Antigua and Barbuda Things to Do

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Antigua and Barbuda Things to Do

  • Red Lane Spa

    Over the years my wife has made my a bit spoiled especially when it comes to Spas. Whenever we vacation we make at least one trip to the Spa for a little relaxation.We are familar with the Red Lane Spa Brand as we have used these spas when at other Sandals/Beaches resorts. We have always been quite satisfied with their services; especially at how...

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  • Enjoy the Spa Pool and Jacuzzi

    The Spa Pool and Jacuzzi was a great finish to a spa treatment. The pool and jacuzzi and right on the SPa ground and are equiped with chairs for lounging as well as refreshing flavored water to hydrate after a massage.

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  • Atlantic Hotel & Casino

    If you like aquariums pay a visit to this hotel!! They have different options of tours depending your time and our budget.you can just enter to look arround and visit the extense aquarium.You can do the tour above described + swimming pools and beaches.or you can do everything + dophin training! Check everything at the hotel's site.I did the first...

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  • Beautiful Beaches

    Antigua is known for having a beach for every day of the year;365 beautiful beaches. The island has some gorgeous white sand beaches and pristine blue waters. Some of the popular beaches are Dickenson Bay, Runaway Bay, Rendezvous Bay and Half Moon Bay. Some of the best beaches can be discovered by just hopping in a car and driving the coastline;...

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  • Amazing Sunsets

    Antigua had some amazing sunsets. Pictures do not do them justice in the slightest. Sunset on the beach was a big deal at our resort with guests lounging out with drinks waiting for the "green flash" that came at sunset. Everywhere we travel, I find it amazing how different the sunsets are from location to location.

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  • The Favorite

    In Antigua the competition for the best beach trophy is fierce. The island’s coast line is so curvy and flat that there are coves after coves clamouring for your attention. To identify one as superior to the other one has go into minute details such as natural shade in the form of palms or quantity of sea weed flushed on the shore. In these...

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  • Food and view

    Deep Bay is part of the Five Islands peninsula christened after the five rocks in its proximity. The peninsula is just off the capital city, St. John’s and has its fare share of accommodation establishments. The best of the bunch on the authenticity scale must be the Inn La Galleria, perched on a hill and reminiscent of a German castle. The...

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  • English Harbour Day

    English harbour is the spot to chill out. It has been fulfilling this function for some three hundred years. Originally, there were the pirates then the military guys and nowadays his majesty the discerned yacht rider. For the purpose of tourist magnetism the harbour’s name is intricately associated with Horatio Nelson, The Great, but in reality he...

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  • Swim Up Pool Bar

    What's a pool without a Pool Bar? Yeah, I'm loving any place that has a bar in the pool. I love just floating around in the pool and grabbing a tropical drink. The pool bar had a menu with an incredible amount of specialty drinks. The big demand was for frozen blender drinks; of course it's hot outside.Mainly we stuck to Miami Vice and Rum Runners...

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  • Jacuzzi Time

    Yeah, I love a Jacuzzi when we're on vacation. In particular the Jacuzzi at the Mediterranean Pool of our resort. The Jacuzzi was a huge circular shape. Even when it was packed with twenty people we didn't feel crowded. In the morning the place was virtually empty so my wife would take her floating mat to the jacuzzi to lounge out in the warm water...

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  • Nevis Pier

    The Nevis Pier is where most of the cruise ships dock in St. John's. During our visit to Antigua we were docked here along with another cruise ship. The pier is short 5 minute walk and ends at the shops. From here you can walk through town, catch a taxi or find a day tour.

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  • Redcliffe Quay

    Redcliffe Quay is another large shopping area right next to the Nevis Pier. This is where you'll get hawked to buy tours, goods and taxi tours. Once you get through the melee of people you can explore the shops full of souvenirs, clothing, local crafts and duty free items.

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  • Heritage Quay

    Hertitage Quay is the place for duty free shopping in St. John. The location is perfect; right next to the pier so all the cruise ship dollars can be spent up in their shops. The shops sell everything from camera equipment, jewelry and of course duty free liquor. Several restaurants are located throughout for a sit down meal, quick bite or just a...

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  • Duty Free Shopping

    St. John is a popular cruise port destination; so of course there is tons of duty free shopping. Just steps away from the pier are tons of jewelry and liquor stores to chose from. Personally I find the prices on liquor and jewelry to be the best in St. Maarten but you can still haggle down the prices here.

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  • Catamaran/Snorkeling

    We took another catamaran tour in Antigua. This excursion was booked through Celebrity and since there were only 16 of us and the boat was much larger we had a lot of space on this boat. It also had a large canape over it which was really nice when we needed some shade.The company that runs the tours was very professional and everyone was very...

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  • Best guide to life in Antigue and...

    On every annual visit I take to the island, I make sure to flip through the latest "Life in Antigua and Barbuda guide" online. I can plan all my activities, shopping and accommodations using it. I do try to mix it up when it comes to areas I stay in, and hotels. From all inclusives to B&Bs. I like to diversify the experience. I usually grab one of...

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  • Nelson's Dockyard

    We were in Antigua on a cruise ship. I picked this ship's tour because my husband was in the Navy and I thought he would be interested in the dockyard. We also planned to look in the marina for sailboats like ours just as we have done on other Caribbean islands.Originally called "His Majesty's Antigua Naval Yard", Nelson's Dockyard is a National...

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  • Devils Bridge

    Devils Bridge is a worthwhile visit in Antigua. Located in the Southeast side of the island, surrounded by both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. In fact it can easily be seen where both meet. The rough Atlantic Ocean battering against the shoreline has created Devils Bridge (pictured above). The deep swells and raging waters are continuously...

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  • Paddles Kayak & Snorkel Adventure

    This was probably the best run and organized tour that we have ever taken in the Caribbean, they were on time, the tour ran like clockwork, they answered their email promptly and the tour was exactly as described on their website. The owners of the business, Jennie and Conrad, are lovely hosts for the morning excursion which starts and ends at...

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  • Hell's Gate

    One of the other passengers on our trip asked the motor boat drivers to swing past Hell's Gate, a natural rock formation located near Bird Island. I believe they said when they had visited previously that they had gotten on top of it and walked around but the water was a little rough on the day that we were there and it wasn't a scheduled stop. If...

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  • Zip line... great!

    One year when i was in Antigua, i tried the zip line tour, and it was awesome! i opted for the full package which included a fun obstacle course at the end. The tour was in the heart of the rain forest, and you zipped from tree to tree, over looking some beautiful nature. The guides there were very helpful and professional at tending to the guests,...

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  • Land and Sea safari tour

    This tour is also very nice. Its a combination of a land and sea based tour, where for the first half of the day you hop onto these zebra stripped Land Rovers, that take you off-roading into some scenic landscapes of the island. This was very fun and exotic. We were offered drinks on these trucks the whole time as well. by midday, the trucks took...

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  • Barbuda trip

    I have visited Antigua several times, and the last time i went, earlier this year in April, I did a fabulous tour to Barbuda. Barbuda is one place i will never forget. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with only 1500 people living there, the land is nearly untouched. Not to forget its beautiful pink sand beaches, if you want a place...

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  • St John's Cathedral--a nice easy hike up

    As you can see from the photo, the church is not that far from the docks-and easy to see from just about anywhere so you wont get lost---lots to see on the way up and down....shops, bars, restaurants and houses. The church is very nice and has a nice view from up there.

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  • Blockhouse section of Shirley Heights

    Our tour guide Jane was concerned that we'd be caught by the rain, so we hustled (and Charley was driving REALLY fast - I'm sure over the speed limit) out to the first place which was an overlook from the Blockhouse. This is the easternmost part of the Shirley Heights military complex, with a magnificent view looking over the south-east coast....

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  • Ziplining Across the Rain Forest Canopy

    Who knew Antigua even had a rain forest or for that matter that you could strap yourself into a harness and slide at great speed between the towering treetops in that rain forest (ziplining)? Check out some crazy pics of the day on my photo gallery. Wanderings

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  • Water Sports at the Beach

    Dickenson Bay, although touristy, is a gorgeous stretch of sand with sparkling water. You can rent a jet ski, or a number of other things, including an beach umbrella, which you might need if you are there for any extended period of time. It's great for kids of all ages. Just being in the water there is fun enough or lounging around in this...

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  • Cruise Excursions

    St John'sIf you’re a big fan of the beach, prepare to lose your heart to this place. Antiguans like to boast they have a different one for every day of the year. Without doubt, porcelain, palm-fringed sands and still turquoise waters are the star of this island show. But that’s not all Antigua’s got to boast about. Get ready for towns in a rainbow...

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  • Busy Beach - Dickensons Bay

    We visited Antigua on a cruise tour. Decided to take a cabbie's advice and go to Dickenson's bay. About 6USD pp one way by cab. Lounge chairs 5USD. The beach itself is really nice, see pics. The sand and water is just perfect. The let down is that it is really busy. More than half of the beach is occupied by Sandal's Resort. Add 1 or more cruise...

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  • Old Fort

    The ruins of this fort, which is officially called "Old Fort", are located on the southern end of Dickenson Bay in the Northwest of the island. Among all Antiguan forts and fort ruins, this is the least well preserved I have seen. Only a small building and several remains of walls can be seen there. Like almost all fort ruins, there are no barriers...

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  • Dickenson Bay Beach

    Dickenson Bay is one of the most popular beach areas in the northwest of the island. Unfortunately, it can become very crowded as many hotels, bars and watersport facilities have opened their doors as the beach. The southern strecht of Dickenson Bay is the quieter part. From there, it is easy to spot waterbirds or climb the ruins of the Old Fort....

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  • Devil’s Bridge

    Devil’s Bridge is the most popular natural monument of Antigua. Water and time have carved this arch of limestone with a length of around 10 meters and a height of around 4. There are many legends around this place. Some say that this was a places where slaves commited suicide out of their desparation. Others tell that if you throw to eggs into the...

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  • Galleon Beach

    Galleon Beach is one of the beaches at English Harbour. It is surrounded by a couple of holiday facilities, like the Galleaon Beach Resort and Calabash restaurant. This makes the beach a less idyllic place – despite its relatively isolated position. Shortly spoken: If you do not want to visit one of the hotels or restaurants at Galleon Beach, I see...

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  • Shirley Heights

    If you ask locals what you should see during your visit in Antigua, the two places named are Nelson’s Dockyad and Shirley Heights. Shirley Heights is not just the Lookout, but also includes structures at a point called the “Blockhouse” as well as the ruins of further military buildings. Unfortunately, most tourists’ understanding of Shirley Heights...

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  • Pigeon Beach

    A very popular beach with locals and tourists, although I did not have the impression that it was crowded. The beach is part of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park and offers basic facilities like a bar (some meals are available here too), restrooms and umbrellas. A good place to take a rest.

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  • Dow’s Hill and Interpretation Center

    The interpretation center on Dow’s Hill is home to a 15-minute multimedia show, a summary of Antigua and Barbuda’s history. The show is probably not the most exciting, but is lovely and good to get an overview. An observatory point from the late 18th century was built on Dow’s Hill too. It was used to transmit a signal to St. John’s (via other...

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  • Fort Berkeley

    This small fort was built on a peninsula in front of english harbour, thus on a strategically important position. In 1704, the first stone of Fort Berkeley was placed and the structure was in use until the late 19th century. The most important parts are the gun battery at the end of the peninsula, the guardhouse and the bomb-proof gunpowder...

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  • Hiking in Antigua

    I don’t know, if there is some kind of hiking guide to Antigua. I tried to rely on the free map provided almost everywhere on the island, which resulted in some interesting situations. If you like Hiking, I would like to recommend trying out the five hiking paths at Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. However, depending on your physical condition, it...

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  • Nelson’s Dockyard National Park

    For me, the most interesting parts of the island are located in the Nelson’s Dockyard National Park in the southeast of the island. That does not only include military harbour known as Nelson’s Dockyard, but many ruins of old buildings as well as a beautiful landscape to explore. Several hiking paths through the national park will lead you to the...

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  • Explore St. John's

    St. John's is the capital of this island nation and with around 25 000 inhabitants also the largest settlement on the island. Of course, it's not a world class capital, but if you are for more than a single day in Antigua, you should spend st least half a day in St. John's. Have a look at the anglican church from 1848 or visit the one or other...

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  • Runaway Bay

    Runaway Bay Beach is one of the beaches to the north of St. John’s and just a very short drive from the capitaly away. Similar to its neighbour Fort Bay, it has a some basic facilities, like places to get a drink/snacks. A couple of restaurants and bars are also located at the north of the beach. Among the three large beaches north of St. John’s,...

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  • Fort Bay Beach

    Fort Bay Beach is one of the beaches closest to St. John’s. Perhaps, not the most idyllic beach, but not as crowded as some other on the island. There are some places to get drinks and snacks, but nothing like a rental place for watersport equipment. The beach is easily accesible from St. John’s, you may even walk there (around 35 minutes from...

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  • Fort James

    Antigua is a good place to stroll around in ruins of colonial time structures. As an important english base in the 17th and 18th century, many fortresses were built on the island as well as other military structure. Fort James is only one of these examples, but an easy to start with, if you are coming from St. John’s. The fort is located at the...

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  • Dickenson Bay Beach

    Dickenson Bay is home to Antigua’s most developed and popular beach. Backed by all-inclusive resorts, most of Antigua’s “action-oriented” activities are based here. It’s the kind of scene that some people love and others loathe – jewelry hawkers, hair braiders, water sports’ booths, and t-shirt vendors aggressively compete for tourists’ attention....

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  • Long Bay Beach

    Found on the northeast of the island, Long Bay Beach is another beach that is extremely popular with locals. A few resorts make this a popular beach with tourists as well, but it seems infinitely more genuine than some of the other popular tourist beaches. It is also reputed to be on of Antigua's better snorkeling beaches.

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