Welcome to Barbuda
Barbuda is open for business! Hurricane Irma is behind us now and we are welcoming visitors back to our wonderful island on day tours, on longer stays in our hotels and guest houses and on yachts from all over the world. Sadly there are many of us still waiting for electricity and water even after nearly two years have passed since the hurricane. And some still wait for the repairs to their homes that were promised by international aid donations. But we are strong and we are rebuilding by ourselves and we welcome YOU to Barbuda.
Barbuda is part of a three-island state with Antigua and Redonda in the north-eastern Caribbean. On Barbuda you will find one small village community on a large island that is virtually untouched by tourism. It is world renowned for its beaches which are natural, many miles long and often sprinkled with pink sand. All our beaches are public and you may walk along any of them. Here is a map of where we are and a satellite image at the bottom of the page where you can see the large lagoon to the west, the salt ponds and flashes to the north and the central location of the only village - Codrington. Barbuda was listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top ten destinations to watch in 2016 and here is a short video from Good Morning America, who featured Barbuda in their Weekend Window slot as long ago as 2009.
Barbuda has the deep blue Atlantic on one side with wild beaches full of driftwood and shells, and the Caribbean Sea on the other, with pink sand beaches perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and with plenty of opportunities to see turtles, rays, sharks, barracuda and many other varieties of tropical fish undisturbed in the turquoise water. The beauty of Barbuda is in its natural and peaceful way of life. It's definitely not for visitors who are looking for nightlife or lots of tourist attractions - it's a place where you can relax, slow down, meet local people and make your own entertainment.
The population of approximately 1500 live in the only village of Codrington, but Barbudans have family all over the world, especially in the UK, the USA and Canada. If you are a visitor here you will soon be part of the lives of local people as Barbudans welcome you to their island. Barbuda is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, and is rocky and very flat. Much of the island is covered in impenetrable bush and there are unmarked roads and tracks to most of the beaches, with only one main road in various states of disrepair going from River in the south, to Two Foot Bay in the north of the island. Since Hurricane Irma we have lost some of our hotels and guest houses including the longest established - Coco Point Lodge - but work has started there with the new lease-holders Peace, Love and Happiness. We also lost North Beach cottages, but Barbuda Belle at Cedar Tree Point is open, and so is Barbuda Cottages, and for nature lovers we have a pretty new Glamping site at Frangipani Corner.