Rough Guide to Antigua & Barbuda

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $70.00   
  • Used (17) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$70.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(146)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Rough Guides feature some of the best writing of all the travel series, with extensive essays on history, arts, and culture included in each guidebook. These hip, lively guides also offer great coverage of nightlife and recreation but never neglect the all-important basics -- hotels, transportation, shopping, and more. The Rough Guides series covers the major destinations, as well as the less traveled spots, and are favorites among backpackers who appreciate the inclusion of budget options among the hotel and restaurant listings. The Rough Guides are reliable and accurate, and so well-written that they can provide hours of enjoyable reading -- even if you aren't planning a trip.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858283463
  • Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Mini Rough Guide Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 4.12 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Read an Excerpt

WHEN TO GO
For many visitors, Antigua's leading attraction is its tropical climate: hot and sunny all year round. The weather is at its best during the high season, from mid-December to mid-April, with rainfall low and the heat tempered by cooling trade winds. Things can get noticeably hotter during the summer and, particularly in September and October, the humidity can become oppressive. September is also the most threatening month of the annual hurricane season, which runs officially from June 1 to October 31, though it's worth bearing in mind that, on average, the big blows only hit about once a decade.
As you'd expect, prices and crowds are at their peak during high season, when the main attractions and beaches can get pretty packed. Outside this period everywhere is a little quieter, flight and accommodation prices come down (often dramatically) and you'll find more scope for negotiation on other items.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction

BASICS
Getting there from Britain and Ireland
Getting there from the USA and Canada
Getting there from Australia and New Zealand
Getting around
Visa and red tape
Health and insurance
Information and maps
Money and costs
Communications and the media
Festivals, events and public holidays
Shopping
Drugs, trouble and harassment

THE GUIDE
1 St John's and around
2 From Runaway Bay to Half Moon Bay
3 Falmouth and around
4 The west coast
5 Barbuda

LISTINGS
6 Accommodation
7 Eating and drinking
8 Music and nightlife
9 Sports
10 Directory

CONTEXTS
A brief history of Antigua and Barbuda
Cricket
Books
Index
Map list

Read More Show Less

Introduction

Famous for its beaches and its cricket players, tiny Antigua is rapidly becoming one of the Caribbean¹s most popular destinations. Quiet, unvisited and little- known just a generation ago, the country has taken full advantage of the publicity gained from its independence in 1981 ­ and the remarkable success of its cricketers since then ­ to push its name into the big league of West Indian tourism alongside Barbados and Jamaica.
Antigua's early European settlers came from Britain in the sixteenth century. They brought African slaves to clear the native vegetation and plant sugarcane: for centuries, the island was little more than a giant sugar factory, producing sugar and rum to send home to an increasingly sweet-toothed mother country. Around Antigua, the tall brick chimneys of a hundred deserted and decaying sugar mills bear witness to that long colonial era. Today, though, it is tourism that drives the country's economy; dozens of hotels and restaurants have sprung up around the coastline, there¹s a smart new airport, and people offer boat and catamaran cruises and scuba diving and snorkelling trips to the island's fabulous coral reefs.
If all you want to do is crash out on a beach for a week or two, you'll find Antigua hard to beat. The island is dotted with superb patches of sand - look out for Dickenson Bay in the northwest, Half Moon Bay in the east and Rendezvous Beach in the south - and, while the nightlife is generally pretty quiet, there are plenty of great places to eat and drink. But however lazy you're feeling, it's worth making the effort to get out and see some of the country. The superbly restored naval dockyard and the crumbling forts around English Harbour and Shirley Heights are as impressive as any historic site in the West Indies, and there are lots of other little nuggets to explore, including the capital, St John's, with its tiny museum and colourful quayside, and the old sugar estate at Betty's Hope. And, if you're prepared to do a bit of walking, you'll find some superb hikes that will take you out to completely deserted parts of the island.
Antigua's sister island Barbuda feels a world apart from its increasingly developed neighbour, even though it¹s just fifteen minutes away by plane. Despite its spectacular beaches and coral reefs, tourism is very low-key; for the island's tiny population, the pace of life seems to have changed little over the generations, and fishing is still the main occupation. Even if you can only manage a day-trip, you'll find it thoroughly repays the effort involved in organizing a tour.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)