Curious travelers seeking relaxation appreciate Antigua for its 365 white sandy beaches and remarkable climate. This small island in the West Indies is known to be the sunniest destination in the Caribbean. The island of Antigua is incontestably a true paradise on earth.
The constant presence of trade winds makes Antigua’s coastline the perfect place for sailing enthusiasts. Explore its many harbors. No wonder the island hosts several important maritime events such as the Sailing Week which takes place in the spring.
Exploring the seabed is an interesting activity to do in Antigua because of the many shipwrecks that lay at the bottom of the sea near the island. In addition, several species of tropical fish have made it their home over time. If you feel more comfortable on the surface, no problem! Snorkeling is just as impressive: corals are everywhere. The exceptional clarity of the water also makes it easy to observe fish of all different colors with a simple diving mask.
Fort James is probably the most popular historical attraction on the island. This enchanting site, which dates back almost 400 years, offers a breathtaking view of the hills and the sea. One can explore ruins and original cannons from the time of the British Empire. Saint John’s Cathedral is also a must-see. You will be charmed by its architecture.
Do you like Caribbean food? Take advantage of your trip to Antigua to learn some culinary tips to cook some Caribbean dishes when you get back home. Nicole’s Table is a small, well-known cooking school in Saint John’s, that offers courses lasting a few hours. This concept allows you to familiarize yourself with local recipes using seafood and rum as main ingredients.
Antigua is an island where you can find plenty of arts and craft shops. You could purchase jewelry made with precious stones, second-hand clothing, handbags and more. Think about spoiling your loved ones and bring them back handmade local souvenirs.
The official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). You should ideally bring U.S. dollars and exchange them on the island. Finally, credit cards are generally accepted in tourist resorts.
Electrical outlets used in Antigua are not all the same as in Canada. Voltage is 230V. Plan ahead and bring a power adapter and converter in your luggage.
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