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Antigua: 11 Top Tourist Attractions in Antigua and Barbuda

Updated: Dec 18, 2021


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In this week's Sunset Vibes, I'd like to introduce you to the Caribbean island of Antigua. I love visiting Antigua as it is near and dear to my heart because my husband is Antiguan.

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Did you know how many jaw-dropping attractions are available in Antigua and Barbuda? Read on to learn which 11 attractions we’ve deemed must-sees.

Devil’s Bridge, Antigua

Indian Town National Park in Antigua is home to Devil’s Bridge - a natural limestone formation spotted with geysers. The park is also a great place to hike and birdwatch.

Darby Cave, Barbuda

A fascinating natural feature of Barbuda, Darby Cave is a rather large sinkhole rather than a cave. Inside, lush vegetation thrives. This is an excellent spot to bird-watch and observe erosion in process through the overhead stalagmites.

Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda

If you've got a keen eye for birds, you'll want to make yourself right at home at Barbuda's Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Situated in a lagoon accessible only by boat, the sanctuary is famous for its nesting colonies of frigate birds and home to around 150 other species of birds.

Fig Tree Drive, Antigua

For a drive through picturesque farmlands and villages, opt for a mosey down Fig Tree Drive. Look out for art studios and roadside fruit stalls along the way – there’s nothing like a fresh tropical pineapple.

17 Mile Beach, Barbuda

An undisturbed stretch of coastline, 17 Mile Beach is the perfect spot for a quiet and secluded stroll or a picnic on the beach. Accessible by boat or helicopter, the beach is great for getting away from it all because of its remote location.

Dickenson Bay, Antigua

Another beach is Dickenson Bay, where an array of water sports and excellent swimming are available to those seeking a beach day. In contrast to 17 Mile Beach, at Dickenson Bay, facilities and umbrellas are available for rent.

St. John’s, Antigua

The central port city for the nation of Antigua and Barbuda is St. John's. A mishmash of colorful colonial houses and market stalls weighed down with exotic fruits. St. John's Cathedral provides a break from the heat and a peek into the island's colonial past with its neo-Baroque architecture. Shopping is also a popular activity in St. John's, with duty-free shops and souvenir stalls dotting the markets and main streets.

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Antigua

This park is a magnet for tourists, with multiple attractions that explore the dockyard's history. Spend an afternoon wandering through restored warehouses and looking at fancy yachts to understand how the old and new mesh together in Antigua.

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

If you want to dive into the history of these gorgeous islands, look no further than the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It’s small and features exhibits on the pottery and weaving history of the island, as well as geology, colonialism, and independence.

Stingray City, Antigua

A pool area ideal for meeting some marine friends, Stingray City allows you to swim or snorkel with majestic stingrays. Drawing in thousands of visitors annually, this is a fun hotspot to get up close and personal with some local marine life.

Half Moon Bay, Antigua

Providing the perfect location for one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, the idyllic shore of Half Moon Bay is a bit out of the way, but once you find it, it'll all be worth it. With white, sandy shores sandwiched between greenery and dazzling water, Half Moon Bay is a great place for sunbathing and snorkeling.

If you’re ready to experience the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, contact us today! We can make your dream getaway a reality.

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