Antigua, a bustling island in the West Indies, is a hotspot for swimming, surfing, sun-bathing, and what not! The destination is the perfect place to indulge in loads of fun. Here’s a bunch of activities and experiences to try out in Antigua.
Visit the Past at English Harbour
Known for Nelson’s Dockyard – a former British Navy base, English Harbour presents restored 18th and 19th century buildings and other historical artefacts from the colonial period of the dockyard. The Royal Navy used English Harbour as a safe haven and strategic base in the 1600s. Ironically, today there are stylish bars, restaurants, shops, art galleries, and luxury hotels here.
Satiate Hunger Pangs at the Cover Restaurant (Blue Waters)
Cove Restaurant is said to be the best place to satiate your hunger pangs. It ‘combines Caribbean and French cuisine with flair.’ The flaming torches welcome the visitors. The spectacular entrance takes one to the candlelit hall. While enjoying the scrumptious meal, you will be blown away by the fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea. Advance booking of 48 hours is recommended.
Visit the Turner’s Beach
This powdery beach inspires people to participate in water-based activities such as reef trips, snorkelling, and jet skiing. For special occasions such as beachfront weddings, one may definitely consider this coastal area. Umbrellas are available on rent and there is an open air beach bar where you may enjoy drinks and food at leisure, while enjoying fine views.
Shop at St. John’s Saturday Morning Market
The capital of Antigua and Barbuda, St. John hosts the St. John’s Saturday Morning Market – a place where local vendors sell a wide range of products. You may buy souvenirs by way of spices and crafts at attractive rates. The market is best visited early morning, when it’s not too crowded. Lip-smacking meals are offered throughout the day.
Watch an Exciting Game of Local Cricket
Cricket is nearly an obsession in Antigua! Children play beach cricket games, whereas adults flaunt their skills at the recreational ground. Travellers can connect with the locals here. Those who know how to play this sport can join the locals. In Antigua, one should participate in each and everything.