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Saint John's

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For other places with the same name, see Saint John (disambiguation).

Saint John's is the capital city of Antigua and Barbuda. It is on the island of Antigua.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By cruise ship[edit]

Many tourists arrive by Cruise ship to spend the day. Most ships dock at large piers that empty into downtown through an open-air shopping mall.

Get around[edit]

Map of Saint John's

Many Taxi services exist and one may even rent a car. For the traveller on a budget The bus service is pretty reliable. (Ask Locals for assistance.)

Bike Plus (Independence Dr, St John’s, Tel: 462-2453, rents out a range of bikes from US$ 17.50 per day (Year 2010).


Recreation Ground
  • Carnival - annual festival from late July to early August.
  • Cricket - Antigua's big sport. Played at the Recreation Ground, matches are accompanied by calypso music and mass dancing!


  • Sample local cuisine and drinks.
  • Mingle with the locals and don't be afraid to ask directions.
  • See the island attractions.
  • Gamble if you're into that.
  • Go to one of the many clubs and I mean Many!
  • Enjoy your trip!


  • 1000 Flowers. good clothes store
  • Clothes many clothing stores exist.
  • Electronics such as cameras.
  • Memorabilia like T-shirts, ornaments etc. from the vendors.
  • Local cuisine.

Eat and drink[edit]

Many restaurants exist in the St. John's area. And Bars are littered around the island. Ask for your favourite beer and they will most likely have it.

  • Big Banana, Redcliffe Street, +1 268 480-6985, +1 268 480-6967, fax: +1 268 480-6989. 7:00-21:00 daily.
  • Café Napoleon, Redcliffe Quay, in the shaded inner courtyard, +1 268 562-1820. Monday-Saturday 8:00-17:00. French cuisine, including baguettes
  • Commissioner Grill, Commissioner Alley and Redcliffe Street, +1 268 462-1883, fax: +1 268 462-1856. 10:00-23:00 daily. Caribbean cuisine
  • George Restaurant and Bar, Redcliffe and Market Streets, 1st floor, +1 268 562-4866. 8:30-23:00 daily. West Indian cuisine, has a big outdoor area with a view of the ocean
  • Hemingway's Café, St. Mary's Street and Jardine Court, +1 268 462-2763, fax: +1 268 560-1669, e-mail: . 8:30-23:00 daily. Caribbean cuisine
  • O'Grady's Pub & Bar, Redcliffe and Nevis Streets, 1st floor veranda, +1 268 462-5392. Closed Sundays. Traditional English cuisine


At one of the many hotels or guest houses. For the traveller on a budget try to stay at a local rented apartment or a cheap motel.

  • [dead link]Jumby Bay, +1 268 462-6000. PO Box 243, St. John’s. This Caribbean luxury resort in Antigua offers suites and villa accommodations, afternoon tea, tennis instruction, beauty and massage services, and meeting space and wedding facilities.

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