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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 15, 2016
any tours of the rum distillery available?  (5 Answers)

are there any tours of the rum distillery available? on the website for antigua distillery there is no mention of a tour. i saw samantha brown's tour and i am guessing perhaps you must be "special" to garner a tour?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
Excursions?  (1 Answer)

Hello All. I will be staying at the Sandals in Antigua. Should I book excursions before I arrive or wait until I get there? Can I get a better deal if I wait? If not can someone please recommend a company I can use. Thank you in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2016
used book seller  (1 Answer)

Looking for beach reading material, living in English Harbour at the moment, any thoughts?
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2015
Antigua taxi knowledge required

Hi does anyone know of a reputable taxi company in Antigua. We arrive by boat in November and coming from a cruise ship, don't want to be stung. I would like to book a company to take us around to nelsons dockyard, Shirley heights etc before we go. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2015
Beach Towels  (2 Answers)

I am preparing gift bags for a wedding at Sandals in Antigua and have purchased most items. I am wondering if I can purchase beach towels there at a reasonable price because I think packing 20 beach towels into my luggage will be too bulky.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2015
Moving to Antigua  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone,

I currently live in Europe but feel I need a break a change of scenary. By coincidance I read an article on the citizenship by investment programm offered by Antigua. Now my thoughts are to move together with my three kids to Antigua for a while and send the kids to the international school of Antigua. Is there anybody out there who has any ideas, opinions and advice on this matter? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Liz


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2015
snorkeling in Antigua

I recognize some of the photos above since I just posted this same question on the St Lucia site. I will be coming to Antiqua on a cruise in a few weeks. The three adults that I will be with do not want to snorkel so I would like to find a nice quiet beach with chairs and umbrella to rent and good snorkeling right from the beach. I do not want to take a boat excursion to snorkel without them. Can you suggest the best place for us? How long a cab ride would that be? What would be approximate costs for the cab, beach access and rentals? If necessary I'll bring my own snorkeling equipment.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2015
Bugs and bites  (4 Answers)

Is there any vaccine we need before traveling to Antigua,? there are reports on the grapevine of some bug related deaths recently.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2015
50th birthday party  (1 Answer)

planning a 50th birthady party for my wife in antigua, where is a nice reagea club and hotel to look into?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 07, 2015
"Antigua" embossed t-shirt with tall ship in centre ...

Saw this at the t-shirt outlet at the Airport. But their credit card machine was not working. Seen this at various outlets such as Nelson's Dock. But can't find it online. Any suggestions please. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2014
Requirements for work visa for healthcare professional? Age restrictions?  (2 Answers)

Considering working in Antigua as a hospital CEO. Are approvals necessary? Requirements?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2014
Sandals Antiqua  (1 Answer)

At Sandals hotels are smart shorts and t-shirts acceptable in most of the restuarants? I note all restuarants are non smoking but is it allowed on the beach and by the pools?
Thank you in anticipation of your responses.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2014
Nightlife help?

Where am I best positioning myself so I can get to nice busy Bars / restaurants on a night? Which town is nice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2013
Barbuda or Montserrat?  (1 Answer)

If I can only pick one, day trip which one would be the best decision and why?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2013
stingray tour  (1 Answer)

One a one day cruise ship next july. Is the swim with the stingrays tour worth the cost


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
OPBM at jolly harbour  (2 Answers)

Have had an email from OPBM stating termite infestation at jolly harbour very dubious as they have not responded to numerous emails
Office seems closed


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 17, 2013
blue heron antigua

what has happened to the blue heron is it going to open again


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2013
Falmouth vs. St. John's

My husband and I (early 50's) are planning a trip for early August to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We have a choice of a villa in St. John's or Falmouth. What are the pros/cons of each location? We will rent a car and want to have some nice meals out and explore the island. Will many restaurants be closed in August? How long does it take to drive from Falmouth to St. John's?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2013
Beaches  (1 Answer)

My daughter is considering St James Club Resort on Antigua, but she has heard it has a seaweed problem. Anyone been there that can comment. She wants somewhere quiet and all inclusive.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2011
Looking for cheap car rental  (1 Answer)

Hi there,

Does anybody know if its possible to rent a car out of the regular companies such as Avis,europcar etc,..In Antigua??

we would need to rent a car for a week in february 2012 and we are looking at some options.I really dont know if any local would rent a car cheaper than teh regular compnies

Thanks for your infop
Gonzalo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2011
Cheapest Groceries- Need help from some locals-or anyone who would know  (2 Answers)

Need to provision a Sail boat in couple of weeks. We are chartering out of Jolly H. Where are the best prices for staples such as meat, dairy, veggies etc. Don't need any fancy imported specialty items. I will have a car so location not important. In addition, need cases and cases of beers and basic not fancy white and red wines. Cheers!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2011
villa vs. hotel  (1 Answer)

there a 2 couples who are trying to decide between a villa and hotel. we found the gordon house which would run2000 FOR WEEK WITH MAID /COOK FOR ALL OF US ABOUT HALF OF WHAT AN HOTEL/all inclusive would cost your input is appreciated as we have never rented a villa thanks leo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2011
the gordon house a private villa

Has anyone stayed at this villa thanks Leo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2011
July in Antigua  (1 Answer)

Hi
I know that you can never predict the hurricane activity or weather in June - Oct, but I just wonder what other people's experience of Antigua has been during June/July over the past couple of years. My fiancee and I are planning on going out there this year, to check out the island as a potential wedding destination for next year (we would be planning the wedding in Jan-March) but only have the time to visit this year during June/July. Is it worth still visiting at this time - what are the average sunshine hours/rainfall?
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Kat


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 11, 2010
Does it rain all day in December in Antigua and Barbuda? Feeling nervous....  (2 Answers)

Hello! I've had a wonderful opportunity to be a guest on a yacht that will be nearby Antigua and Barbuda for Dec 18 - 21. I'm so excited and have never had such a luxurious vacation before. I know I should just be happy anyway....but I was looking for weather forecasts for Antigua/Barbuda and noticed that it says rain or showers every day :( I used to live in Miami Beach, and when it said rain, that usually meant a day that was still pretty sunny but there would be a rainstorm in the afternoon and then it would be okay again. Can anyone tell me if that might be the case in this area too or am I going to be inside the whole time?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 30, 2010
Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge question  (1 Answer)

In looking at Antigua tours, some offer a 4 hr island tour, followed by some time on the beach. They also offer an extended option of adding Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge, but to do so, this cuts into beach time. So I was wondering, is Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge worth visiting? Granted, this is a personal decision, some people might want beach time, others not. Personally, I don't have enough information to make a decision. Hoping someone here who has been to Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge, might be able to share about it. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2010
Lawrence of Antigua vs. Gordon's best of Antigua tour?  (2 Answers)

Trying to decide between two tour companies that I've come across for Antigua: Lawrence of Antigua vs. Gordon's best of Antigua tour. Any recommendations for either?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2010
Safety on Antigua??  (6 Answers)

I have been reading about a lack of safety on the island and tourist being targeted on isolated beaches?? Is it safe to rent a scooter and drive around??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2010
Renting Scooters for the day??  (3 Answers)

My wife and I will be on the island next week and where going to rent a scooter to see the island and tool around. Can anyone tell me if that is a good or bad Idea? Is there a a lot of traffic or is it unsafe to travel around? Lastly, can someone recommend a few beaches to hit and a place for lunch.

Much Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2010
Random Swabbing  (1 Answer)

Is it true that they do random swab testing at Antigua airport on departure?



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