Its been a tough few years for the sister Isle of Antigua.

In the time since Barbuda was devastated by Hurricane Irma in 2017 she has worked hard to bring back some sense of normality. The last shelter housing a few Barbudan's remaining in Antigua after evacuation, closed July 2019. Despite some setbacks many hotels, restaurants and businesses are gradually re-opening and it seems with a sense of opportunity to improve this unique destination.

Popular anchorages are at Coco Point and Spanish Point. If you aren't sailing, the Barbuda Express ferry will take you from Antigua.

Nature is Barbuda's biggest asset. Wildlife is abundant here and the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Codrington Lagoon is a great place to start. What about some ancient cave drawings? Yep, they have these too!

Fishing, a pastime of many a weekend warrior, is generally for food here, but you can arrange a trip with a local tour organiser. A local initiative by the Blue Halo Trust has drawn up regulations and permitted fishing areas so it is definitely advisable to use a guide. Barbuda is trying hard to preserve its ecology.

A great source for all things Barbuda is www.barbudaful.net.

The Antigua & Barbuda Marine Guide © 2020 by Lightwave Publications Ltd.