Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua is sometimes referred to as the home of Caribbean yachting.
Yachts tend to pickup charters from either Falmouth Harbour or the adjacent English Harbour.
English Harbour is famous for it’s Nelson’s Dockyard where there is a small museum and the famous Copper & Lumbar Hotel.
International flights fly into Antigua so it is a good starting or finishing point for your cruise.
Green Island is located on the windward side of Antigua, it is a nature lovers paradise. This tiny uninhabited island offers a variety of pristine white sandy beaches, and is home to many rare species of birds and surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Barbuda lies to the north of Antigua, and it differs geographically because it is a flat coral atoll. It is blessed with beautiful white sandy beaches and the island’s Codrington Lagoon is the breeding ground of the Frigate Bird.
For non-sailors you can easily spend 7 nights cruising around Antigua exploring the different bays and anchorages.
For sailors you have the opportunity to join your charter yacht in Antigua and then sail to the neighbouring island of Guadeloupe and Iles des Saintes prior to returning to Antigua.
Alternatively you could commence your charter in Antigua, sail to Nevis and St Kitts, visit St Barths and then depart your yacht from the neighbouring island of St Maarten.
The local currency XCD is referred to locally as EC$ Eastern Caribbean Dollar. At banks the fixed rate of exchange is 2.67 to $1 USD.
Local Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar