Antigua is the beach lovers ideal location. Also known as “the gateway to the Caribbean” it really is a tropical paradise with stunning coral reefs and powder white sands. If you like a bargain then the Duty free shopping is yet another reason to pay to Antigua. The Antiguan rum is one excellent buy. If you tire of lazing on the beach or haggling for souvenirs then maybe a spot of culture is on the agenda, and with such sights as Nelson’s dockyard and many beautifully restored museums and buildings there’s plenty to choose from.
After a hard day sunbathing or exploring you can relax in your hotel and listen to the live reggae bands gently moving to the beat, maybe sharing the floor with people such as Charlotte Church and her beau, while you sip on a rum cocktail and watch the sun go down.
Seafood is of course highly featured on any menu, the fresh catch of the day is always worth a try. There are plenty of places where you can sample the local caribbean fayre which has a hint of French, Italian and Indian mixed into it, especially in St Johns' where you will be spoilt for choice. Don't be put off by the look of these eateries, the food is amazing and the atmosphere relaxed, although if you want something a little more upmarket do not worry as there are also restaurants which will cater for your needs.
Places Of Interest
For the sea dogs amongst you explore Nelsons Dockyard aboard a luxury catamaran or snorkel amongst the stunning array of corals whilst on the watch for shipwrecks. One for the family has to be a trip to Jumby bay where you can watch the sea turtles come up onto the sands and lay there eggs.
6 months required on passports from return date, tax payable on departure.