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About Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Found at the point where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, these two islands are stunning vacation destinations.

From the beautiful sandy beaches to the cultural and historical hotspots of the picturesque island group, Antigua and Barbuda is the place for a dream vacation. Choose from the thousands of rental homes available on FlipKey, from beach cabins to private estates, and enjoy a tropical escape you’ll never forget.

About Antigua and Barbuda

A getaway in Antigua and Barbuda offers the perfect combination of crystal blue waters, historic forts and colorful villages.

It first became established as a hideaway for the British Royal Navy in 1784, and you can still see elements of this history today. The English Harbour was the site of Nelson’s dockyard during Britain’s golden age of naval supremacy. Now, the islands have blossomed into a paradise for those seeking rest and relaxation.

Antigua and Barbuda boasts a tropical climate. December to March is when the weather is the coolest, but even then, it’s still very pleasant. It’s mostly dry all year round but there can be tropical storms and rain showers at times.

What to do in Antigua and Barbuda

The islands feature a wealth of pursuits for you to enjoy. Whether you’re searching for beach activities, nature or nightlife, you’ll find something to keep you occupied. Half Moon Bay offers snorkeling and bodysurfing, but there’s always time for sunbathing, too.

If you want to see the local wildlife, head to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. See one of the world’s largest colonies of frigate birds. You can only visit the lagoon from Codrington jetty via sea taxi, so make sure you book in advance.

To explore the history of the islands, be sure to visit the national museum in St John’s, the capital of Antigua and Barbuda. You’ll discover all sorts of exhibits that tell you the story of the islands from the indigenous people to British colonial times.

The delicious cuisine on the islands is highly satisfying. Le Bistro offers tasty French dishes. From lobster to duck, the fine dining is impeccable and booking is essential. Alternatively, enjoy a seafood platter at Papa Zouk. Found in St. John’s, this culinary delight is an eclectic feast for the eyes.

Top travel tips for Antigua and Barbuda

Travel to the islands via V.C Bird International Airport, close to St. John’s on Antigua. From here, you can easily travel to your hotel via bus, taxi or car. If you’re traveling to Barbuda, get a boat to the island. 

The currency of the country is East Caribbean Dollars.

If you‘re planning on visiting the islands, the best time to go is during off-peak season. From May to November, the islands boast hot weather and there is slightly less bustle. While there is a small chance of a hurricane, the weather is at its best and the beaches are far from overcrowded.

Whether you’re searching for white sandy beaches, tropical waters, or pretty scenery from the cover of a glossy travel magazine, Antigua and Barbuda is for you. Search FlipKey today to find your perfect vacation rental in one of the most scenic parts of the Caribbean.

Featuring incredible wildlife, epic beach sports and a paradise away from the stress of daily life, the islands are a spectacular destination to add to your passport.