Discover the remarkable natural beauty of Antigua. Famous for its 365 spectacular beaches, Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s premier destinations. From famous Dickenson Bay to the hundreds of seldom-explored coves and white-sand inlets that run the entire distance of Antigua's winding coastline, couples can find that perfect beach they have always dreamed about. It’s also known for hosting the world’s foremost regattas during the annual Sailing Week. Sun worshippers, honeymooners, and beachgoers alike flock to its powdery white-sand beaches caressed by clear aquamarine waters, balmy breezes, and coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Experience the remarkable natural bounty of this pristine hideaway which is one of Travelolo’s best picks.
Go Scuba Diving
Scuba diving in the gentle, clear waters of Antigua is a rewarding experience. Be sure to check out the famous Cades Reef and the lobsters, eels, parrotfish, rays and conch that live within it. Diving near the remains of Andes, a merchant ship, will also be an exhilarating experience, because it allows you to see, firsthand, a vital piece of Antiguan history.
Relax at Dickenson's Bay
Be sure to include Dickenson Bay on your “things to do in Antigua list” when visiting the island. Laid back beach goers can sunbathe or swim near the dolphins that sometimes show their faces on this beach, while thrill seekers can engage in a variety of watersports. From Dickenson Bay it is possible to go on a boat tour of the surrounding bay, or on a picnic with good company. Nearby you’ll find Runaway Bay, which is more private. You can plan ahead for a hiking expedition to Runaway Bay.
Get On Board The Lover's Rock Sunset Cruise
This Caribbean sunset cruise is one of the things to do in Antigua you don’t want to miss out on. After you get on board, all you’ll need to do is sit back, relax and revel in the warm colors of the Antiguan sunset, while you enjoy your complimentary cocktail and your chosen hors’ d’oeuvres. Your Antiguan sunset cruise will definitely be something to remember!
Learn to Cook Just Like The Locals
Tours of national parks and historical monuments can be pretty cool while in the islands, but if you really want to be fully acquainted with Antiguan culture, you simply must take a cooking class. There a several of those offered in Antigua, including that of Nicole’s Table – which has a selection of classes to choose from, including Jerk, Seafood and Rum Cooking classes.
Take an Eco Tour of Antigua
This Antigua eco tour focuses on the history and environmental aspects of the island by taking guests around Antigua and back. Visitors get a chance to snorkel, see the local flora and fauna, explore caves and nature trials at Great Bird Island and indulge in the jacuzzi at Hell’s Gate island. Aside from that, it's also possible to simple relax on a spacious high-powered boat while enjoying some refreshing fruit juice and local cuisine.