Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, boasts 365 beaches-one for every day of the year. The island is also a popular sailing destination and has a wealth of excellent restaurants, tours, and excursions.
Population: 69,108 (2006 estimate, Antigua and Barbuda)
Size: 280 square kilometers (108 square miles)
Highest Point: Boggy Peak, 402m (1319 ft)
Currency: Antigua’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar. The exchange rate for the US dollar is fixed at $2.65 EC to $1.00 US. US currency, traveler’s checks and major credit cards are welcome everywhere.
Entry Requirements: Passport requirements vary for each destination; it is your responsibility to verify you have the correct documents prior to travel. After January 1, 2006 a valid passport is required for travel to all the Caribbean and Mexico.
Time Zone: Antigua lies within Atlantic Standard Time, four hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. The island is one hour ahead of North American Eastern Standard T