Barbuda Attractions

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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 a large number of beaches to choose from on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on each beach name to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

A beach scene that offers snorkeling is Palm Beach. Palm Beach dazzles beach-goers with its blindingly white sand which has unique patches of pink sand as we. It's a huge beach, isolated and pristine, and in 2014 Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it as one of the Best Secret Beaches in the world.

Attractions Map

Another top pick for snorkelers is Pink Sand Beach. Pink Sand Beach is located on the southwest coast of the small island of Barbuda.

Goat Point: Goat Point is a little cape near the Northern tip of Barbuda. It is beautiful and isolated, with blindingly white sand and flawless turquoise waters.

Of course, you'll find many other beaches to choose from on the island. You can find out more by clicking here.


Assuming you like to learn about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your time on Barbuda.

Barbuda Museum is a museum in the heart of Barbuda. There is no sign, so you'll have to look carefully in the Interpretation Centre near the Tourism Building to find the newly created Barbuda Museum. It is new and still growing, so don't expect to find much, but what is available is an eye opening look at the history of the island.

The chart below lists more details concerning a museum you might enjoy on Barbuda.

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

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Do you like being under the open sky? You may be pleased to know the island has a popular nature preserve on it.

Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a popular nature preserve found in northwestern Barbuda. Encompassing the Northwest coast of Barbuda, the Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a protected nesting colony of large Frigate Birds, while also preserving the natural environment and ecosystem of Barbuda.

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


Even though most people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is The Caves. It is found in northern Barbuda.

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Barbuda are summarized down 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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