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At the same time, the country is subject to gentle trade winds which help to maintain the ideal climate and add a calming touch.


There is just enough rainfall to maintain the green landscape. The hurricane season runs from June to November. With 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, this is the perfect climate to enjoy nature.

Local Currency

The local currency in Antigua and Barbuda is the Eastern Caribbean (EC) Dollar with a fixed rate to the US dollar of US$1 to EC$2.7.  It is advisable to verify exchange rates prior to your trip. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are also welcome. Standard shopping hours are Monday to Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm. In addition to the numerous stores in the capital of St. John’s, there are the Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay duty free shopping centres located at the entrance of the St. John’s Harbour. The official language of Antigua & Barbuda is English.

Local Time

Antigua is on Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone when it observes Daylight Savings, which is not observed by Antigua.  

Island Activities

With a year round tropical climate there is an array of activities to participate in while in Antigua & Barbuda. Whether you visit the beach or tour the island, you are sure to have a fantastic time
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