Attractions on Barbuda

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For many people staying on Antigua, Barbuda in itself is an attraction.  Those staying on the island will have more time to explore, which means trips to the local museum, days spent on the beaches, and plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with the abundance of nature that is available here. 


You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

One beach where you may find people snorkeling is Palm Beach. Flat and expansive, this beach has only a few buildings and then nothing but sand and sea for miles. To walk down this beach is to experience a taste of untouched paradise.

Attractions Map

Another top pick for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Pink Sand Beach. Pink Sand Beach is located on the southwest coast of the small island of Barbuda.

Goat Point: Almost too small to be called a cape, Goat Point has a very long stretch of white sugar sand along the coast, with interesting foliage and paths inland. It's far from where most of the development is on the island and you're sure to attune yourself to the natural beauty of the Caribbean here.

The island is home to a wider range of beaches. To learn about more beaches available, use this link.


If you like to explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Barbuda.

Barbuda Museum is a museum near the center of Barbuda. The artifacts on display have been discovered by visitors, locals, and students on the island over the years. There is also a collection of photographs that paint a vivid picture of life on the island.

The following table enables you to learn a few details concerning a museum on the island.

Museums On Barbuda
Name Phone Location Island
Barbuda Museum -- Codrington, Central Barbuda Barbuda

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Do you enjoy being outdoors? You may be happy to learn the island has a nice nature preserve on it.

Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a nature preserve located in northwestern Barbuda. The only sensible way of reaching Frigate Bird Sanctuary is via boat.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Barbuda
Name Type Location Island
Frigate Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Goat Island Barbuda


Although most vacationers are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. The one example is The Caves. It is located in northern Barbuda.

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these on Barbuda are displayed directly below.

Land Formations On Barbuda
Name Type Location
Castle Bay Bay 5.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Barbuda
Cob Cove Bay 0.9 mi. North of Central Kid Island
Gravenors Bay Bay 6.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Barbuda
Lagoon Lagoon 3.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Barbuda
Low Bay Bay 4.2 mi. West of Central Barbuda
Pelican Bay Bay 6.0 mi. Southeast of Central Barbuda
Rubbish Bay Bay 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Barbuda
Salt Pond Pond 6.1 mi. Southeast of Central Barbuda
The Highlands Mountain 2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Barbuda
Two Foot Bay Bay 4.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Barbuda

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