Five Islands, Antigua and Barbuda

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Eden Beach near Five Islands Village.

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. A university is in the process of being built.

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.[1]

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. [2]

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Coordinates: 17°07′08″N 61°53′00″W / 17.11889°N 61.88333°W / 17.11889; -61.88333