Five Islands, Antigua and Barbuda

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Five Islands
Village
View of Sea Grapes Beach at the Rex Resorts’ Hawksbill Hotel at Five Islands with world’s largest yacht at anchor off Hawksbill Bay.
View of Sea Grapes Beach at the Rex Resorts’ Hawksbill Hotel at Five Islands with world’s largest yacht at anchor off Hawksbill Bay.
Five Islands is located in Antigua
Five Islands
Five Islands
Coordinates: 17°07′08″N 61°53′00″W / 17.11889°N 61.88333°W / 17.11889; -61.88333Coordinates: 17°07′08″N 61°53′00″W / 17.11889°N 61.88333°W / 17.11889; -61.88333
CountryAntigua and Barbuda
IslandAntigua
Civil parishSaint John Parish
Population
 • Total~500
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)


Five Islands Village is a village located on the northwest coast of Antigua island, within Saint John Parish in Antigua and Barbuda.

Geography[edit]

The village is on a peninsula, and was named for the five rock islands adjacent in Five Island Harbour.

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.[1]

Eden Beach near Five Islands Village.

Demography[edit]

Five Islands has a population of about 500 people.

The people are noted for their farming and fishing. In this small-knit community the people are very friendly.[2]

The village is famous for its sportsmen, including Richie Richardson, the cricketer and West Indies region coach.

Tourism[edit]

The village has one of the oldest ongoing hotels on the island.

The Five Islands peninsula's coast along Five Island Harbour is renowned for its turquoise waters. It has a series of coves and with beaches and resorts. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (Vice-Chancellor) (26 June 2019). "New UWI Campus in Antigua and Barbuda". University of the West Indies.
  2. ^ World Travel Guide
  3. ^ iExplore.com: Things to do in Antigua and Barbuda

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