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 organization its Mission is to administer quality care, support and educate clients and their families about Sickle Cell Disorders.

ACE/DRIVE-A-MATIC CAR RENTALS is your #1 choice for car hire in Barbados, St. Lucia and Antigua. Choose from a wide range of rental cars, jeeps and vans with ease and affordability.

AGRICULTURE, LANDS, FISHERIES & BARBUDA AFFAIRS 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, 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 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.

ANTIGUA OPERA SOCIETY is an organisation whose objectives are to stimulate the development of classical music, to create an annual Opera festival, and develop master classes for young Antiguan and Barbudan talent (both instrumentalists and singers).

ANTIGUA SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC Provides a low cost spay and neuter service for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies.

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.

BUDGET MARINE strives to make your boating experience better by providing the best products for your needs. Our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff is ready to help at one of our three locations, in the Jolly Harbour Marina Complex, in English Harbour and North Sound. Come in and find out why we are known as The Caribbean’s Leading Chandlery.

BUDGET RENT-A-CAR is one of the world's leading car rental companies and offers a wide selection of affordable rental cars. They also provide free vehicle delivery island wide for your convenience.

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.

CHRISTIAN RENT-A-CAR & TAXI SERVICE offers great vehicles at really affordable rates. Every rental includes a GPS and unlimited mileage as standard so it’s easy to get out and about and find attractions, beautiful beaches and the best restaurants. They also offer a taxi service as well as customised island tours.

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

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.

DOGS AND CATS OF ANTIGUA is a registered non-profit with a mission to assist animals in distress and increase the welfare and protection of dogs and cats on the island.

FREE CLINIC AT ENGLISH HARBOUR provides quality health care serving the communities of English Harbour, Falmouth, and Piccadilly.

FRIENDS OF THE CARE PROJECT is an independent Non-Profit Organisation founded to help improve the facilities at “The Care Project” and provide specialist therapy for its residents.

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.

GOCARIBBEAN RENT-A-CAR supplies top quality rental cars and jeeps at great rates, with a GPS unit and unlimited mileage on every rental.

HOTHOTHOTSPOT is a friendly and casual cafe situated quayside in picturesque and historic Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbour Antigua.

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.

ISLAND ACADEMY INTERNATIONAL Island Academy is a vibrant, multicultural, international school that prides itself on extending a nurturing environment to every student.

JAH-T CAR RENTAL SERVICE offers the best of both worlds. Choose from a wide range or rental vehicles or choose our friendly and professional chauffeur driven services that includes airport transfers and much more.

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

MOUNT ST. JOHN'S MEDICAL CENTRE is a 185-bed teaching hospital offering a full range of services, from primary care to advanced critical care.

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

NICOLE'S TABLE Nicole's Table offers Caribbean cooking classes for small groups in a relaxing home setting with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and St. John's Harbour. Nicole's Table is the top culinary tour in Antigua, is rated 5/5 on TripAdvisor, and has received Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the last 3 years in a row.

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.

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

PETE'S TAXI AND CAR RENTALS takes care of all your transportation needs including car rentals, taxi services and tours. They are friendly and courteous and will greet you with a warm smile!

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.

SAILABILITY ANTIGUA offers the people of Antigua and Barbuda with disabilities the opportunity for social interaction and outdoor activity. Sailability's goal is to make sure that as many people as possible, regardless of type or severity of disability and age have a chance to discover what sailing could do for them.

SEABORNE AIRLINES has operated in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying at least 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports. Seaborne’s focus is safety, customer service and on-time performance with a 98% completion record.

SHIVA SCHOOL OF DANCE creates an environment where ALL students are able to express themselves through dance regardless of age, body type or skill set.

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.

TOUCH RUGBY CLUB Learn how to play a less intense version of rugby without the tackles. Participation is fun and free, and improved fitness is guaranteed.

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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