Location: 17'N' 61'47'W
Size: 108 square miles (172 sq. km)
Capital: St. John's
Language: English
Population: 75, 000

Antigua’s geographic location just south of Miami and south east of Puerto Rico, means that it easily serves itinerary planners preparing 7-day or longer sailings from many US ports, and European guests opting for fly-cruise or fly-stay cruise itineraries based in locations like Barbados, can also reach Antigua with ease.

St. John’s superb natural harbour lies leeward of the Atlantic Ocean winds, and the
Capital itself lies at the hub of a good inland communications infrastructure, enabling
quick and direct access to Antigua’s wealth of destination attractions.

Map of Antigua (Click to view larger)

Location: 17’33N’ 61’45’W
Size: 62 square miles (99 sq. km)
Capital: Codrington
Language: English
Population: 1,500

Less than two hours by ferry or 15 minutes by plane, Barbuda is situated 27 miles north of Antigua and is one of the least known vacation destinations.

Here, it is not uncommon to be the only person on a stretch of beach that is at least eleven miles long!   There’s also the Codrington Lagoon, home to hundreds of Frigate Birds, the largest colony of nesting birds outside the Galapagos Islands!

Barbuda is also known for its many reefs - one of the island’s greatest natural resources.  The fish and lobster are a source of livelihood for many of the 1,500 or so inhabitants who live mostly in and around Codrington, the Capital.

Because the island is composed mostly of limestone, it has many caves, ranging from small crawl-in holes to huge cavernous areas complete with stalactites and stalagmites, and many fossils.  The largest is Darby Cave measuring over 300 feet in diameter and approximately 70 feet deep.

Map of Barbuda (Click to view larger)

Map of Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean Territories


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