Antigua is the largest and most developed of the Leeward Islands, located just 17 degrees north of the equator. The Leeward Islands make up the northern part of the Lesser Antilles. It has an area of 108 square miles, which is approximately half the size of the Isle of Man, and a population of 70,000. The capital, St. John's, lies in the North West of the Island near to VC Bird International Airport and has a population of 31,000.
Temperatures generally range from mid-twenties degrees Celsuius in the winter to mid-thirties degrees Celsius in the summer. The soothing north-easterly tade winds are nearly constant, and help to keep things feeling cool. Humidity on the Island is significantly lower than that experienced in the UK.
The Antiguan property market is still in its infancy and foregin investment is encouraged. There are no barrier to foreign investors and there is no capital gains tax on profits. Antigua is a very peaceful country and is economically and politically stable. Property prices have increased more than 300% in the last four years, and are predicted to rise at least 25% per annum for the next four years.
Access to the island is easy with the VC Bird a well established international airport with daily direct flights from the UK, Europe and various locations in America. There are plans to develop the airport further with the construction of a new passenger terminal.
The water is a beautiful crysal clear turquoise colour and there are a staggering 365 unspoilt white and pink sand beaches on the island - one for every day of the year! Other island activities include boating, sailing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, kite and wind-surfing, cricket, hiking, riding and biking.