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Dickenson Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jul 09, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Dickenson Bay, Antigua & Barbuda: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

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What do I need to know before moving to Dickenson Bay?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Dickenson Bay, they said:

"Dickenson Bay is located on the northern coast of Antigua and is known for its beautiful beaches and clear waters. Before moving to Dickenson Bay, expats should know that the official language is English, so communication should not be a problem. The cost of living in Dickenson Bay can be quite high, especially when it comes to housing and dining out. The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. The climate in Dickenson Bay is tropical, with warm temperatures year-round and a rainy season from June to November. Healthcare facilities in Antigua and Barbuda are adequate for routine medical problems, but serious conditions may require evacuation to a country with more advanced facilities. Expats should be aware that while Dickenson Bay is generally safe, petty crime can be a problem, so it's important to take standard precautions to protect personal belongings. Public transportation is available but not always reliable, so having a personal vehicle can be beneficial. The island is prone to hurricanes, so expats should be prepared for potential natural disasters and have a plan in place. Expats moving to Dickenson Bay should also be aware of the local customs and etiquette, as the local population is known for their friendliness and hospitality. Finally, expats should know that while Dickenson Bay offers a relaxed lifestyle, it may not offer the same level of amenities or entertainment options as a larger city," remarked one expat living in Dickenson Bay, Antigua & Barbuda.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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