Barbuda, the sister island of Antigua is located 28 miles to the north. It can be reached in 15 minutes by air or by the magnificent “Excellence”, a first class catamaran cruiser, which docks on the beautiful pink sand coral beach, where the only foot print you will find is your own. This beautiful island is 62 sq miles or 14 miles by 8 miles in size, with a population of over 1500 people. Most visit the island to see the fascinating sights and then claim their refuge on the deserted beach for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing.
The island is flat with the highest point being 125 feet. The famous Frigate bird sanctuary is only 15 minutes away. A visit to the bird sanctuary is the highlight of a visit to Barbuda. A few historical sites can still be seen on island….. Martello Tower being one of them.
Several magnificent caves are also located on the island i.e . . . . Bryant Cave, Indian Cave, Dark Cave and the unbelievable Darby Cave, where a tropical rain forest is located inside. One of the most common trees in Darby Cave is the palmetto palm, which can grow well over 50 feet. The caves are located in the Highland area, where treasures can be found on the beaches. Barbuda’s attraction is its isolation, peaceful atmosphere and its unique beauty. It is surrounded by nature in all its glory. Some of the world’s most famous hotels are found on the island.