Cheap Flights to Antigua and Barbuda

Meaning ‘ancient’ and ‘bearded’ in Spanish, Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation that lies between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The country has two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, along with a couple smaller islands, such as Great Bird, Guinea, Green, Long, Maiden, and York Islands, in addition to Redonda.

What to see & do

Within Antigua and Barbuda, points of interest include, but are not limited to, Nelson’s Dockyard, Falmouth Harbour, and Mount Obama. Nelson’s Dockyard is a known heritage site and marina by the English Harbour, within the island of Antigua. Part of the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, it was named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, and is home to sailing and yachting events like the Antigua Sailing Week, as well as the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting. Also located on Antigua, Falmouth Harbour, is a horseshoe-shaped natural harbor that lies close to the eastern end of the Shekerley Mountains. Known as the highest point in all of Antigua and Barbuda, Mount Obama, formerly Boggy Peak, is a mountain that has been named after the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. It was officially renamed on U.S. President Barack Obama’s birthday on August 4, 2009, by Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer. Other notable spots within Antigua and Barbuda include Fort James, Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, St. John’s Cathedral, Government House, Dockyard Museum, Fort Barrington, George Westerby Memorial, and Botanical Gardens, in addition to many.

How to get around

Options for travelling within Antigua and Barbuda include public and private transport services. Vehicles for public transportation mostly have the words or letters ‘BUS’ and ‘TX’ for the buses and the taxis, on their respective yellow license plates. When riding taxicabs, these rides should have a copy of the fixed fares within the vehicle, since the taxis rely on a fixed rate rather than a metered system. Taxis can be found easily within Antigua, be assured that most, if not a lot, of the cab drivers will also act as tour guides. When wanting to take buses however, the buses within Antigua operate between 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and run between St. John’s and other villages. The buses within Antigua neither stop by the airport nor the northern tourist area. Most of the time, the buses follow a set schedule, although it is not unheard of for the departure time to be based and left upon the bus drivers. The buses are often privately owned mini-vans that seat around 15 people, with two bus stations by St. John’s. The two bus stations are divided between the East Bus Station over by the Botanical Gardens on Independence Avenue, and another station by the Market St. near the Central Market. There are also several buses on Barbuda.

How to get there

When flying into Antigua and Barbuda, among the airports that serve flights into and out of the country is V. C. Bird International Airport. Located in Antigua, it operates flights by airlines such as Air Antilles Express, Air Canada, Air Transat, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Condor, Delta Air Lines, LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJet, to places such as Pointe-à-Pitre, Toronto, Miami, New York, London, Grenada, Providenciales, Saint Kitts, Tobago, Barbados, Kingston, Port of Spain, Anguilla, Dominica, Saint Croix, Saint Lucia, Saint Thomas, Saint Vincent, San Juan, Sint Maarten, Tortola, Newark, along with seasonal flights to Montreal, Frankfurt, Atlanta, Manchester, and Charlotte, to name a few.

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