- Language: English
- Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
- Temperature: Average 75-82°F winter, 77-85°F summer
- Square Miles: 108 (Antigua) / 62 (Barbuda) Approx.
- Population: 67,000 (Antigua) / 1,200 (Barbuda)
ABOUT. These independent islands are located in the Leeward Island chain. The former British colony of Antigua is well known for plentiful beaches and sailing. Antigua, the larger of the two islands, is heart-shaped, with abundant harbors, bays, coves, and barrier reefs. Vegetation is mainly grass and scrub.
Antigua has a rich history rich of sugar plantations. Apart from a fascinating history, dining, shopping, and other tourist related activities enhance Antigua’s environment. Nearby Barbuda is small, with little development except for a few resorts on its beautiful coastline.
Each April, the Antigua Sailing Week event attracts many international yachtsmen and yachting fans.