243. St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
Why St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua is know for having 365 beaches; that’s one per day the locals will remind you. Plus the people are very, very friendly not to mention the food. It’s also the Caribbean island where the people are most similar to those from Jamaica.
Antigua is the larger of the twin island country of Antigua and Barbuda which is located in the Caribbean. It is south of Barbuda, north of Guadeloupe and northeast of Montserrat. It’s in the part of the Caribbean called the Lesser Antilles. St. John’s sits on the northwestern side of the island.
How To Get Here
St. John’s Antigua is served by the V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU):
The following airlines has service to the V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU):
Air Canada (AC), American Airlines (AA), BV, British Airways (BA), CanJet, Caribbean Airlines (BW), Condor (DE), Delta Air Lines (DL), Fly Montserrat (5M), InterCaribbean Airways (JY), JetBlue Airways (B6), Liat (LI), Neos Air (NO), PAN Air (PV), Pan Am World Airways Dominicana S.A (7N), Seaborne Airlines (BB), St. Bart Commuter, Sunwing Airlines (WG), SVG Air,Thomas Cook Airlines, Tradewind Aviation (TJ), United Airlines (UA), Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS), WestJet (WS) and Winair (WM).
If you are already on the island, you can rent a car. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
There is ferry service between the islands of Antigua and Barbuda offered by Barbuda Express. Journey time is 90 minutes. There is also the Twin Island Ferry Service and the Montserrat Ferry with service to/from Montserrat. Journey time is 90 minutes.
By Cruise Ship
There are many cruise ships that dock in the port of Antigua.
Where To Stay
Antigua has differing types of accommodation for each traveler. You can do the five star resorts, median hotels and apartments and guest houses.
There are also some smaller properties that can be found at SimplyAntiguaBarbuda.com.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Are you a fan of Caribbean food? You’ll of course have an abundance here. Also fruits are in abundance on this island, so eat away.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
First visit one of the 365 beaches and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing among many other water-based events. Then head into St. John’s downtown and enjoy a walk and shopping in the town. You can find a list of activities here.
Antigua and Barbuda has 365 beaches; yes one for every day of the year. Here are a few to whet your appetite:
- Dutchman’s Bay
- Fort James
- Half Moon Bay
- Jabberwock Beach
- Jolly Beach
- Long Bay
- Pigeon Point Beach
Like many of the Caribbean islands, there are a ton of festivals usually based on the harvesting of crops. You can find a complete list at http://www.antiguanice.com/v2/aboutantigua.php?cat=94.
- National Parks Antigua – www.nationalparksantigua.com
- Devils Bridge
- Fort Barrington
- Nelson’s Dockyard
- Dow’s Hill
- Shirley Heights Lookout and Blockhouse
- Betty’s Hope
- Nelson’s Dockyard Museum
- Fort Berkeley
- Fort Charlotte and the Pillars of Hercules
- Fort George
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean (E.C.) Dollar (XCD)
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