Antigua and Barbuda, in the Leeward Islands, has been one of the hottest Caribbean destinations for decades, with thousands of [...]
Traveling to Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation of the Lesser Antilles, governed as a British Overseas Territory. While the phrase “twin-island” may suggest that these islands are identical, they enjoy a separation of beautiful, Caribbean and Atlantic waters and differ greatly in terms of settlements, landscape and things to do. It is true—if you want to get to Barbuda, the easiest and most enjoyable method is by travel to the Antigua International Airport in the parish capital of St. John.
Antigua and Barbuda is nicknamed the “The Land of 365 Beaches,” due to the surrounding islands, the many parish beaches on Antigua, as well as the beaches that give way to highlands and ancient caves on Barbuda. There is a little something for everyone when traveling to Antigua and Barbuda, whether you’re looking for a beach front, resort style hotel or you want to get outside the hotel and paddle the waters, exploring the coastline.
Things to Do in Antigua and Barbuda
The food is incredible, transportation is plentiful, communication is easy and the US Dollar is widely accepted on both islands. This opens the door of opportunity for adventurers. It’s quite common to book a few nights at one or two Antigua hotels in order to explore the various parishes (townships) of the island. Shops, restaurants, bars, clubs: Antigua truly caters to those who are looking for traditional Caribbean rest and relaxation.
For the true adventurist, a few days and nights of relaxing at resort style accommodations may trigger a desire to get out and explore. Fortunately, travel to Barbuda is as easy as a puddle jumper or a sea vessel. Barbuda provides many isolated beaches that are perfect for getting away from the things of man, and just admiring the beauty of nature. There are many hotels to choose from in Barbuda that will serve as a starting point for adventure, whether you desire to hike The Highlands, or explore the ancient caves along the Atlantic Ocean—and it is certainly a recommendation that you check out the caves, and the inspiring beaches in Barbuda.
Antigua and Barbuda Hotels
When you’re planning your trip to Antigua, you’ll have many beautiful and luxurious hotels to choose from. If you desire modern luxury, contemporary amenities, the latest in architectural design, furnishings and quick access to the surrounding blue waters and sun-filled sky, Jumba Bay has long been a favorite of those who insist on the finer things in life.
On the other hand, if old world charm, historical structure and architecture intrigues your imagination and love for history, there are other great options such as The Copper and Lumber Store Hotel.
Regardless of where you stay, you can anticipate traditional Caribbean hospitality.
Antigua and Barbuda: A Brief History
Antigua and Barbuda are governed by the Constitutional Monarchy of Great Britain, yet local law is decided through a governing parliament that possesses elected legislators, executors and judges. Antigua and Barbuda were discovered and used as a stopping point for Christopher Columbus in 1493, yet the pre-Columbian history reaches as far back as 3100 BC. Relics from the civilizations have been found throughout both islands, and in cave dwellings used by the earliest settlers as homes and shelters.