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Antigua and Barbuda; the Caribbean Paradise

Antigua and Barbuda are part of the Leeward Islands situated in the Eastern Caribbean. Antigua is the largest of the two, and known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and sparkling aquamarine sea. Coral reefs surround the island, making it a haven for scuba divers, and snorkelling. Colourful fish and underwater forests are a great attraction. The Andes Shipwreck can be found in the shallow waters off Deep Bay and is one of the top underwater sites for diving.

English harbour is home to Nelson's Dockyard, and has been awarded status as a Unesco World Heritage site. It's full of naval history and has a small museum as well. Antigua has plenty of nightlife with many of its bars situated in beautifully restored Creole buildings. There are also beach bars and restaurants.

Barbuda; the Hidden Gem

Barbuda is the smaller of the islands and a well-kept secret. Miles of white sandy beaches dusted with pink make it a paradise for couples, and those wanting to escape everyday life. On one side of the island is the Atlantic Ocean, and on the other, the Caribbean Sea. Many varieties of colourful fish and turtles can be found in these waters.

The Frigate bird sanctuary is situated in the north west of the lagoon. and is one of the largest in the world. Though it can only be accessed by boat,visitors can take the Guinness Boat tour to see it.

There isn't a lot of nightlife in Barbuda, but there are a few bars to enjoy a quiet drink, as well as several restaurants. Lyme bar and club is the main attraction and is located in Codrington. You can however keep tabs on your sports bets by watching your favorite teams live at the local sports bars. These are great places to enjoy the local food and meet the locals.