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Antigua and Barbuda

Private Jet Charter to Antigua and Barbuda

Arriving in Antigua and Barbuda, you’ll find candy-coloured houses and lush vegetation flanked by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean, all infused with an infectious soca/calypso vibe. These stunning islands blend luxury yachts and glamorous sun-seekers with lush rainforest and historic sites. A nod to Antigua’s colonial past is evident in St John’s port capital and its beautiful English Harbour (formerly the British naval base in the Caribbean).

Antigua and Barbuda (/ænˈtiːɡ(w)ə ... bɑːrˈb(j)uːdə/ (About this soundlisten); an-TEE-g(w)ə ... bar-B(Y)OO-də) is a sovereign island country in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda separated by 63 km (39 mi), and smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden, Prickly Pear, York Islands, Redonda).

The permanent population number is about 97,120 (2019 est.), with 97% being resident on Antigua.[1] The capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua, with Codrington being the largest town on Barbuda. Lying near each other, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

The island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa María La Antigua.[6] Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda island was first colonised in 1678.[6] Having been part of the Federal Colony of the Leeward Islands from 1871, Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958.[7] With the breakup of the federation, it became one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967.[8] Following self-governance in its internal affairs, independence was granted from the United Kingdom on 1 November 1981. Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Commonwealth and Elizabeth II is the country's queen and head of state.[9]

Antigua is most prized for its breathtaking beaches. The palm-fringed sands of the four Hawskbill beaches are a major attraction for those seeking romance and seclusion, while Dickenson Bay is ideal for families wanting a lively atmosphere with plenty of watersports. The glorious stretch of sand that makes up Pigeon Point offers the best of both worlds – it’s quiet and secluded in the week and filled with locals on the weekends. For an extra-special treat, the enchantingly remote Ffrye’s Bay and Darkwood Beach offer dazzling white sands set against the emerald sea.

Barbuda’s celebrated pinks sands will hit the spot if you crave Robinson Crusoe-style solace. While Antigua brims with sleek yachts and gorgeous resort hotels, Barbuda (a 20-minute flight away) offers captivating solitude and just a smattering of luxury hotels. This tiny island has more wildlife than people – if you fancy a break from the beach, take a boat trip to Codrington Lagoon’s Frigrate Bird Sanctuary, home to a colony of over 100,000 birds that travel between the Caribbean and Galapagos islands during mating season.

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