Antigua and Barbuda

Sunset at English Harbor in Antigua
Sunset at English Harbor in Antigua

With its location off the coast of South America and east-southeast of Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda is a wildly popular tourist destination. English is predominately spoken here, and the official currency is the East Caribbean dollar. The majority of the tourist attractions, including the finest luxury resorts, are located on the island of Antigua. That’s where you’ll find the capital city, St. John’s, as well as the main airport: V.C. Bird International Airport. Sailing regattas are held here annually and are well worth checking out. Fishing is also a very popular activity. If you visit, make sure to sample some of the local fare, including fungie, which is kind of like polenta, and pepperpot, a spicy pork stew. As with so many other Caribbean nations, rum is produced here in abundance.

Antigua English Harbour, Caribbean

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