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 and recommended things to do in Antigua…
This is a great activity to book online independently. An enjoyable day at a cookery school with a choice of different courses available. Learn how to make a wonderful range of Caribbean dishes that you can easily make at home too. A rum tasting course is also available for an extra US$ 10. Round trip taxis can be organised through your hotel accommodation if you do not have car hire.
Interact and feed the Southern Stingrays and snorkel alongside them. This is a very popular tourist attraction in Antigua.
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!
Don’t miss party night on a Sunday from 4pm-10pm. Enjoy a barbecue, steel band, reggae band, stunning views and sunset.
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, Barbuda Express.
Suggested Further Reading:
Hotels in Antigua – Recommendations of places I have stayed as a solo traveller
Bed and Breakfast – recommended bed and breakfast accommodation for solo travel
Restaurants in Antigua – Places I have enjoyed dining solo at
Gallery of Antigua – selection of photos from my solo travels to Antigua