We Are Sailing To Barbuda

Sailing to Barbuda should definately be in you Antigua itinerary if you’re seeking caribbean peace and simplicity, untouched beaches and a noticeable lack of tourists – Barbuda might just be what you’re looking for, in sharp contrast to it’s built up sister island of Antigua.

Some of the coastlines are quite rugged and rocky with dramatic waves; but there are also calmer white powdery beaches, completely empty and waiting to be enjoyed!

Interestingly, Antigua and Barbuda used to be one whole island until floods/rising sea levels ended up separating them.

In 2017 Barbuda was battered and stripped bare by Hurricane Irma, however the island seems to be back in action for tourists again, which will help it to rebuild further.

From Barbuda you can enjoy an Island tour and take a small boat ride out to the frigate bird sanctuary where frigate birds nest in huge numbers, this is well worth the trip and a privilege to get so close to them in the wild.

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Our transport from Antigua St John’s to Barbuda (you can also fly or sail by catamaran and sail boat).

The journey takes approx 90 minutes viaΒ Barbuda Express ferries

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Fresh fruit for sale on board in case you missed breakfast, I wouldn’t recommend sailing to Barbuda on an empty stomach, those waves can get quite bumpy and choppy!!

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Keeping his eye on the ocean

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Arrival in Barbuda

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Wild donkeys wander freely around the island, including these long narrow roads

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Views of the coast atlantic side of Barbuda’s coast

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Barbuda caves

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Off the beaten track

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From the eye of a cave

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Pink sand

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Time for lunch

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With plenty of ice cold drinks!

Barbuda feels like a deserted Island, very untouched and unspoilt by tourist trade.sam_0684

Barbuda feels like a deserted Island, very untouched and unspoilt by tourist trade.

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