Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda

Country profile

The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda is a tropical paradise. Its 365 white- and pink-sand beaches – one for every day of the year – are among its natural treasures, while Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography offer a variety of sightseeing opportunities. The destination is irrefutably Caribbean, with brightly coloured houses, friendly locals and rum at every bar.

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KEY INFORMATION
Capital: St. John’s
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT – 4
Language: English
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
Population: 103,000
Electricity: 230V and 60Hz, plug Types A and B

Tipping policy: Between ten and 15 per cent is customary  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Antigua (flight time: 8h 50m): London Gatwick

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Nelson’s Dockyard
Dickenson Bay
Shirley Heights, a restored military lookout
Ffryes Beach
Stingray City

MAJOR EVENTS
Antigua Carnival
Independence Festival
Antigua Sailing Week
Antigua Tinman Triathlon
Antigua Mango Festival

WEDDINGS
Documents needed:
Passport;
A birth certificate (if changing name);
Proof of marital status i.e. original or notarised copy of Decree Absolute is required if one or both of the parties is divorced;
Death certificate of former spouse(s), if applicable;
If either party has changed their name by deed poll or adoption, then proof is required;
For church weddings, most ministers require proof of membership;
The marriage must be solemnised by the Certified Marriage Officer.

Same-sex or LGBTQ marriages are not legal in Antigua and Barbuda.


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