Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Eastern Antigua

Half Moon Bay

Water the color of Blue Curacao laps this undeveloped white crescent in the remote southeast. Bodysurfers head to the north end, snorkelers to the calm waters south, and everyone meets at the two beach bars for gril…
Top Choice Beach in English Harbour

Rendezvous Bay

After a 90-miute walk through the rainforest, you'll have earned bragging rights for making it to one of Antigua's loveliest beaches. Because of its remoteness, it usually delivers footprint-free solitude. The path …
Top Choice Historic Site in English Harbour

Nelson’s Dockyard National Park

Continuously in operation since 1745, this extensively restored Georgian-era marina is Antigua's top sightseeing draw and was made a Unesco World Heritage site in 2016. Today its restored buildings house restaurants…
Top Choice French in Dickenson Bay & North Shore

Le Bistro

To put it plainly, Le Bistro is out of a foodie's daydream with a kitchen that has consistently wowed diners with meticulously prepared classic French cuisine. No matter if you fancy escargots (snails), langoustes (…
Top Choice Seafood in St John's

Papa Zouk

This high-energy joint is a local institution, famous for its Antiguan-style bouillabaisse and fresh fish – mahi mahi to butterfish – served grilled or fried. With zouk on the sound system, crazy murals, Christmas l…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Dickenson Bay & North Shore

Cecilia’s High Point Cafe

With chill-out music playing softly in the background and unimpeded views of the azure seas, this shabby-chic beachfront cottage is presided over by a former Swedish model and is a popular lunch spot en route to or …
Top Choice Caribbean in Eastern Antigua

Road House

A popular stop for a cold beer and local lunch (goat water, seafood chowder, grilled fish) en route to Half Moon Bay, this place kicks into high gear on Fridays when all dishes cost just EC$5 after 5pm, and even mor…
Top Choice French in English Harbour

Catherine's Cafe Plage

After relocating to Pigeon Beach, hosts and Brittany transplants Claudine and Guillaume now regale expats, yachties and locals with mouthwatering French fare from a stylish-casual cottage with a long bar and lounge …
Top Choice Beach in Jolly Harbour To Cades Bay

Hermitage Bay

This dreamy secluded arc punctuates the end of a 2½-mile-long road (the last two are graded dirt road). Wave-tossed shells litter the white sand that remains largely crowd-free despite being next to the ultra-posh H…
Historic Site in English Harbour

Shirley Heights

This restored military lookout and gun battery was named after St Thomas Shirley (1727–1800), who became the first Governor of the Leeward Islands in 1781. Get some historical background at the small interpretive ce…