Island Of 365 Beaches
THEY HAVE HOW MANY BEACHES?
- Though not easy to get to, the coral reef, white sands, great surfing and snorkeling at the half mile beach of Half Moon Bay make this beach trip completely worthwhile.
- At Pigeon Point near Falmouth Harbour, these two (2) white-sand beaches offer fabulous swimming and snorkeling.
- Head over to Barbuda (Antigua’s sister island) were you will find the famous Pink Beach. Crushed coral makes up part of the sand, so the whole beach has a rosy pink shine. This beach is known for this beautiful tranquility.
These probably won’t be the only beaches you visit, but I think we have listed the most unforgettable starting points.
The kids will love the chance to wade with these majestic stingrays at Stingray City. The environment is a careful recreation of the animals’ natural home, and the staffers are friendly and informative. You can feed, stroke and hold the active stingrays, which should make for some unforgettable family photo-ops.
If you’re looking for something more eco-touristy, check out a kayak eco-adventure to tour among the mangroves or snorkel at North Sound Marine Park. You’ll discover a diverse yet fragile ecosystem that is bursting with colorful plants and animals.
Once you’ve learned about the history surrounding you, explore the several restaurants, hotels and shops along the dockyard. As you walk around and take a look in these various establishments, recall what you’ve learned about the pirates, sailors and locals that walked the very path you’re walking. You’ll realize the dockyard’s history isn’t just coming alive, you’re a part of that history.
ANTIGUA IMPORTANT FACTS
Eastern Standard Time (UTC/GMT -4 hours)
Eastern Caribbean Dollar – USD are accepted, but change is often given in ECD
Water is desalinized and heavily treated. Guests with sensitive stomachs are recommended to drink bottled water.
110 Volt outlets
December – April
All U.S. citizens must have a valid passport when traveling to and from Antigua.