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Wonders of Antigua and Barbuda

Redonda - one of the wonders of Antigua and Barbuda
Redonda / Jukka, / CC BY 2.0

WorldBlue  Highlights

This small island country consists of several small islands. Each of the main islands (Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda) differs from others a lot and each offers interesting landmarks.

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WorldViolet Top 13 wonders of Antigua and Barbuda

Geological wonders

Devil’s Bridge in Antigua

Saint Philip

Natural bridge at the sea with a stormy basin between the bridge and the mainland. The bridge is some 20 m long and up to 4 m wide. There are several smaller blowholes at this natural arch.

Devil's Bridge in Antigua
Devil’s Bridge in Antigua. / Amaury Laporte, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Darby’s Cave


Approximately 106 m wide and 21 m deep sinkhole with lush forest in it. Below some overhangs have formed large stalagmites.

Biological wonders



A small island surrounded by nearly vertical cliffs. The only place where lizards – Redonda Anole (Anolis nubilis), a skink (Copeoglossum redondae), and Redonda Ground Lizard (Ameiva atrata) – live.

Dark Cave


120 m long cave with freshwater pools. Contains very rare species of crustaceans.

Great Bird Island

Saint Peter (Antigua and Barbuda)

This 81,000 m² large island is the only place where Antiguan Racer (Alsophis antiguae) – a harmless snake lives.

Archaeological wonders

Indian Cave in Barbuda


Artificial, prehistoric caves, one contains two small petroglyphs.

Architecture wonders

Betty’s Hope

Saint Philip

Historical sugar plantation, established in 1650. Now contains historical windmills and ruins of some more buildings.

St. John’s Cathedral in Barbuda

Saint John (Antigua and Barbuda)

An impressive Anglican church with two towers. Church was built here three times, the current one in 1845 in Neo-Baroque style.

Nelson’s Dockyard

Saint Paul (Antigua and Barbuda)

Historical dockyard, still operating. A complex of buildings was constructed in the late 17th – 18th centuries. Horatio Nelson served here from 1784 to 1787.

Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua and Barbuda
Nelson’s Dockyard / David Stanley, / CC BY 2.0
Fort James

Saint John (Antigua and Barbuda)

Historical fort, built by the English in 1706. Fine views of Saint John city below the fort.

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Saint John (Antigua and Barbuda)

National museum, housed in the colonial Court House that was built in 1747. The oldest building in Saint John.

Government House in Saint John

Saint John (Antigua and Barbuda)

Ornate building, constructed in the second half of the 18th century.

Barbuda’s Martello Tower


Fortification and lookout, built around 1745.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Antigua and Barbuda: Island Guide

This formidable compilation is the result of firsthand experience and over two years of research. The Antigua & Barbuda Island Guide provides insightful information that allows visitors to feel like locals while enjoying the indisputable beauty of this Caribbean nation.

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