Deep Bay information
Lonely Planet review
This curvy little bay has a sandy beach and protected waters lorded over by the Grand Royal Antiguan Hotel. A salt pond separates Deep Bay from smaller Hog John Bay, where there’s a beach, a couple of hotels and views of St John’s.
There’s a fair amount of resort activity, but it’s a good-sized strand and a nice swimming spot. The coral-encrusted Andes wreck lies in the middle of Deep Bay with its mast poking out of the water. Approximately 100 years have passed since this bark caught fire and went down, complete with a load of pitch from Trinidad. It’s popular with snorkelers but divers tend to bypass it because ooze still kicks up pretty easily from the bottom.