Just 27 miles North of Antigua lies the beautiful island of Barbuda, at 17.5º N by 61.35º W, the island is about 14 miles long by 8 miles wide. The highest point is only about 125 feet and with.a population of 1,417 (2001) this really is a picture book Caribbean Island.
Barbuda presents a vista of shimmering beaches of white and pink sands lapped softly by crystal clear waters of iridescent turquoise. The beaches are fabulous, stretching unbroken and unpopulated to the horizon, the longest one being 12 miles long. They are seemingly endless and are left to the peaceful wanderings of those lucky enough to sojourn there.
It is a fascinating island to visit in many ways, abundant and varied in its marine and bird life, notably thousands of magnificent Frigate Birds, seen at the sanctuary, and it still has its share of wild boar and fallow deer.
Barbuda is one of those very few islands in the Caribbean that remains--and probably will remain for some time so undeveloped as to seem positively deserted at times. Activities on Barbuda are appropriately relaxed, including beachcombing (on the North Eastern Atlantic coast), fishing and hunting and, at the island's resorts, golf, tennis, snorkelling, diving, or simply soaking up the sun and the calm.
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