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 and Barbuda - Beach

St. Johns’ Antigua and Barbuda – Beach (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

 Where

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

By Train

No.

By Plane

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).

 




By Bus

No.

By Car

If you are already on the island, you can rent a car. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

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.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda - TUI Cruise ship

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – TUI Cruise ship (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

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.

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda - Barbecue

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – Barbecue (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

==>> 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.

Beaches

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
Antigua and Barbuda - Beach

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – Beach (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

 

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda - Brown sand Beach

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – Brown sand Beach (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

 

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda - Catamaran

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda – Catamaran (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

Festivals

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.

Historic Sites

  • 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.

Additional Information

Language: English

Currency: Eastern Caribbean (E.C.) Dollar (XCD)

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St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda – fruits (photo courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority)

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