You can contact the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism at 305 E. 47th St., 6A, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 212/541-4117; fax 212/541-4789; www.antigua-barbuda.org); or 25 SE Second Ave., Ste. 300, Miami, FL 33131 (tel. 305/381-6762; fax 305/381-7908). A toll-free number also gives information: tel. 888/268-4227. Operators are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Eastern Standard Time.
In Canada, contact the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism and Trade, 60 St. Claire Ave. E., Ste. 304, Toronto, ON M4T 1N5 (tel. 416/961-3085; fax 416/961-7218). In England, the tourist office is at Victoria House, Fourth Floor, Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JR (tel. 1245/707-471). On the island, the Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Tourism, Queen Elizabeth Highway (tel. 268/462-0480; fax 268/462-2483), is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm and Friday 8am to 3pm.
The week before the first Tuesday in August, summer Carnival brings exotic costumes that recall Antiguans' African heritage. Festivities include a beauty competition and calypso- and steel-band competitions. The big event in spring is Sailing Week (www.sailingweek.com), in late April or early May.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.