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The Islands of
Antigua also known as Waladli or Wadadli by the native population, is an island in the Lesser Antilles. It is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region and the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981.
Over 22,000 people live in the capital city, St. John’s. The capital is situated in the northwest and has a deep harbor that is able to accommodate large cruise ships. Other leading population settlements are All Saints (3,412) and Liberta (2,239), according to the 2001 census.
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it’s known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Its English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson’s Dockyard. In the capital, St. John’s, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artefacts.
Island Resorts & Retreats
WHERE TO STAY
COCOS Hotel Antigua
Welcome to COCOS Hotel, a Rustic, Romantic and Scenic Caribbean Getaway for Adult Couples. Watch the Video or read the Guide below to decide whether your next Vacation starts Here…
Keyonna Beach Resort
Keyonna Beach provides a vintage Caribbean all-inclusive resort designed exclusively for adult couples. Perfectly crafted for privacy and intimacy with only 29 rooms and cottages.
Escape at Nonsuch Bay
We offer the ultimate All-Inclusive, adults only Antiguan vacation for couples. Tastefully curated options such as: private dining options, floating pool experiences, romantic sunset activities.
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Things To Do In
Antigua’s many beaches are the highlight of any visit to the island. While there are 365 to choose from, some of the most popular include Galley Bay Beach (for surfing), Half Moon Bay (for some peace and quiet) and Dickenson Bay (considered the island’s best). If you get antsy after all that lounging, lace up your hiking shoes to make the trek up to Shirley Heights for incredible panoramic views. Or, educate yourself on the island’s culture with a visit to Betty’s Hope – a former sugar plantation – or Nelson’s Dockyard, where you’ll find a few museums detailing the island’s colonial past.
Fresh Island Flavours
DRINKS & DINING
Incanto Restaurant & Lounge bar
Welcome to Incanto Restaurant & Lounge bar, a place where you can relax in a beautiful atmosphere enjoying one of the best heavens in the world, Antigua. We want to let you live the dream with us in this beautiful tropical paradise. Here at Incanto we always use fresh and selected products from the island’s farmers.
Nestled within a lush private garden in the heart of historic English Harbour, Colibri’s quaint cottage and cabana bar exude Caribbean charm. Serving the best of French and Créole cuisine, French wine and craft cocktails, Colibri is at the top of Antigua’s culinary offerings.
Jacqui O’s BeachHouse
On the beach, Caribbean side. Beautiful Food, People, Cocktails, and Sunset. St Tropez/Ibiza Style. Amazing service in a fabulous beach garden. Reservations advised.
EXPLORE THE ISLAND
Covering an area of only 440 sq. km, the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda are positioned in the Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles and help to separate the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea.
As observed on the map, both islands are relatively low-lying limestone formations; and are ringed by reefs and sandbars, and indented by beaches, small lagoons, and natural harbors. The highest point, as marked on the map, by an upright yellow triangle, is Mount Obama (formerly Boggy Peak), which is located in the hilly region of southwestern Antigua; and is a remnant of a volcanic crater that rises to 405m. There are no rivers of note and only a few streams are present, as rainfall amounts are quite light. The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea (0m).
Situated about 63km north of Antigua Island is Barbuda – which is mainly a flat and tree-covered coral island. The highest elevation is 44.5 m (146 ft), and a part of the highland plateau on the eastern edge of the island. The most noteworthy landform of Barbuda’s coastline is the Codrington Bay natural lagoon on the western side of the island