Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda is a tiny, independent Central American island in the central part of the Windward Islands, at the confluence of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Antigua and Barbuda are a part of the eastern arc of the Leeward Islands known as the Lesser Antilles.

Antigua was discovered and named by Christopher Columbus, the northern part is a heavily fragmented limestone slab, and the southern part is the remains of a ruined volcano. Barbuda lies north of Antigua, its flat surface is made up of coral limestone.

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park
Stretching across more than 40 square kms of Antigua’s south coastline, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is the island’s center for heritage, environment, and yachting.
This national treasure is a fully restored and working marina with modern shops and restaurants housed in 18th and 19th-century buildings. The good news for nature lovers is that the beauty of the local hiking trails and beaches is stunning.

Swim with stingrays
The Southern Stingrays of Antigua are gentle and friendly. Feel free to snorkel between them, touch and feed these curious creatures.

Pillars of Hercules
This towering limestone rock formation “guards” the entrance to English Harbour, and can only be fully viewed from over the water by boat. The area below the structure is well-known as an excellent snorkeling spot.

Barbuda
Discover 123 miles of wonderful beach, including its famous pink sands.

Weather:
The best time to visit Antigua is between January and May when the weather and trade winds are more stable, and temperatures are comfortable.

The average temperature in Antigua between December and May (winter months) can reach 30 Celsius degrees with cooler nights around 20 Celsius degrees and a water temperature of 25 Celsius degrees. Between June and November the weather is warmer and less stable with temperatures around 33 Celsius degrees and a water temperature of 28 Celsius degrees.

Wind:
The sailing conditions for Antigua yacht charters during the winter months are stable with trade winds generally blowing from the east or north-east around 18 to 20 knots, with occasional higher speeds during gusts or squalls.
In the summer, winds blow from the east to south-east between 10 and 25 knots.

General:
The language spoken in Antigua is English.
The documents you need include a passport valid for three months beyond your return date.

Banking:
The currency in Antigua is Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Internet:
You can rent Wi-Fi for $75 USD per week. Free Wi-Fi is available at the marina, which you can use while you’re sailing in Antigua.