Many excursions are available in Antigua and these can be organised through the hotel or your travel agent. This is recommended because they deal with reputable companies. These are some of the most popular things to do in Antigua…
Swimming with stingrays and snorkelling
Take a zip wire through the rainforest at Fig Tree Drive.
Fig Tree Drive
Fig Tree Drive is a 5 mile long stretch of road through Antigua’s scenic rainforest, leading from the South of the Island to the road that runs along the West Coast. You will also see signs to a small art gallery here.
View the natural rock arch where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean.
Enjoy spending time on one of the 365 public beaches. Maybe combine it with a lunch or a cool tropical cocktail!
Take a walk around Nelson’s Dockyard and museum and combine it with a trip up to Shirley Heights or lunch at Boom!
Situated on the most southern tip of Antigua is a restored military lookout offering the most amazing views of Falmouth and English Harbour. Every Sunday evening there is a party, the entrance fee is US$10. From 4pm head over to enjoy a bbq, listen to the steel band and watch the beautiful sunset. Later in the evening, a reggae band plays. I found this a very nice place to come as a solo traveller.
Many of Antigua’s beaches are suitable for snorkelling from the shore and there are quite a few tours you can book via the hotels that include snorkelling.
I can recommend Galleon Beach, English Harbour. It is beautiful, secluded and peaceful. The water is warm and calm and it is common to see turtles and rays.
The sugar mills around the island are beautiful. Betty’s Hope is a fully restored sugar mill you can get up close to and photograph.
Antigua’s sister island can be reached by catamaran from St Johns in approximately 90 minutes. Tour packages can also be arranged through the ferry service.