An­tigua & Bar­buda

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FAST FACTS

An­tigua has 365 beaches – one for ev­ery day of the year

Nel­son’s Dock­yard is the world’s only work­ing Ge­or­gian dock­yard

There are over 24 dif­fer­ent des­ti­na­tion ex­cur­sions, in­clud­ing swim­ming and snorkelling with stingrays

The is­lands are known as the sail­ing and ro­mance cap­i­tal of the Caribbean.

KEY EVENT

An­tigua Car­ni­val – the Caribbean’s great­est sum­mer fes­ti­val is held an­nu­ally and the An­tigua Sail­ing Week

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he largest of the Lee­ward Is­lands, An­tigua & Bar­buda com­prises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches are just the be­gin­ning of the is­land’s trea­sures. Pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies and cou­ples alike, the is­land of­fers lux­ury re­sorts and bou­tique guest­houses sur­rounded by idyl­lic beaches and rain­forests. His­tory buffs can en­joy cul­tural sights such as the UNESCO her­itage site of Nel­son’s Dock­yard, the is­land’s first su­gar mills and the nat­u­ral won­der of Devil’s Bridge,

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while adrenalin seek­ers can ex­pe­ri­ence rain­for­est zi­plin­ing, off-road bug­gies, and swim­ming with stingrays. An­tigua is the Caribbean’s pre­mier sail­ing des­ti­na­tion and hosts the Clas­sic Yacht Re­gatta and the an­nual An­tigua Sail­ing Week now in its 51st year. The is­land boasts a var­ied tourism cal­en­dar in­clud­ing the vi­brant An­tigua car­ni­val and the mango fes­ti­val. Food­ies can en­joy clas­sic Caribbean cui­sine, and a host of beach bars of­fer­ing rum cock­tails and lo­cal del­i­ca­cies.

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