4/5 - Good
Stephanie24 Nov 2019
Very safe & quiet!
Check out the hilly hinterland town and explore the white-sand beaches that form a necklace along the edge of a peninsula on Antigua’s eastern coast.
Spread across the southern half of a promontory jutting into the North Atlantic Ocean, Freetown has some of Antigua’s finest ocean views. The town’s rugged coastline is etched with luminous white-sand coves, while the hinterland has forested hills. Explore the cozy community nestled within the hummocks or make your way to the coast and go sailing, swimming or snorkeling at a series of exceptional beaches.
Wander around the neighborhoods within the peninsula’s forested interior. Bring the kids to meet amazing creatures inhabiting Antigua and Barbuda at the Wadadli Animal Nature Park west of town. See monkeys, parrots and reptiles, as well as a range of native plants, including bromeliads. You’ll also see exotic animals, such as the showy peacocks that roam the grounds.
For ocean adventures, go to Half Moon Bay Beach. This pretty little crescent-shaped beach is protected by two curving headlands and is the perfect spot to cool off. Play in the waves or grab your mask and snorkel and explore the reefs offshore. The beachside bar has a range of snacks. Alternatively, bring your own picnic to enjoy on a blanket on the sand. If there’s a breeze, try windsurfing or kitesurfing along the coast.
Continue northeast to find the next dazzling cove, Exchange Bay. From here, you can look out to Smith Island or check out the views from Friars Head. Return in the early morning to see magnificent sunrise views across the North Atlantic.
Freetown is located in Saint Philip Parish on an eastern Antigua peninsula. It is between Nonsuch Bay to the north and Willoughby Bay to the south. The town is a 40-minute drive from St. John’s. Taxis and rental cars are available in Freetown, making travel in this pretty part of the island easy. Stay in a waterfront resort in Half Moon Bay and enjoy the pristine white beaches on your doorstep.
Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019
Stroll along this crescent-shaped beach and find a place to rest under the shade of swaying palm trees. Go swimming and snorkeling in the ocean waters.
Enjoy white sands, blue-green waters and thrilling watersports at this Caribbean beach, which is conveniently located close to the town of St. John’s.
Walk in the footsteps of Admiral Lord Nelson and visit the cafés, galleries and museum located inside the restored Georgian houses of this boatyard.
Admire the view of the Caribbean Sea and St. John’s and examine the powder magazine and gun emplacements of this beachside fort.
Appreciate the artistry of nature with this narrow strip of rock that stretches across a blowhole in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Jolly Beach, a popular beach in Jolly Harbour. While in this relaxing area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.
Visit Stingray City and snorkel with some new friends among the coral reef and blue Caribbean waters. Don't be fooled by their name—stingrays are friendly and graceful creatures. Your day starts with a briefing on equipment and safety before boating out to Stingray City near the quaint fishing village of Seatons.
The St. Mary's Safari West takes you past Hermitage Beach through Bolans Creek into Palm village, through Jennings Paddock into Green Castle via Orange Valley bypass, then to the beach to cool off before a fun packed ride back to base.
Explore the southern end of Antigua and a multitude of sights and stops that capture the beauty of the West Indies. Swim in an ocean bay, get acquainted with a donkey, and admire the lush rainforest canopy.
Sail off into the sunset on a romantic cruise featuring stunning views of the ocean as it catches the day's last rays of golden light and reflects them up into the sails of you comfortable yacht. Along the way, tuck into delectable appetizers and sip exotic cocktails served by your attentive crew.
Come along on one of the most exhilarating and adventurous rides that Antigua has to offer, with the islands #1 guided jet ski tour! Departing from Antigua’s beautiful west coast at Hawskbill Beach; this two hour guided tour will take you on an unforgettable adventure that will allow you to experience the island in a unique way only possible by jet ski.
Please select your choice of transfer options One way transfers available Roundtrip transfers available Private Transfers - no luggage surcharge Minimum transfer fares apply: 1 to 4 passengers
Verified traveller29 Aug 2019
We didn't go into the town.