The Caribbean Sea holds many gems, some of which I have been fortunate enough to visit. In the sea’s Leeward Islands is the country of Antigua and Barbuda, two small islands that appear to pack quite a punch for sun-seekers. Today will focus in on Antigua, the larger of the two isles. I have yet to make my way to this West Indies island, though with 365 beaches – one for each day of the year – I could be tempted rather easily.
With so many beaches one would imagine that the island is rather large yet in fact it is only about 281 sq km/ 108 sq miles. It’s circumference is a mere 87 km/54 miles. Driving around an island this size, stopping to take in those beaches and the landscape surrounding you sounds like a great way to spend a day or two. The number of activities to fill your days are plentiful. Here are just some of the ways to spend you sunny days in Antigua:
- Diving & snorkeling
- Deep sea fishing
- Sailing and yacht charters
- Windsurfing, kayaking
- Bird watching
- Hiking to Monk Hill and Deep Bay
- Scooter and bicycle rentals
- Island tours
- Explore the capital city of St John’s including its Saturday morning market and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
The activities don’t stop when the sun sets. Antigua has a plenty of restaurants and cuisines to satisfy your foodie cravings. From fine dining to fast food with everything in between, often with a Caribbean zest. After dinner you can tear up the dance floors at numerous bars and clubs featuring all sorts of music from pop hits to soca, dancehall, reggae and more.
I have to say, while writing this post Antigua has caught my attention with all those activities and beaches. The sun may be calling me.