Relax, unwind and enjoy the breath of fresh air that is Barbuda island. Off the beaten path of the tourist hordes, Barbuda is the sleepy sister island of Antigua and the go-to spot for travellers seeking some island isolation in a setting of utter beauty and bliss.
With only one town and a total population of under 2000 inhabitants, Barbuda is the epitome of remote island bliss. An ancient British colony and part of the sovereign nation of Antigua & Barbuda, this undeveloped island is a haven for uninterrupted wildlife, secluded coves and bays and awe-inspiring natural beauty. For travellers seeking some respite from the busier Caribbean hub of Antigua, Barbuda is just a short sail away and the perfect destination for some natural repose and relaxation.
Although there is no marina on the island, the beautiful anchorages and choice of stunning mooring spots along Barbuda's small but breathtaking coastline are endless. Barbuda is best known for its spectacular pink sand beaches, most prominent of which is its centre-point Pink Beach offering 8 miles of pristine pink sand. Stroll uninterrupted for hours taking in this incredible natural phenomenon - the rosy pink glow is a natural result of crushed coral mixed in the sand.
Another of Barbuda's alluring attractions is its magnificent frigate bird colony native to the island. A natural bird watcher's paradise, Barbuda is home to the largest colony of these fascinating pink-chested birds in the Western hemisphere, causing a sight to behold in the local Frigate Bird Sanctuary. The colony can be found in Codrington Lagoon, which is only accessible by a short boat trip with a local guide.
Although it is known for its tranquility, Barbuda's only town of Codrington (named after the family who leased the island for almost 200 years) is well worth a visit. Codrington's 'Dividing Wall' still stands as a sobering reminder of Barbuda's colonial past, while a collection of boutique hotels and restaurants operate the low-key tourism of the island.
Barbuda is a popular spot with honeymooners and those seeking an escape from the stress and fast-paced nature of daily life. Here, amongst the endless pink sand beaches and jaw-dropping caves, time can stand still for a moment.