Antigua and Barbuda Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by cjg1
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by cjg1
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by cjg1

Antigua and Barbuda Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxi Drivers

    If you are in town or by the cruise pier there are tons of Taxi guys wanting to take you on a tour or to the beach. There are literally groups of twenty of so miling around each corner; all of them asking the same question despite you saying no to the five previous. It's very exhausting but they have to make a living.

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  • Jelly Fish

    Our last visit to Antigua in 2013 was the first time we encountered any jelly fish. There were large swarms of them in the water which made it a necessity to avoid the beach on some days. We encountered many guest at the resort who had been stung by the jellyfish or met someone who had. We'd rather be cautious and stay out of the water to avoid a...

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  • Hurricane Season

    Hurricane Season is something to consider when booking a trip to the Caribbean. Hurricane Season begins in June and lasts until the end of November. If you plan on travelling during Hurricane Season you might want to consider travel insurance or experiencing some wet weather.During our October 2012 trip to Antigua we landed right into Tropical...

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  • Aggressive Vendors

    I have to say that in St. John the vendors are the most aggressive I have encountered in the Caribbean. They swarm around you hawking their wares and a good majority of them do not take a "No Thank You" as an answer. My wife just ignores them and walks through......On the beach they hover over your chair....looking to sell you a necklace, a hat, a...

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  • Strong Sun

    As always, protect your skin and wear sunblock. We always wear sunblock and hats to avoid getting burned. Bring sunblock with you and make sure to re-apply.We always weart hats to protect our head, face, ears and neck from the sun.

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  • Mosquitos and Other Biting Insects

    Mosquitos, sand fleas and other biting insects can be a problem here. we saw many a person with horrible welt like bites on their bodies. My wife came prepared with some bug spray she bought from Avon which worked like a charm. We were bug bite free the entire trip.

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  • St John's - Parking hell

    The capital of Antigua, St John's is awful for parking - the centre is actually great to visit but I advise either taking the bus (not sure what number) or getting a taxi (its worth it - be advised though - don't go on the days when the cruise ships are in). If you do go into town in a car the people are so friendly and will always give you...

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  • Crime and Corruption

    Well I live on Antigua and can confirm the level of violence and corruption has escalated beyond belief in the last 2 years.Most forums remove any negative comment regarding the island, one site in particular that ensure no negative comment is tolerated is the "antiguaforums.There is a blog that collates news paper reports and other facts regarding...

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  • Camouflage pattern clothes

    While in many european countries, camouflage pattern has become something usual to be seen on normal people, it is not so in some countries of the East Caribbean. Some nations even don't permit such clothes to be worn by any civilian, including children. While Antigua is not among them, you may be regarded as something unusual by wearing something...

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  • Grand Princess Casino

    DO NOT....DO NOT I can't stress enoughDO NOT play the Rainbow Game!!!!! Unless you want to loose a lot of money!Besides NOT Playing the Rainbow game, this is the strangest Casino I've even been in...Its pretty much empty and a lot of the slot machines do not work in one way or another and the staff really didn't care.The bar wasn't bad- Good band...

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  • Drugs and other annoyances

    Long-haired males are not only likely to get special treatment at the shoe-control lane in Stansted, but are also seen as potential costumers to buy drugs. That's probably the reason, why I was asked so many times, if I want to buy some Ganja or whatever you may call it. I don't know about the legal status of cannabis products in Antigua, but I am...

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  • This Hurts Like Hell!

    And is ridiculously expensive in my opinion ($2/braid...look at them, they're tiny -- I thought they would be long braids). I told her I didn't want more than 20, and she proceeded to do 33 without telling me until they were done. Also, she seemed to get increasingly frustrated as she braided my hair, growling about how thick my hair was (though...

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  • Take care when photographing

    I was filming a delightfully mis-spelt sign at a petrol station while my husband was filling the car. A group of youths approached from the road and demanded money for photographing them - which I most certainly was not. Seemingly under the influence of substances they were very threatening and we had to pay and leave in a hurry. The only downside...

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  • Attention with Rental Cars

    When taking a rental car check the tires and look if there are any tools in the car. Our car had a flat tire after crossing the second bumper and there was no tool in the car which could enable us the help ourselves. Also the complete absence of traffic signs on the whole island makes it difficult to find your way.

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  • Beware of the Antiguan Vendors.....

    My daughter and I decided to spend the day on the beach, so we found 2 chairs away from the crowds. We placed our towels and items on the chairs and went for a swim. While swimming I thought I heard someone talking and ask my daughter if "He" was talking to us. We didn't think so. We continued to swim. Finally he became so loud it was apparent he...

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  • If at a local club like...

    If at a local club like ribbitz in St John or at Shirley Heights, be aware that some local guys consiter themselves sex gods and will try and score as many white girls as they can. Though this isn't the case with many Antiguans, you'll know who I'm talking about when he slides in to dance with any even loosely accompanied woman. The more you dance...

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  • Do not under any circumstances...

    Do not under any circumstances go snorkling unless it is a guided tour through your ship or some tourist agency on the island. Our group went to a beach were one of the locals took us into the open water. There were 5 of us and he had three lifevests. He let us out in rough seas to snorkle, some of us were washed up against the coral reefs cuts...

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  • There are virtually *NO* road...

    There are virtually *NO* road signs anywhere on Antigua. The roads are in terrible shape, but you can drive it with a car. The tap water is pretty salty, so you may want to purchase bottled water, but it's expensive. We didn't have any problem with the local islanders -- they were some of the nicest people we've ever encountered in the Carribean.

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Antigua and Barbuda Hotels

  • Rex Halycon Cove

    We hav stopped at the Rex Halcyon Cove for the our last 2 trips to Antigua. On our first trip the...

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  • Galley Bay Hotel

    Five Islands P.O. Box. 305, Antigua Island, ag

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Verandah Resort & Spa

    Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Cocobay Resort

    Valley Church, Bolans, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Carlisle Bay Antigua

    Old Rd, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Blue Heron By Rex Resorts

    Johnsons Point, Antigua and Barbuda

  • K Club

    Barbuda (Antigua)

  • Yepton Beach Resort

    The Yepton Beach Resort is where we were married in July 1994 and was a small privately owned hotel...

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  • St. James's Club

    Mamora Bay, Saint Paul, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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