Explore Local Attractions and Unforgettable Adventures in Antigua

The island of Antigua offers a wide range of exciting experiences. From sailing and windsurfing in the crystal clear waters, to exploring the lush rainforest and immersing yourself in the local culture, there is something for everyone.

Local to English Harbour

The Rum Academy on Galleon Beach

Taste local rums and have a go at making your own bottle of personalised rum in their beachside distillery.

Rum in the Ruins

A weekly history, archaeology and conservation talk at Dows Interpretation Centre taking in the sunset views with rum punch included.

Nelson’s Dockyard

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site the dockyard is a charming village with the restored colonial buildings housing shops, restaurants and bars. The Dockyard Museum, located in the former Admiral’s House, contains exhibits about the dockyard’s history and current archaeological research on the island.

Clarence House

Immaculately restored Clarence House is now a museum hosting guided tours on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Shirley Heights

Amazing views from which to watch the sunset. Live music, steel band and a BBQ every Sunday and Thursday evening.

Springhill Stables

Enjoy a trek on horseback through the local area, culminating in a refreshing bareback swim in the ocean.

Sailing Lessons

The National Sailing Academy can arrange lessons for all abilities at their centre in Falmouth Harbour.

Energie Gym

A modern and well equipped gym with a lovely yoga studio just down the road from Kittyhawk.


There are tennis courts near the yacht club and lessons can also be arranged.


Try Scooter Snorkelling on Galleon Beach where you’ll see turtles, fish and shipwrecks!

Pigeon Beach

Just a 15 minute walk from Kittyhawk, perfect for an early morning swim, a picnic or a sunset cocktail at Bumpkins Beach Bar and of course home to the legendary Catherines Café.

Galleon Beach

Home to the wonderful Loose Cannon Beach Bar and some great snorkelling. You can kayak or paddleboard from Kittyhawk in just 15 minutes.

Deep Sea Fishing

There are two golf courses on the island, one at Jolly Harbour and the preferred course at Cedar Valley with sea views and offering a challenging game for all levels amidst mature tropical trees.

Further afield on the island

Sting Ray City

Interact and feed the beautiful southern Stingrays, together with snorkelling amongst the magnificent coral.

Zip Line

The Antigua Forest Zipline is a unique eco-tour through the lush rainforest and is for all ages.


See Antigua from a different perspective with Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours and experience one of Antigua’a most beautiful conservation areas.


There are two golf courses on the island, one at Jolly Harbour and the preferred course at Cedar Valley with sea views and offers a challenging game for all levels amidst mature tropical  trees.

Redcliff and Heritage  Quay

Overlooking the harbour of St. John’s, Historic Redcliffe Quay is one of the oldest parts of the town, dating back as far as the 17th & 18th centuries. There are various courtyards and boardwalks to discover boutiques selling gifts, pottery, paintings, and other locally made gifts. Heritage Quay is a shopper’s paradise, offering two floors of a wide array of duty and tax-free merchandise for travellers

Ffyrres Beaches

Low key Fryrres Beach is among one of the best stretches of beach on the island with a chilled vibe and less crowds at sunset than some other west coast beaches.

Charter a Boat

Explore the coastline of Antigua and charter a boat or catamaran for the day. Barefoot Antigua and Cool Cats based in Jolly Harbour can provide you with a fun filled day out at sea.


If you fancy going a little further, then Barbuda is an absolute gem. Discover its pink sand, clear blue sea and treat yourself to lunch at Nobu for a special occasion. There is a daily ferry from St Johns, or if you want to arrive in style charter a boat or even a helicopter to take you to your small piece of paradise.

For more information about sailing events in and around English Harbour visit www.sailingweek.com and www.antiguaclassics.com

For more information on whats going on and things to do in Antigua visit: www.antiguanice.com And  www.antigua-barbuda.org.