On the north-east coast of the island, at Indian Town Point, lies Devil's Bridge. It's a natural arch formed as the limestone has been gradually eroded by the ocean waves (it's on the rougher Atlantic side).
The name is apparently due to the slaves who used to cast themselves into the water from the rocks; their urge to end their miserable lives attributed to a call from the Devil.
It's easy enough to walk across; I did so a couple of times. Just watch out because on a windy day it can be a bit dangerous.
Nelson's Dockyard, situated in one of the safest landlocked harbours in the world, was used by Admiral Horatio Nelson in the time of the Napoleon Wars.
Today the Dockyard stands as a memorial to British endeavour on the seas of the 18th century. Just half an hour drive from Half Moon Bay Hotel, where we stayed ...
... and great for taking photographs !
- Historical Travel
- Road Trip
- Adventure Travel
St John's is the capital and commercial centre of Antigua, and as it's also the main port (where the cruise ships dock) you can be sure it caters to tourists!
Some things you might want to visit are:
* its Baroque Anglican cathedral
* the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, located in the Old Court House
* the restored Redcliffe Quay
There is a bustling farmers market in the south of the city every Friday and Saturday morning. Fruit and local crafts are amongst other things on sale, and it's worth a visit to see the people too.
The most things to do in any one place in Antigua!
We had a great day out at Reservoir Range. It started off as simply a Clay Pigeon Shoot (which is what we did) but is about to expand to archery, pistol shooting, some lovely mountain bike trails through the countryside, boating and picnic sites around the lake. It's very reasonably priced ($165EC per person for a clay pigeon shooting). Everything is beautifully done to high quality, and the staff are super helpful. There's a bar area with pool, darts, table tennis etc. Antigua is very thin on the ground for things to do apart from the beach so this is a God-send. You could easily spend the whole day here. Great for a family day out, bachelor party, business event, birthday or just something to do.
- Sailing and Boating
Went there on a cruise and it is still our favorite place to take a taxi and sit on the beach. Safe and clean. Taxi driver wouldn't let us pay until after he had picked us up for the return trip and he was there when we were ready to go. No one bothered you on the beach selling stuff.
I got married here 17 years ago - absolutely fabulous! We dragged to people off the beach to be the witnesses and have very fond memories of the island.
"ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"
Devils Bridge is located in the North East part of Antigua in a remote area known as Indian Town Point.
The bridge is a natural arch carved by the sea into the limestone ledges. It took it's name because many slaves from the nearby plantations would throw themselves into the sea. The waters around Devils Bridge are so rough that anyone going into the water there would not come out alive.