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Saint John's

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For other places with the same name, see Saint John (disambiguation).

Saint John's is the capital city of Antigua and Barbuda. It is on the island of Antigua.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

VC Bird International Airport is situated a few kilometers away, and has regular flights to UK, U.S., Canada, and other Caribbean islands.

By cruise ship[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]

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, rents out a range of bikes from US$ 17.50 per day (Year 2010).

See[edit][add listing]

Recreation Ground
  • Carnival - annual festival from late July to early August.
  • Cricket - Antigua's big sport. Played at the Recreation Ground, matches are accompanied by calypso music and mass dancing!

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Sample local cuisine and drinks.
  • Mingle with the locals and don't be afraid to ask directions.
  • Gamble if you're into that.
  • Go to one of the many clubs and I mean Many!

Buy[edit][add listing]

See this topic under "Antigua".


  • 1000 Flowers - good clothes store
  • Clothes many clothing stores exist.
  • Electronics such as cameras.
  • Memorabilia like T-shirts, ornaments etc. from the vendors.
  • Local cuisine.

Eat and drink[edit]

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.

Stay Safe[edit]

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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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.

  • Antigua Holiday Villas, St. John's, +1 268 462-6266 (), [1].  edit
  • Coconut Beach Club, Yepton Estate, St John's, Antigua, +1 268 462-3239, [2]. A charming and all inclusive resort, catering mostly to couples. Call Toll Free: 1 866 978 7299 (USA) OR 0800 097 3591 (UK)  edit
  • Jumby Bay, PO Box 243, St. John’s, (268) 462-6000, [3]. This Caribbean luxury resort in Antigua offers suites and villa accommodations, afternoon tea, tennis instruction, beauty and massage services, and meeting space and wedding facilities.  edit



  • Ve-flag.png Venezuela, Old Parham Road P.O. Box 1201, +1 268 462-1574 (, fax: +1 268 462-1570).  edit

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