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Geography of Antigua
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Antigua's plants and animals
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Great Bird island
 

Antigua lies in the eastern Caribbean, among a long chain of islands known as the Lesser Antilles.
Every year thousands of tourists visit the island. Most of them come for the tropical white sand beaches. It is said that Antigua has a beach for every day of the year! Others come for a taste of rum, or to hear steel pan bands and reggae music. Cricket is a big attraction too. Antigua is home to some of the world's greatest cricketers, including Sir Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose.

For many years, not much was known about Antigua's natural treasures. Most people had never even heard of the Antiguan racer. Now all that is changing, as visitors and locals learn more about the island's special wildlife (see Spreading The Word).

 

A cruise ship bringing hundreds of tourists to the island

A relaxing stroll on the beach
   
Spotlight on Antigua. Take a quick tour of the island.
 
 
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