Antigua Beaches Article

Antigua beaches – 365 of them – is just the beginning

Antigua beaches article written by Travel Writer & Editor Linda Jackson

It is easy to spend all day lazing on Antigua beaches, under the Antigua and Barbuda’s tropical sun, dipping in and out of the warm turquoise sea. Well… after all, there is a soft sandy beach for every day of the year in Antigua. 365 Antigua beaches in  are just the beginning… the beginning of a memorable Caribbean adventure vacation where you’ll discover plenty of travel adventure activities to keep all the family happy. Not counting Antigua beaches, there is so much to see and do when you take an adventure holiday in Antigua.

Take English Harbour, for instance;  it was the headquarters of the British fleet in the 18th and 19th centuries and at its heart is the beautifully restored Nelson’s Dockyard, named after the great British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, who served here. So drag yourself away from Antigua beaches, English Harbour is a must-visit attraction in Antigua.

English Harbour – HQ of the British fleet 18th-19th centuries

Nowadays this historical treasure is the only operating Georgian dockyard left in the world and it is still a haven for boats and sailing vessels. With a museum, historic buildings to wander in and out of, quaint shops and waterfront cafés and restaurants, there is plenty to keep the whole family amused all day.

Best views in Antigua

Whatever you do, don’t leave Antigua without visiting Shirley Heights, a local beauty spot with panoramic views. High above English Harbour, the clear 360º view from the remains of the eighteenth century British garrison, is probably the most breathtaking in the Caribbean.

Lively Caribbean jump up

Go on Sunday for the lively barbecue party when it is THE place to be for the weekly “jump up” when tourists and holidaymakers alike mingle and enjoy live music. Children will love the crafts market and steel bands playing from 3pm to 6pm.

Antigua beaches are ideal for family active holidays in the Caribbean

There is an array of exhilarating adventures and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Zip through the rainforest on high wires, hop on a helicopter for the ride of your life; hike and bike; go diving into crystal-clear turquoise waters, or kayak, kite surf, fish and sail.

Whether you are in search of adventure or relaxation, Antigua is a good choice for a family holiday in the Caribbean – there’s lots to do… finding those 365 Antigua beaches for a start.

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