Government, Politics and Economy, Tourism. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda form a small nation whose strategic importance is greater than its size. Antigua and Barbuda Information and Travel Guide. Vacation package Book. Located at the outer curve of the Leeward Islands, Antigua and Barbuda are well placed for strategic defense of the Caribbean against outside forces, find out more about this Island that is not known to many people, but has a great importance, by its geographical environment.