The one minute summary on Antigua and Barbuda

This is it: one minute to the best info on Antigua and Barbuda. This info alone will put you ahead of 99% of foreigners visiting Antigua and Barbuda, garner the admiration of the locals who will instantly want to be your friends, and the envy of your fellow travelers. Read on. You’ll make friends faster that way, become a traveler instead of simply being a tourist, and also enjoy your travels a lot more.

Antigua  photo

Photo by AvidlyAbide

The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

That was it. I promised one minute.

For other condensed info check also my other posts on local culture (don’t make the mistakes I made), local food or local drinks. And when you call your friends to tell them you were by far the most knowledgeable at the party, do that with confidence that you’ll not get hit with a 6.99 per minute bill. You’ll also pick the local food from the tray, and order a local drink with confidence.

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Now, cheers to the most Antigua and Barbuda aware person at the cocktail party.

Antigua  photo

Photo by Mario Pleitez

What are the key history moments for Antigua and Barbuda?

The Siboney were the first to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the islands when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

The one minute summary for Antigua and Barbuda geography

Antigua and Barbuda are two Caribbean islands, (Antigua, pronounced “an-tee’-gah” and Barbuda), that form a country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico, off the coast of South America.

Best places to see in Antigua and Barbuda

Sherley Heights – Historic National Park. Nelsons Dock Yard. Watch the sailing regattas. There are several events; the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and the superyacht Oyster Regatta both take place in April.