The island of Antigua is the main island of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Tourism accounts for over 60% of the economy in Antigua, so there’s a great deal to do and see.
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Most of the sprawling and gorgeous beaches are free to visit. Water activities such as boating and fishing are popular. Or there are many ocean activities that can be arranged, including snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and wakeboarding, to name a few.
For more land-based adventures, check out Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, which features the fully-restored British dockyard from the late 1700s, along with a museum, restaurants, and shops. This is also where the main marina is on the island, and where cruise ships come in, so there’s plenty of coastal sightseeing to be done here.
From the park, another site to hit is the nearby Shirley Heights. Hiking to this peak of just shy of 500 feet is a bit of a challenge, but should be an exciting trek for seasoned hikers. From the peak, you can see for miles around, all the way to Guadalupe and volcanic Montserrat. There’s also a bar and restaurant up top.
Lastly, we’d be remiss without mentioning Devil’s Bridge. At the junction of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, years of erosion and reef activity have created an arched, natural bridge over a chasm of sea water. While it’s not advised to actually go across the bridge, there are plenty of nearby features worth seeing, including many natural “blowholes” where ocean water is forced up in a violent spray as the waves impact underwater crags and fissures. It’s a great way to cool off, on land, after a hike around this amazing vista.
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