Comoros Quick Guide

The Comoro Islands is located at the tip of the Eastern Caribbean. It is one of the five ABC islands (American Caribbean Cruise Line). The largest of them is Aruba, which is known for its white sand beaches. The other islands are Antigua, Barbados, Bonaire, and Curacao. All the islands have good weather, good economy, and a rich cultural heritage.

The capital of Comoro is Punta Prima. It is very cosmopolitan and has a lot of tourists visiting the islands year round. This is because the weather is wonderful almost all the time. The resorts and hotels are very modern and the prices are not too high. Although there are some Negril-style hotels on the islands, you won't really feel like they are staying there.

Most visitors who come to the Comoro Islands opt for an island hopping holiday. You can stay on any of the islands for a week and still save money compared to a longer stay in Antigua or Aruba. You get to see more of the country while you are there. You can see the ocean and the mountains from your room. This way, you can truly appreciate the beauty of the island without actually having to leave the hotel.

If you want to shop, you can go to the port. But do not expect any bargain prices. The price of a bottle of wine may not be much cheaper than the price of a taxi ride. This is because the tourism industry here is much developed. It is not as if there are no tourists coming to the islands; they come every year.

It would be a pity to spend your entire holiday in Antigua. There are other places to visit in the Caribbean. If you are going to visit the Comoro Islands, make sure you do it during an "off season." This is a time when the tourist industry does not get much business. So do not wait until the busy season to go.

If you have a vehicle, rent it at the airport and take an indirect bus or boat ride to your resort. This way, you will not be dependent on public transport. In case you are not interested in staying at a hotel, you can enjoy the beaches and seaside restaurants. The local people are very hospitable and warm. They welcome travelers with open arms. Thus, renting a car while in Antigua would be a wise idea.

There are ample activities to do on the island. This includes white water rafting, banana boat riding, kayaking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and much more. If you want to play a sport, you have plenty of options.

Water sports lovers will enjoy their sport to the fullest. Fly-fishing, kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing are only a few of them. If you want to experience a more diverse kind of entertainment, then you should consider renting a sailing boat. You can also go for parasailing and windsurfing. Thus, Antigua is more than just an island; it is a wonderful place to enjoy your life to the fullest.

Antigua's nightlife is quite popular among visitors. There are bars and clubs all over the island. Antigua's nightlife is not the same as that of other Caribbean islands. It has its own unique culture, which makes it very interesting to spend time in.

One of the places where you can enjoy Antigua's nightlife is the Aloza Cafe. Here, you can drink and chat with friends. You can also try the different varieties of local drinks made from the local fruits and vegetables. Here, you can also enjoy some live music performed by the island locals.

Comoro Island has its own nightlife as well. At night, there are plenty of bars, cafes and nightclubs here. Comoro Island is a great place to relax and enjoy. Some of the bars and clubs here have special cocktails and music.

If you prefer to spend your holiday partying hard, there are lots of bars and pubs in Comoro. The most famous bars and pubs in Comoro are Camelot Bar, The Loaded, and The Loaded Shot. You can enjoy some good drinks at these pubs. There is no bar or club in Comoro that does not serve alcohol. Thus, if you are planning to visit Comoro soon, you should make sure you are ready to enjoy. There is no other place like Comoro that can give you this kind of experience.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Comoros are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

The Comoros' tropical climate sees these islands basking in warm temperatures all year round, though come from April to November for the driest and balmiest conditions. Tailor made holidays run all year round, but April to November is the best time to visit Comoros as this is the driest season.

Do I need a Visa?

You will need a visa to enter Comoros. You can get a visa on arrival at Hahaya airport or at other points of entry for €30.

See which forms you may need for entry into Comoros.

What currency do i need?

The official currency of Comoros is the Comoro Franc (KMF). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Comoros you can grab amazing Comoro Franc deals via (GBP to KMF).

What about the wildlife?

Animal life, which is similar to that of Madagascar, includes land birds (guinea fowl and egrets) and species of both lemurs and fruit bats that are peculiar to the islands. Turtles abound along the coasts and are exported.

What is the traditional food?

Arabic food? The “national dish” of Comoros is Lobster a la vanille (or Lobster with vanilla sauce). Due to Comoros' proximity to India, Asia, and the old trade route, coconut curries are also common.

What Languages are spoken?

Comoros inhabitants speak island-specific varieties of Comorian (Shikomoro), a Bantu language related to Swahili and written in Arabic script. Comorian, Arabic, and French are the official languages. French is the language of administration. You can learn some basic Arabic before you travel to Comoros and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Comoros is the Comoro Franc (Tipping in Comoros Retaurants is common, aim to tip 10% of the bill. Bars: Tipping Bartenders in Comoros isn't common, if service was good you should tip 10%. Drinking isn't very common in Comoros though, it is a muslim country.).

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