Whether you want to sit by the sea and escape from reality or embark on
an exciting island adventure, Antigua has something in store for everybody.

Under the Sea

Antigua is unique for its sights beneath the water... snorkeling and diving is special here as the island is almost completely surrounded by well-preserved coral reefs and shipwrecks. 

 

You can swim with sting rays, barracudas, moray eels and reef sharks just off the shore in the crystal clear waters!  

Beaches of Antigua


Antigua is known for its powdery sand coastlines and a stunning 365 beaches in total.  You can head to the popular Runaway Bay or Dickinson Bay on the northwest coast for a full resort-style beach experience. 

For a more secluded peaceful escape, Rendezvous Bay and Doigs Beach are great for relaxing and taking in the beauty around you. 

Explore the Rainforest

 

The rainforest offers a variety of bird + plant species unique to the region.  Guided tours are available to some of the best lookout point on the island with priceless Instagram-worthy views.

 

You can zip-line through the canopy and experience the rainforest from above!

 

 

English Harbour​

This historic district was developed as a base for the British Navy in the late 18th century.  

 

It was abandoned and closed in 1889, then restored into Nelson’s Dockyard — which is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.  

Pigeon Beach is a great place to unwind nearby after.

 

Shirley Heights​

This lookout offers some of the most scenic views of the English Harbour with an array of boats anchored below.  Enjoy dining and music here in the evening.

 

Incredible sunsets can be seen falling beyond the valleys and hills, with Montserrat and Guadaloupe in the distance. ​

Carnival

Antigua’s vibrant annual celebration lasts from the end of July to the first Tuesday in August.   

 

Witness the spectacular Parade of Bands, the Miss Antigua Pageant and the Caribbean Queen's Competition.  In between the big events, there is much to experience with many smaller festivities like local concerts, parades, local cuisine and cultural shows.

Sailing

Antigua’s coastlines were made for yacht cruising and racing.  The island has constant trade winds that allow for endless exploration of protected harbours and shorelines.   

 

Each year, the island attracts Regattas, Sailing Week, and the largest Charter Yacht show in the world.

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