Located in the heart of the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua & Barbuda has retained a wonderfully authentic charm without sacrificing first world amenities. This sun-soaked English-speaking country is flanked by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the west and the rugged Atlantic Ocean on the east. It boasts a beach for every day of the year and a plethora of activities to satisfy its diverse visitors.
The twin island nation has been independent from Britain since 1981, is home to approximately 100,000 people and is largely a service-based economy with tourism as its economic mainstay. As a regional hub, Antigua is easily accessible with daily direct flights from the UK, Europe and North America.
Ever increasing both tourists and investors are testament to Antigua & Barbuda's welcoming climes. With a thriving property rental market equating to excellent financial returns, the country continues to attract those looking for a second home and a safe place in which to invest.
Peak tourist season is from November to May with most vacationers hailing from North America, Europe and the UK. Antigua's status as a sailing capital is well documented but this friendly isle also offers an abundance of watersports, well-maintained hiking trails, first-rate resorts, restaurants and spas, and intriguing historical spots like Nelson's Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A large expat community has done nothing to dilute the country's vibrant culture, epitomised in the annual carnival which turns the streets of St John's into a kaleidoscope of colour each summer.