ANTIGUA ESSENTIALS

THE ISLAND OF SEA, SAND AND SUN

The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are reknowned for their beauty and laid back attitude, friendly people and of course Carnival, Cricket and Rum. Read all about the passion of the people,  nature, discover the beautiful beaches, flora, fauna and sealife, check out shopping and services, education, history and more.

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GENERAL INFORMATION - All those useful pieces of information you want to know from population to customs and etiquette and which days are public holidays.

SERVICES - Everything from a private chefs, florists and event planners to babysitting and photographers.

SHOPPING - Our shopping guide has everything from where to buy nuts and bolts to communications, clothing and cars.

MAPS - Where would you be without them. Check out the island map, St. John's Map and the entire island dissected with links to all the businesses in the area.

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS - A huge part of life in Antigua is about helping each other. The many community and non-profit organsations are excellent places to meet people and unite in a common cause.

GOVERNMENT AND STATUTORY BODIES -
With the islands of Antigua and Barbuda being such a small nation, the role of the Antiguan Government infiltrates daily life much more so than in a larger nation. In some cases the Government actually owns and runs essentially commercial businesses as well as services.

 
 




HEALTHCARE - Both traditional and more holistic types of medicine and healthcare are well practiced on the island. Check out the services on offer here.

EDUCATION - The Island of Antigua and Barbuda has both private and public schools along with a number of opportunities for higher and adult eduation.

CHURCHES AND RELIGION - The church plays an enormous part in the life of most Antiguans and Barbudans. Most denominations worship around the island.

HISTORY - Antigua and Barbuda have a rich and varied history with African, Amerindian and European influnces.

CULTURE - Antigua has a rich cultural heritage deeply routed in a mixture of African Heritage melded with the influence of Colonialism which together create a vibrant, spirited culture which remains strong until this day. Whether its cricket, rum, food or carnival, one thing is certain - feelings run deep.

FLORA, FAUNA & SEALIFE - Antigua is a beautiful island with a varied natural history. As with many of the islands, animal & plant species are often not indigenous, either having found their way here by being blown on the tradewinds, or brought here by ship.

BEACHES - Antigua is said to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Enjoy this sampling of the beautiful white sand beaches of Antigua.

A-Z DIRECTORY - Book this page - it's your on-line contact list for everything on Antiguanice.com

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A & B BILLIARDS SPORTS ASSOCIATION is the governing body for the family of sports within Billiards.

A & B COALITION OF SERVICE INDUSTRIES is an organisation that facilitates the growth and sustainable development of Antigua and Barbuda's Service Sector to become internationally competitive.

A & B DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS is the government agency responsible for national youth development.

A & B SICKLE CELL ASSOCIATION is a non-profit association that promotes awareness and support for sickle cell programs and patients.

AGRICULTURE, LANDS, HOUSING & ENVIRONMENT The Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources & Agro Industry will be the engine of advancement through the application of modern and emerging practices designed to strengthen food security initiatives, efficient land use management, environmental conservation measures and sustainable development of natural resources.

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA TENNIS ASSOCIATION has been overseeing developments on and off the court since 1975, as a not-for-profit affiliate of the International Tennis Federation.

ANTIGUA BARBUDA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS sets out to improve the standards and mode of operation of the real estate professions in Antigua and Barbuda. ABAR intends to provide better service and protection to property owners and prospective purchasers of property.

ANTIGUA CONSERVATION SOCIETY is newly formed organisation that advocates for the protection of Antigua & Barbuda's fragile coastal and marine ecosystems for current and future generations

ANTIGUA NICHOLSON YACHT CHARTERS AND SERVICES established in 1949, based in Historic English Harbour Antigua the heart of the Caribbean. Nicholson's specialize in fully crewed luxury yacht charters throughout the Caribbean, Virgin Islands, Bahamas and worldwide. Representing over 400 charter yachts our experienced staff will help you every step of the way to booking the holiday of a lifetime. Day charters, overnight charters or for a week and more.

BABY ON BOARD ANTIGUA is professional and courteous child gear rental equipment agency in Antigua that allows you to travel light.

BARBUDA EXPRESS is a fast comfortable ferry service between Antigua & Barbuda and is ideal for tourists and business people alike. In addition to providing a means of transport between the twin islands, they also offer a selection of fantastic trips/tours.

BARGAIN MOTORS specializes in Selling, Leasing and Renting reconditioned vehicles. They offer a range of vehicle sizes to suit a variety of budgets and space requirements & their dedicated team give the highest standard of service.

BERTRAM PHOTOGRAPHY is a upcoming photographer with a fresh new perspective on photography. He is available for functions & social events including Weddings, Engagements & Birthday parties, as well as Portraits.

BUDGET MARINE is the Caribbean's Leading Chandlery with marine expertise and products that are second to none.

CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS LTD tours offer a variety of truly amazing panoramic delights, priceless memories and photographic opportunities for everyone, including around the island tours and Montserrat volcano tours.

CARIBBEAN MARINE ASSOCIATION is a regional association geared towards the development of the yachting industry within the Caribbean region.

CHASERENTACAR.COM is a well established locally owned car rental agency in Antigua that prides itself on exception service and offering quality vehicles at affordable rates.

CONCIERGE ANTIGUA is a professional organization created to facilitate your needs in business, travel and real estate within Antigua.

CONNECT is a selection of essential products and services, conveniently located at the main road into English Harbour. Concierge Services; Full Serivce Yacht Agency; Coffee, Wine & Dessert Bar; Apothecary Products; Cotton Fashions; Art Gallery; Marketing Agency & WIFI hotspot.

CPTSA WINGS SPORTS CLUB will endeavor to operate and promote its organization as a holistic sporting enterprise through professional and ethical standards, thus creating a viable, safe and uplifting avenue for its members.

DYNAMIC ELECTRICS LTD. is situated in Falmouth and is ideally situated to service the yachting community. The owner has over 20 years experience and can take care of both Marine and Land based electrics including solar, commercial and much more.

GEMMA HAZELWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY has captured many memorable moments, by combining his talents and expertise. He offers wide range of photographic services including wedding, portrait, scenic & landscape photography.

HOTHOTHOTSPOT is a friendly and casual cafe situated quayside in picturesque and historic Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour Antigua. They also provide long range Wireless Internet service covering the harbours & marinas in the locality.

ILAN CHEFS RESTAURANT & EVENTZ CATERING is a new and dynamic source for the best in local and international cuisine situated in the heart of St. John's. They cater for all occasions, offering the best in healthy choice dishes.

IRIE FIRE STUDIO is a recording studio located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, where high quality recordings can be produced in a very relaxed and creative atmosphere. They offer studio services such as production, recording, mixing, editing and more.

KEVIN JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY specialises in Marine, yacht or boat photography in Antigua, whether on the water, on land or from the air.

LIFESTYLE CHAT is a new show hosted by Joy Farrell, to be aired on ABS Radio on Fridays from 6-7 pm. It will focus on lifestyle issues and bring listeners notice about weekend activities by teaming up with Antiguanice.com

NELSON'S RETREAT - BLUEPRINT DEVELOPMENT Situated within English Harbour, Nelson's Retreat delivers picture-postcard views of historic Nelson's Dockyard on the south east of the island. This boutique style development comprises of six ultra modern apartments with unrivaled dockyard views!

NEZ EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY is a specialised, simple yet sophisticated photographic service that is dedicated to bringing your event to the general public through photography.

OFFICIAL TAXI AND BUS FARES Official taxi and bus fares from the Antigua & Barbuda Transport Board as approved by the Government of Antigua & Barbuda.

OPTIMIST CLUB OF ST. JOHN'S was formed on March 11, 1992 as a local chapter of Optimist International which is a non-profit international network of volunteers dedicated to “Bringing out the Best in Kids”, through community service projects that provide young people with a helping hand and empowers them to be the best they can.

OUTBOUND LOUNGE The Outbound Lounge by FBO 2000 operates in a class of its own: No lines to wait in. No public pat downs or bag searches. No crowded rooms. They offer a personal & discrete VIP service for your departure from Antigua in a comfortable and luxurious lounge.

PAPERCLIPS LTD. situated at Royal Palm Place St. John's provides you with all your Office, School, Art Supplies and much more.

ROTARY CLUB OF ANTIGUA received its Charter on September 10, 1972 and has carried out a variety of Health, Education Social Outreach & Career Guidance projects in the community.

SALTY DOG'S RENTALS rents bicycles, motor scooters & mokes for a unique way to see and explore Antigua!

STAND OUT INITIATIVE was created by New Creations and is designed to encourage young people to pursue Godliness, excellence in school and to become community players.

SWALINGS ANTIGUA has taught over 20,000 people to swim and play soccer worldwide and now offer a day care and after-school homework club offering both sport and academic development.

SWEET DREAMS is the premier designer cake resource in Antigua. Danielle George-John, the proprietor, takes design cues from your event’s invitation, to create a one of a kind masterpiece that will be the centre piece of your celebration.

TEEGA CHAMPIONSHIP COURTS is a company with over 20 years experience specialising in Recreational Construction and Maintenance including Resurfacing, Fencing and Lighting of Recreational Facilities such as Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Netball Courts and Volleyball Courts.

TURNERS CONSTRUCTION is a well established construction company with many years experience of building in Antigua & the Caribbean. They have expertise in a wide range of construction projects including new construction, custom designs, remodels and more.

WADADLI YOUTH PEN PRIZE a writing competition for Antiguan and Barbudan youths, debuted in 2004.

WEATHER & CLIMATE in Antigua is warm and breezy most of the year making it perfect for vacations year round.

YOUNG WARRIORS FOOTBALL CLUB is an official non-profit organization whose mission is to further the amateur sport of football in Antigua.

 


 
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