barbudaful.net is fifteen years old!

We are still the only website that features just the island of Barbuda and we currently reach over 150 countries. We have been online since we realised that Barbuda must have its own web site where Antiguans, visitors to Barbuda and Barbudans living overseas - especially those who have never been to Barbuda - could go to find accurate information about the island - we live here, we know what it's like.

We hope that Barbudan small businesses will get economic benefits as more visitors come to the island through the site and people tell us that this is happening. We are in the top five on Google, we are regularly listed (and visited) by writers about the Caribbean including Conde Nast Traveller, Footprint, Lonely Planet, Superyachts, Virgin Atlantic and many others. We are referenced in the international press when they write about Antigua and Barbuda - for example see the Daily Mail article about North Beach, and we always follow them up if they miss us out. As a result last year the Huffington Post featured Barbuda with ALL their links going to this website. So if you are a Barbudan business who is not sure about the value of being on here and would like to see the Google analytics of the site - just ask. We know that most of the visitors who come to Barbuda have looked for information here first.

This site is a voluntary website for the community that has a very limited income from a handful of local businesses and a few donations. All this income goes back into improving the site and here we say a very big thank you to those who have supported it up to now.

If you have been to Barbuda and it helped you, and you would like to make a donation to us or to any other organisation on Barbuda you can do so here.

our subscription rates

website subscription categories & prices for 2017

We do not take any other advertising on our site but if you have a link to Barbuda, you are welcome to put your business on here. Subscriptions run from January to December each year. If you do not renew your subscription in January we will assume you no longer want to be on the site and your entry will be removed until you advise otherwise.

Barbudans with small businesses

small entry ‒ one photograph, text and link

EC$100 - this gives Barbudans living on the island access to the internet even if their business is very small. Most will not need the link as they do not have a website, but if they have one, we can link to it. They can also list more than one business and link them together on the site. We can take pictures and help with the text.

Others

small entry - one photograph, text and link

US$100 - this option is for non-Barbudan small businesses on or off the island.

Hotels & guesthouses

small entry ‒ two photographs, text and link

This rate will reflect the room rate of the individual hotel or guest house for one night at your low season rate i.e. if your room is US$100 per night, you will pay that for your entry on the site for one year. You are guaranteed to make that back from bookings which come through as a result of the website.

Vehicle Hire

small entry ‒ one photograph, text and link

This rate will reflect the day rate of hiring a vehicle and you will pay that rate for your entry on the site for one year. You are guaranteed to make that back from bookings which come through as a result of the website.

acknowledgements

web site host

This web site was encouraged and hosted by Graham Talbot at Turquoise Net; a travel site for the Caribbean, Central America, and beyond. Graham featured Barbuda on www.turq.com for many years. We are now with Flying Pixel who designed the new template and are based in the UK.

webmaster

Andrew Brewster helped with the complicated technical behind-the-scenes administration of the web site and published the new material. Without him we would have been in big trouble.

photographers

We are proud of the photographs on barbudaful.net as they are all taken on the island by amateurs and professionals who have visited Barbuda or who live here, including Mohammid Walbrook, Chris Doyle, Fiona Jack, Fabio Pettinari, Mark Williams, Malte, Jerry Cindric and many others. We welcome your photographs if you have some good ones. These are typically resized at 800 x 600 pixels maximum width. We appreciate a little information about what a photograph is showing and who took it; we use this to supply alternative text for images to enhance accessibility for our visitors.

the website founders

Claire Frank

Claire is an artist and writer and regularly updates the site. She lives in Barbuda and runs the ArtCafe. She has contributed articles about Barbuda to other Caribbean websites and in the international press. Claire still takes most of the photographs for barbudaful.net and currently writes the content for it, and for the Facebook page.

Lesley Watkins

Lesley wrote and took many photographs for the site over several years and without her techie input it wouldn't have started at all. Lesley gained a Masters degree from London University and was a teacher in Barbuda for many years.

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enfrdeitptrues

We like this...

Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
Free the people and let them move in liberty
Now, it's been too long.
Too long, too long in slavery.
So the struggle continue.
But while the struggle continue, I'm going to tell you.
We rastaman will set the world free...

Joseph Hill - Culture

About us...

This is a community website based in Barbuda. We charge a small subscription for local businesses on a sliding scale in order to fully represent our community and to maintain the cost of the site. Full details of what it costs to be on here are listed on our site information page. If you have found the information here helpful and would like to support us with a donation please look for the paypal link on our 'contact us' page.

Let us know about you...

We love to hear from you if you are a Barbudan here or overseas. Tell us and we will promote your event, your business or your news. Or maybe you visited Barbuda for the first (or second or third) time. Send us your pictures. It's easy to be on the website. Just e mail us or read our site information page.