Antigua is a low-lying island between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. At 280 sq km, it’s the largest of the Leeward Islands. Sunseekers often make their way to its white and pink beaches, with locals claiming there are 365 stretches to enjoy on the island - 1 for each day of the year. Standouts include the crescent-shaped Half Moon Bay, Hawksbill, Pigeon Beach, and Long Bay.

    Diving and snorkeling are among the most popular things to do in Antigua thanks to the colorful reefs fringing its north, south, and east coasts. You can also join cruises to explore the island’s secluded beaches, capes, and bays. Head inland to find low mountains and tropical rainforests where you can enjoy activities like hiking, biking and ziplining. Most visitors to Antigua arrive at St John’s, a capital city with a scenic waterfront, restored Georgian buildings, and historic landmarks dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

    What to see & do in Antigua

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    Things to do in Antigua, of course, include exploring 95 miles of sun-kissed shoreline washed in the Caribbean Sea. The people here are friendly and welcoming, and you can explore such unique attractions as pink sand beaches in the tropical climate. You can go hiking, diving, surfing, fishing, kayaking, and of course, explore tons of local attractions. Check out the Antigua Rainforest Canopy for zip lining and rope adventures... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Antigua

    Food and dining in Antigua make this place a destination for culinary connoisseurs the world over. Whether you're just looking for a great craft burger, you want outstanding locally sourced seafood, or you're looking for the best island fusion cuisine, you'll find it here. You can visit a gourmet restaurant where food is prepared by up-and-coming culinary students, the best and brightest of the next generation of chefs... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Antigua

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Antigua

      This guide to the best places to go shopping in Antigua will help you explore some of the best retail experiences on the island. The Caribbean nation has a range of shopping and retail places to suit different styles and budgets, from shopping malls to local markets. Jolly Harbor and St John’s are the 2 main shopping neighborhoods in Antigua...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Antigua

    Nightlife in Antigua is built around quaint open-air dining and beachside outdoor bars and nightclubs. Places are open into the wee hours every weekend from Thursday on and are supplemented by casinos, movie theaters, and fetes. Whether you're looking for a thumping dance floor, live music, or a casual cocktail bar, you'll find it here. You'll find old-school discos offering up the latest dance hits from international DJs... Read more

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