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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.
Child Saftey On the day of the trip or just before you leave, use a Polaroid camera and take photos of each child in your party. Keep the pictures with you at all times. If you become separated from your child, you will have a photo of what your child looks like right then, that day.
When to go December through mid-April is the most popular time to visit the Caribbean, as travelers flee the chilly northern weather for sunny skies, white-sand beaches, and warm temperatures. To get the best rates, visit in the late spring or summer months—or get even better rates by traveling in the fall (September–October).
Geography Antigua combined with Barbuda are 170 sq. miles ,the island has many beautiful beaches with incredible views and sights. The average climate is a warmly 75 degrees F.
Phone Code Country code (268), plus 7 digit number
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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