Which hotels are most children friendly?
The most children friendly hotels are: Royal Antiguan, Rex Halcyon
Cove, Sunsail Colonna, St. James's Club. Many others accept children
but there is an age stipulation on some properties. It would be
advisable to check beforehand.
What currency is used in Antigua and
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.
When is the hurricane season?
The hurricane season is June to September. Antigua and Barbuda
is warm all year round with a soothing south-easterly breeze
What places of interest can be visited
while in Antigua and Barbuda?
Places of interest in Antigua are Shirley Heights, Nelson's Dockyard,
Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre, Fig Tree Drive, Harmony Hill,
Devil's Bridge, Betty's Hope and the St John's Anglican cathedral
to name a few.
Places of interest in Barbuda are the Frigate Bird Sanctuary,
Spanish Point, Martello Tower, and the Highland Cave System.
We are happy to send you an information pack upon request.
What are the dates of the Carnival?
Please view our carnival
page for further information and relevant
What are the dates of the Antigua Classic
Please refer to our yatching
calendar page for more information.
Is it possible to play golf on Antigua?
Yes; there are 2 golf courses in Antigua. They are located at
Cedar Valley and Jolly Harbour. They are both 18 hole golf courses
and are open to the general public.
What inoculations are required for visiting
Antigua and Barbuda?
There are no inoculations required to visit Antigua and Barbuda,
unless you are travelling from an endemic area.
What electrical voltage is used in Antigua
220 / 110 volts AC: 60 cycles. Dual voltage appliances are recommended.
American type 2 pin sockets are prevalent and therefore a suitable
adapter may be required.
What is the duty free allowance when
visiting Antigua and Barbuda?
The duty free allowance is as follows:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco, 1 litre wine or spirits,
170ml (6ozs) perfume.
Weapons of war and unprescribed drugs are prohibited.
Visas and Entry Requirements
Which nationals are exempt from obtaining
a visa in order to visit Antigua and Barbuda?
Nationals of Commonwealth countries (with the exception of Nigeria),
EC countries and some other stipulated countries do not need a
visa to travel to Antigua and Barbuda. Please check with the Antigua
and Barbuda Tourist Office if in doubt prior to travel. It takes
3 working days to process a visa. Please see Passports
and Visa Requirements on this website.
What minimum passport validity is required
when visiting Antigua and Barbuda?
Passports should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date
of arrival when visiting Antigua and Barbuda.
What are the entry requirements for
Antigua and Barbuda?
Visitors to Antigua and Barbuda require a valid passport, a return
or onward ticket, confirmation of accommodation throughout the
stay and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. On arrival,
the immigration officer must be satisfied that your reason for
visiting Antigua and Barbuda is legitimate.
How long can visitors stay without special
permission from immigration?
Visitors can stay in Antigua and Barbuda for 3 - 6 months without
special permission, provided they are in possession of a valid
onward ticket and enough funds to maintain themselves without working.
What are the requirements for getting
married in Antigua and Barbuda?
Regulations governing marriage by special licence in Antigua and
Barbuda are as follows:
1) Proof of identity: A valid passport OR birth certificate and
2) Proof of status: Single: a declaration signed in Antigua and
Divorced: the original decree absolute stamped with the seal
of the court where it was issued.
Widow(er): marriage certificate and death certificate of husband
Name change: Deed Poll under which change has been done.
3) Application: This is to be obtained from, and completed and
signed at, the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs in St John's.
Both parties must be present at the time of application.
4) Age Limit: All applicants should be 18 years or over. If under
18 parental consent, in writing, is required.
5) Residency: There is no set period of residency required before
the ceremony can be performed. Arrangements can begin immediately
after arrival in Antigua and Barbuda.
6) Fees: Special Licence: one hundred and fifty United States
dollars ($150.000) or four hundred and five Eastern Caribbean dollars
(EC$ 405.00) to be paid on application.
Registration Fee: forty United States dollars (US$ 40.00) or
one hundred and eight Eastern Caribbean dollars (EC$ 108.00).
Marriage Officer: dependent on location and ceremony.
7) Ceremony: The wedding ceremony may be performed by the Registrar
or the Deputy Registrar in the Registrar's office, or by a Civil
Marriage Officer at an appointed place and time, between the hours
of 6.00am and 8.00pm
Legal formalities as with civil ceremonies apply to religious
marriage ceremonies. Arrangements should be made with the appropriate
Church official well in advance of the arrival in Antigua and Barbuda
and all the documents necessary for performance of the ceremony
Where can I apply for a marriage or
Applications can be made at The Registrar's Office, High Street,
St John's Antigua.
Where can I find information on obtaining
residency and living in Antigua?
Details of the "Permanent Resident Scheme" are available on the Permanent
Residence page of this website. Living conditions can be
seen under General
Information on this website.
Where can I apply for a work permit?
Persons seeking employment cannot apply for a work permit. Employers
must advertise vacancies locally. If no suitable candidates are
located locally, the employer has to apply for a work permit for
a foreigner to the Commissioner of Labour, Ministry of Labour,
St John's, Antigua.
Where can I find information regarding
the establishment of offshore companies?
Please see the Offshore
Financial Centres page on this website
Where can I find information on Internet
gambling and starting an Internet gambling operation?
Please see the following websites:
What legal offices are there in Antigua
Please see the Attorneys-at-Law within
the General Info section of this website.
How does one purchase property on Antigua?
A solicitor must be retained to apply to the Ministry of Agriculture
and Lands on your behalf for an Alien Land Holding Licence, which
has to be approved by the cabinet. The following conditions must
a) police clearance from the country where you previously lived
b) evidence of sufficient funds
A 10% duty is imposed on the cost of property purchased by non-nationals.
For a list of real estate agents, please see Real
Estate Agents in Antigua and Barbuda within the General Info
section of this website.
What Banks are in Antigua?
Please see On-Shore
Banks in Antigua and Barbuda within the General Info section
on this website.
Procedures for obtaining an Antigua
and Barbuda passport
Only citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are eligible for an Antigua
and Barbuda passport.
Applicants will need: Their original full birth certificate (if
citizen by descent original birth certificate of Antiguan / Barbudan
Their original marriage certificate, if applicable
Three passport photographs (one certified)
A completed application form.
The fee of £25.00 (postal orders payable to Antigua and Barbuda
High Commission or cash only) and an extra £4.00 for registered
post if not collected in person.
Please see Passport
Requirements for Nationals of Antigua and Barbuda within
the General Info section on this website.
Are there any duty free concessions
for returning nationals?
Returning nationals are permitted duty free concessions on all
household items and a car. For more information, please see the Returning
Nationals Scheme page on this website.