A Travel Guide to Antigua
Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s best-known and most beautiful islands. Once an important base for the Royal Navy and host to the legendary Horatio Nelson no less, Antigua is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean. Sails are a part of the islands history and the Antigua Sailing Week is a celebration of this. The week attracts hundreds of yachts each year for races and once the racing is over the week ends with the Lord Nelsons Ball.
Antigua’s most popular attractions are its beaches. Depending on which side of the island visitors choose to spend their holiday, these beaches offer something a little different. Generally speaking, beaches to the south and the west offer calmer waters, perfect for families and those who want to take a dip in the sea with a snorkel. Beaches to the North and the West tend to have rougher seas and are very popular with surfers and wind surfers.
Antigua also has various land-based activities for visitors to enjoy. The islands more popular land-based sporting activities are cricket and tennis and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sports. golf is also popular here and lovers of the sport will find many excellent courses. The island offers a lot of natural beauty and there are several hiking trails that will take visitors to see many of the best natural attractions.
When the sun goes down there is still much to do in Antigua. The island is littered with fantastic nightclubs and discos, playing the greatest tunes well into the morning. Those who want a quieter evening are also well catered for; there are many restaurants or pretty beachfront bars to enjoy. For visitors feeling lucky the King’s Casino is perfect, the casino offers various games including Texas Holdem Poker as well as a number of Slot Machines.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Antigua ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the coast to inland hideaways for that relaxing break in the sun.