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Antigua and Barbuda

This is where people come to relax and luxuriate in clear water that sparkles under hot sun. Low-lying and volcanic in origin, Antigua & Barbuda form part of the Leeward Islands group in the northeast Caribbean and have certainly adopted the notoriously ‘Caribbean’ way of life: this is a place to take things easy, to stroll around markets, gulp the fresh juices of coconuts and pineapple, and to meet friendly locals with plenty of anecdotes. Unsurprisingly, Antigua & Barbuda’s way of life is governed by water, and any visitor will find that their stay is too.

Practical Information

Area: Antigua: 280 km² (108 miles²), Barbuda: 161 km² (62 miles²), Redonda: 1.6 km² (0.6 miles²)

Capital: St John’s. Population: 28 000

Population: 81,000

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD symbol EC$) = 100 cents

Government: Constitutional monarchy. Gained internal full independence in 1981.

Tipping: 10 to 15% is included on hotel bills for staff gratuities, plus an 8.5% government tax.

Legal drinking age: 18

Time zone: GMT - 4

Languages: English

Additional descriptions

Antigua and Barbuda: Social customs

Dress is informal unless formal dress is specifically requested. It is not acceptable to wear scanty clothing or beachwear in towns or villages. It is an offence for anyone, including children, to dressRead more in camouflage clothing. Relatives and good friends generally embrace. Friends tend to drop by unannounced, but an invitation is necessary for acquaintances or business associates. Although gifts will generally be well received, they are normally only given on celebratory occasions. Flowers are appropriate for dinner parties; bring a bottle only when specifically requested. Smoking is accepted in most public places. Certain homosexual acts are illegal.

Antigua and Barbuda: Food and local specialties

Antigua’s gastronomic speciality is lobster, with red snapper and occasionally other fish running a close second when available. Things to know: Larger hotels offer a wide selection of imported meats, vegetables, fruits and cheeses. Casual wear is accepted in all bars and restaurants. There is an 8. 5% government tax on most restaurant bills. The national specialties are: Pepperpot (hearty vegetable stew with salted meat, served with Fungee (cornmeal and okra dumplings)), the national dish. Roti (patties filled with curried potatoes, chicken or beef). Ducana (grated sweet potato mixed with coconut, sugar and spices and steamed in a banana leaf. Often served with chop up (mashed aubergine, okra and seasoning) and saltfish). Tamarind balls (local sweets). Black pineapples from Antigua & Barbuda are famous throughout the East Caribbean for their unique, extra-sweet flavour. Ting (homegrown, sparkling grapefruit drink). Wadadli (locally-brewed, light and refreshing beer). Popular ingredients include pineapple, coconut, guavas and mangoes. For an alcoholic kick, rum is plentiful, try both dark and light rums (Cavalier), and rum punches. Imported wines and spirits are available, as well as imported sodas and fruit drinks. Read more vegetables, fruits and cheeses. Casual wear is accepted in all bars and restaurants. There is an 8. 5% government tax on most restaurant bills. The national specialties are: Pepperpot (hearty vegetable stew with salted meat, served with Fungee (cornmeal and okra dumplings)), the national dish. Roti (patties filled with curried potatoes, chicken or beef). Ducana (grated sweet potato mixed with coconut, sugar and spices and steamed in a banana leaf. Often served with chop up (mashed aubergine, okra and seasoning) and saltfish). Tamarind balls (local sweets). Black pineapples from Antigua & Barbuda are famous throughout the East Caribbean for their unique, extra-sweet flavour. Ting (homegrown, sparkling grapefruit drink). Wadadli (locally-brewed, light and refreshing beer). Popular ingredients include pineapple, coconut, guavas and mangoes. For an alcoholic kick, rum is plentiful, try both dark and light rums (Cavalier), and rum punches. Imported wines and spirits are available, as well as imported sodas and fruit drinks.

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