Typical of the Caribbean lifestyle, Antigua and Barbuda are low-lying islands conducive to simply taking it easy. Amble along its markets, check the local goods on sale, savour freshly squeezed fruit juice and make friends with its hospitable people. Eventually, its sparkling blue waters will tempt you to dive in, while its colourful birds will urge you to go and explore.
St. George's, Grenada
Lush vegetation, mountainous terrain and colorful colonial architecture make St. George's one of the most picturesque ports in the Caribbean. Now, if the sights don't move you, the aroma of spices will. Abundant with spice trees, Grenada is a leading source of many different spices, including nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.
- Grand Etang Forest Reserve and Lake, a natural water-filled crater. The surrounding vegetation, rare flowers and tropical birds are simply amazing.
- Bay Gardens, home to more than 3,000 species of plants.
- A guided tour of one of the local rum distilleries or spice estates.
- Grenada National Museum to learn about Grenada's culture and history.
- Some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean, including the island's west coast, which has an offshore reef with a 600-foot shipwreck.
Even before arriving at St. John’s, the capital and largest city of Antigua, you will notice the ornate, white towers of the St. John’s Cathedral jetting into the blue sky. Established by the British in the 1600s, St. John’s is a mere four square miles but offers an abundance of delights. The waterfront district has a bustling atmosphere, with an exciting array of bars and cafés. Take a leisure walk to Redcliffe Quay for gifts and restaurants among the shade trees; explore Heritage Market for fresh, local treats; discover one of 366 beaches on the island and see why many guests come to visit and never want to leave.
- Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, one of the Eastern Caribbean’s finest attractions, for a glimpse of Antigua’s past.
- Breathtaking scenery seldom seen by tourists: Try sailing on a catamaran for the northwest coast of Antigua to a specially selected anchorage to enjoy snorkeling and water skiing. Or, discover some of Antigua's most beautiful secret spots and small, uninhabited islands by kayak - if you’re quiet, you may spot sea turtles, frigate birds, whistling ducks, endangered fallow deer and flying fish. Or, hike through lush vegetation to enjoy unbelievable panoramic vistas from one of the island's highest points at 1,200 feet. With exotic plants, animal life and more, this is a part of the island few tourists have seen.
- The informative Antigua Island Tour to experience the rich history, unique culture and tropical flora of St. John's.