Are you looking for your next island adventure? I have just the island paradise for you!
An incredible variety of land and sea activities await the adventure-seeker in Antigua. Whatever takes your your fancy, from zipping through the rainforest on high wires, to kite surfing above the waves, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, cooking classes and so much more, your island getaway in Antigua, will excite and enthral you. You can even take a helicopter tour around the island!
Also be sure to discover Barbuda, Antigua’s less developed sister island, known for its pristine stretch of 17 miles of pink sand beach and teeming with wildlife and rare birds. Just a 15-minute flight or two-hour ferry ride away, it offers the ultimate Robinson Crusoe-style escape. The island is home to the largest colony of Frigate birds in the western hemisphere.
Antigua Rainforest Canopy
Located in the island’s Fig Tree Drive rainforest is Antigua’s only zip line. This is a unique eco-tour that will allow you to experience the amazing rainforest from a different perspective that all ages can enjoy. Are you brave enough to embark on an unforgettable journey through the verdant forest, high above the trees?
The Caribbean truly is a breath-taking landscape best experienced by air. From the stunning, crystal-clear turquoise water, vast reef systems, miles of untouched white sand beaches, and historic sights, a helicopter ride will allow you to take in all its beauty with a bird’s-eye view.
Your Antigua snorkel adventure will be the highlight of your holiday and an experience that will live with you forever. Antigua’s Southern Rays are the brightest rays in the Caribbean, very friendly and gentle. Enjoy this unique experience of interacting with and feeding a stingray, together with snorkelling amongst magnificent coral reefs and colourful tropical fish.
Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival
The Antigua and Barbuda Mango Festival, which takes place in July, will delight the passionate mango lovers amongst us. This two-day event is when the juicy mango gets its moment to shine. Imagine mango stalls overflowing, mango trees on sale, and the very best mango treats such as jams, pepper sauces, wines, pastries, ice-creams, scented candles, and soaps all made in Antigua and Barbuda.
Set in and around the picture-perfect UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard, is the prestigious Antigua Sailing Week. This is one of the world’s finest regattas, drawing thousands of serious sailors and the world’s top racing boats to compete in five challenging days of racing. The Antiguan hospitality, combined with the famous social scene and fun-filled Lazy Day activities, is a regatta not to be missed.
Antigua offers excellent snorkelling opportunities for those interested in life under the sea. For visitors interested in staying close to the shore, Long Bay is the perfect spot. If you are more adventurous, you can explore the beauty of Cades Reef, Paradise Reef/ Andes and offshore islands such as Green Island. The Pillars of Hercules spectacular limestone rock formation that guards the entrance to English Harbour is a must-see. Yes, you can experience it all!
National Park Tours
Visitors step into the Caribbean’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site and Antigua and Barbuda’s first, when they visit Nelson’s Dockyard and surrounding National Parks. Explore beautiful 18th/ 19th century Georgian-style buildings and a naval museum. See historic forts and walk along hiking trails and scenic landscapes. Antigua’s famous Shirley Heights Lookout provides a gorgeous view of English Harbour, one of Antigua’s most photographed vistas.
Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, hiking has become a popular activity in Antigua and there are many different types of trails and tracks available for exploration. Visitors keen to stretch their legs and venture off-the-beaten track will be rewarded with scenic views of lush hills, historical sites and forts or amazing coastlines. Grab your trainers and comfy clothing and hike into Antigua.
5am Hike Club
The 5am Hiking Club was formed sometime in October 2009. The name was derived by two friends, Oral Evanson and Connie Richmond, and eight other friends who decided to journey to Falmouth for the start of the hike which ended up at the famous Rendezvous Bay. This is a perfect nature-lovers hike, through beautiful, exotic landscapes. Perfect too, for early risers.
Frigate Bird Sanctuary
Antigua’s sister island Barbuda is home to the largest Frigate Bird Colony in the western hemisphere. This colony is located in the capital of Barbuda - Codrington - in the Codrington Lagoon and is only accessible by a short boat trip with a knowledgeable tour guide.
Journey by boat to a deserted beach for this wonderful Antigua adventure and witness the nesting and hatching of Hawksbill turtles.
In addition to birdwatching in Barbuda, the off-shore islands – Long Island and Great Bird Island – also offer outstanding opportunities for birdwatchers. There is also the possibility of finding the previously endangered Antigua Racer Snake, which can only be found on Great Bird Island.
If you are eager to embark on a journey that will provide you with an action-packed itinerary, contact me today so you do not miss out on an adventure like no other in Antigua and Barbuda.
They really are paradise on earth.