Barbuda is tough to describe with words. If you wanted to see a remote island with beaches that are (still) untouched, Barbuda is more than worth the trip from Antigua. Many miles of sandy beaches greet you upon arrival with possibly the softest sand you ever walked in. The silence and hues of blue are unmatched. At night all the stars come out, at any point you may spot the milky way. The sand shimmers in pink from tiny shells that wash up with the ocean.

Leading up to our arrival we read and heard a lot about Barbuda, so we were also curious to hear the locals thoughts about the new developments being built on the island. Planet Money recently created an episode on this topic, so if you are curious give it a listen. Our personal opinion is that if any millionaire truly wanted to do good for the island, they’d create a national park (at least on parts of the island) to protect it and provide jobs at the same time. Sadly capitalism has made its way to Barbuda in a way that will bring surely bring money in, but will most likely not benefit locals in any other way aside from employment. Let us know your thoughts!

Endless Beaches

Please enjoy a collection of a few of the photos we took while walking from Coral Group Bay through Princess Diana Beach all the way to Coco Point and back.

Frigate Birds

We decided to go on the famous frigate bird colony tour. We called George in the morning and were able to arrange it for 2pm the same day. He sent a cab to our anchorage for us and took us to the colony in his motorboat. We LOVED this tour and recommend it to anyone visiting the island. It cost $100 for 4 people all together ($50 for the cab and $50 for the tour).

Local Lobster

When scheduling our frigate bird tour we also asked George if we would be able to buy local lobster afterwards. He said he could arrange. What we didn’t expect is for him to pull up the lobster trap while we were on our way back from the frigate birds! We scored 7 lobsters for $30 – they were surely the freshest Caribbean lobsters we’ve ever had. Until we learn to catch our own! 🙂