Many excursions are available in Antigua and these can be organised through your 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…

Stingray City

Interact and feed the Southern Stingrays and snorkel alongside them.  This is a very popular tourist attraction in Antigua.

Zip Wire

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.

Fig Tree Drive, Rainforest, Antigua
Fig Tree Drive

Fig Tree Drive, Antigua, Rainforest
Fig Tree Drive

Devil’s Bridge

View the natural rock arch where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean.

Antigua Beaches

Enjoy spending time on one of the 365 public beaches.  Maybe combine it with a lunch or a cool tropical cocktail!

Beaches, Antigua, West Coast
One of the beaches on the West Coast of Antigua

Nelson’s Dockyard

Take a walk around Nelson’s Dockyard and museum and combine it with a trip up to Shirley Heights or lunch at Boom!

Nelson's Dockyard, South Coast, Antigua, English Harbour
Nelson’s Dockyard

Shirley Heights

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.

Shirley Heights, English Harbour, Antigua, Caribbean, things to do in Antigua, Antigua tours, bbq, views, party, reggae bands, steel band
Great atmosphere at Shirley Heights

Sunset, Shirley Heights, English Harbour, Antigua, Caribbean, Things to do in Antigua, Antigua tours, bbq, party, reggae band, steel band
Amazing sunset views

Snorkelling Antigua

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.

Galleon Beach, English Harbour, Antigua, Caribbean, things to do in Antigua, snorkelling, wreck
Galleon Beach, English Harbour

Betty’s Hope

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.

Visit Barbuda

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, Barbuda Express.

Suggested Further Reading:

Hotels in Antigua – Recommendations of places I have stayed as a solo traveller

Restaurants in Antigua – Places I have enjoyed dining solo at