Antigua, not be confused with the city in Guatemala, is the main island in the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Nestled in the West Indies region of the Carribean, Antigua means ‘ancient,’ and was named after Christopher Columbus himself! Locally, it is also known as Wadadli, which refers to the local Amerindians who live there.
It is a small island, with fewer than 100,00 inhabitants, and its economy is reliant mainly on tourism. However, this is a place that remains largely unspoiled, with some of the most picture-perfect beaches you could possibly imagine. So much so, that many of the world’s rich and famous have been and are residents here, including Admiral Horatio Nelson, Georgio Armani and Richard Branson!