If you are booking your flights to Antigua and Barbuda there are several flights a week from the US, UK, and Canada that come to Antigua, and from there you will be able to get the 90 minute ferry ride – weather permitting – or a 15 minute flight to Barbuda. Scroll down the page for links to transport to Barbuda, car hire, accommodation, food and tours. Barbuda is sometimes offered as a day tour from Antigua and many people on holiday in Antigua do visit us for the day – ask at your hotel or contact one of our local taxi and tour operators listed below for details of their tours. However we think you will have an even better experience if you stay here for at least two or three nights, because the day-return plane and ferries do not allow much time to see everything here. If you want to stay longer you will find most of the information you need about accommodation below, and by contacting the taxi drivers, guest houses and hotels direct you will benefit from their local knowledge. Since the arrival of Barbuda Ocean Club workers looking for village accommodation we have fewer local guest houses and prices have gone up, but many Barbudans have rooms available.
It’s always been difficult to find detailed or accurate information about Barbuda anywhere, which is one of the reasons we started this site twenty years ago. Antigua has always wanted to control the economy of Barbuda and how it was perceived by others and we wanted to change that. Since then, Hurricane Irma has put us firmly on the map but we are much more than just an island that has experienced difficult times. Barbuda’s charm is that it has fought to remain undeveloped and is one of the few remaining natural island communities left in the world, with world-class PUBLIC beaches used mainly by fishers and for camping out. As a result it’s a very special destination. To understand more about us you can read the history of the island and explore the contentious relationship we have with Antigua regarding Barbuda’s traditional use of communal land. On the whole Barbudans have always welcomed sustainable development and in the past Coco Point, K Club, Palmetto hotels were full, and a nineteen-seater plane serviced day tours, and we were a busy, prosperous island community. So we are very careful – we do not want to lose our land with it’s rich heritage and unique culture to become a playground for the super-rich.