Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island country in the Caribbean. This former British Colony is a popular tourist destination and is accessible on direct flights from the UK, USA, and Canada. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The country’s name was given by Christopher Columbus in 1493 after discovering the island, in honor of the Virgin of La Antigua in the Seville Cathedral. The Spaniards did not colonise Antigua because it lacked fresh water but not aggressive Caribs. The English settled on Antigua in 1632; Sir Christopher Codrington settled on Barbuda in 1684. Slavery, established to run sugar plantations around 1684, was abolished in 1834. The British ruled from 1632 to 1981, with a brief French interlude in 1666. The islands became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations on 1 November 1981, with Elizabeth II as the first Queen of Antigua and Barbuda.

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Kitesurf Paradise

Looking for the perfect kite spots onboard of a catamaran sailing between Anguilla, Barbuda and Saint Martin. Freestyle and strapless on wild paradisiac places...
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Carlisle Bay Hotel

Dining at Carlisle Bay is all about choosing the right restaurant to suit your mood, from a relaxed, foot-in-the-sand lunch delivered to your lounger in the Coconut Grove,..
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The beach is just the beginning…

Presenting our newest destination promotional video for Antigua and Barbuda...
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Blue Waters Hotel

Epitomising luxury and elegance, Blue Waters is the idyllic tropical paradise which every person dreams about. ...
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A Bird’s Eye View of our Beautiful Island

A Bird's Eye View of our Beautiful Island..
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A Look Below The Surface of Paradise, Scuba Diving

SCUBA ANTIGUA! A journey into the fascinating world that takes place below the surface of our gorgeous turquoise waters...
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Resort Activities at Carlisle Bay Hotel

Boutique for essentials and gifts, various Bars and Lounge areas, four Restaurants, Beauty Salon, Fitness Center and personal training, Cool Kids Club, Film Screening Room ...
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Carnival – Parade of The Troupes

Everyone looks forward to the parade on the final day of Antigua & Barbuda's carnival...
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Hotel Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rainforest....
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Miss Antigua Delegate 2016

Miss Antigua Delegate 2016
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Music Voyager’s episode airs

The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority's Celebration of Film and Television evening, during Caribbean Week in New York early in June 2016...