Antigua was the most important Caribbean base for the Royal Navy in the days of Admiral Nelson, and now hosts sailing ships of a more peaceful variety during the famous annual Sailing Week. The smaller sister island of Barbuda lies some 20 miles to the north.
Both islands have wild, Atlantic coastlines to the east, and the calm Caribbean Sea to the west, with numerous sandy beaches, sheltered coves and coral reefs that provide excellent snorkelling and diving.
Original Travel’s team know the region intimately, having lived, sailed and dived here over the last decade. We can advise on what best to see, from the colonial history of Antigua’s English Harbour or Barbuda’s rich wildlife, including a lagoon sanctuary for the rare frigate bird.
CAPITAL St. John's
Flight time from the UK 8hrs 35 mins
Time Difference GMT -4
Currency Eastern Caribbean Dollar XCD