11 Top Tourist Attractions in Antigua and Barbuda
With a group of women heading to Antigua next month, we were super excited to find so many jaw-dropping attractions that are available in Antigua and Barbuda. Read on to see which 11 attractions we’ve deemed musts.
1. Devil’s Bridge, Antigua
Indian Town National Park in Antigua is home to Devil’s Bridge - a natural limestone formation spotted with geysers. The park is also a great place to hike and birdwatch.
2. Darby Cave, Barbuda
Darby Cave, a fascinating natural feature, is a rather large sinkhole rather than a cave. Inside the sinkhole, lush vegetation thrives. This too is an excellent spot to bird-watch.
3. Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda
If you've got a keen eye for birds, you'll want to make yourself right at home at Barbuda's Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Situated in a lagoon accessible only by boat, the sanctuary is famous for its nesting colonies of frigate birds and home to around 150 other species of birds.
4. Fig Tree Drive, Antigua
For a drive through picturesque farmlands and villages, opt for a mosey down Fig Tree Drive. Look out for art studios and roadside fruit stalls along the way – there’s nothing like fresh tropical pineapple.
5. 17 Mile Beach, Barbuda
An undisturbed stretch of coastline, 17 Mile Beach is the perfect spot for a quiet and secluded stroll or a picnic on the beach. Accessible by boat or helicopter, the beach is great for getting away from it all because of its remote location.
6. Dickenson Bay, Antigua
Another beach is Dickenson Bay, where an array of water sports and excellent swimming are available to those seeking a beach day. In contrast to 17 Mile Beach, at Dickenson Bay, facilities and umbrellas are available for rent.
7. St. John’s, Antigua
The central port city for the nation of Antigua and Barbuda is St. John's. A mishmash of colorful colonial houses and market stalls weighed down with exotic fruits. St. John's Cathedral provides a break from the heat and a peek into the island's colonial past with its neo-Baroque architecture. Shopping is also a popular activity in St. John's, with duty-free shops and souvenir stalls dotting the markets and main streets.
8. Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, Antigua
This park is a magnet for tourists, with multiple attractions that explore the dockyard's history. Spend an afternoon wandering through restored warehouses and looking at fancy yachts to understand how the old and new mesh together in Antigua.
9. Museum of Antigua and Barbuda
If you want to dive into the history of these gorgeous islands, look no further than the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. It’s small, but it features exhibits on the pottery and weaving history of the island, as well as geology, colonialism, and independence.
10. Stingray City, Antigua
A pool area ideal for meeting some marine friends, Stingray City allows you to swim or snorkel with majestic stingrays. Drawing in thousands of visitors annually, this is a fun hotspot to get up close and personal with some local marine life.
11. Half Moon Bay, Antigua
Providing the perfect location for one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, the idyllic shore of Half Moon Bay is a bit out of the way, but once you find it, it'll all be worth it. With white, sandy shores sandwiched between greenery and dazzling water, Half Moon Bay is a great place for sunbathing and snorkeling.
If you’re ready to experience the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, you’re not alone! Along with our friends heading there soon, we can make your dream getaway a reality too!