Travel Reports » Antigua

With the advertising slogan “365 beaches, for every day of the year”, the 23 km x 18 km island of Antigua in the Caribbean, which belongs to the Lesser Antilles and is the main island of the state of Antigua and Barbuda, boasts of being one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, Antigua today has about 70,000 inhabitants and rises up to 400 m above sea level. The capital is St. John’s and the currency is the East Caribbean Dollar. A famous sight on the island is the restored Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour, which became the base of Admiral Horatio Nelson in the 1780s and today includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum.