Caribbean E-newsletter Receive updates of new hotels, travel specials and last minute deals.
Location Overview / Where is Antigua located?:
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda are located in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. Located to the south are Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.
Antigua, the largest of the British Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles. Its highest point is Boggy Peak (1319 ft.), located in the southwestern corner of the island.
Barbuda, with an area of 68 square miles, lies approximately 30 miles due north. The island is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, mostly very rocky and flat. Much of the island is covered in bush and there are unmarked roads and tracks to the beaches. There is really only one main road on the island. It is possible to cycle almost as easily as driving as speed is of no importance here.
Preparation for Your Trip Start Early. If a passport is required for you to enter the country where you are planning to travel, apply for it as soon as possible.
Learn about the countries you plan to visit. Before departing, read up on the culture and people for the places you will travel.
As you travel, keep abreast of local news coverage. If you are in an area experiencing civil unrest or a natural disaster, if you will be staying more than two weeks in an area, or if you are going to a place where ... more
Luggage Mark every piece of luggage inside and outside with your last name and first initial only. Do not use a title [Ms.] Do not put your home address or destination address on the luggage unless your destination is a hotel or resort.
Education Compulsory schooling from age five to sixteen.The majority of schools are funded by the government, with some assistance from religious groups.There are a total of 72 primary and secondary schools. In 1972 the training colleges were merged to form the Antigua State College.
Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism Contact the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism, 610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 311, New York, NY 10020 or call 212-541-4117. In Canada: the Antigua and Barbuda Dept. of Tourism and Trade, 60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 304, Toronto, Ontario MT4 1N5, 416-961-3085. In the UK, Antigua House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1M 5LD or 0171-486-7073.
Disclaimer: Although we've tried to make the information on this web
site as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss,
injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from
information published on this site. We encourage you to verify any
critical information with the relevant authorities before you travel.
This includes information on visa requirements, health and safety,
customs, accommodations and transportation.