Want to visit an island where you can explore a new beach every day for an entire year? Antigua is a destination that should not be left off anyone’s travel bucket list. With spectacular white sand beaches, blue seas, beautiful scenery, and lots of things to do in the sun, it is a must-visit destination.
Antigua has a rich cultural heritage deeply rooted in a mixture of African heritage melted with the influence of colonialism which together create a vibrant, spirited culture which remains strong until this day. Historic sites, tasty cuisine and a lively cultural scene can all be found on Antigua.
The currency on the island is Eastern Caribbean Dollars or EC. US Dollars (USD) is accepted too but it is likely you will get EC in return.
If you do venture to Antigua's attractions, you will find that the panoramic view from Shirley Heights. Shirley Heights is a retired military lookout 490 feet above the sea offering an iconic view of the English and Falmouth Harbors. Also visit the fascinating history of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine are largely overlooked by the sun worshippers who have set up camp along the shores.
With 365 beaches to choose from, Antigua has many great places to snorkel: Cades Reef, Carlisle Bay East, Deep Bay, Darkwood Beach,Great Bird Island Beach, Prickly Pear Island. But have you ever considered scooter snorkeling?
Scooter snorkeling requires a sea scooter, which is a device with a harmless motorized propeller that allows you to navigate better and dive deeper underwater. This activity is perfect for those of you who love to free dive or snorkeling because you do not have to use much energy.
You may have heard of Stingray City in Grand Cayman, but did you know there was one in Antigua? It is one of the main attractions on the island. On the East side of Antigua, there is an area where you can swim in a shallow part of the ocean with wild stingrays. These rays are free to come and go as they please. However, since they are used to human contact, they do not quite act like ‘wild’ stingrays and are quite friendly, even playful.
Visit this tropical island in the West Indies and have the best vacation experience ever. You know the reasons you need to visit Antigua, now you just must decide what is holding you back.
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