Antigua and Barbuda
Dive into British naval history with the occupation of Antigua in 1784, and discover today's key attractions of this popular resort. The coral reef that thwarted enemy ships is now a diver's paradise. The winding coastline, once difficult to navigate, is now miles of sandy, secluded beaches and coves. On shore and off, Antigua is one of the Caribbean's best islands for spectacular sand-and-sun fun.
This historic colonial observation post that protected the naval base offers dramatic views of the English Harbor, as far across the Caribbean to Montserrat and Guadeloupe. On weekends, barbeques, rum punch, and live steel band and reggae music accompany the view.
Explore the marina from where Lord Admiral Nelson, Britain's most famous 18th century naval commander, led his fleet to key victories. Then stroll the faithfully restored Nelson's Dockyard Village with its Georgian-style buildings, heritage museum, gift shops and quaint boutiques.
Great Bird Island National Park
Sail to this pristine preserve and enjoy the picturesque coastline. Before, it attracted scavengers to its shipwrecked shores, now it is home to one of the region's most significant bird sanctuaries and a variety of tropical foliage.
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