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When you think of a Caribbean paradise it is likely that what you are actually picturing are the luxury resorts, palm-fringed white-sand beaches, clear waters teeming with colourful fish and exquisite foods of Antigua & Barbuda. These two Caribbean islands form a country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Life really is a beach here, and the only things that could take you away from it are boat cruises, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, kitesurfing, fishing or a cookery course to find out just how they get their food to taste so fine.
St. John’s (Antigua) – Antigua's capital, St John's, nestles comfortably into a sheltered bay. It offers plenty to explore during the day, including cafes, restaurants, shops, a fascinating museum and an intriguing market, but it pretty much shuts down at night and on Sundays.
Dickenson Bay (Antigua) – Things stay much livelier a little further north in the resort of Dickenson Bay, which provides the requisite stunning beaches, great swimming and watersports by the bucketful!
English Harbour (Antigua) – If you head south from the capital you will arrive at historic English Harbour. This is where Antigua’s maritime heritage is proudly displayed at the beautifully restored Nelson's Dockyards. In the nearby bays modern craft that range from small fishing boats to glitzy yachts wash back and forth with the gentle tide.
The West Coast (Antigua) – You will find the best beaches on the west of the island, between Jolly Harbour and Old Road Town. It is still, believe it or not, possible to enjoy these beaches just about to yourself if you head out here during the week.
Barbuda – Barbuda is one delightful beach, and little else. It is sparsely populated: its classic Caribbean beach, complete with colourful coral reefs, are home to more frigate birds than resident islanders.
The deserted beaches on the west coast of Antigua and on Barbuda are many people’s idea of tropical heaven: picture perfect white sands fringed by palm trees and flanked by azure waters. One of the joys of staying here are boat trips to see it all from the other side of the water, and, perhaps, to take a plunge with a snorkel and mask to check out how beautiful life is under the waters too. The colony of frigate birds on Barbuda is an impressive natural sight, particularly as our feathered friends easily outnumber the residents in the nearby tiny town. You can take in the maritime heritage of the islands at English Harbour, where millionaire yacht owners, historic pirates and Nelson all rub shoulders. There are many sailing regattas held throughout the year, which make wonderful spectacles to be enjoyed over a cocktail or two.
It is said that in paradise we are freed from the burden of work, so you may wish to do nothing more than just relax and enjoy it all. Spa treatments and great food will no doubt help you in your endeavours! However, there is plenty to keep you occupied here, should you wish: fantastic scuba diving and snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, kitesurfing, sailing and many other watersports can be enjoyed here. Antigua has produced many of cricket’s world greats: the locals are cricket mad and love nothing better than testing tourists’ abilities to match their skills. Don’t miss the party at Shirley Heights Lookout every Sunday evening, where you can catch Antiguan music and spectacular sunsets. If you want to recreate some of the dishes that have provided you with taste sensations on your holiday you can take a culinary tour to bring a little of that Caribbean warmth home with you.