Antigua and Barbuda: Costs

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Antigua and Barbuda Costs

The price increases over the last five years have had an impact on Antigua’s visitor numbers and its perceived image as an expensive holiday destination. All that has changed with the global recession. Some hotels are closing, a fact which must be checked with your travel agent when considering Antigua as your holiday destination. You should check if a hotel’s website is no longer active. The economic downturn is a great opportunity to enjoy a value for money holiday in this sun lovers paradise island. Take full advantage of the rate reductions, offers and discounts to get the best deal.

Some typical costs in Antigua are:
Note: some prices in Antigua are expressed in US dollars and some in EC dollars.

Hotels; fully inclusive of meals, drinks, tax and service charge,
based on average rates throughout the year for 2 persons sharing USD 200 – 400 per night
top end of the market USD 250 – 600 per night
Hotels; self catering USD 150 – 200 per night

by bus (public transport) average cost for a single journey ECD 1.5 – 5
by taxi, airport to St. John's (capital) USD 12
by taxi, airport to Dickenson Bay USD 16
by taxi, airport to English Harbour USD 30
rent a taxi for a half days sightseeing in Antigua USD 90 – 100
rent a taxi for a full days sightseeing in Antigua USD 160 – 200
rent a taxi for sightseeing in Barbuda; per hour USD 20
cycle hire; per day USD 15
cycle hire; per week USD 70
scooter hire; per day USD 30
scooter hire; per week USD 200
add for local driving licence ECD 50
Ferry from Antigua to Barbuda, return journey USD 200
Airport departure tax (persons over 12 years) ECD 50
Eating out; average price ranges including tax and service charge:
breakfast ECD 12 – 35
lunch ECD 18 – 50
dinner ECD 20 – 100
3 course meal with wine; budget for ECD 150
pint of premium beer / lager USD 5
small beer USD 3
soft drinks USD 3
bottle of wine USD 10
loaf of bread ECD 2
Water sport hire:
water skiing, per hour USD 40
wind surfing at Dickenson Bay:-
per hour USD 25
per day USD 70
2 hour lesson USD 55
para sailing USD 50
jet skiing USD 50
snorkelling equipment hire; half a day USD 20
scuba diving training, 1 day course, including 1 dive USD 110
Deep sea fishing in 40 foot boat, maximum 6 persons inc. lines and bait
4 hours USD 500
6 hours USD 650
8 hours USD 800

Golf green fees:-
Jolly Harbour
9 holes USD 25
cart USD 15
18 holes USD 40
cart USD 23
Cedar Valley
18 holes USD 30
cart USD 30
cart if shared USD 15/each

Eli Fuller's ECO Tour; full day USD 90/pp
Paddles Kayak ECO Tour; full day USD 55/pp
Zip Line Rainforest Tour,
adult ECD 180/pp
children ECD 100/pp
Jaberwocky Yacht Charters by 50 foot yacht:-
4 persons sharing USD 125/pp
8 persons sharing USD 85/pp
Cades Reef, full day USD 125/pp
Bird Island Tour, full day USD 110/pp
Kokomo Catamaran Cruises in the 'Wadadli' catamaran
round Antigua USD 110-150/pp
Bird Island USD 95/pp
Cades Reef USD 95/pp

Wedding Fees:-
Registration fee USD 40
Application for the Special License USD 150
Marriage Officer’s Fee USD 50