MY ANTIGUA ISLAND INFORMATION GUIDE
AIRPORT: VC Bird.
CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean or U.S. dollar.
Credit cards are widely accepted.
VISAS: Visas are not usually necessary for British passport holders.
VACCINATIONS: No compulsory vaccinations, however, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid are recommended.
Please consult your G.P. before travelling.
TIME ZONE: GMT - 4 hours.
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within
the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981. More than 3,000 refugees fleeing
a volcanic eruption on nearby Montserrat have settled in Antigua and
Barbuda since 1995.
Although not as lush as St. Lucia or Grenada, the temperate weather and golden sands make Antigua one of the most popular Caribbean destinations and it is an excellent place for water-sports enthusiasts, and especially sailing.
Antigua's gently undulating dry interior is bordered by a much indented coastline giving - it is claimed to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year.