Antigua and Barbuda two-island, one paradise is located in the middle of Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. With an area of 440 sq km, Antigua is well known its many white sandy beaches boasting about 365 untouched beaches, a tropical climate, a beautiful coral reef, and winding coastlines surrounded by clear blue waters.
Antigua and Barbuda obtained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1981, and has since been a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as the country’s head of state. The Queen is represented by the Governor General.
Tourism and financial services have turned the country into one of the more prosperous in the Caribbean. The country’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar, which is pegged to the United States dollar.