Things to Do
There is so much to do in Antigua so check out your favourite things below and fill your days with fun.
There are said to be over 365 sandy, beaches in Antigua so you can enjoy one for every day of the year. Some of our favourites are:
Pigeon Beach - Falmouth
Galleon Beach - English Harbour
Long Bay - North East
Darkwood - South East
Galley Bay - North West
Half Moon - East
Ffryes Beach - West
Antigua Rain Forest Zip Line
Enjoy an adrenaline rush high up in the rain forest canopy with the Zip Line tour. There are 6 zip lines for all the family to enjoy. Ideal for teenagers and a lovely viewing restaurant if you just want to watch. Book on line at http://www.antiguarainforest.com/.
Sting Ray City
Located on the North East of the Island about half an hour driver from the house. Its fun with kids or if you just enjoy marine life why ot go and have a boat ride out to the feeding grounds and see the rays in their natural habitat. Book on line with www.stingraycityantigua.com
Swash Water Park - Darkwood Beach
Our kids love this place. We took 9 teenagers there last summer and they had great fun onthe inflatable water park. To book call +1 268-771-1676.
Sailing in Antigua
With its blue crystal Caribbean seas, Antigua attracts a great deal of famous sailing events. The main sailing events take place between December and early May. Here is a few of the most popular races.
Super Yacht Charter Show - 4th - 9th December 2020
RORC Caribbean - 600 - 22nd February - 26th February 2021
Super Yacht Challenge - 10th March to 14th March 2021
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - 31st March - 6th April 2021
Antigua Race Week - 25th - 30th April 2021
Bike Riding - why not hire a bike and enjoy a scenic tour of the island. It can be a bit hilly so not for the feint hearted.
Walking - our house sits in the National Park so if you are a keen walker why ot get up early before it gets too hot and follow one of the trails up over the hill from our house. There are cliff top walks, historic walks amongst the ruins of English Harbour batteries. The views are spectacular.
There are several centres on the island but the closest is situated at the Sailing academy in Falmouth Harbour. Enjoy a trip out to see the great marine life or dive on one of the many wrecks. Padi courses are also available.
Ever wantd to learn to sail - why not hire an instructor from the sailing academy and lear to sail in the protected waters of Falmouth Harbour. Its great - our son did this with his friends and thought it was fab.
Enjoy horse riding - you can do that too. The riding stables are located just a few minutes drive from the house at Antiguan Equestrian Centre. Enjoy horse back riding along the beaches and through the hills surrounding Falmouth Harbour. Go to www.antiguanequestrian.com for further information.
Nelsons Dock Yard
This World Heritage site is a must. It houses a museum and the wonders of a time gone by. Many of the buildings were constructed using bricks shipped as ballast in Nelson's time. There is the remains of an old fort and it also houses from December to May some of the Worlds most beautiful sailing yachts.
There are so many to choose from. Some of our local favourites are
Scullduggery for a quick basic breakfast
Life on the Corner for really good food at a reasonable price
Club Sushi - for Sushi and Quiz Night on a Wednesday
Paparazzi Pizza - for great pizza
Cloggy's for the best luxurious food and dining
Catherines on Pigeon Beach for a gorgeous expensive lunch
South Point for a lovely evening