What to do in St John's

Activities, attractions and tours
Dickenson Bay Beach showing tropical scenes, a sandy beach and general coastal views

St John's Attractions

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Places of interest in St John's

St John's is crammed with must-see places to visit and things to do. We can help you decide where to stay in St John's, and make it a breeze to explore St John's and the surrounding areas with our guides on where to go, what to see and when to see it. No matter how long your stay, it’s easy to find places of interest in St John's to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest and don’t miss a thing. Leave the local knowledge to us and leave the hassle behind.

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St John's attractions

St John's has something for everyone, so whether you’re planning to get active on a summer holiday, put a spring in your step with a romantic rendezvous, or pamper yourself with a leisurely winter trip, you’ll find plenty of attractions in St John's to keep you entertained. Expedia makes it easy to book your flight, hotel and rental car in advance, making for hassle-free travel and freeing you up to explore the sights of St John's.

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Top places to visit

1. Dickenson Bay Beach

Dickenson Bay Beach is one of Antigua’s best-loved stretches of sand. Visit it yourself and see why. With bright white sand, clear waters, swaying palm trees and year-round sunshine, it is a Caribbean dream brought to life. Drive just a few minutes south from the beach and tour Antigua and Barbuda’s capital, St. John’s, with all the conveniences it offers.
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Dickenson Bay Beach which includes a sandy beach, a sunset and general coastal views

2. Galley Bay

Galley Bay is a scenic and serene bay overlooked by an exclusive spa resort. The crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea calmly laps the white sand, where pelicans dip and dive. Get a Tahitian-style hut facing the sea and appreciate the seclusion of your private beach balcony.
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Galley Bay showing rugged coastline, general coastal views and a beach

3. Runaway Bay Beach

Runaway Bay Beach is a sublime strip of white sand bordered by a scenic blue-green ocean. It is fairly secluded and has a peaceful atmosphere, away from the cruise ship crowds and the bustle of city life. Bring a book to these tranquil shores and listen to the soothing sound of light waves.
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Runaway Bay Beach which includes general coastal views, swimming and tropical scenes

4. Deep Bay Beach

Deep Bay is a stunning stretch of sand backed by tropical vegetation on a thin strip of land. The Andes Shipwreck has become a popular diving spot in the water, which is clear and warm, while a fort stands over the northern flank. Enjoy the seclusion of this tranquil and picturesque bay, away from the typical sightseeing trail.
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Deep Bay which includes general coastal views and a beach

5. Fort James

Fort James comprises the remains of an 18th-century military structure that overlooks Fort Bay Beach. An array of intriguing artifacts remain from its time as an active colonial base built to defend the island against a French invasion. Piece together parts of Antigua’s rich history from the remnants of this fascinating fort.
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Fort James which includes military items, heritage elements and general coastal views

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