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Things to do in Antigua

Stunning Antigua, situated in the West Indies, is the largest of the British Leeward Islands and is a true Caribbean paradise.

Boasting more than 360 spectacular white sand beaches and 108 miles of stunning coastline, Antigua is a playground for laid back holiday-goers or adrenaline junkies alike.

This idyllic getaway has something for everyone; the perfect destination for an indulgent luxury holiday to remember. If you’re keen to escape to this stunning island, you won’t be short of things to do.

Nelson’s Dockyard

If you are looking for things to do in Antigua, a visit to Nelson’s Dockyard should be top of your list. Discover a part of Antigua’s rich cultural history by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site and marina, with its striking Georgian-style naval buildings dating back to the 18th century.

Nelson’s Dockyard is located in English Harbour, Saint Paul Parish, and is the largest of Antigua’s national parks. It is still used today as a working dockyard for several yachts and ships and is a must-visit destination during your trip to Antigua.

Marina visits  

Antigua is surrounded by miles of stunning coastline and beaches. The island has been a significant strategic port since the 1600s and is renowned for its rich maritime heritage, regularly hosting international sailing regatta events. Antigua’s many marinas often play host to numerous popular sailing and yachting events throughout the year.

Whether you are a sailing enthusiast or not, destinations such as St. John’s Dock are well worth a visit. Boasting a boardwalk facing the sea, as well as a variety of shops and places to eat, Antigua’s marinas offer a postcard-perfect destination to meander and enjoy the stunning Antigua scenery.

Water sports

If you are a lover of water sports, Antigua is the destination for you.

Immerse yourself in crystal-clear waters and explore jaw-dropping coral reefs. When it comes to water-based activities in Antigua, visitors are truly spoilt for choice. There are a host of experiences available, including:

For those who prefer to relax, simply enjoy a laid-back swim in the warm turquoise waters and feel the day drift by.  

woman scuba diving in Antigua in the Caribbean

Land-based activities

Adventure seeker looking for that adrenaline fix? Antigua offers an exciting mix of land-based activities to get your heart racing.

Antigua’s lush tropical rainforest boasts zip-lining and hiking, perfect for thrill-seekers. If you are looking to up your quota of sporting pursuits, other activities that can be enjoyed in Antigua include golf, cricket and tennis.

Being surrounding by paradise also offers the perfect opportunity to focus on your wellbeing. Take advantage of the idyllic landscape and lose yourself in the tranquillity of yoga during your stay.

Things to do in Antigua with Kids

There are plenty of things to do in Antigua with kids, one being a cruise around the coast, not only is it one of the best ways to see the island but there are plenty of family-friendly options for boat trips. There’s also the Wadadli Animal Nature Park, they are big on conservation and kids can come immerse themselves in nature.

Romantic things to do in Antigua

With stunning views and tropical palm lined beaches, Antigua is perfect for any romantic getaway. Our top romantic things to on the island would be to go on a sunset cruise to see the Pillars of Hercules or to enjoy a romantic meal at Harmony Hall restaurant which has truly stunning views over Nonsuch Bay and is situated in the tropical gardens of a historic sugar mill. You can also go for a picnic at one of Antigua’s most romantic beaches – Half Moon Bay.

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