Antigua & Barbuda
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Things You Should Know
Latitude 17.1274° N, Longitude 61.8468° W
Languages Spoken: English, Creole English
Capital: St John’s Population: 97,929 (2020)
Island Group: Lesser Antilles Highest Peak: Mount Obama, 402m
Currency: US Dollars, XCD Eastern Caribbean Dollars
Dialling Code: +268
Temperature: 28C (Winter months) to 32C (Summer months)
Wind: Typically 10 to 25 knot of Trade Winds, SE to NE, year round
Best Time To Visit: Mid-December to Mid-April is the peak season, with May and June great options too before the hurricane season.
Hurricane Season: 1st June to 31st November, highest risk mid-August to mid-October.
Transport: Taxis and minibuses accessible all over the island.
Main Ports to Visit: St John’s, English Harbour/Nelsons Dockyard, Falmouth Harbour, Jolly Harbour, Barbuda
Popular Attractions: Half-Moon Bay, 12 Mile Beach (Barbuda), Shirley Heights sunset point, Falmouth Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard, Dickenson Bay, Carlisle Bay, Jolly Beach, Stingray City, Green Island, Devil’s Bridge (Indian Town National Park).
Other island destinations within reach: Barbuda, Sint Maarten, St Kitts & Nevis, Guadeloupe, Les Saintes
Electricity: Electricity on the island is 230V.
Fishing and Diving: Recreational fishing in national and marine parks and marine reserves is not permitted. Spearfishing without a licence is not permitted. Pole-fishing lion is permitted without a licence. Lobster fishing is not permitted without a licence. Scuba diving is permitted without a permit. Click Here For More Info
WiFi; Hot-spots and 4G mobile networks cover most of the island, where terrain allows.