Barbuda is Antigua's sister island although it could not be more different. Less developed than Antigua, Barbuda has deserted beaches and a heavily wooded interior abounding in birdlife. A visit to Codrington, the main village, makes an interesting excursion: the settlement is on the edge of a lagoon and the inhabitants rely largely on the sea for their existence.
The island has the deep blue Atlantic on one side with wild beaches full of driftwood and shells. On the other side is the calm Caribbean sea where you can see turtles and many varieties of tropical fish undisturbed in the turquoise water.
Things to See and Do
* Snorkeling and scuba diving
* Frigate Bird Sanctuary
* Beach combing
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD; symbol EC$)
Language – English
Land Area – 161 sq km
Population – 80,000 (Antigua & Barbuda)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 268
Port Location- The ship docks right in St. John's and is within easy walking distance to everything. It usually takes three hours to travel from Antigua to Barbuda. However, the Barbuda Express takes 90 minutes and journeys five days per week from St John's.
Transport Links - VC Bird International (ANU), formerly Coolidge International, located on the northeast corner of Antigua, is 8km northeast of St John’s. The airport provides access to major international centers, such as Frankfurt/M, London, Miami, Montréal, New York and Toronto, with feeder services to all the Eastern Caribbean islands, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. A small airstrip at Codrington on Barbuda is equipped to handle light aircraft. Carib Aviation operates scheduled flights between Antigua and Barbuda (20 minutes' duration, twice daily).
The bus network is small, and buses are infrequent. Taxis are available everywhere with standardized rates. Rental cars can be arranged from hotels or agencies.