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With turquoise waters and powdery, white sand beaches, the allure of Antigua calls to thousands of visitors each year. Those who do visit this crown jewel… Read More »
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Antigua, Fuerte Ventura 35630 Spain
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Antigua, Fuerte Ventura 35630 Spain
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Feel The Allure Of Antigua
With turquoise waters and powdery, white sand beaches, the allure of Antigua calls to thousands of visitors each year. Those who do visit this crown jewel of the Caribbean will find themselves walking in the footsteps of a legend. It was here in 1784 that Admiral Horatio Nelson established Great Britain's premier Caribbean base. Little did Nelson know his English Harbour would one day draw tourists from all over the world to soak up the sun, take in the culture and experience the history that has made this small island a vacationer's paradise.
Located almost dead center in the Leeward Islands, Antigua is just a tad north of the equator in the Eastern Caribbean. Near the island, visitors will also find Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and other major draws. The island of Antigua itself is rather small at 14 miles in length and 11 miles in width. Although only 108 square miles in size, visitors will not find themselves with a shortage of things to do. With all the standard draws of the Caribbean and a few special ones of its own, Antigua is a perfect destination for travelers who want to get away from it all. Whether they simply kick back and relax or prefer non-stop action, tourists here will find exactly what they are looking for.
Visitors to Antigua will find its many attractions include:
- Beaches: With 365 beaches - all open to the public - visitors to Antigua are hard-pressed to see them all. Most beaches are within the waters of the island's Caribbean side, but visitors will find sandy retreats almost everywhere they go.
- English Harbour: This is Antigua's historic district, with 15-square-miles dedicated to Nelson's Dockyard National Park. It was here the British Navy created its base and Admiral Nelson once commanded his fleet. The area boasts the world's only Georgian dockyard, an array of historic sites and stately homes to draw the eyes of those in love with art and architecture.
- Water activities: Beyond just soaking up the sun, visitors will find enough sea sports and water activities to keep them busy their entire stay. With swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and more, the options run the gamut from high-adventure to high relaxations.
- Land activities: Golfing, hunting, horseback riding, eco tours and more, there are as many adventures on land, as there are in the water.
- Bird watching: The world famous Frigate Bird Sanctuary is one of this island's most notable draws. Accessible by boat only, the sanctuary is home to more than 170 different species of birds.
- Other activities: Antigua is home to a host of restaurants, specialty stores and cultural attractions. Each summer, the island comes alive during Carnival. This festival features an elaborate display of everything Antigua. Featuring beauty pageants, talent shows, steel band competitions and more, Carnival is a slice of the best Antigua has to offer. The event generally spans the end of July into the beginning of August.
Although no longer tied to Great Britain, the little island of Antigua is still steeped in English history with a distinct African flair. With pristine beaches, balmy temperatures and plenty to see and do, it is a favorite destination for many who want to get away from it all.