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[Caribbean Travel] Antigua and Barbuda: St. John’s

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Antigua and Barbuda consists of two main islands in the Caribbean Sea, Antigua and Barbuda. Originally under British rule for many years, it became independent in 1981. Antigua Island has many sightseeing spots and natural spots. A large number of tourists visit every year.

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place

Antigua and Barbuda is an island located in the Caribbean Sea.

history

The island was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and was initially Spanish, then French. After that, the British occupied the land and ruled it for a long time. In 1958, it was a member of the West Indies Federation, but it was dismantled. In 1981, it became independent from Britain. In 2017, a hurricane came and caused a lot of damage.

climate

Antigua and Barbuda has very hot summers and very warm winters. Temperatures range from 24°C to 33°C throughout the year.

language

Official language is English.

security

Antigua and Barbuda is seeing more tourists, so pickpockets and robberies are on the rise. Petty crime is on the rise, so it’s a good idea to keep your valuables safe.

industry

Antigua and Barbuda’s main economy is tourism. The number of tourists has increased rapidly in recent years. In addition, sugar cane cultivation is very popular. Livestock farming, mainly sheep and goats, is also popular.

Race

The majority are descendants of African immigrants. Others are inhabited by descendants of British immigrants.

religion

Most of Antigua and Barbuda are Christian. There are Protestants and Catholics.

currency

East Caribbean dollars are used.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : Fort James

The fort was built in the early 18th century during the British rule. There are many cannons facing the sea, and they were actually used. The coast of the island was designed to respond to enemy attacks.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Betty’s Hope

Sugarcane is the most famous crop in the Caribbean. As a result, traces of sugarcane plantations are still visible. The plantation has two windmills.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Shirley Heights

Mountains south of Antigua. The ruins of the British barracks still remain, and the ruins of the fortress built to protect the island on the top of the hill are tourist attractions.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : Nelsons Dockyard

It is the remains of a British Georgian naval shipyard. The area is now home to the Copper and Lumber Store hotel, the Admiral’s House Museum and the Navy Officers’ Quarters.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Antigua and Barbuda Museum

The museum is housed in a courthouse built in the 1750s during the colonial period. A local museum that showcases the early culture of Antigua and Barbuda and the history of the Caribbean islands.

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Ffryes Beach

The most beautiful beach in Antigua. It may be the most beautiful in the Caribbean. You can also spend your time relaxing on the beach in a very quiet atmosphere.

Sightseeing Spot 7 : Dickenson Bay

This place is famous for its beautiful beaches. This beach is very conveniently located with plenty of restaurants, bars and even cafes around.

Sightseeing Spot 8 : Darkwood Beach

A very quiet beach where you can relax. There is a beach bar and it is crowded with tourists. The beach is visited by children and adults alike, and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Hotel

Antigua and Barbuda has plenty of accommodation options. VC Bird International Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.

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