Things to know about Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda Flag Antigua and Barbuda are islands that form an independent state. The capital Antigua is St. John's, on. The island is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It includes several smaller islands, including Guiana, Great Bird, York Island, and Prickly Pear. This island has a total area (280 square km) 108 square miles.

The island of Antigua was discovered in 1493 by a man named Christopher Columbus. The island is also a member of Elizbeth and Commonwealth. In September 2017, a hurricane destroyed 94% of the buildings and infrastructure on the island of Barbuda, evacuating all its inhabitants to Antigua.

St. John's Antigua is Barbuda's largest city and the national capital, located in the west indies of the Caribbean Sea. Its total population is approximately 22,219. The city is famous for its shopping malls, boutiques, designing jewellery and Haut couture clothing.

Climate

There are no rivers, so, droughts occur many times. It receives an average of 990 mm of rainfall throughout the year, which varies from season to season. The country experiences the most fall weather in September and November. The island is prone to frequent droughts. In winter, the temperature here ranges from 23 ° C to 29 ° C. And in the fall and warm weather, the temperature here goes from 25 C to 30 C. The coldest is from December to February.

Language and Religion

The official language of Antigua and Barbuda is English. The dialects of the people of the two islands are slightly different. Before independence, English was widely spoken in Antigua. The Antiguan dialect also includes many African words. The island is home to 77% Christians. The largest sect is the Anglicans, who make up 17.6% of the total population.

Things to do

Antigua's capital of St. John's, it is well justified for a tour. The island's past at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and city's one of a kind Museum of Marine Art attracts tourists.

Climb Mount Obama is the highest point in Antigua. This place is suitable for breathtaking views.

There is a wide scope of water sports and snorkel travel where you appreciate swimming with stingrays and other tropical fish yet you can likewise kick back and appreciate a delightful lunch and perhaps a rum punch.

There are 365 beaches where tourists come to visit for each day of the year on Antigua, including the famous Love Beach with its delightful white sands, Deep Bay and its peak vestiges, or there is consistently the private Long Island and its stunning Jumby Bay; also, Valley Church Beach, Dickenson's Bay, Galley Bay Beach, Half Moon Bay, Darkwood Beach Galleons seashore, and Turners Beach which are the absolute best seashores in Antigua.