Island Travel Interviews: Caribbean, Take 9 (Antigua & Barbuda)

The Caribbean was hit by Hurricane Irma this past fall, with Barbuda being one of the hardest hit islands and Antigua experiencing some damage as well. Please note that this interview was conducted prior to the Hurricane and, as such, some of the places mentioned may have been affected. As always, it is good to check on such things prior to making your plans. You can also listen to this podcast for more information about the status of all of the Caribbean Islands. 

With that said, I am so excited to learn more about Antigua and Barbuda from Faith Coates of XYUandBeyond. Believe me, you’ll want to read along not only for the great information but also for the stunning photos.

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Name and Blog Name/URL:

Faith Coates

https://xyuandbeyond.com

Which Island Will You Be Talking About and Why Did You Choose This Island? Antigua & Barbuda WI

How Many Days Would You Recommend Staying on This Island?

A minimum of a week better yet 14 days

What was Your Favorite Thing About/Memory From Your Trip to This Island?

Eating roti on Pigeon Beach just watching the yachties from all over the world relax and enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. The roti lady comes around at about 2pm and for a couple of dollars you get the best roti in the world.

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What is Your “Can’t Miss” Activity on the Island? What activities/opportunities does this island provide?

Sunday Nights at Shirley Heights where everyone comes out to play, dance, drink and eat.

Best Restaurant/Place to Eat?

BBQ at Shirley Heights

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What Surprised You About this Island?

The range of beaches from surfing, to kiting, to gentle peaceful clear blue waters to bob around in. There are 365 beaches on the Island, and there is one for every type of watersport imaginable.

Any Travel Advice for those considering this island as a destination (e.g., where to stay, ease of getting there, how best to get around, language, money)?

Just enjoy the 365 beaches, eat lots of local food – the roadside stands of jerk chicken are amazing. Wander the streets in St. John and enjoy the crazy ambience when the cruise ships get in. Easy to rent a car and drive yourself – after all the Island is only 12 miles long. The islanders are incredibly helpful and friendly and it is very difficult to get lost.

If my readers want to hear more about your island, do you have a link to your full article?

Check out one of the Island’s great historic sites Nelson’s Dockyard. https://xyuandbeyond.com/nelsons-dockyard/

Many thanks to Faith for the fabulous information. I’m ready to book a flight!  And check out this resort— it looks like the perfect luxury getaway! 

Need I say more? Here is a pin for now or later.

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