On your next trip to Antigua and Barbuda’s capital make sure to consider our Saint John’s car hire services as your means of personal transportation while on the island of Antigua. Antigua being the larger of the two main islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda is also the most well known to tourists

The capital is served by VC Bird Airport which is situated only a few kilometers away from the city center. You can reach the city via taxis but your best choice would be to employ our Saint John’s car rental services and have a car ready for you at the airport as soon as you land.

The capital offers to its visitors a truly special and specific atmosphere where brightly colored architecture mingles with the everyday life of the inhabitants which you can interact with at the many farmers markets. Of course you cannot not visit the ruins of sugar plantations nor can you ignore the mesmerizing appeal of the coral reefs and splendid crystal clear waters.

Saint John’s skyline is dominated by the white towers of Saint John’s Cathedral which is a great example of the Baroque style of architecture. Interesting to note is that the building has been rebuilt three times due to it’s destruction twice by earthquakes, once in 1683 and then again in 1745.

As is the case with many other major cities in the world there is a Museum of Antigua and Barbuda which you can visit while in the capital which is housed in the old colonial era Court House built in 1750. The museum exhibits both colonial as well as Arawak artifacts which have been recovered from digs all across the island. For those who are interested in how the island’s native people the Arawak used to live there is a full-sized Arawak house replica which you can see.

These are of course just a couple of the things that you can see while in Antigua’s capital, not mentioning the great food and drink and of course beaches, you need the help of our Saint John’s car hire services to see as many of its attractions as possible.


September 4th, 2012 by Auto Car Hire