Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour, restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. Trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views.
Shirley Heights, Antigua Cruise Port, Nelson's Dockyard National Park, English Harbour, Cades Reef, Devil's Bridge National Park, Dickenson Bay.
The public transportation system in Antigua is made up of privately owned buses. These buses range from 15 seater buses to larger vehicles. All buses start from St. John's from either the East Bus Station, near the Antigua Recreation Grounds or the West Bus Station by Market Place. Although majority of the island is covered, not all bus routes have consistent service and only a few service the major hotels on island. Bus fares range from US$1 - 2 one way. There are no buses as such on Barbuda
The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar but the US Dollar is accepted over the counter. Pound Sterling can be changed at the banks and there are cash machines located at various places on the island. Major credit cards are usually accepted.
Antigua and Barbuda cuisine refers to the cuisines of the Caribbean islands Antigua and Barbuda. The national dish is fungie (pronounced "foon-jee") and pepper. Fungie is a dish similar to Italian Polenta, made mostly with cornmeal. Other local dishes include ducana, seasoned rice, saltfish and lobster (from Barbuda).
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