Antigua and Barbuda are nicknamed “Land of 365 beaches” due to the beaches that surround the two islands.
*Antigua (map), is perhaps the island which most typifies the modern day view of a small Caribbean destination. Stunning white sand beaches abound, and on Antigua there is no shortage of attendant high-end resorts. *Barbuda (map) still has the beaches but little tourism-based infrastructure.
The islands experience hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October).
V.C. Bird International, located in north eastern Antigua on the outskirts of St John’s, is the country’s main international airport. The airport serves flights from the United States, Canada, Europe and other Caribbean islands.
Tourists mainly get around by taxi or tour operators. However for the tourist on an economy budget the bus service is acceptable, but slow. Unfortunately the nicest spots are only reached by your own transport.
*Saint John’s | capital city of Antigua and Barbuda.