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Discover Antigua

The wonder of Antigua, and especially its astonishingly undeveloped sister island, Barbuda, is that you can still play Robinson Crusoe here. Travel brochures trumpet the 365 sensuous beaches, "one for every day of the year", as locals love saying, though when the island was first developed for tourism, the unofficial count was 52 ("one for every weekend"). Either way, even longtime residents haven't combed every stretch of sand.

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Useful Info

  • Time
    4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4). Daylight Saving Time is not observed.

  • Electricity
    220/110 volts, most hotels have both voltages. American-style plugs with two flat pins are standard.

  • Language

  • Currency
    East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

  • Capital
    St. John’s

  • Area
    170.5 square miles

  • Communication
    The country code for Antigua and Barbuda is +1-268.

  • Climate
    The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 25 ⁰C. The hottest month is June with 10 hours sunshine a day and an average temperature of 28 ⁰C. October is the wettest month with an average of 101mm of rain. August is the best month to swim in the sea, when the average sea temperature is 29⁰C.

  • Public Holidays
    -January 1: New Year's Day
    -March 25: Good Friday
    -March 28: Easter Monday
    -May 2: Labour Day
    -May 16: Whit Monday
    -August 1: J'Ouvert Morning
    -August 2: Last Lap
    -November 1: Independence Day
    -December 9: V.C Bird Day
    -December 25: Christmas Day
    -December 26: Boxing Day
    -December 27: Christmas Day (day in lieu)

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  • Address
    V.C. Bird International Airport, c/o Antigua and Barbuda Airport Authority, P.O. Box 1051, Coolidge, St. Georges, Antigua, W.I.

  • Facilities
    Airport facilities include an ATM, bank, refreshments, restaurant, Executive Lounge, and retail shopping. Currency exchange is located on the main terminal building just outside of the entrance to departures and the customs hall.

  • Internet
    Wi-Fi is available inside of the departure area free of cost, provided by local provider Lime.

  • Airport taxis
    The Taxi Dispatch is located under the canopy, just outside of the arrivals area.

  • Airport parking

  • Getting to the city
    There is public transportation at Antigua.

  • Car rental
    There are several car rental agencies; they are located under the canopy across from the check-in counters on the main terminal.
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