Antigua is an island known primarily for its water-related activities. It is also a haven for pleasure craft and there are several docks where you can see the expensive yachts of the rich and famous who visit the island.
Antigua is known as the “Gateway to the Caribbean” and it is about 14miles long and 11miles wide. St. John’s is the island’s capital and is home to over a third of the country’s population, which is primarily of West Indian descent.
The island boasts many facilities for tourists, including cultural sites, most of which are centred in the English Harbour area. These include restored buildings, hilltop forts and a small collection of museums. Nelson’s Dockyard, an 18th-century British naval base, is the harbour’s main attraction and visitors can view the yacht basin, have lunch at one of several restaurants and bars in the area, see the governor’s unique Georgian-style residence and check out the 18th-century fort ruins of Sandy Heights.