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Antigua – Things to do

Things to do in Antigua

There’s so much to love about Antigua, an island of pristine white sands, layered naval history and breathtaking sunsets. You’ll find some spectacular seafood restaurants here and we highly recommend you take the island’s self-guided rum trails to get a taste of local life. Consider a visit during Sailing Week too – it’s one of the most exciting events.

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Nicole's Table

Antiguans are passionate about their food and they take pride in their cooking from start to finish. On this fantastic excursion, you will visit Nicole in her favourite place - her kitchen. She will teach you the local way from selecting your ingredients, preparing and then cooking your dishes for you to taste at the end. Please contact our destination specialists to add this onto your booking.

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Island safari

With an Island Safari on board a jeep, you can explore the natural wonders of Antigua in one day. The trip includes a stop at the historical sugar plantation, Betty Hope’s, where you can enjoy a delicious lunch and to absorb some of the island’s history. The tour takes you to Indian Town National Park, on the east coast, with its windswept craggy shores. After hiking through the dense hiking trail, you will reach Indian Town Point where you can cross Devil’s Bridge, a naturally formed limestone Bridgeway.

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Naval History

Antigua’s shores have sheltered many fine sailors and explorers, including Admiral Nelson. Learn more about the island‘s deep nautical history with a visit to Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour. From there, follow the picturesque nature trails to Fort Berkeley, a defence built by the British between 1704 and 1745 to protect the island from French invasion. Cool off in the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, where you can leisurely explore the history of the island indoors.

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Antigua's Wildlife

Family members both young and old will take great delight in discovering the many inhabitants of Antigua. The Antigua Donkey Sanctuary is home to more than 150 rescued donkeys. Visit the Wadadli Animal Nature Park, where you can watch the playing monkeys, lizards and exotic birds. Alternatively, don a snorkel to get up close with the local marine life, including rare turtles.

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Antigua's Cuisine

No holiday in Antigua would be complete without sampling the delicious local cuisine. Foodies should stop at Nelson’s Dockyard, not only to sharpen up on the cultural heritage of Antigua, but to get better acquainted with the Creole-inspired fare. For a delicious snack on the go, a lamb roti from a street food vendor will certainly not disappoint.

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