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Virgin Holidays staff and local friends share tips to help you get the best from Antigua

Shopping is a must! Visit the small city of St John’s for jewelry, lovely crafts and special liquor to take home

Nicola Antonio

Antigua Destination Manager

June 2019

At the Pineapple Beach Club a visit to see Mary in her outhouse is an absolute must. Tuck into melt-in-your-mouth BBQ ribs, chicken, grilled fish and salads and sip on cold beer or soda on tap. Mary has an extra lovely touch where you can grab a plank of wood and a pen and sign your name and hang it up somewhere.It really is a one-of-a kind experience with the bonus of an incredible view of Long Bay while you eat!

Jemma Staughton

Web Executive

Jan 2019

We went to St John’s for dinner (about $15 one way in a taxi) and ate at C&C Wine House. I loved sitting in the quay and the karaoke afterwards

Sophie Manning

Marketing Manager

June 2019

Sail round the island on a catamaran - so much fun and you’ll see all 365 beaches

Rach Penney

Web Executive

April 2019

Not many know this, but the best view is actually seen from the opposite side of the harbour. Take a hike up to Monk’s hill and take in the essence of Falmouth and English Harbour combined. It’s the most panoramic view on the entire island and on a clear day you can also see the island of Montserrat in the background.

Devin Joseph

Manager, The Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort

June 2019

Hit up Shirley Heights (near English Harbour) on Sunday evening for rum punch, BBQ and a cheesy reggae cover band.

Mark Burch

Software Developer

April 2019

My absolute favourite beaches are Halfmoon and Darkwood.

Toya Turner

Curtain Bluff Hotel, Antigua

April 2019

One of the best spots to cool down is the secret Mermaid Gardens just a short hike from Galleon Beach along the coastline - this unique rock formation creates a natural pool ideal for a midday or late afternoon dip

Devin Joseph

Manager, The Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort

June 2019

Don’t miss out on the floating tiki bar if you’re looking for something a little different – a floating bar just off the coast with cheap drinks and great company.

Taylor Housden

Marketing Executive

June 2019

For the ultimate photo opportunity head to the red phone box outside the Siboney Beach Club in Dickenson Bay.

Sarah Winter

Social Media Manager

June 2019

Our people are very hospitable and will treat you as their own. Be sure to stop by our diverse public market for locally grown fruits such as the famously sweet Antiguan Black Pineapple - YUM!

Nicola Antonio

Antigua Destination Manager

June 2019

The secluded Rendezvous Bay is the perfect getaway for a private picnic - one of the most scenic and untouched beaches on the island.

Devin Joseph

Manager, The Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort

June 2019