visiting barbuda

 low bay with tafarabusy River wharf

It's difficult to find detailed or accurate information about Barbuda anywhere other than this website which is one of the reasons we started it fifteen years ago. Since then, Hurricane Irma has put us firmly on the map but we are much more than just an island in difficulty. There is very little tourism on the island but this is part of Barbuda's charm - it's undeveloped - and is one of the few remaining original and almost completely natural islands left in the world. As a result is a unique and special destination. To understand more about this you need to read the history of the island and explore the complicated relationship we have with Antigua regarding Barbuda land.

Barbuda is often offered as a day tour from Antigua and many people do visit us for the day - ask at your hotel or call the Barbuda ferry or one of our local taxi and tour operators direct. But as most Antiguans have never been to Barbuda they know very little about our community, although since our evacuation to Antigua after the hurricane many positive new links with local people have been made. We think you will have an even better experience if you stay here for at least one or two nights, because the day return plane and ferry services do not allow much time here. If you want to stay you will find most of the information you need right here on this site, and by contacting the taxi drivers  guest houses and hotels direct you will be making an important and welcome contribution to the local economy. You can book your flights from overseas to Antigua and Barbuda as an independent traveller; there are several flights a week from the US, UK, and Canada that go to Antigua, and from there you can get the two-hour ferry ride or a short 15-minute flight to Barbuda. If you need more advice contact us and we will be happy to help you plan your stay or just go to our how to get here page to find out exactly how to get here.

Village signs Jocelyn at horserace

you can translate the site here


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...

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