The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun drenched beaches. The island's rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king. Historic Nelson's Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua's long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John's, the island's bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Explore the finest example of a British naval yard in the Caribbean. Visit the museum, boutiques, and restored buildings that are part of the area's designated national park.
Commanding views of English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard can be found at this breathtaking photo stop and historical site, originally built as a signal station to alert troops of approaching ships.
Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
A multimedia presentation celebrates Antigua's colorful history from prehistoric days to the present. The grounds also contain historic ruins and a display of 18th-century artifacts collected from the island.
Fig Tree Drive
This picturesque road winds through lush vegetation, rainforest foliage, and fruit groves. You'll see sugar mills and quaint churches, but don't expect to see figs: in Antiguan, the word means "bananas."
Swim with the "Brightest Rays in the Caribbean" in a safe, aquatic adventure that is fun for the whole family. Calm, clear waters, knowledgeable instructors, and a pristine coral reef enhance your experience.
With 365 pristine white-sand beaches, Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year. Tranquil turquoise waters beckon you to swim and snorkel while the sparkling shores invite you to relax in the sunshine.
This islet three kilometers northeast of Antigua is smaller than most city parks. Early sailors were amazed by the number of birds nesting there.
Canopy Zipline Adventure
The thrill of a zipline tour gives visitors a unique perspective of the amazing Antiguan rainforest as they climb across bridges and soar high above the rich flora that grow within.
Enhance your visit to Antigua with a walking tour of St. John's, the island's bustling capital. Admire the city's Old World charm as you stroll past historic monuments, churches, private residences and shops. Then, learn the island's colorful history with a visit to the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda.
A host of friendly southern stingrays are waiting to say hello when you hop aboard an island skiff to Stingray City. Interact in the water with your new friends, then snorkel in the surrounding coral reefs.
Welcome aboard for a cruise down the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Take in all the picturesque spots, sit back and relax, or if you're feeling energetic, interact with the crew. Sample homegrown "Antigua Black" pineapple, the sweetest in the Caribbean, and sip a glass of bubbly from the champagne bar.
Local Connections: Eco-Kayaking, Bird Island, Snorkel & Beach
4.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-880A N U - 8 8 0
Enjoy an exciting day filled with aquatic adventure that celebrates the best of Antigua's natural surroundings and breathtaking open waterways. Ride a speedboat, experience the thrill of kayaking, and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Stroll sugar sand beaches and take in unparalleled views of the Caribbean.
Reacquaint yourself with the timeless power of nature with a visit to famed Devil's Bridge where dramatic blowholes spray a cascade of waves from the Atlantic Ocean. Then escape to the cool refuge of Long Bay Beach with a swim in the inviting blue water.
Discover Antigua's key historical site on a guided walk through the restored 1725 Georgian naval base, Nelson's Dockyard National Park. And take in the vistas from a military blockhouse and Shirley Heights.
Uninhabited Bird Island known for its fine feathered friends, tropical scenery and magnificent swimming and snorkeling is yours to discover on a luxury catamaran adventure that includes an onboard lunch.
An easy, breezy panoramic adventure in Antigua awaits on a guided tour that travels from the northern capital, St. John's, through the heart of the island, to southern, historic English Harbor, taking in all the sights and stopping at three popular attractions: Nelson's Dockyard, Dow's Hill Interpretation Center and Shirley Heights Lookout.
A panoramic adventure in Antigua awaits on a guided tour designed for guests using a wheelchair, that ravels from the northern capital, St. John's, through the heart of the island, to southern, historic English Harbor, taking in all the sights and stopping at three popular attractions: Nelson's Dockyard, Dow's Hill Interpretation Center and Shirley Heights Lookout.
Let the good times roll when you hop onto a Segway for a look at St. John's like you've never seen it before. Ride from the pier to the historic Fort James. Then glide into the 18th century British bastion to trace the island's military roots and see its timeworn cannons.
The quintessential Caribbean dream becomes reality on this decadent cruise aboard the luxury catamaran "Mystic." Visit two secluded beaches before indulging in a lobster and champagne lunch served onboard.