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About Antigua...
(pronounced An-tee-gah)

(See also About Barbuda below)

Area Code (268)

 

Antigua is, of course, a major vacation spot in its own right, with many excellent hotels and hundreds of secluded bays and inlets, fringed by coral reefs and white sand beaches. The Heritage Quay complex at the seafront of St. John's, the capital, is a development with wide boulevards, sophisticated shops, casino, restaurants and hotel.

It's duty-free area is particularly attractive to cruise ship passengers, since cruise ships can dock right at Heritage Quay pier. From Heritage Quay it's an easy stroll to Redcliffe Quay which is a beautifully restored complex of boutiques and restaurants, with much of the original building structure in place.

St. John's itself is built around a beautiful, natural deepwater harbour. Its parallel streets climb gently towards an open park in front of the Parliament building; the Saturday morning market, the Museum and the twin-towered cathedral at the top of St. John's are well worth a visit.

Beyond the capital, the most famous landmark is Nelson's Dockyard on the south coast. Once a vital naval base for the British fleet, and now carefully restored, it is situated on English Harbour, one of the safest landlocked harbours in the world. Nelson was based there in the late 18th century, and his home is in an excellent state of preservation.

Weddings (as of 29 Sept,. 2007):
Cost: $240
Documents: Passports as proof of citizenship – all documents presented must be original or certified original by issuing offices.
(Source: The Toronto Star)

 

Area: 108 square miles
Population: About 66,000
Locals are "Antiguans"
Capital: St. John's
Airport: VC Bird - ANU
Language: English
Voltage: 100 volts, 60 cycles
Currency: EC$ (US$1.00 = EC$2.70)

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Business Hours

Banks
8:00am to 12:00noon Mon-Thu;
8:00am to 12:00noon & 3:00pm to 5:00pm Fri.
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
 
Government Offices
8:00am to 4:30pm Mon to Thu
8:00am to 3:00pm Fri
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
 
Businesses
Monday to Wednesday,  Friday
8:00am to 12:00noon;
1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Thursday
8:00am to 12:00noon
Saturday - usually 8:00am to 4:00pm.
(Closed Sunday)
 
Antigua & Barbuda Chamber of Commerce & Industry
PO Box 774, Nevis Street, St. John's Antigua, WEST INDIES
(268)462-0743 Telephone
(268)462-4575 Fax
 
Antigua Hotel and Tourist Association
PO Box 454, Newgate Street, St. John's Antigua, WEST INDIES
(268)462-3702 Telephone
 
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
PO Box 363, Thames Street, St. John's Antigua, WEST INDIES
(268)462-0480 Telephone
(268)462-2483 Fax
 
New York / USA
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 311, New York, NY 10020, USA
(212)541-4117 Telephone
(212)757-1607 Fax
 
Miami / USA
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
25 SE Second Avenue, Suite 300, Miami, FL 33131, USA
(305)381-6762 Telephone
(315)381-7908 Fax
 
Canada
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 304, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4T 1N5
(416)961-3085 Telephone
(416)961-7218 Fax
 
United Kingdom
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
Antigua House, 15 Thayer Street, London W1M 5DL
01-44 (0)171-486-7073 / 01-44 (0)171-486-7075 Telephone
01-44 (0)171-486-9970 Fax
 
Germany
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
Thomas Strasse 11, 61348 Bad Homburg, Germany
(0)617-221504 Telephone
(0)617-221513 Fax
 
Italy
Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism
Via Santa Maria alla Porta 9, 9-20123 Milan, Italy
(0)2-877-983 Telephone & Fax
 
 
Government of Antigua & Barbuda Investment Promotion Service / USA
821 UN Plaza, Suite 600, New York, NY 10017, USA
(212)754-2005 Telephone
 

 

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About Barbuda...
(Bar-byew-dah) (See also About Antigua above)

Area Code (268) | Population: 1,200
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

 

Barbuda, which lies some 30 miles north of Antigua, is a flat coral island rising to only 143 feet.

Just a short flight away from Antigua, Barbuda has utterly deserted beaches and is the ideal location to experience a Robinson Crusoe-type holiday. Take along your own snorkeling equipment to explore the clear and shallow waters.

Marine life abounds - several thousands of frigate birds have made a section of Barbuda their home and it's a pleasant boat ride across calm waters to the bird sanctuary from the airstrip at the village of Codrington.

Barbuda is also well known as a sea turtle sanctuary.

 

Area: 62 square miles
Population: About 1,500
Capital: Codrington
Airport: Codrington - BBQ
Language: English
Voltage: 110/220 volts, 60 cycles
Currency: EC$ (US$1.00 = EC$2.70)

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