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Things to see and do in Antigua

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If you can manage to leave your hammock for just one day, make sure you visit Shirley Heights, as the harbour views are simply stunning. Ancient harbours and smoking volcanic islands will fill your view, and with the sounds of the rum and reggae party in full swing, you’ll feel as one with the Antigua lifestyle.

The Caribbean has a colourful past and Antigua is certainly no exception. Explore English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard, the last British naval fort from colonial times. The north is also home to the 18th Century Fort James where you’ll see original cannons and some of Antigua’s best coastal views.

Colonial history in Antigua

An island safaris tour should be high on everyone’s list. Travelling by 4x4, you’ll head to Antigua’s first sugar plantation, Betty’s Hope for lunch, kayak mangrove inlets and take an exhilarating speedboat ride to Bird Island.

Antigua Island Safari

It’s easy to drive in Antigua as it’s the same side of the road as in the UK and our Concierge Team will happily help arrange it for you. From inviting beaches, and beach shops to tropical look out points and rolling Caribbean countryside, this is a brilliant island to explore by car.

Beach shops in Antigua

There’s no question, Antigua’s winding coastline is beautiful all year round. But visit the island during Antigua Sailing Week and you’ll see it come alive as dozens of yachts race across the Caribbean waters.

Coastal Antigua

Virgins Ahoy is an organised catamaran tour which allows you to experience some exceptional tropical adventures.

Virgin Ahoy, Antigua

St Johns is an excellent option if you're looking for a few souvenirs and thanks to duty-free status you get to taste Antiguan rum even when you've returned home.

St John's Antigua

You'll never be far away from a cricket match and no matter what the surface, joining in is always a great option for all wannabe Viv Richards.

Cricket in Antigua