Antigua and Barbuda comprises of primarily two islands – Antigua (pronounced Aan-tee-ga) and Barbuda. We visited only Antigua in this trip.
[All the places we visited in Antigua marked with hearts]
Day 1 – St. John’s
We started our island hopping in Antigua . After landing at St. John’s airport, we were picked up by our Airbnb host (who charged $40 for pickup!!) and after reaching to our hotel, we realized that it was best to rent a car for going around the island, visiting all the sights we planned. So we walked around in St. John’s for the rest of the afternoon, visiting the local market, ports, and just walk around the streets to get a feel of the town.
[Cruise ships at St. John’s port]
[Colorful houses at St. John’s]
[Statue of V.C. Bird – the father of the nation at St. John’s]
Day 2 – Antigua Island
Next morning, we headed to the airport to pick up the rental car and drove to some of the places-to-visit around Antigua island.
- St. John’s
- Devil’s Bridge
- English Harbour
- Shirley’s Heights
- Dow Hill’s Interpretation Center
- Nelson’s Dockyard
- Pink Church (Tyrell’s Church Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
- Jolly Harbour for a swim.
- Dickenson Bay
We ended the evening with some dinner at Dickenson Bay in the north before heading back to St. John’s for the end of day 2.
[Yacht’s line up at English Harbour]
[Aerial view at Shirley’s Heights]
[Pink Church or Tyrell’s Church Our Lady of Perpetual Help]
[Sunset at Dickenson’s Bay after a swim in the blue waters!]
Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of publishing is assumed to be USD 1 = XCD 2.60.
|Rental Car||$65||Company: Dollar; Compact small car; auto drive; for 2 days.|
|Dinner on Day 1||$10||‘Roti King’ in St. John’s. Chicken Roti (wrap)|
|Lunch on day 2||$10||‘Skullduggery’ in English Harbour.|
|Shirley’s Heights||$8||Entrance fees for a combo package including Shirley’s Heights, Dow Hill’s Interpretation Center and Nelson’s Dockyard.|
|Drinks & Dinner – day 2||$14.17||At a beach-side cafe in Dickenson Bay.|
|Total Costs||$107.17||Per person|
|Overall Costs||$1,270.85||Per person|
Tips, information and planning for the twelve days around the Caribbean island nations.
Days 3 & 4
Second country in the trip.