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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.
Fragrance Tip Instead of lugging bulky, breakable perfume bottles, soak some cotton balls in your favorite scent and stuff them into empty film canisters. The airtight canisters keep the fragrance fresh!
Camera Tips Always keep your film, tape, or computer disks out of the sun. Carry an extra supply of batteries, and be prepared to turn on your camera, camcorder, or laptop to prove to security personnel that the device is real. Always ask for hand inspection of film, which becomes clouded after successive exposures to airport X-ray machines, and keep videotapes and computer disks away from metal detectors.
When to Go Antigua is best visited during the cooler and dryer winter months (mid-December to mid-April), which is also the "high" tourism season. In January and February, the coolest months, the average daily high temperature is 81°F (27°C).
Antigua is even hotter in the summer. July and August, the warmest months, the average daily high is 86°F (30°C). It's less dry in the autumn (September to November ... more
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