VC Bird International Airport is situated a few kilometers away, and has regular flights to UK, U.S. and other Caribbean islands.
By cruise ship
Many tourists arrive by Cruise ship to spend the day. Most ships dock at large piers that empty into downtown through an open-air shopping mall.
Many Taxi services exist and one may even rent a car. For the traveller on a budget The bus service is pretty reliable. (Ask Locals for assistance.)
Bike Plus (Independence Dr, St John’s, Tel: 462-2453, www.bikeplusantigua.com) rents out a range of bikes from US$ 17.50 per day (Year 2010).
See this topic under "Antigua".
Eat and drink
Many restaurants exist in the St. John's area. And Bars are littered around the island. Ask for your favourite beer and they will most likely have it.
While in town, be wary of casino scams. The Keno Palace Casino on St. James street runs a variation on the "Razzle Dazzle" game in which a woman will try to lure you in to the Casino with the promise of free bets. The game they bring you to involves pulling balls out of a hopper, with the ultimate goal being to tally a score over 100. You'll appear to be doing quite well at first, and will be enticed to bet real money to chase the cash pot. Before you know it, you may be out hundreds of dollars chasing a prize that you'll never win. Avoid this scam at all costs.
At one of the many hotels or guest houses. For the traveller on a budget try to stay at a local rented apartment or a cheap motel.