Antigua and Barbuda Travel Budget - Visit Antigua and Barbuda on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Antigua and Barbuda?

You should plan to spend around $352 (EC$952) per day on your vacation in Antigua and Barbuda. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $83 (EC$224) on meals
  • $23 (EC$63) on local transportation
  • $450 (EC$1,215) on hotels

A one week trip to Antigua and Barbuda for two people costs, on average, $4,934 (EC$13,334). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $352
    EC$952
  • One Week Per person
    $2,467
    EC$6,667
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $4,934
    EC$13,334
  • One Month Per person
    $10,573
    EC$28,573
  • One Week For a couple
    $4,934
    EC$13,334
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $9,868
    EC$26,669
  • One Month For a couple
    $21,146
    EC$57,147
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Antigua and Barbuda cost?

A one week trip to Antigua and Barbuda usually costs around $2,467 (EC$6,667) for one person and $4,934 (EC$13,334) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Antigua and Barbuda on average costs around $4,934 (EC$13,334) for one person and $9,868 (EC$26,669) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Antigua and Barbuda will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Antigua and Barbuda on average costs around $10,573 (EC$28,573) for one person and $21,146 (EC$57,147) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Antigua and Barbuda?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Antigua and Barbuda is $305 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Antigua and Barbuda expensive to visit?

Antigua and Barbuda is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Antigua and Barbuda is very expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 10% of countries in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. There are only a few countries as expensive or more expensive than Antigua and Barbuda in the region.

For more details, see Is Antigua and Barbuda Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Antigua and Barbuda?

The average Antigua and Barbuda trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Antigua and Barbuda travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) EC$1,215 ($450)
Local Transportation 1 EC$63 ($23)
Food 2 EC$224 ($83)
Entertainment 1 EC$295 ($109)
Alcohol 2 EC$32 - 95 ($12 - 35)
Accommodation Budget in Antigua and Barbuda
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Antigua and Barbuda is $225 (EC$608). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Antigua and Barbuda is $450 (EC$1,215). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $225
    EC$608
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $450
    EC$1,215

Hotel Prices in Antigua and Barbuda

Looking for a hotel in Antigua and Barbuda? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Antigua and Barbuda based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $344. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Antigua and Barbuda
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Antigua and Barbuda is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (EC$63) per person, per day, on local transportation in Antigua and Barbuda.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $23
    EC$63

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Antigua and Barbuda are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Antigua and Barbuda, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi From Airport
    EC$19
  • Taxi From Airport
    EC$95
  • Local Bus
    EC$4.10
  • Local Bus
    EC$4.10


Food Budget in Antigua and Barbuda
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Antigua and Barbuda can vary, the average cost of food in Antigua and Barbuda is $83 (EC$224) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Antigua and Barbuda should cost around $33 (EC$90) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Antigua and Barbuda is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $83
    EC$224

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Entertainment Budget in Antigua and Barbuda
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Antigua and Barbuda typically cost an average of $109 (EC$295) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $109
    EC$295

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Antigua and Barbuda are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Antigua and Barbuda, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Entrance to the Museum of Antigua & Barbu
    EC$8.10
  • Admission to Nelson's Dockyard National
    EC$14
  • 2 Hour Snorkeling Trip
    EC$108
  • Windsurfing Equipment Rental for 1 Hr
    EC$135
  • Two Tank Dive
    EC$216
  • 90 Minute Rainforest Canopy Tour
    EC$216
  • Catamaran Island Tour
    EC$324
  • Catamaran Island Tour
    EC$324


Alcohol Budget in Antigua and Barbuda
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $23 (EC$63) on alcoholic beverages in Antigua and Barbuda per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $23
    EC$63


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Antigua and Barbuda On a Budget
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are the two main islands that form one country, which is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America. There are very few natural resources available on the islands so tourism, along with investment banking and financial services, are the dominant parts of the economy. The islands have beautiful white sand beaches, making this country a quintessential Caribbean destination.

Antigua is the larger and more popular island for tourists. There are many high-end resorts to accommodate those who flock to the island for a bit of luxurious relaxation. Barbuda also has beautiful beaches but the infrastructure for tourism is much more limited. The beaches are often deserted and the wildlife is impressive. Specifically, on the northwestern part of the island there is a large but shallow lagoon. Along its border is a beach that runs for miles. In this lagoon you'll find the frigate bird colony. The eastern side of the island has narrower beaches but some beautiful cliffs.

The country's climate is tropical marine and there is little seasonal temperature variation. Hurricanes and tropical storms are not uncommon between the months of July and October.
At A Glance
  • Most visitors get around the island with a taxi or tour operator. If you're on a tight budget there is a decent bus service, but it can be slow and eat away at your time. It also has limited access and does not travel to many of the island's nicest locations. If you're going to be on Antigua for at least a week, you can usually get a good rate for a rental car, and this is recommended.

  • On Sunday evenings there's a festive party hosted at Shirley Heights Lookout. Local bands play Antiguan music and you can see a brilliant sunset over English Harbour. If you want to eat barbecue you need to get there by 7 pm. To see the sunset you should come even earlier. Once the sun goes down the party quiets down.

  • Antigua offers some absolutely amazing scuba diving as there are many reefs off the eastern coastline. The water is clear and snorkeling is also an option. The best snorkeling and dive sites are reached by boat, so it's best to arrange trips through a dive shop. They know the best sites and you will get to see the more impressive reefs with the greatest diversity of marine life.

  • The best shopping options are found in the city of St. Johns on Antigua. There are a variety of merchants who sell most things you could need on the island. If you're looking for duty-free shopping then head to Heritage Quay, near the cruise ship piers. You have to have your airline tickets or cruise ship ID card to qualify for the duty-free purchases. Here you can pick up everything from jewelry to liquor or tobacco.

  • There are plenty of local drinks made from local produce. This includes pineapple, guava, mauby, seamoss, passion fruit and hibiscus. Local alcoholic drinks include Wadadli and English Harbour rum. Carib Beer is regional to the area. Rum is the most popular alcohol available and is often served as "rum punch". International drinks are available as well.



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Top Tourist Attractions
Shirley Heights: This area of military buildings offers stunning views over the English Harbor.

Sea View Farm Village: The best place to check out traditional Antigua Pottery.

Harmony Hall Art Gallery: This gallery has constantly changing exhibits and is a great place to explore the Antigua art scene.

Popular Foods
Fungie: Similar to polenta, this is the national dish and comprised mostly of cornmeal.

Ducana: A sweet potato dumpling dish.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.