Resources

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/antigua-and-barbuda) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

Department of Tourism (www.antigua-barbuda.org) Official tourist office site.

Antigua Nice (www.antiguanice.com)

Barbudaful (www.barbudaful.net)

Food & Drink Guide (www.foodanddrink-caribbean.com)

What to Take

  • Multi-plug adapter
  • Bug repellent, sunblock and sun hat
  • Plastic resealable bags for keeping phones, passports and other items dry on boat trips, hikes or in the rain
  • Prescription medicines
  • A mask and a snorkel to save on rental costs

What to Wear

Antigua and Barbuda are casual places, so a bathing suit, sundress, T-shirt and shorts, and flip-flops are likely to be your daytime uniform. Note that beach clothing should not be worn in town.

Women might want to bring a nice dress and men collared shirts and long pants if you're going to one of those places with a 'no shorts after 6pm' policy.

A good thin waterproof jacket that you can easily slip over your clothes then pack away again is useful for the tropical downpours.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date.
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions.
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company of where you'll be traveling.
  • Arrange for travel insurance