Antigua and Barbuda
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The country consists of a number of islands, of which Antigua is the largest one, and the most populated. Barbuda, just north of Antigua is the other main island.
The islands have a warm, tropical climate, with fairly constant temperatures year round. The un-inhabited island of Redonda also belongs to the nation of Antigua and Barbuda.
The islands are mostly low-lying, with the highest point being Boggy Peak, at 402 metres (1,319 ft). The small country's main town is the capital Saint John's on Antigua; Barbuda's largest town is Codrington.
Antigua Beachcomber Hotel Whinthrop Bay - "The Antigua Beachcomber is a 28 room hotel situated on the Northeast coast of the island. It's just three minutes away from the V.C. Bird International Airport and ten minutes from the capitol and Heritage" Quay duty free mall and port.
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Alagana House - "The Alagana House is a private retreat on the beautiful island of Antigua. Awaken each morning to turquoise ocean views just beyond your windows.
Rex Blue - "The Rex Blue Heron offers the perfect escape to paradise. A superb all inclusive value on a secluded white sandy beach, with spectacular sunsets and excellent diving opportunities.
Long Bay Hotel - "The Long Bay Hotel is among the last of a breed of small Caribbean hotels that has not lost the style of years past. A stay at Long Bay offers guests peace and natural charm coupled with attentive service from a friendly staff.
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Yepton Beach Resort - "Coconut Beach Club is a small, intimate hotel located on a beach on the West-Northwest coast of Antigua. Newly renovated in 2004, this intimate, truly Caribbean resort offers sanctuary to all human souls who seek serenity and to get away from it all.
Inn At English Harbour - This first-class hotel on 10 acres in the national park at Freemans Bay. All of the hotels rooms come with a patio/ hairdryer and minibar.
Antigua Village - "Escape to your very own villa. The unique "at home" environment means the only one who determines your schedule is you.
Rex Halcyon Cove - "Rex Halcyon Cove, located on the beautiful Dickenson Bay, lies on a white sand beach amid several acres of meticulously landscaped tropical gardens.
Blue Waters, Antigua - "This remarkable 77 room boutique style resort is one of Antigua's best kept secrets.
Sandals Antigua Resort & Spa - This romantic getaway offers the charm of a quaint Caribbean village accompanied by the refined luxuries of a world-class all-inclusive that has been voted World's Leading Honeymoon Resort four years in a row.
Carlisle Bay - "With a ravishing beach in a sweeping bay, a backdrop of tropical rainforest, two outstanding restaurants, an exceptional spa with pure products and a philosophy founded on well-being and generous service.
More Helpful Information
All hotels offer Wedding & Honeymoon Specials
Tipping/Gratuities: Same as in the US; 10-15% depending on the service. Some restaurants & hotels will automatically add a 10% gratuity. If in doubt, just ask. Give porters and bellhops 50 cents per bag, taxi drivers 10-15% of the fare.
Telephones: Calling the U.S. is easy from Antigua and Barbuda. Most hotels offer USA Direct calling service, or can connect you with a U.S. operator for calling home.
Taxes: Antigua & Barbuda has a US $20.00 airport departure tax, a room tax of 8.5% and service charge of 10% (in lieu of tipping). Electricity: Part of the island is 110 volts, the remainder is 220 volts. Most hotels have both voltages available.
Appropriate Attire: Informal, but conservative. Beach attire is appropriate for the beach but not town, shops or restaurants. Some hotels and restaurants stipulate jacket and tie for men and dresses for women in the evening.
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time. GMT -4. Currency/Money: Official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar
Tourism dominates its economy, accounting for more than half of its GDP. Weak tourist arrival numbers since early 2000 have slowed the economy, however, and pressed the government into a tight fiscal corner. The dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labour shortage stemming from the lure of higher wages in tourism and construction work.
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