Antigua & Barbuda
The beach is just the beginning...

Discover by Area

Non Such Bay

The undiscovered east of the island is Antigua's least developed, most untouched corner that is awaiting your discovery. The impressive ruins at Betty's Hope will move you as you learn about Antigua's dramatic past. Whilst the power of the dancing waves at Devil's Bridge, particularly on a windy day will leave you humbled by nature in its most impressive form.

Parham

This was the earliest British settlement in Antigua. A road connects the little town with the main road traversing the island. Parham is notable for its spectacular church, St. Peter's, which was described as "the finest church in the British West Indies". It was built in the 1840's after the original wooden church had been burnt down. It is a beautiful and unusual octagonal shape designed by a famous architect of the time, Thomas Weekes.

Harmony Hall

Situated on the east coast of the island, its six acres overlook gorgeous Nonsuch Bay. The former Great House of Brown's Bay Mill dates back 1843. This cultural haven houses a restaurant and patio with a sugar mill and tower lookout. There is a craft shop and art gallery with a collection of work by top Caribbean artists and sculptors.

St. George's Anglican Church

This colonial era church dating back to 1687 sits on land granted to Daniel Fitch. The area is known as Fitch's Creek. It was remodelled in 1735 and given its present name. There is a marble ledger of the first English settler to be interred within a place of worship in Antigua, which can still be seen. Its setting is particularly lovely with views overlooking Fitch's Creek on one side and Parham Habour on the other.

Devil's Bridge

Situated at Indian Town, this is a natural bridge at the head of Indian Creek with blow-holes and spouting surf. Legend says that if you throw two eggs into the water to boil, the devil (who is said to be down there) would keep one and return the other!

Betty's Hope

Built in 1674 by Sir Christopher Codrington, this was the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua. It remained in the Codrington Estate until the 1920's. Betty’s Hope is located just south of Pares Village. For more than 300 years, this prominent sugar plantation, located on the eastern side of the island, has played a leading role in and influenced the lives of many generations of Antiguans. A visit to Betty's Hope is the most poignant way to let Antigua's rich history pour over you.

Donkey Sanctuary

Located near the village of Bethesda, Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary offers visitors the opportunity to take a break from the sea and sand and enjoy another aspect of life in Antigua. The donkey's love to receive visitors and enjoy being brushed, petted and photographed. Ask about our 'Adopt an Antiguan donkey' programme.

Stingray City

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Tel: (268) 562-7297

A short boat ride takes you to Stingray City, where you can pet and feed Southern Stingrays in their natural habitat. You will learn all about these amazing creatures from your experienced guides and snorkel on colourful coral reef. The calm, clear, shallow water makes this easy and fun for everybody!

Kayak Tours

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Tel: (268) 562-7297

Embark on a fantastic kayak and snorkelling expedition to experience the magic and beauty of Antigua's tropical ecosystem. Your adventure includes mysterious mangroves, kayaks, coral reefs, tropical fish, uninhabited islands, white sand beaches, rum & fruit punch and banana bread during a 2 and a half hour unforgettable tour. Wear your swimsuit, bring a towel and your camera.

Deep Sea Fishing

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Nightwing Charters

Tel: 464-4665

Overdraft Tel: 464-4954/463-3112

Experience the excitement of fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda and even Shark in the Atlantic fishing grounds of Antigua. Two deep sea fishing charter companies – 'Overdraft' and 'Nightwing Charters' aim to have you and your family 'hooked' by the end of your trip.

CUISINE TOURS: Nicole's Table

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Tel: (268) 480-2999 Ask for Jemima, Carib-World Travel

Email: Reservations@NicolesTable.com

Nicole's Table provides 2 to 4 hour cooking classes in Caribbean 'twist' cuisine, as well as a host of other culinary styles. Classes are informal and intimate (no more than 10-12 people) held in a West Indian-style house overlooking St. John's and the Caribbean Sea. Sample menus include 'Cooking with Rum,' 'Coordinating Curries', 'Seafood Fantasies' and 'Decadent Desserts'. Come on by to get a taste of the Caribbean, meet new friends and enjoy the view.

Pirates of Antigua

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Weigh anchor with the pirates and set sail to Deep Bay where you will enjoy rope swinging and walking the plank. Snorkel above a ship wreck or walk on the white sand beach, take a swim in the crystal clear water and try the famous Captain Punch from the open bar. The evening party cruise is exciting, with a buffet dinner and lively music. Private charters are available.
Redcliffe Quay, St. John's
Tel: (268) 562 7946

Sailing

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EXCELLENCE
Tel: 480-1225

Excellence is a power catamaran running day trips to our sister island of Barbuda. There are also Excellence circumnavigation trips right around Antigua.

MIRAMAR SAILING
Tel: 721-3456 or 722-8468

The Miramar Sailing fleet keeps growing! Brian and Pippa now operate three yachts in their sailing business. Miramar Sailing offers a RYA Recognised Training Centre, skippered sailing holidays and a range of crewed day sailing charters off the beautiful west coast of Antigua. Brian and Pippa created Miramar Sailing in 2006 with their first yacht “Miramar”. Since then they have given untold pleasure to the countless visitors. They continue to uphold their original high standards of customer service. Whatever sailing experience you choose, you can be sure it will be a memorable one!

WADADLI CATS
Tel: 462-4792

Wadadli Cats has a range of super catamarans to suit everybody’s requirements and is one of the longest established sailing companies in Antigua.

‘MYSTIC’ SAILING CATAMARAN
Tel: 480-1225

This special 65ft sailing catamaran will whisk you away with the island breeze for a day in the sunshine. There are full day cruises and sail/snorkelling tours. Available for private charters.

TREASURE ISLAND CRUISES
Tel: 461-8675

Treasure Island Cruises offer three exciting cruises to suit every taste. Why not discover the beauty of our island and see the magnificence of the underwater life while snorkelling.

 

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