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Things to Do in Antigua

Updated on January 27, 2013

Hopping nightlife, fascinating history and plenty of fun on the beach.  All this and more can be yours on Antigua.  Here are just some of the things you can do on this island paradise.

Beaches

What is an island vacation without plenty of time spent at the beach? There are several around Antigua. Soak up the sun on the beach of lively DickensonBay or RunawayBay, where you’ll have your choice of busy bars and restaurants. To escape the crowds, head to Crab Hill or Ffrye’s Bay.

Rainforest Canopy Tour

If you like your vacations to include plenty of adventure, then a Rainforest Canopy tour might be just your cup of tea. Your helpful guide will strap you securely into a harness, then you’ll glide among the treetops of the rainforest, seeing the creatures and lush greenery from a bird’s point of view. This is a great activity for older children and adults.

Military Forts

See how the soldiers lived nearly 400 years ago in one of Antigua’s several military forts. In those days the islands were in constant danger from pirates and forces from other countries trying to add to their list of colonies. The hilltop fortress called Monks Hill Fort offers amazing views of the Antigua and sea – great photo opportunities. Fort Barrington was used to guard the St. John’s harbor from a sea attack.

Museum

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda offers a glimpse into the daily lives of the indigenous population of Antigua, with exhibits of tools, implements and household objects.

Nightlife

Head to EnglishHarbor to party the night away in the bars of ShirleyBay, or head to DickensonBay, mentioned above.

Please watch the above video for more ideas for things to do in Antigua and Barbuda.

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      Scott S Bateman 6 years ago

      Antigua claims to have 365 beaches or one for every day of the year. There are so many of them that it's easy to find one that is quiet and uncrowded.

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