Antigua and Barbuda

🎒 How to travel in Antigua and Barbuda

There are several ways to get around within Antigua and Barbuda. One of the most popular modes of transportation is by rental car. This allows visitors to explore the islands at their own pace and conveniently travel to different destinations. Taxis are also readily available and can be easily hailed from the street or ordered through a hotel or taxi service. Buses are another option for those on a budget, although they may not always run on a set schedule. For those interested in a more unique experience, renting a bicycle or scooter can be a fun way to see the sights. Additionally, many resorts and hotels offer shuttle services to popular destinations, such as beaches and shopping areas.

💸 Currency in Antigua and Barbuda

The local currency in Antigua and Barbuda is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD). You can exchange money at banks, hotels, and currency exchange offices. Some popular options include:

  • Bank of Antigua
  • ECAB (Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank)
  • Antigua Commercial Bank
  • Currency World
  • Ultimate Currency Exchange
It's also worth noting that many establishments in Antigua and Barbuda accept U.S. dollars, but you may receive change in Eastern Caribbean dollars.

🙏 What are some cultural etiquette and customs in Antigua and Barbuda?

  • When greeting someone, always use their title and last name until they offer you permission to use their first name.
  • Avoid direct eye contact as it is considered impolite in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • When invited to someone's home, always bring a small gift such as flowers or chocolates.
  • It's customary to offer a small token of appreciation to someone who has provided you with assistance.
  • Don't discuss politics or religion unless you are in a safe and appropriate setting.
  • Respect local customs and traditions such as the Antiguan style of dress which is modest and conservative.
  • Remove your shoes when entering someone's home.
  • Always ask for permission from locals before taking their photograph.
  • When eating, wait for the host or eldest person to begin eating before you start.
  • Avoid public displays of affection as it is considered inappropriate.