Having Fun in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda is an insular country situated in the east of the Caribbean Sea, 17 degrees North of the Ecuador. It is a beautiful place which has 365 islands, one for each day of the year, and it is protected by one of the biggest coral reefs. The beaches of Antigua are well renown for their clean, white sands and crystal waters, and many celebrities, like Oprah or Eric Clapton, have been spotted in this summer paradise.

Antigua is very popular for its hospitable people, which will definitely treat you with the respect you deserve, but it is not one of the most friendly islands because of the discrepancy between poor and rich. If you are the kind of person who loves gambling and lifetime, you should choose Puerto Rico, because it has intimate hotels, and beautiful boutiques.

Barbuda, the last frontier of the Caribbeans, is home to one of the two most expensive resorts: Club K and Coco Point Beach Resort. Although it doesn’t have luxurious tropical landscapes, paved roads and only a few restaurants and hotels, it does have pink beaches and the coral reef. Tourists usually pick Barbuda if they want to see more wildlife and flora.

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There are many things to do in Antigua. For example you can grab a yacht and explore the marine wildlife, or simply enjoy some fun in the sun. If you are looking for something more thrilling you can also compete in the yacht race where 200 people participate with their vessels every year.

Besides these competitions, one can also indulge in exotic carnivals. For those who decide to come in July, prepare for the wet T-shirts contests on the beaches. Antigua is a lively country with colorful parties and happy people. The vivid parade of the miss Antigua costumes and the competition of the Antiguan queens are only a few things worth mentioning.

Feast your eyes on the exquisite bird life, and enjoy a boiled lobster in the beautiful Wa Ormoni park. You can also visit the old frigate which is situated in the mangroves stretching for hundreds of yards, with the help of a small boat. The National Nelson Dockyard park is one of the biggest attractions in the eastern Caribbeans and one of the most powerful symbols of the former English rule. You can immerse in the local history, listen to stories about pirates and learn more about the traditions of this place.

There are so many other things you can do besides basking in the sun, and Antigua is the playground for many adventurous travelers. Here you can also see spectacular wildlife or remnants of the past, you can have fun in water parks or take a walk through the Antigua and Barbuda Museum. Whatever you choose to do, it will be fun!

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