Antigua (pronounced An-tee-gah) is a British Leeward Island. Formerly a British colony, it has retained strong links to British tradition (and is deeply devoted to the English sport of cricket). In recent years tourism has undergone tremendous expansion, and the island is now popular with tourists of all types. Antigua is best known for its 365 beautiful beaches, magnificent dive sites and interesting historical maritime sites. It is also known as a major Caribbean yachting port.
Barbuda is Antigua's sister island although it could not be more different. In Barbuda you will see a Caribbean island that is unspoiled by tourism and is renowned for its natural, beaches, sprinkled with pink sand and miles long. Several resorts dominate the island and offer top-notch cuisine and luxurious accomodations. The island has the deep blue Atlantic on one side with wild beaches full of driftwood and shells and the calm Caribbean sea on the other, perfect for swimming and snorkelling, with plenty of opportunities to see turtles and many varieties of tropical fish undisturbed in the turquoise water. The beauty of the island is in its natural, peaceful way of life - it is not for visitors who are looking for nightlife or entertainment - it is a place to relax, slow down, and make your own.
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