A lot of beaches, endless sanded beaches you say? The first location that comes up to my mind is Antigua and Barbuda and of course we both imagine the perfect vacation from the dreams. There are now plenty of places with beaches, weather and all the conditions matched like about this place. The name by itself means antique and bearded if we translate it from Spanish even that this twin islands are under the UK overseas territory. more...
A lot of beaches, endless sanded beaches you say? The first location that comes up to my mind is Antigua and Barbuda and of course we both imagine the perfect vacation from the dreams. There are now plenty of places with beaches, weather and all the conditions matched like about this place. The name by itself means antique and bearded if we translate it from Spanish even that this twin islands are under the UK overseas territory.
There are many interesting things about this island, but if start naming them than we will need entire book. Plus some of the things visitors have to experience with them self because words can´t describe such a heaven on the earth. First of all Antigua and Barbuda are located in the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic ocean. This territory is made from two twin islands and a few smaller islands. The capital city is located on the island Antigua and its name is St. John. Most of the population is located in this city, even that the entire population is only a bit over 80.000. Their main income comes from the tourism, where one third of the tourists are from the US. The official language is English, so you don’t have to worry about that fact, even that some of the local people speak Spanish too. The weather is great over the entire year so you won´t make any mistake if you decide to go there for example in December. The variations in the temperature are from 73F-87F in the entire year.
There are many interesting things to do on these islands and playing cricket is certainly one of them. This sport has history in this place and some of the amateur players made a successful career. But as a tourist you can have a lot of fun while playing this sport or if you need help learning it –the highly professional coaching staff will be glad to help you in your intention. Another interesting sport is soccer where locals surprisingly made some good results in the world qualifications trough the history. So you can try playing this if you want, it will be fun and it will bring you and your friends a lot of joy and it won´t cost you too much to rent the field hour or two.
The food issue is probably the easiest one because there are plenty of supermarkets and all kinds of restaurants. The local food is mostly made from sea fish in combination with the rise and some salt, but if you want you can take some Arab or Chinese food. In the last few years there are many new restaurants opened with a huge variety in the food. Tropical food such as banana, pineapple or coconut can be very easy to find.Most of the cocktails are also made with this item too. For the ones that prefer beer than you should try the local Wadadli beer, which is named after the original name of the island in the past.
Depending on the budget that you have, you can choose between renting a room which cost $54 per night or share a room and cut the expense almost by half. Or you can rent a house for about $100 per night. All the accommodation places are nice and clean some of them new build and depending on the price you can get placed with ocean view and enjoy the sunrise with your friends or family. According to the conditions, the services and this wonderful location we must admit that these prices are affordable and in the proportion with that factor.
Some of the interesting locations to visit while you stay in Antigua and Barbuda are the few following ones:
-Nelson’s Dockyard part of the Nelson’s National Park
-Mount Obama the highest spot in this land and it is named after US president
-St. John´s Cathedral
-Museum of Antigua and Barbuda which is also the oldest building in the country that is still in use.
My recommendation is to visit this wonderful and outstanding place as soon as you can because you are missing a lot of happiness and joy by not visiting Antigua and Barbuda.