Lying in the Eastern Caribbean’s Leeward Islands, the English-speaking, two-island state of Antigua and Barbuda is a favoured tourist destination affectionately referred to as the ‘Land of 365 Beaches’.
Antigua and Barbuda enjoy a pleasant year-round climate, with average air temperatures ranging between 25ºC to 28ºC (77ºF to 82ºF) and sea temperatures reaching 29ºC (84ºF). These lush tropical islands are stunningly beautiful locales, and tourism is the dominant source of income-generating about 60% of the islands’ GDP.
Having gained independence from Britain in 1981, Antigua and Barbuda has developed a reputation for judicial and governmental stability. Today, passport holders enjoy visa-free travel to approximately 152 countries, including the countries of the European Schengen Area, the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as enjoying the privileges associated with citizenship of a Caricom country