STOPOVER IN ANTIGUA ON THE WAY TO BARBUDA TODAY!!

1940253_10202588705452360_1176887791_nThe lovely peaceful charming island of Antigua is a twin island nation: Antigua and Barbuda with an approximate total population of 81,000.   Antigua can be easily reached from NYC with two non stop departures now daily on United from Newark.  The very easy 4 hour flight departs in the morning for a mid afternoon arrival.  Antigua is one hour ahead of EST.  The Island is located due south of St. Maarten and Anguilla and is surrounded by St. Kitts and Nevis to the West and the volcanic island of Montserrat to the East.   Barbuda; its twin is approximately 27 miles north.

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Flying into Antigua and landing at its VC Bird International Airport; one can view spectacular scenery such as the famous and most historic Nelson’s Dockyard at English Harbour.   The translucent waters and expansive beaches are well known and famous on both islands.  The rolling hills and lush tropical vegetation creates for great drivers and scenic vistas.  The local cuisine is very much based on freshly caught fish and seafood together with farm fresh root vegetables and of course Rum.  Antigua still has remnants of the old stone cone shaped mills used hundreds of years ago to contain sugar.

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The very efficient little island is actually in the process of expansion.  From Antigua one can take a small little 6-7 pax plane to Barbuda, or Liat the national airline of the Caribbean to connect to other nearby islands.

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There are several famous and most luxurious places to stay in Antigua: Inn at Curtain Bluff, Carlisle Bay, Jumby Bay, The St. James Club, among others.  I chose a small charming little hotel as a brief stopover on the way to my final destination of Barbuda.  The Tradewinds Hotel sits up on a hill overlooking Dickenson’s Bay.  The 50 room hotel offers a peaceful friendly atmosphere with a wonderful restaurant called Bayhouse.  The rooms are simple but clean and efficient with modern amenities such as Cable TV, WiFi, Coffee Makers, Iron-Iron Boards, and very friendly staff to please you.  The little pool area and sun deck offers another spectacular view as does the Bayhouse Restaurant.  The rooms with a room are up on the second floor and offer lovely balconies for privacy.  You can walk down to the beach at Dickensons’s Bay in about 15 minutes where there is much activity; shops, restaurants, beach and water sport rentals, etc.   Tradewinds however is peaceful and quiet and its all about The View!!   I might add that Tradewinds is also quite affordable.  Most of the top luxury hotels in Antigua have rates between $750-1500USD per night.  Tradewinds rates are approximately $200USD per night in comparison.

 

 

 

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1 Response to STOPOVER IN ANTIGUA ON THE WAY TO BARBUDA TODAY!!

  1. ROSEMARIE ANN DE ROGATIS says:

    WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE WELL. HAVE A WONDERFUL VACATION.

    ROSEMARIE AND LOU

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