Antigua and Barbuda

Flyin’ Solo at Sandals

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Flyin’ Solo at Sandals

Sandals Grande Antigua I bet you’re like me, a traveler with a jones for the tropical getaway. So when I get the opportunity for a long weekend visit to Sandals and tell my friends about this good fortune, they ask – “what’s a single traveler got to do at a couple’s resort”? Good question. My reply – Conde Nast magazine didn’t award this resort a spot in its “50 Best of the Caribbean” for nothing, and Travel + Leisure certainly didn’t rate it among the “500 Best Hotels in the World” for its lack of activities. Resort Bucket List So,...

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Learnin’ Creole in Antigua

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Learnin’ Creole in Antigua

Island Arrival I touch down at a modern airport that began life as a dusty WWII airstrip. The sole immigration officer present carefully looks over my paperwork, but waves me through with a full toothed smile and a few words in a thick local island dialect – “ya mon – have a good time “! It’s my introduction to Antiguan Creole – and after a third go-round I finally understand him. British – Antigua ties Until 1981 Antigua was a protectorate of the United Kingdom and among the final colonies to leave...

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St John’s, Capital of Antigua and Barbuda

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St John’s, Capital of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua boasts of its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, so I could understand the pained look on the taxi driver’s face when a cruise ship tourist asked him to take her to the beach for three hours. I was at Redcliffe Quay in St John’s, the capital of Antigua, close to the cruise ship terminal at Heritage Quay. There are many wonderful restaurants and cafes around Redcliffe, which is named after the church of St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol, England. I ate lunch at the Café Napoleon and the food was really tasty.   It’s five minute’s...

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Barbuda Facts

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LOCATION/SIZE: Barbuda (Bar-byew’ da), which lies 27 miles northeast of its sister island Antigua, has a land area of 62-square-miles. A low lying coral island, known for its untouched pink coral and white sand beaches, its highest point is only 125 feet above sea level. CAPITAL: The capital of Barbuda is the village of Codrington. CLIMATE: Sunny and warm all year with soothing trade winds, the average temperature ranges from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it...

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Upcoming Antigua and Barbuda Events

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January Mon, 1st – New Year’s Day: Public Holiday – Exhibition at Museum of Antigua & Barbuda – ‘Step Back in Time.’ For further information: 268-462-1469/4930 Sat, 6th – Sat, 27th – Exhibition at Harmony Hall For further information: 268-460-4120 – Exhibition at Woods Gallery featuring Mark Browne. For further information: 268-462-2332 www.antigua-artist-gallery.originalcaribbeanart.com. Sat, 20th – Field Trip organized by the EAG (Environmental Awareness Group). For further information: 268-462-6236 Sat,...

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