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Drinking age in Antigua

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A google search shows various answers for the drinking age in Antigua from 10 to 18!!!

Does anyone now a definitive answer for in a AI resort hotel?

St. John's, Antigua
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The legal drinking age is 18, to the best of my knowledge.

The enforcement of the legal drinking age is a completely separate question.

Gravesend, United...
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Thanks for that.

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Do the all inclusive resorts follow the legal 18 age?

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At the old joke goes... “You must be tall enough to see over the bar...”

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Our personal experience at AI resorts in the Caribbean is that they will pretty much serve anyone who could reasonably be seen as looking 18yrs old who are there with parents/adults... as long as the whole group is generally behaving themselves.

Interestingly, on a recent DR trip our 21yr old daughter was miffed at always being asked “virgin, right?” every time she ordered a pina colada or daiquiri. Meanwhile, our 14yr old son - who is 6’2” tall, 200lbs, and shaves more often than I do - was always asked if he wanted light or dark rum when he ordered the same.

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That made me laugh!

I am so glad you have joined the Antigua forum, RJP! You bring good knowledge, levity and common sense. Hope you enjoy your holiday in July!

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Hear hear antigualover :)

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Section 24 of The liquor act was changed in 2015 from 16yrs to 18yrs.

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