Antigua Adventure Activities Travel Guide, including Barbuda
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This Antigua Adventure Activities Travel Guide, which also includes Barbuda, is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the islands. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
Antigua and Barbuda in a nutshell
The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is located in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. It is a popular port of call for cruise ships in the Caribbean. The nation is receiving an increasing number of visitors wanting active holidays offering more than just beach, boat or shopping tour options.
The size of Antigua is around 108 square miles. The southwest is hilly rising to around 1,320ft while the rest of the island has a gentle undulating dryland scrub landscape. With 365 beaches and sheltered bays you’ll find an abundance of water-based sports on Antigua.
The twin islands are like chalk and cheese. Barbuda is a small flat coral island, just 145ft at its highest point and only 62 square miles, and can be reached by air or ferry from Antigua. The isolated island is famous for its pink sand, and for the Frigate bird sanctuary there.
Why visit Antigua for your active Caribbean vacation?
The beaches are undoubtedly a big attraction of Antigua. Hundreds of beaches, coupled with the rich colonial heritage and one of the most picturesque harbours in the world, makes Antigua an ultimate Caribbean escape.
There’s a wide choice of activities, so for an active holiday in the Caribbean you won’t go far wrong by choosing Antigua. Barbuda is isolated and has the most AMAZING pink sand.
While you’re in Antigua and Barbuda, don’t miss…
Visit Nelson’s Dockyard – the restored 18th century British naval base – it’s the most popular tourist attraction on Antigua. From the historical dockyard head for picturesque Falmouth Harbour, then Shirley Heights with its fort ruins (18th century) and spectacular views.
If you visit or stay in Barbuda, you must take a boat trip across Codrington Lagoon to see the renowned Frigate Bird Sanctuary – a huge nesting site for the majestic birds.
Snorkelling with stingrays at Stingray City Antigua is quite an experience, and the Antigua Sailing Week a major spectacle.
Antigua Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this Antigua Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in Antigua.
Find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover Antigua & Barbuda wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above.
There’s a page on Antigua Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated Antigua & Barbuda Articles & Features page.
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