Antigua is the main island of the country Antigua and Barbuda (the only other island, not surprisingly, being Barbuda). It is situated in the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico and to the north of Montserrat and Guadeloupe, has a population of just over 80,000 and measures just about 21km across.
So the facts are out of the way, but what can you do in Antigua? Well let us summarise it as succinctly as we can: when you picture the Caribbean, you basically picture Antigua. Tourism is the island's main industry, and its azure waters and white sand beaches are likely to crowd out the desire to do anything else here than to kick back and relax in the sun, most likely at one of the many resorts. Well, maybe you want to mix it up with some diving, sailing or with a cocktail and some barbecued seafood in the evening?
If all of that does not satisfy your appetite, head over the sister island Barbuda for even more tranquillity, shop till you drop on the market at St Johns, or catch the sunset from the Shirley Heights Lookout over English Harbour. But yeah, basically it's about resorts and beaches here. Antigua is said to have 365 of them (beaches, that is). So that's one for every day of the year.. [Review by travelindicator]
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- Antigua is a region in Antigua and Barbuda. It is situated at an altitude of 0ft and the best airport to fly into is ANU (V C Bird International, St. John's)
- The currency used in Antigua and Barbuda is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
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