Where is Barbuda located?

Barbuda, (pronounced bar boo da or bar beau da), is 24 miles due North of Antigua. (It is great fun to use Google Earth and zoom right down to the resort and be able to see it.)

Barbuda is warm year around with little variation. It ranges from about 70 to 80 degrees with very low humidity and gentle, consistent trade-winds. It rarely rains and when it does it is usually over in a few minutes.

Your travel agent or ours can help you. Please call our office at 516 767 3057 and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.

No. Almost from anywhere, if you take off in the morning, you can be there for cocktails at sunset. You fly to Antigua (ANU) and then ‘puddle jump’ over to Barbuda (BBQ) by regularly scheduled 16 passenger airplane or chartered 4 passenger or helicopter.

Because to get away from everyone else and find something truly unique you have to make that little extra effort. If you don’t do that you end up where everyone else already is.

Please call our office at 516 767 3057 and they will be happy to help you.

Barbuda is 62 square miles with a population of about 1,400. This makes Barbuda the lowest population density of any inhabited Caribbean island. Most of the residents live in the only town which is Codrington. They are wonderful happy people. About 1/3 of the island is a Bird Sanctuary home of the famous Frigate Birds. This is their only nesting place outside the Galapagos Islands.

The Beach House sits on Palmetto Point on the island of Barbuda which is one of the last undeveloped islands and there fore the least undeveloped island in the Caribbean. There is little to nothing for miles around the resort which gives one a unique opportunity, while it lasts, to experience solitude and relaxation. This is not the place to go if you want night life or even a high level of activity during the day. It is the place to go if you want to relax, re connect, go for walks on one of the best beaches in the world, go see the Frigate Birds, do a little surf casting in front of the resort, talk to a loved one (whom hopefully you brought), have a drink, have a nice meal, sleep well.

The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC) but the US Dollar is accepted also ($1US = $2.67 EC). Pound Sterling can be changed at the banks and there are cash machines located at various places on Antigua . Major credit cards are usually accepted.

Fine. The resort is WiFi through out. You don’t need to bring your laptop, we have one there for you. We have VOIP phones for worldwide ‘free’ (for you) calls. There is a TV room that no one uses.

Hopefully you two are in the room. Being in the room is not the attraction. Being on the beach is. In the rooms there are no TVs, no phones, no radios, no clocks, no stereos and no alarm clocks. You will begin to adjust to the rhythms of nature. It takes about 48 hours and you will understand (if you are there).

Not really. Very limited. The resort sits out ‘exposed’ on its own point of land in the Caribbean Sea on both sides of the point. On most days the western beach, referred to as Sunset Beach, is very calm and the best place for swimming or floating. We do refer to it as ‘serious water’. By that we mean the water is moving. The fun thing to do is just go out shoulder high deep just off the beach, it is very shallow and all sandy, and let the water move you slowly down the beach.

OK. You can take tours all day long. Do something in the morning, back for lunch and relaxation. Go snorkeling at Access Beach or Spanish Point. Take a picnic to a secluded beach. Go to the Bird Sanctuary (only by boat). Go fishing in the great salt pond for Bone Fish and Tarpon. Go surf casting and catch a variety of fish right in front of the resort for free. Go walk for hours in either direction on the beach. Go Snorkeling for Lobsters! All experiences are very ‘local’ in that there are not really commercial or businesses as we know them. The boat tours, like fishing, are done in large open skiffs. It is all very safe in very shallow waters. You meet local Barbudians and interact with a civilization that doesn’t care that much about the rest of the world, they are proud of their island country, they are happy to see you, they are eager to please, they speak English, they are probably happier than we are.


Not really. U.S. Dollars are best. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC). They like U.S. Dollars.

At the airport you will be greeted by someone in a uniform that has your name or The Beach House on a clip board. They will take care of you.

At the ‘airport’ (landing strip) you will be recognized by a taxi (van) driver who will bring you to the resort. If you take the helicopter you land right at the resort and we will be there to greet you.

Bathing suits, shorts, Bermudas, very casual beach wear during the day. At night people do get dressed a bit for dinner, nothing fancy, but tastefully.

You can wear as little or as much as you like. What ever you are comfortable in or out of. Generally many women are topless around the pool or on the beach. Also because of the remoteness and solitude of the beaches many either go in the water ‘au natural’ or spend time on the beach getting unusual sunburns (we are not responsible). If this makes anyone uncomfortable, grow up, or don’t grow up and think of it as skinny dipping.

Breakfast is usually 7:30AM to 11:00 AM Lunch is 12:00PM to 3:00PM Cocktails at 7 Dinner at 8 That is what we say. We try to be flexible and accommodating. Just the way it works out.

No. The Beach House is not a ‘fancy’ resort with marble and mirrors. Guests have said that the resort is ‘authentic’, like the way the Caribbean used to be. You will know where you are. You will meet interesting people: other guests and local Barbudians. The food has been great. Chef Andrea Coppola was voted “One of the Top 12 Chefs in the Caribbean and the Bahamas”. Head Bartender Mikey is an award winning bartender. Everyone is friendly and it is a very intimate, clubby setting that you feel right at home right away. If you are generally a happy person you will be happier. If little things upset you, don’t come, things might go wrong. If you want to experience a unique get away on a remote island and have a nice time, come on down.

Barbuda's history has been intimately tied to that of Antigua for centuries. The earliest European contact with the island was made by Christopher Columbus during his second Caribbean voyage (1493), when he sighted the island. It wasn't until 1666 that the British established a colony there. In 1680, four years before he began cultivating sugar on Antigua, Christopher Codrington (with his brother John) was granted a lease to land on Barbuda . With subsequent leases that granted them additional rights to the substantial wreckage along Barbuda 's reefs, they became the island's preeminent family. For much of the eighteenth century the Codrington land on Barbuda was used to produce food and to supply additional slave labor for the Codrington sugar plantations on Antigua . Most residents of Barbuda are of African lineage, descendants of slaves brought to the island centuries ago to labor in the sugarcane fields.

During King William IV's reign in 1834, Britain abolished slavery in the empire. Alone among the British Caribbean colonies, Antigua instituted immediate full emancipation. The rise of a strong labor movement in the 1940s, under the leadership of V.C. Bird, provided the impetus for independence. In 1967, with Barbuda and Redonda as dependencies, Antigua became an associated state of the Commonwealth, and in 1981 it achieved full independent status. V.C. Bird is now deceased; his son, Lester B. Bird, was elected to succeed him as prime minister.