So undeveloped it often appears completely deserted, the small island of Barbuda in the northeast Caribbean is an unspoilt tropical paradise. Part of a three-island state including Antigua and Redonda, Barbuda is home to only 1,600 people, who dwell mainly in the village of Codrington.
Boasting beautiful beaches all around the island, it is startling that Barbuda hasn’t become a tourist haven like its neighbouring Antigua, instead, only a handful of hotels, and a few small guesthouses have opened here, making Barbuda one of the Caribbean’s most exclusive island retreats.
Perfect for a day or two’s excursion to visit the mesmerising beaches or indulge in a spot of bird-watching or shipwreck diving, Barbuda is easily reached by charter flight or boat from Antigua, where it is probably best to base yourself for the duration of your holiday to benefit from the best amenities.
Life on Barbuda is incredibly relaxed. The calm rhythm of the island and the friendliness of its residents have tourists wanting to return year after year. If you’re looking for a slice of paradise combined with an authentic taste of Caribbean community life, it is definitely worth visiting Barbuda!