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While the beaches are stunning, there is so much more to explore on the island of Antigua. History buffs will enjoy exploring the numerous historic sites and buildings. Take a stroll through the waterfront shopping district, where colorful 19th-century buildings sell artisan goods and local crafts. Taste the local food scene to discover local specialties like pepperpot and fungee. Get in touch with nature as you roam the lush rainforest, coral reefs, and mangroves.

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The extensive archipelago of cays and islets attracted settlers to Antigua more than 4,000 years ago. The island is one of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean that became an independent state in 1981. Along the south-eastern coast is English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, a restored British colonial naval station that draws visitors from all over the world.

When it comes to beaches, there are 365, one for each day of the year! And with all that surrounding water, it's no surprise that popular activities include sailing, sport fishing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing. English Harbour and Falmouth are popular sailing destinations that bring sailing vessels and sailors to the island during the annual Antigua Sailing Week.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: For Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport or other government-issued photo identification (such as a driver’s license). For all other islands, U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport and a ticket for return or onward travel. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as inoculations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens might be different, and visitors are encouraged to verify the documentation/visa requirements with the nearest consulate or embassy. Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current passport and other identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming. For requirements and information regarding marriages performed in a foreign country, please visit the consulate of the particular country.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require a marriage certificate or license for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring this information with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Duty Free/Customs: When returning to the U.S., the duty-free allowance may vary by country. Please visit for information regarding U.S. Customs and more.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Center for Disease Control at or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers’ tips, public announcements, travel advisories, and more, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at

Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
May through September: 81° to 81°
October through April: 79° to 81°

Tropical Storm Season from June to November

Water Safety: Bottled water is recommended.

Tipping: A 15% tip is customary for service. At All-Inclusive hotels, gratuities are generally included in the vacation price.

Local Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Currency Information: U.S. dollars and major credit cards are widely accepted.

Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time. Antigua does not observe daylight saving time.

Local Language: English | Spanish | French

Transportation: Public transportation and taxis are available.

Attire: Dress is informal, but conservative. Beach attire is not appropriate in town, shops or restaurants. Some hotels and restaurants require a jacket and tie for men, and dresses for women in the evening.


Sargassum/Seaweed Advisory

Sargassum is a free-floating seaweed that is especially prolific in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. While beneficial to ocean life, these large free-floating seaweed mats often wash up on beaches. The amount of seaweed on the beaches fluctuates based on the time of year and ocean currents. While resorts do their best to maintain the beaches for their guests, you may experience some inconvenience during your stay.

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Top Experiences

  • Beaches : The island has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year!

  • Nelson's Dockyard : A cultural heritage site and marina in English Harbour.

  • Museum of Antigua and Barbuda : Housed in the colonial Court House, this is the oldest building still in use in St. John.

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Region: Antigua
Transfer Company: Bo Tours
Telephone: 268-462-6632

PO Box J200
Bellevue Heights, Antigua W.I.
Emergency Telephone: 268-764-5280
Instructions: Upon arrival at the airport, please proceed through the entry formalities and claim your luggage. Please check in with Bo Tours, located across the road to your right after exiting the arrivals hall. Please look for the red sign bearing the name Bo Tours. The luggage allowance is one suitcase and one carry-on item per person. For additional luggage, the driver will charge $2 per piece each way. Bulk items (bike, surf board, etc.) cost an additional $20 per piece each way. All additional baggage charges are payable directly to the transportation provider at the time of service. While in Antigua, should you have any questions or concerns, please contact BO TOURS at 268-462-6632 (available Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), or 268-764-5280 (after hours 24/7 via mobile and WhatsApp), or via email at