Antigua and Barbuda
Travel Guide 2022
Antigua and Barbuda at a glance
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Guide to Antigua and Barbuda
As a holidaymaker disembarking from a ship in Saint John’s, the unmistakable silhouette of the cathedral immediately catches the eye. It dominates the skyline of this pretty town, which has become a major attraction in Antigua and Barbuda. The white baroque spires rise into an almost always blue sky. This house of worship of the Anglican faithful is the landmark of the small town by the sea. Twice it was destroyed by earthquakes, and then it was always rebuilt. From the sublime looking cathedral offers a magnificent panoramic view of the “English Harbour” and the numerous yachts gently rocking in the wind there.
Those who want to achieve something in Antigua and Barbuda have their residence in Saint John’s, as here alone pulsates the economic life of the small island state that was discovered by Christopher Columbus in the year 1493. However, the cultivation of sugar cane was stopped a few years ago because no buyers could be found. On the few fields that remained, the basic product for the rum grows, which is available everywhere on the islands of the Lesser Antilles in the bars and restaurants.
The official language in Antigua and Barbuda is English, but the Caribbean accent often makes it difficult for holidaymakers to understand the language. However, the population – mostly the descendants of African slaves live here – is eager to be friendly and helpful to guests from all over the world.