Barbuda, together with Antigua, is a tropical island that makes up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The relatively quiet island is about 161 sq km, with pink and white beaches lining its 27-km-long coast. Popular spots for sunbathing and swimming include Princess Diana Beach, Coco Point, and Pink Sand Beach. Best of all, there’s a high chance you have the entire area to yourself.

The Frigate Bird Sanctuary is great for spotting over 150 different bird species, including pelicans, kingfishers, mockingbirds, herons, and ibis (and frigate birds, obviously). Codrington is Barbuda’s only major settlement, where you can find local restaurants and bars, as well as the Barbuda Codrington Airport. Thanks to its remoteness, Barbuda is popular with those looking to escape the often-crowded beaches of nearby Antigua.

What to see & do in Barbuda

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Things to do in Barbuda involve anything from beaches with bright pink sand to snorkelling shipwrecks off the shore and climbing the stairs to historic ruins. You can take tours on land or in the air, have outdoor adventures biking, hiking, diving, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing. You'll find adventures in horseback riding or visiting museums, galleries, and cultural sites. Barbuda is perhaps best known for hosting the biggest colony of frigate...

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Where & what to eat in Barbuda

  • 10 Best Restaurants in Barbuda

    The best restaurants in Barbuda are renowned for their clever use of the local environment, meaning unmatched freshness in their dishes. Barbuda’s style in the kitchen is to masterfully throw many things into one-pot dishes, creating novel combinations, a rich mix of flavours, and delicious results. Barbuda has a selection of fresh ingredients to choose from.  Expect fresh seafood in the...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Barbuda

  • 5 Best Places to Go Shopping in Barbuda

    The best places to go shopping in Barbuda provide the necessities for a pleasant stay on the island, even though there are only a few spots available. You won’t find chain stores or large shopping malls due to the lack of infrastructure. In their place, you’ll find friendly home goods stores and markets that carry food and supplies for locals...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Barbuda

Nightlife in Barbuda is largely situated around the occasional beach club, though late-night cocktail bars can be found in many of the local villages. You can, however, just catch a 15-minute local flight or 2-hour ferry ride to party on the sister island with every kind of nightlife experience you could ever want. Not far from the pristine beaches of Barbuda, you'll find disco clubs with internationally famous DJs and live...

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