The Waterfront is set in world reknowned English Harbour on the Southeast side of Antigua, a picturesque island in the West Indies. With 365 beaches and an abundance of activities on land and sea, you will never get bored exploring this Caribbean island.
A QUICK DESCRIPTION ABOUT OUR ISLAND!
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Its English Harbour is a yachting hub and the site of historic Nelson's Dockyard. In the capital, St. John's, the national museum displays indigenous and colonial artifacts.
Antigua is the largest of the English speaking Leeward Islands. However, it is still small, at 14 miles long by 11 miles wide. Antigua & Barbuda includes the uninhabited island of Redonda, a less than 1 square mile nature reserve.
The country is nicknamed “Land of 365 Beaches” due to the many beaches surrounding the islands.
Antigua is Spanish for “ancient” and Barbuda is Spanish for “bearded”.
The island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Seville.
It is pronounced: Antigua, An-TEE’ ga! It is also known as “Waladii or Wadadii” by the native population.
After 349 years as a British colony, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence in 1981.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are known as Antiguans or Barbudans, depending on which island they are from. The culture is predominantly a mixture of West African and British cultural influences.
Cricket is the national sport. Other popular sports include football, boat racing and surfing.
Antigua and Barbuda is one of the Caribbean’s most prosperous nations, thanks to its tourism industry and offshore financial services.
With “one beach for every day of the year”, the country attracts more than 700,000 visitors every year.
Famous people who have lived or owned homes on the island include Oprah Winfrey, author Jamaica Kincaid, the fashion designer Giorgio Armani, Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic and Eric Clapton.