maps & facts on top attractions including St. John's, English Harbour, Betty's Hope plantation, Nelson's Dockyard and related weather information, average hotel & restaurant costs, with visitor comments and travel tips.
Antigua & Barbuda - Wikitravel guide with insider tips on the best places to stay with suggested hotels and phone numbers, top shopping spots, restaurants, facts on airlines serving the islands, how to get around and more on major attractions.
barbudaful - A focus on the island of Barbuda with sections on events, shopping, things to do and see with info on the earliest inhabitants, the Ciboney, Arawaks and Caribs. You can find out more about the Frigate bird and Barbuda's amorous pirates.