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Antigua

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean's most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun drenched beaches. The island's rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king. Historic Nelson's Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua's long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John's, the island's bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

Points of Interest

  • Nelson's Dockyard
  • Shirley Heights
  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Stingray City
  • Beaches
  • Bird Island
  • Canopy Zipline Adventure

More about Antigua Points of Interest

  • Nelson's Dockyard -

    Explore the finest example of a British naval yard in the Caribbean. Visit the museum, boutiques, and restored buildings that are part of the area's designated national park.

  • Shirley Heights -

    Commanding views of English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard can be found at this breathtaking photo stop and historical site, originally built as a signal station to alert troops of approaching ships.

  • Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre -

    A multimedia presentation celebrates Antigua's colorful history from prehistoric days to the present. The grounds also contain historic ruins and a display of 18th-century artifacts collected from the island.

  • Fig Tree Drive -

    This picturesque road winds through lush vegetation, rainforest foliage, and fruit groves. You'll see sugar mills and quaint churches, but don't expect to see figs: in Antiguan, the word means "bananas."

  • Stingray City -

    Swim with the "Brightest Rays in the Caribbean" in a safe, aquatic adventure that is fun for the whole family. Calm, clear waters, knowledgeable instructors, and a pristine coral reef enhance your experience.

  • Beaches -

    With 365 pristine white-sand beaches, Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year. Tranquil turquoise waters beckon you to swim and snorkel while the sparkling shores invite you to relax in the sunshine.

  • Bird Island -

    This islet three kilometers northeast of Antigua is smaller than most city parks. Early sailors were amazed by the number of birds nesting there.

  • Canopy Zipline Adventure -

    The thrill of a zipline tour gives visitors a unique perspective of the amazing Antiguan rainforest as they climb across bridges and soar high above the rich flora that grow within.

18 Excursions

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Best of Antigua: Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Dow's Hill

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-100 A N U - 1 0 0

Easy Activity

From $104.95

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Blockhouse

3.25 hours | Antigua | ANU-105 A N U - 1 0 5

Easy Activity

From $84.95

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Easy Antigua Panoramic Drive

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-120 A N U - 1 2 0

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $124.95

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Easy Antigua Panoramic Drive (Wheelchair Accessible)

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-121 A N U - 1 2 1

Wheelchair Accessible, Easy Activity

From $119.95

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Antigua Beach Break

4 hours | Antigua | ANU-280 A N U - 2 8 0

Easy Activity

From $44.95

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Nelson's Dockyard, Shirley Heights & Lunch

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-340 A N U - 3 4 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $154.95

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Fig Tree Drive & Turner's Beach

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-345 A N U - 3 4 5

Moderate Activity

From $74.95

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WALKING TOUR OF ST.JOHN'S

2.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-380 A N U - 3 8 0

Moderate Activity

From $64.95

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Rainforest Canopy Zipline Adventure

3.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-400 A N U - 4 0 0

Strenuous Activity

From $134.95

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Devil's Bridge & Beach

4 hours | Antigua | ANU-475 A N U - 4 7 5

Moderate Activity

From $84.95

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Fort James Segway Adventure

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-570 A N U - 5 7 0

Strenuous Activity, Includes snack

From $134.95

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Scenic Coastal Cruise, Snorkel, Beach & Lunch

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-760 A N U - 7 6 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $114.95

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Catamaran and Lobster Lunch, Scenic Cruise & Swim

6 hours | Antigua | ANU-770 A N U - 7 7 0

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $154.95

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Antigua Pineapple & Champagne Cruise

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-780 A N U - 7 8 0

Easy Activity

From $74.95

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Scenic Cruise, Snorkel & Beach

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-810 A N U - 8 1 0

Moderate Activity

From $69.95

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Scenic Coastal Cruise, Beach & Lunch

5 hours | Antigua | ANU-815 A N U - 8 1 5

Moderate Activity, Includes meal

From $124.95

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Stingray, Snorkel, Swim & Scenic Country Drive

3 hours | Antigua | ANU-820 A N U - 8 2 0

Moderate Activity

From $74.95

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Local Connections: Eco-Kayaking, Bird Island, Snorkel & Beach

4.5 hours | Antigua | ANU-880 A N U - 8 8 0

Strenuous Activity

From $79.95

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