Bring insect repellent. A lotion or roll-on sort works best to deter the mosquitos and sandflies. At dusk ensure that fly screen is closed as in all hot climates mosquitos prefer the tourists to the natives. The island accepts EC (Eastern Caribbean) or US currencies, and at some places, English Pounds. The exchange rate is about 2.5 EC to $1 US, and 4 EC for £1. Most places will accept all major credit cards, but you'll need either US or EC if you want to make a purchase from a kiosk or street vendor.
Bring a pair of sandals or flip-flops. Other obvious things to bring: sunscreen, any prescription tablets you may be taking, swimming gear, your drivers license, and hat . Don't forget we're on a 120 volt system, so bring an adapter if you're coming from Europe. Antigua is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, but like anywhere, exercise caution with your money and valuables when walking around town or on the beaches. A small, waterproof wallet which you can wear around your waist, will come in handy.
The taxi fare from the airport to the cottages should run you about $15 US