Things to Do in Barbuda, the Caribbean's Secret Paradise

Last updated on: Jun 8, 2020

(Last Updated On: June 8, 2020)

While everyone has heard of Antigua & Barbuda, most people have no idea where Barbuda actually is. So when I mentioned I was going to Barbuda, some people gave me a look of confusion, asking if I meant Bermuda.  Barbuda, with its pristine white-sand beaches and calm, crystal waters, is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret paradises that is deserving of your beach bucket list. Here are a few things to do in Barbuda.

Things to do in Barbuda

Accessible via small plane or helicopter from Antigua, this tiny island of 1,800 inhabitants makes you feel like you’ve been transported to your own deserted island, albeit with what a private chef and luxury digs.

Have the entire beach to yourself while walking on miles of unspoiled beach, some of the softest sand I’ve ever set foot on. Take a boat through mangroves to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which supports one of the world’s largest colonies of frigate birds. Stroll the town of Codrington and stop at It’s a Bit Fishy to try some fish and chips.

Where to stay

Among the handful of hotels on the island, the Barbuda Belle is the place to stay.  Though this exclusive property of six luxury beachfront bungalows costs $1,000 per night on average, it’s a tropical sanctuary of sand and sea. And just because the Mangrove is the only restaurant as far as they eye can see, you don’t have to worry about the level of quality of your food. The meals are innovative and freshly prepared by the resort’s French chef.

Barbuda Belle - Things to do in Barbuda

Though the beach is unspoiled, you’ll be totally spoiled after visiting Barbuda, where you can kick your shoes off and experience the best of barefoot luxury on one of the most amazing beaches in the Caribbean. For those wanting to visit Barbuda on a budget, Barbuda Express offers day tours to the island from Antigua via boat.

Which things to do in Barbuda interest you? Tell us in the comments.

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Taryn White
With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and

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