Getting to North Beach Island


We are remote – and that’s a large part of the attraction – and reaching us adds to the sense that you are leaving the world behind. You will fly in to Antigua and then need to travel the 27 miles to Barbuda by air or sea.

Once you reach Barbuda, you can catch a cab from the ferry or airport to the wharf – we can help arrange this for you! The North Beach Team will meet you at the wharf and take you by boat to the island. The boat ride to the island is included in the price you pay for the cottage, so your adventure starts early!

If you arrive before 3pm then we can help you get a connecting flight that same afternoon on to Barbuda.

If your flight arrives to Antigua too late in the afternoon to travel on to Barbuda (i.e. after 3.30pm), we recommend staying at a local hotel and then travelling early the following day. Local hotels in Antigua we recommend – and our other guests have been happy with – include:

If you have any questions about reaching us, then please get in touch. We are happy to advise on travel arrangements and make the journey as seamless as possible.

“As arrivals go, it was pretty spectacular. The eight-seater plane flew low over water so clear we could easily make out the sandy seabed. Fifteen minutes later we touched down next to the “airport”, a mint green shed with a partition dividing arrivals and departures. We crossed the village by jeep before boarding a motor boat that whisked us across the wide expanse of a lagoon, then headed into the shallows of a mangrove swamp, disturbing flocks of frigate birds. From the mangroves we emerged onto the open sea, rounded a headland and there it was: a mile-long stretch of gorgeous, empty white beach…” Isabel Choat, The Guardian


There are daily flights between Antigua and Barbuda – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. You can travel with SVG/ABM. At present you are unable to book these flights online so we can help book these on your behalf.

The cost of a return ticket is US$130 per person. Children under 2 years old pay $20 return.


Caribbean Helicopters ( operate a charter service for up to 5 passengers, either from the Airport or from their Heliport near the centre of St. Johns. The flight time is 20 minutes. This unique way of getting to us flies you directly to your cottage on North Beach!

The cost of a one way charter is approximately US$1000.


Barbuda Express ( operates a daily catamaran ferry service between Antigua and Barbuda.

The ferry departs from the port in St. Johns at 9am and returns from Barbuda at 4pm. The crossing takes 90 minutes.

The cost of a return ticket is US$90 per person.