Top things to do in St John's

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…
International in St John's

C&C Wine Bar

'Eat, drink, socialise' is the tantalizing motto of this locally adored courtyard cafe where South African wines complement tasty pastas, burgers, paninis and mains such as fragrant shrimp coconut curry. Tables spil…
Market in St John's

Public Market

Forage for exotic local produce such as sorrel, black pineapple and sugar apple alongside more familiar bananas, limes, mangoes and eggplant at St John's vibrant market, which spills out into surrounding streets on …
Museum in St John's

Museum of Antigua & Barbuda

In the stately 1750 courthouse, this modest museum traces the history of Antigua from its geological origins to its political independence in 1981. The hodgepodge of objects includes Arawak pottery, models of sugar …
Caribbean in St John's

Hemingways

No matter where the hands of the clock are, you can have a fine meal upstairs at this breezy 1820s Creole cottage with gingerbread trim. Skip the international choices and go for local flavors such as spicy chicken …
Pizza in St John's

Big Banana

Some patrons have been coming to this buzzy former rum warehouse (locally known simply as 'Pizzas') for more than 30 years, so irresistible are its pizzas that come in four sizes, on regular or thin crusts and with …
Fort in St John's

Fort James

Fort James, a small stronghold at the north side of St John’s Harbour, dates back to 1706, but most of what you see today was built in 1739. Still sporting a few of its 36 cannons, a powder magazine and wall remnant…
Cosmetics in St John's

Natura

This pretty store is the domain of Silvana and Jennifer, two local women who produce an entire range of herbal remedies and healing balms from organic ingredients grown on the island. Bestsellers include the Mosquit…
Seafood in St John's

Russell’s

In the reconstructed officers' quarters of Fort James, one of Antigua's main citadels, bluff-top Russell’s offers drinks and sea-to-table fish with awesome eyefuls of the ocean and passing boats from its wide verand…
Caribbean in St John's

Roti King

This little sibling-owned cottage does brisk business all day long with its mouthwatering roti – chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, veggies or conch swimming in a mildly spicy curry sauce and wrapped into a soft flatbread…