Five Islands, Antigua and Barbuda
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View of Sea Grapes Beach at the Rex Resorts’ Hawksbill Hotel at Five Islands with world’s largest yacht at anchor off Hawksbill Bay.
|Country||Antigua and Barbuda|
|Civil parish||Saint John Parish|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
It is about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the nation's capital city St. John's, and connected to it by a single road.
The village is surrounded by 12 of the 365 beaches on Antigua island.
The highest point in the village is Mount Barrington, the location of Fort Barrington. The fort was named after British Admiral Barrington, who captured Caribbean St. Lucia island from the French in 1667. The fort was built during the colonial British Antigua and Barbuda period, mainly as a lookout for any foreign battleships in the area.
There is one primary school, Five Islands Primary School, in the village. The University of the West Indies opened its fourth physical campus at Five Islands in 2019, serving Antigua and Barbuda and other Eastern Caribbean countries.
Five Islands has a population of about 500 people.
The village has one of the oldest ongoing hotels on the island.