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   Monday, August 19, 2019 

Antigua and Barbuda FlagConsider Barbuda Island - A Sunny Getaway Choice

By Jason Markum

 Travel / Destination     

Are you scouting for that up coming vacation or travel place for you and your family members? Are you having problems sorting through the massive pile of well-known getaway attractions? Are you sick of going to the exact same tedious tourist locations time and time again? Then you've come to the right spot...

Take a look at Barbuda Island for a great time in the sun off the beaten path.

If you've never heard of Barbuda Island, it's o . k .. Most folk have never heard about it which is why it's such a remarkable holiday location. The tropical isle is part of a three island state that is linked with Antigua and Redonda. It is positioned in the northeastern Caribbean, within the Leeward Islands.

In essence it's only a 20 minute flight from Antigua. If you're looking for some excitement, its a 3 hour boat ride from Antigua.

A good time of the season to visit is around November to April. While you're there you can enjoy the white and pink sandy shoreline together with the coral reefs and also a handful of shipwrecks. You can even play golf and tennis and enjoy snorkeling and diving, though personally I merely like to take it easy on the beach and there are few places more beautiful on the globe to do it.

This is really an pristine paradise, not your average tourist beach vacation spot crammed with chubby tourist jockeying to see the sights. The beaches are relaxed, strewn with seashells and a large expanse of calm blue-green Caribbean seawater.

If you're looking for sea turtles and other tropical fish then investigate the shipwrecks. Many of them lie undisturbed within the beautiful blue green turquoise sea water.

If you're searching for just a little action then pop over to nearby Antigua Island to enjoy many common vacation activities. Antigua hosts over 5,000 elegant frigate birds who reside on the northwestern lagoon around the bird sanctuary.

Barbuda is just 15 miles long by about 9 miles wide. The island itself is mainly rocky and comparatively flat though blanketed in bush. The animals you might come upon can include dear and boar as well as turtles and guinea fowl. Cattle, horses, and also donkeys stroll around with sheep and goats who have a tendency to walk freely in the different villages. Like I said, this is a very laid-back destination.

The island also offers a number of caves that you may explore specifically in the Two Foot Bay area. Some caves have a range of ancient cave drawings on their walls and that is kind of neat to observe. Many of the caves it is possible to explore on your own but many of them require skilled guides along with a little bit of coaching.

If you're searching for a stylish tourist beach, Barbuda Island is probably not suitable for you. But if you're looking for pristine unmarked beaches and laid-back comfort without the presence of hustle and bustle of normal holiday activity then this could be exactly the spot for you and your family. Check it out!

 About the Author     

Jason Markum owns a Capresso Espresso Machine web-site where he also critiques the most beneficial Capresso Cafe espresso machine around. He has been an article editor online for well over 10 years and also really loves playing field hockey and soccer.

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