Beaches

Half Moon Bay Antigua's loveliest strand is a silvery crescent in the remote southeast.

Rendezvous Bay Getting to this pristine stunner requires a trek through the rainforest or a boat ride.

Valley Church Beach Shaded by palms and sea grapes, these shimmering sands are perfect for frolicking and enjoying the sunset.

Princess Diana Beach The late princess felt at peace while vacationing on this ethereal pink-tinged ribbon of Barbudan bliss.

Jabberwock Beach Perfect wind and surf conditions make this glorious stretch of beach on Antigua's east coast heaven for kiters and boarders.

History

Nelson's Dockyard This Unesco-protected marina has been in continuous use for over 250 years.

Betty's Hope Antigua's moodily ruined oldest sugar mill was named after its owner's daughter.

Museum of Antigua & Barbuda Small museum peels back the layers on Antigua's past from its prehistory to political independence.

Shirley Heights Views of English Harbour from this hilltop British military lookout are stupendous.

Fort James The cannons of this 1706 hilltop citadel were fired to keep marauding intruders out of St John's harbour.

Nature

Frigate Bird Sanctuary This sprawling Barbudan estuary is home to one of the world's largest colonies of frigrate birds.

Devil's Bridge In a remote eastern corner of Antigua, this bluff beckons with blowholes, a natural bridge and wave-battered cliffs.

Pillars of Hercules The best view of this wind-and-wave-chiseled rock formation on Antigua's south coast is from a boat.

Indian Cave This mysterious cave on Barbuda's northeast coast is decorated with Amerindian petroglyphs and home to a bat colony.

Foodie Experiences

St John's Public Market From bananas to breadfruit, the capital's market offers a bonanza of nature's treats, especially on Saturday morning.

Black Pineapple Special to Antigua, this super-sweet treat is best purchased from a roadside stand on Fig Tree Dr.

Friday seafood dinner Unleash the glutton in you at this fishy feast at the Copper & Lumber Store Hotel that's become a ritual for villagers, expats and visitors.

Shirley Heights Sunday Barbecue On Sunday afternoons, Shirley Heights Lookout Restaurant is the place to be for fingerlickin' fare, live reggae and stunning views.

Romantic dinner For an utterly romantic night, great hospitality and fabulous French fare, book a table at Le Bistro.