Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda
Nicknamed the Land of 365 Beaches, Antigua and Barbuda are a sun-and-sand destination for travelers worldwide. Part of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, these twin islands are located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They are popular destinations for cruise travelers, and shore excursions that guarantee on-time return to your ship can help you make the most of your time in port. For travelers who plan to linger longer, tours that include hotel pickup and drop-off minimize planning and maximize convenience. Antigua remains strongly influenced by its past British colonization; nowhere is this more apparent than in the capital of St. John’s, where colorful colonial buildings line the streets. A sightseeing tour of this city combines a visit to the local produce market with duty-free shopping at Heritage Quay shopping complex. Or go more in-depth with a sightseeing tour of the entire island: An island tour hits all the highlights of Antigua, including a stop at English Harbour, the historic district that houses Nelson’s Dockyard and where salty seagoing vessels and luxe yachts bob in cerulean waters. With bird’s-eye views over the whole island, Shirley Heights is a great place to catch the sunset. Barbuda, a string of pristine sandy shores located just a few nautical miles away, has a mellower vibe than Antigua. On both islands, opportunities to get out on the water abound, from yachting excursions to snorkeling (Cades Reef is a popular spot), swimming, and beachcombing.