We are delighted to have visitors coming in ever increasing numbers to our very special island after Hurricane Irma caused such devastation in 2017, and since Covid has affected us all. Many people come to see Barbuda on a day tour from their hotel in Antigua, but if you really want to experience Barbuda you should come for a few days, and stay in one of our great value, friendly village guest houses or our delightful and luxurious beach-front rooms. Barbuda is much more than just a pink sand beach, and is firmly in the future of independent Caribbean tourism so we warmly welcome you to our strong and independent community. And if you have time search all 130+ pages, or just get in touch directly with us, or come to Barbuda – we will be very pleased to meet you.

young men riding out to river
prim making yabba dumplings

Barbuda is part of a three-island state with Antigua and uninhabited Redonda in the north-eastern Caribbean; and is often described as Antigua’s ‘sister’ island, although years of conflict with successive Antiguan governments have threatened this relationship. On Barbuda you will find one small village community on a large island that until recently had been virtually untouched by unecessary large-scale development. It is renowned for its beaches which are natural, many miles long and often sprinkled with pink sand. But now these beaches are being built on – especially on the south coast where relentless construction work continues. Although our sustainable development was long overdue, this disregard for the environment threatens our rural way of life and risks damaging the coastline of Barbuda for ever.

Here is a map of where we are  with a Google maps image at the bottom of the page, where you can see the large lagoon to the west, the salt ponds and flashes to the west and north, and the central location of the only village – Codrington. Barbuda was frequently listed by the travel industry as one of the top destinations to watch, and it continues to be of interest to independent travellers from all over the world.

walking at two foot bay
princess diana beach

Barbuda has the deep blue Atlantic on one side with wild beaches full of driftwood and shells, and the Caribbean Sea on the other, with pink sand beaches perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and with plenty of opportunities to see animals, fish and birds in their natural habitat, undisturbed by the local population.The beauty of Barbuda is still in its natural and peaceful way of life. It’s definitely not for visitors who are looking for nightlife or lots of tourist attractions – it’s a place where you can relax, slow down, meet local people and make your own entertainment.

frigate birds male and chick
a frigate bird male and chick
on the beach at low bay

The population of approximately 1500 Barbudans live in the only village of Codrington, although the large influx of construction workers for Barbuda Ocean Club and other projects has increased our population in recent years.  Barbudans are well-travelled and have family all over the world, especially in the UK, the USA and Canada. If you are a visitor here you will soon be part of the lives of local people as Barbudans welcome you to their island. Barbuda is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, and is rocky and very flat. Much of the island is covered in impenetrable bush and there are unmarked roads and tracks to most of the beaches, with only one main road in various states of disrepair going from River in the south, to Two Foot Bay in the north of the island.

Although the trauma of Hurricane Irma has taken it’s toll, we now have one of the most beautiful Nobu’s in the world on Princess Diana beach. You will find Enoch’s Shaka Kai there too, and Harry’s bar and rooms is closer to the village at River and close by is Historic Dulcina apartments. Barbuda Belle hotel is a boat ride through the lagoon at Cedar Tree Point and also welcomes local guests to their pink sand beach for lunch or as a day pass, and so are Barbuda Cottages with Uncle Roddy’s restaurant right next door, and a mooring nearby if you are coming on your yacht. For nature lovers we have a popular beach-side glamping site with a new stylish guest house at Frangipani Corner. We also have Emerald Sands a locally owned guest house on the South coast, and many other types of accommodation in the village. For more information on how to get to Barbuda, where to stay, and for transport, taxi’s or tours this website offers a direct contact with the people who own these businesses and who are the best people to help you and give you an insight into our community.

come to barbuda by ferry or by plane
yes, the sea is crystal clear on barbuda
50% of the country – 3% of the budget

Since Hurricane Irma (when we needed it most) Barbuda has been punished by Antigua and this is just one of the ways they do it.

The Battle of the Land Registries

Hmmm… The Barbuda Council have granted all kinds of lands free to Barbudans for centuries, keeping their own oral and written land registry, and in some cases individually accepting back-handers [...]

Here we go again…

‘The first home, dubbed the Abercorn Residence, would be a sprawling 15,000 square feet edifice consisting of several small wood-frame structures. The second – even larger at 16,000 square feet [...]

The Barbuda Amendment Bill 2022 Fairy Tale

Well, it all belongs to me, said Gaston Brown to King Charles at that widely promoted audience in the UK, where (after several attempts to meet, because we know the [...]

Privy Council – it’s not Common Land.

The devastating decision of the Privy Council to dismiss the appeal of Barbudans in the Paradise Found case has delighted an avaricious Antiguan government and set back our fight for [...]

Caribana 2022

Caribana is back on Barbuda, after years of waiting since the ravages of the hurricane and covid. It will feature a ‘Little Mr and Miss Barbuda’ pageant that will take [...]

Privy Council: Case Details

This information is taken from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council website. MacKenzie Frank and another (Appellants) v Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda (Respondent) (Antigua and Barbuda) Case [...]

Barbudans Worldwide

Barbudans Worldwide Dear Fellow Barbudans, Re. BARBUDA LAND RIGHTS CASE AT THE PRIVY COUNCIL LONDON 3rd May 2022 We are writing this letter to seek your assistance in prosecuting the [...]

Barbuda gets star treatment.

So suddenly we are worth promoting? But no mention of this website which has been doing that for nearly twenty years; answering daily questions, putting local guest houses on the [...]

Privy Council: May 3rd 2022.

Finally, the long awaited date has been agreed for the hearing in the UK at the Privy Council, in the Paradise Found case.This case which will be instrumental in deciding [...]

Don’t steal our Fish

Unlicenced fishing boats (including Antiguans – we have DIFFERENT LAWS on Barbuda) are being warned not to come into Barbuda waters and fish, or risk prosecution. The fishing of chubb [...]

Surfers Taking Action

‘An anonymous group of activists known as the Save Barbuda movement, in partnership with the Global Legal Action Network, have set up a campaign to stop the island of Barbuda [...]