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Visit Anttigua in the Caribbean
Above: Port of Antigua Island in the Caribbean.


About the island


Antigua (pronounced An-tee-ga) is part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua's economy has become increasingly reliant upon tourism, and it markets itself as a luxury Caribbean escape.

Many hotels and resorts are located around the coastline, and the island's single airport is serviced by several major airlines

Capital: Saint John's
Location: Antigua is is an island in the Caribbean, part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.
Size: 108 square miles (280 square km)
Population: 24,000
Language: English
Climate: Tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation.
Terrain: mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas.
Currency: East Caribbean dollar
Tourism info: Call Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism and Trade (305) 381-6762, (888) 268-4227
Getting there from Miami: Antigua and Barbuda is located 1,322 miles miles (2,127 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly..

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Travel Requirement: Beginning Jan 1, 2008, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all U.S. citizens, citizens of the British Territory of Bermuda, and citizens of Canada and Mexico visiting Antigua to have a passport or other secure document that establishes the bearer’s nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.

Attractions

You can explore the island on a jeep safari tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean Map.

Getting around
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Antigua Airport is VC Bird International Airport
Phone: (268) 462 2522/2523

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Rental cars, bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Together with Bonaire and Curaçao it forms a group referred to as the "ABC Islands".

If you plan to rent a car in Antigua, be aware you will be driving on the left. The only islands in the Caribbean where you drive on the right are Aruba, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Martinique, and the Netherlands Antilles.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

You can use your home driver’s license but you'll need to purchase a temporary Antigua driver's license for $20. Remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so keep to the left. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.


United State diplomatic representation

Embassy of Antigua & Barbuda
3216 New Mexico Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 362-5122 or 5166

Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda
610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 311, New York, 10020
Phone: (212) 541-4117
Fax: (212) 757-1607

Consulate of Antigua and Barbuda
25 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 300, Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 381-6762

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Web links

Antigua - Official Site
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Antigua - Wikipedia
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