Antigua Island Things to Do
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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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 QuayThere is a bustling...more
Antigua Island Hotels
Antigua Island Restaurants
This was by far an ellegant dining experience! The staff was very classy, and the food was the best.
Favorite Dish: Crab cakes and steak were very flavorful.
The dessert tray was a wonderful treat at the end.Related to:
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Antigua Island Local Customs
The locals told us about, ... alas! we missed this wonderful event. It is about a 10-day festival of ladies in colorful costumes, huge pageantry, people showing their talents, and ofcourse the working up Carribean music. The festivities, actually for celebrating emancipation, are exciting and extensive, so get to the spectacular Parade of Bands,...more
Antigua is mostly inhabited by African people who are descendants of slaves. They met the Antiguan Siboney Indians (Stone people). People mainly live from cotton production, and there is plenty of fruit, like bananas, coconuts, mangoes, cucumbers, sugarcanes.Maybe because of its rich nature and wonderful weather on this tropical island its people...more
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Antigua Island Off The Beaten Path
No one's quite sure about these weird rock formations perched high on a hill. It is a long climb up the hill to reach them, but many say the hike is well worth the trip. Theories of their origins include a belief that the place was arranged to worship the Sun-God and the Moon-Goddess. However, other geologists say that the rocks simply arrived there because of a volcanic eruption. Either way, it is a sight interesting to see and another example of Antigua's fascinating, natural beauty.
Starting at the brick factory, climb this one-hour, not-so-easy trek to Green Castle Hill to see the most spectacular three-way view of Antigua. Rock formations rise up to 180 meters and are thought to be prehistoric megaliths. (Greencastle Hill, no town)Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Antigua Island Sports & Outdoors
Donot ask on Antigua about sports, because there is a huge selection of a wide variety of water sports. On an island of balmy tropical weather there are dozens of harbors with ships to explore the ocean and its fascinating and exotic marine life.
Scuba drivers, get your chance! Sail away on your private catamaran for 2, or have a party-time on the boat for 200 party-lovers! Descend with your buddy into the depths of the sea, or just snorkel along the coast with the 2 of you ...
Well, on land, ... dont forget the famous Laykold tennis courts of Half Moon Bay Hotel. Maybe you'll happen to catch a famous professional for some instructions; John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Vitas Gerulaitas, Gene Mayer and Wendy Turnbull hit the ball already ... where we made some great trendy sport pics.
Equipment: Because of the facilities on Antigua are that miscellanies, please check webiste ...Related to:
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- Sailing and Boating
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Antigua Island Favorites
Favorite thing: Because of some great locations the tropical island of Antigua has been a favourite spot to photograph some quite common catalogues. A lot of fashion crews, included Vogue & Elle, alight on this paradise to work undisturbed on the pictures for the catalogues.
The remarkable fact concerns all of the photograph equipment, fashion clothes etc. you can leave anywhere without worry when taking a break. Even some people are really poor they don't take away your stuff ...
Partly volcanic and partly coral Antigua offers a hot tropical heat at the one side, and a breezy enjoyable corner at the other side. All kind of pictures can be shot and the most of the fashion crews carry their whole collections.
Fondest memory: You eat, drink, learn, work and play with the pros. Fine cocktails are offered in spectacular tropical settings at Half Moon Bay Hotel. Steel bands, dance combos, fire dancing and limbo shows complete the hotel entertainment, taking place under the tropical stars and moon, of course. Working under these conditions make it >>>
"you just don't want to go home"Related to:
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