Antigua and Barbuda

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  • 1. Nelson's Dockyard

    Historic District/Site

    Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua's most famous attraction is the world's only Georgian-era dockyard still in use, a treasure trove...Read More

  • 2. Redcliffe Quay

    Commercial District

    Redcliffe Quay, at the water's edge just south of Heritage Quay, is the most appealing part of St. John's. Attractively restored (and superbly...Read More

  • 3. Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the south gate of the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Divine are figures of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Divine, said to have...Read More

  • 4. Betty's Hope

    Museum/Gallery

    Just outside the village of Pares, a marked dirt road leads to Antigua's first sugar plantation, founded in the 1670s. You can tour the twin...Read More

  • 5. Darkwood Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This ½-mile (1-km) beige ribbon on the southwest coast has stunning views of Montserrat. Although popular with locals and cruise-ship passengers...Read More

  • 6. Devil's Bridge

    Geological Site

    This limestone arch formation, sculpted by the crashing breakers of the Atlantic at Indian Town, is a national park. Blowholes have been carved...Read More

  • 7. Dickenson Bay

    Beach–Sight

    Along a lengthy stretch of well-kept powder-soft white sand and exceptionally calm water, you can find small and large hotels (including Siboney...Read More

  • 8. Falmouth

    Town/Village

    This town sits on a lovely bay backed by former sugar plantations and sugar mills. The most important historic site here is St. Paul's Church...Read More

  • 9. Fig Tree Drive

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    This often muddy, rutted, steep road takes you through the rain forest, which is rich in mangoes, pineapples, and banana trees ( fig is the...Read More

  • 10. Ft. George

    Town/Village

    East of Liberta—one of the first settlements founded by freed slaves—on Monk's Hill, this fort was built between 1689 and 1720. Among the ruins...Read More

  • 11. Half Moon Bay

    Beach–Sight

    This ½-mile (1-km) ivory crescent is a prime snorkeling and windsurfing area. On the Atlantic side, the water can be rough at times, attracting...Read More

  • 12. Harmony Hall

    Store/Shop/Mall

    Northeast of Freetown (follow the signs), this art gallery/restaurant is built on the foundation of a 17th-century sugar-plantation great house...Read More

  • 13. Heritage Quay

    Commercial District

    Shopaholics head directly for Heritage Quay, an ugly multimillion-dollar complex. The two-story buildings contain stores that sell duty-free...Read More

  • 14. Johnson's Point/Crabbe Hill

    Beach–Sight

    This series of connected, deserted beaches on the southwest coast looks out toward Montserrat, Guadeloupe, and St. Kitts. Notable beach bar...Read More

  • 15. Megaliths of Greencastle Hill

    Geological Site

    It's an arduous climb through thick bush (a local guide is recommended) to these eerie rock slabs in the south-central part of the island. Some...Read More

  • 16. Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

    Museum/Gallery

    Signs at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda say "Please touch," encouraging you to explore Antigua's past. Try your hand at the educational video...Read More

  • 17. Parham

    Town/Village

    This sleepy village is a splendid example of a traditional colonial settlement. St. Peter's Church, built in 1840 by English architect Thomas...Read More

  • 18. Pigeon Point

    Beach–Sight

    Near Falmouth Harbour lie two fine white-sand beaches reasonably free of seaweed and driftwood. The leeward side is calmer, the windward side...Read More

  • 19. Runaway Beach

    Beach–Sight

    An often unoccupied stretch of bone-white sand, this beach is still rebuilding after years of hurricane erosion, with just enough palms left...Read More

  • 20. Shirley Heights

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This bluff affords a spectacular view of English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour. The heights are named for Sir Thomas Shirley, the governor who...Read More

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