Destination Overview

Your Barbuda honeymoon trip will take you to a world of natural beauty and barefoot sophistication, for an unforgettable romantic escape. Barbuda is a little like a lost island paradise, with miles and miles of white and pink sand beaches lapped by the clear blue waters of coral reef lagoons. Antigua’s smaller sister island shows you the quiet side of this Caribbean island nation.

A short hop of 20 minutes by plane or two hours by ferry from Antigua brings you to the island, ringed by coral reefs and lagoons that provide habitat and sanctuary for frigate birds and many other tropical flora and fauna. There’s more rugged terrain inland, and diverse habitats, which makes Barbuda a natural ecological reserve. You won’t find any crowds here – just laid back luxury in the midst of stunning natural beauty.

You can spend quiet days at the beach, visit the frigate bird sanctuary, and go sailing, fishing and exploring the coral reefs with their colorful marine life and fascinating shipwrecks. Follow hiking trails though the tropical rainforest, take wildlife watching trips and visit the mysterious caves in the interior of the island.

Your visit to Barbuda can be just a day trip from Antigua or you could stay at one of the many charming resorts and guest houses on the island. Accommodations include luxury resorts, boutique hotels, inns, luxury villas, and guest houses. The resorts offer a variety of activities including golf, tennis, kiteboarding, fishing, sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to taste spicy island dishes, and to savor the international cuisines and fine dining options. As visitors soon discover, what makes Barbuda such an attractive destination, like Antigua, are the people, who are kind and laid-back.. When it’s time to leave, you won’t want to go, and we don’t blame you. And if you decide to return for your anniversaries, the island will welcome you back.

About Barbuda

At a Glance

  • Barbuda is just 62 square miles in area and has a population of 1,800.
  • It is one of the least developed islands in the Caribbean, a conscious choice made to protect the unique ecosystem and wildlife,
  • The Frigate Bird Sanctuary can only be reached by boat. Located in the northwestern lagoon, it is home a population of 5,000 frigate birds as well as 170 other bird species. Frigate birds are also known as man o’ war birds, on account of their wingspan of 4 to 5 feet and for their habit of harrying other birds until they drop their catch.

Honeymoon Hints

  • Take a walk on the 17 Mile Beach. The beach separates the Barbuda lagoon from the Caribbean Sea. Bring a picnic and sun hats.
  • Plan an evening with dinner and dancing on the beach for the ultimate romantic Caribbean experience.
  • Enjoy al fresco meals with fresh seafood and the spicy flavors of dishes like fungee, pepperpot and roti.
  • A sunset cruise will be one of the most treasured memories from your Barbuda honeymoon.

Travel Tips

  • GETTING THERE: By air or ferry from Antigua.
  • GETTING ATOUND: Car rentals and taxi services are available, making it easy to get around the island.
  • WEATHER: The temperature is an even 80 degrees year around, and the trade winds keep the weather cool and fresh.
  • WHEN TO GO: The peak travel season for Antigua and Barbuda is from December to April. To avoid the crowds, you can to travel between May and November. The weather is pleasant year-round, but keep an eye on the forecast during hurricane season.

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