The twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda lies between the tranquil Caribbean Sea and the stormy Atlantic Ocean, creating rugged coastlines to the east and peaceful westerly bays. Boasting exactly 365 beaches – one for everyday of the year – Antigua is definitely one of the most popular Caribbean vacation spots. It’s gained significant recognition over the last two decades as the host of one the largest sailing competitions in the world. Aside from sailing, here are the top ten things to see and do in Antigua.
1. Have a Sunset Cocktail at Shirley Heights
Shirley Heights is one of the most breathtaking viewpoints on the island, overlooking both Falmouth and English Harbour. We recommend attending one of the Sunday parties, where you can enjoy fresh grilled lobster, strong local rum punch and the cool sounds of live reggae music. Sunday is the most popular party, but Thursday nights can get busy as well. If you prefer a more intimate experience, stop by any other night of the week for a sunset cocktail, and definitely don’t forget your camera.