Top 5 Excursions: Antigua

June 6, 2017Charlotte

Encompassing 108 square miles of beautiful coastline, Antigua is one of the top Caribbean holiday destinations and has so much to offer. If you’re an advocate of the classic fly and flop, Antigua is a must with enough beaches to unwind on one every day of the year. Beholding colonial history, rum-infused mellowness, and the finest sunsets known to mankind, it really is little wonder that this charming island is rapidly becoming so popular. Here, there’s always something exciting happening.

Adventure-seekers, romantics, and beach lovers, this five point introduction highlights exactly what you need on your Antigua to-do list.

Cast your eyeballs over the spectacular sights with this interactive map for a little holiday inspiration. Just click the toggle on the top left to see all of the destinations at once, or view the map full screen by clicking here.

“Beholding colonial history, rum-infused mellowness, and the finest sunsets known to mankind, it really is little wonder that this charming island is rapidly becoming so popular.”

1. Visit St. John’s
Marvel at a kaleidscope of candy-hued colonial cottages that lead the way to market stalls filled with tropical fruits, and duty-free shops; Antigua‘s capital, St. John’s is an authentic Caribbean wonder. For an insight into the island’s history and early cultures, head to the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.

2. Soak up Shirley Heights’ Amazing Vistas
Head to Antigua’s hillside to watch a part unfold as the sun sets. Complete with steel bands, delicious barbecue and lashings of rum. Set your eyes on unparalleled 360 degree scenic landscapes. An absolute must-do event in Antigua.

3. Head to Nelson’s Dockyard
If you only break from the beach for one day, make a beeline for Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. This extensively restored Georgian-era marina is the top sightseeing draw on this diverse island. Granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2016, it’s extraordinarily atmospheric boasting a great museum, restaurants, bars and more.

4. Zip Line through the Rainforest
The Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique eco-tour through Antigua‘s lush rainforest. Experience a breathtaking aerial journey through Antigua’s verdant jungle, high above the trees.

5. Explore Beaches Galore
The archetypal Caribbean beach for the quintessential Caribbean island. Every single of one Antigua‘s 365 beaches are made up of powder-white sands and enamel-blue waters, and are all entirely accessible for the public. Go on, dip your toes in the sand and soak up the Caribbean sun.

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