With 365 white sand beaches with a gorgeous pink tinge to them because of the ring of coral reefs around the island, Antigua is a tropical paradise waiting for you. A vibrant Caribbean island rich in culture and the most amazing hospitality, it has everything from amazing dive spots, natural wonders such as rock arch Devil’s Bridge and Mount Obama the highest point on Antigua, to a colonial past and maritime heritage that is also well documented. Nelson’s Dockyard, a cultural heritage site and part of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is a must visit with its fascinating museum full of Nelson’s possessions including his telescope as well as Shirley Heights which has one of the best viewpoints of the island.
Antigua appears to never sleep with Carnivals alive with the sound of calypso music, weekly Fiestas where steel bands play and rum flows freely and not forgetting tantalizing Creole cuisine to be enjoyed. The island is also a haven for watersports aficionados and sailors as host of Antigua Sailing Week which attracts hundreds of enthusiasts each April.