The nation of Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga) and Barbuda is located
in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, between
the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Its craggy coastline
hides its beautiful, sandy bays and calm, pristine beaches, while
its clear water is home to dazzling coral reefs. Hills gently dot
the island's landscape but, generally, Antigua is made up of fields
The climate is mainly tropical marine, with a little seasonal variation.
Temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties
in the summer. The best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda is during
the cool and dry winter months (mid-December to mid-April). The
weather gets hotter in the summer (June to August) and less dry
in the autumn (September to November).