If at a local club like ribbitz in St John or at Shirley Heights, be aware that some local guys consiter themselves sex gods and will try and score as many white girls as they can. Though this isn't the case with many Antiguans, you'll know who I'm talking about when he slides in to dance with any even loosely accompanied woman. The more you dance with him, the longer he will stay and more determined he will be to score.
Also, there are a lot of hard drugs kicking around in Antigua. A handful of local junkies (a very small proportion of the population) will hang around as close to tourist areas as the authorities will allow in order to beg from tourists to pay for their habits. Its best to look past and walk on, in my opinion they are slightly dangerous and can be a nuisance if you speak to them. Its best to just leave them alone, and they'll do the same to you if you aren't part of todays busload of suckers.
Do not under any circumstances go snorkling unless it is a guided tour through your ship or some tourist agency on the island. Our group went to a beach were one of the locals took us into the open water. There were 5 of us and he had three lifevests. He let us out in rough seas to snorkle, some of us were washed up against the coral reefs cuts from these are very painful and took months to heal.
There are virtually *NO* road signs anywhere on Antigua. The roads are in terrible shape, but you can drive it with a car. The tap water is pretty salty, so you may want to purchase bottled water, but it's expensive. We didn't have any problem with the local islanders -- they were some of the nicest people we've ever encountered in the Carribean.
The Yepton Beach Resort is where we were married in July 1994 and was a small privately owned hotel...more
Five Islands P.O. Box. 305, Antigua Island, ag
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Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Caribbean
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