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Things to do in
Antigua and Barbuda

Our most recommended things to do in Antigua and Barbuda

From St John's: Antigua Historical Tour with Beach Visit

1. From St John's: Antigua Historical Tour with Beach Visit

Connect with the history of Antigua while on your relaxing holiday. Discover different parts of the island on a guided journey with a local to fully sense its vibrant ambiance. Pass by quaint little villages, tour the iconic Nelson's Dockyard, and take a dip in the calm waters of a beautiful beach. Drive out of St John's and through the villages of Freemans and Liberta, for a nice overview of the local lifestyle and culture. Stop at Shirley’s Heights in the English Harbour for a quick break to marvel at the breathtaking views of the deep blue ocean and lush vegetation. Enjoy an insightful tour of the premises at Nelson's Dockyard, a cultural heritage site and marina. Finally, head over to one of the island's finest beaches to unwind after your adventure and swim in the serene waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Antigua: Stingray City Experience Ticket

2. Antigua: Stingray City Experience Ticket

Get ready to meet the remarkable stingray. Join one of the most unforgettable experiences in Antigua. Swim and interact with them and other submarine creatures in their natural habitat. Take a short 8-minute journey by boat to reach a platform, climb down some stairs, and then you will be in the middle of the sea in a shoal where you can touch these unusual creatures. Allow them to conquer you with their docile demeanor. Join this activity with the whole family ─ this tour is also suitable for small children. Don't worry, there's no need to know how to swim. This fantastic experience will remain one of the best memories of your entire holiday in Antigua.

Half Island Helicopter Tour of Antigua

3. Half Island Helicopter Tour of Antigua

This awe-inspiring excursion takes you on a journey through the picturesque landscapes of Antigua's countryside, encompassing the majestic Mt Obama, the lush rainforest, and charming local villages. Continuing onwards, you will have the opportunity to witness the historic Nelson's Dockyard, and you can catch a glimpse of the elegant yachts in Falmouth Harbour. The tour then proceeds to showcase the breathtaking beauty of Cades Reef, Darkwood beach, Ffryes beach, Jolly Harbour, and Five Island Harbour. Finally, you will be treated to panoramic views of the magnificent cruise ships in Deep Bay and the capital of St John's.

Snorkeling activity in Stingray City Antigua - Transfer INC.

4. Snorkeling activity in Stingray City Antigua - Transfer INC.

The meeting point is at the port of St. John's if you are arriving by cruise ship or directly at your resort. During the journey to reach Seatons (the pier where the boats depart), the guide will tell you many curiosities about Antigua and its inhabitants. Once we arrive at the boats' headquarters, we will embark for 8 minutes to reach the shoal in the middle of the sea. This experience is recommended for people of any age and you don't need to know how to swim because you can touch the water being 1.40 meters high (55 inches). The interaction with stingrays is direct and in their natural habitat. You will have the opportunity to caress them and live one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life. We will remain in the water for an hour and 10 minutes and then return to the headquarters and after using the bathroom and showers, we will be ready to return to the port of St. John's.

Antigua: Scenic Jeep Tour with Lunch from Saint John's

5. Antigua: Scenic Jeep Tour with Lunch from Saint John's

Learn about Antigua’s history on a guided tour of the island in a Jeep with hotel pickup in Saint John's. See the highlights of the island including Devil's Bridge and Nelson Dockyard. Snap some great photos, pick up insights into the area from your guide, and enjoy lunch with a view. Embark on an extensive sightseeing tour including popular sights such as Devil’s Bridge — a remarkable example of sea-water erosion. See Blockhouse and Shirley Heights, where you can take the most beautiful photos. Discover Nelson Dockyard, Antigua’s largest national park. Cruise down Fig Tree Drive where you’ll pass a rainforest, see massive banana trees, and more. Afterward, settle in to enjoy lunch at a waterfront restaurant with alfresco dining on the harbor side. Return to Saint John's for hotel drop-off.

All In one day at ffryes beach with swimming and lunch tour

6. All In one day at ffryes beach with swimming and lunch tour

The roads of Antigua will take you through villages after interesting villages as you make your way to Fryes Estate. Here you will see two of the island's oldest Sugar Mills, now in ruins and immensely picturesque. We can't let you forget that you're on a Caribbean island and, therefore, our next stop will be a beautiful beachfront setting Whether you prefer to lounge on a chair and gaze at the azure blue water or jump into it, you'll love this refreshing time on a private beach of white sand. Families will enjoy sipping and painting or Jewelry making, swimming, Snorkeling or kayak at Ffryes Beach learning of the surrounding mangroves, even hiking around the sugar mills while building up hearty appetites. Luckily, this free time is followed by a terrific and typical West Indian lunch. The food is tantalizing and the staff are very welcoming as you dine in the midst of the music of steel pans and a lovely local artist reciting poetry. You'll be sorry that it's time to depart.

All About Jerk Cooking Class

7. All About Jerk Cooking Class

Jerk cooking is an authentic Jamaican way to cook meat. Whether it is pork, chicken, beef or fish, the meat is seasoned and slowly cooked over an open fire or on a barbecue grill. The seasoning is made up of local/regional spices like scallions, onion, thyme, pimento (all spice), cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers and salt. The first taste of jerked food is hot with pepper, and as you eat the flavors of all the other spices mingle in your mouth giving an explosion of stunning flavor. It is for this reason why all the other islands have adopted Jerk. Jerk is now viewed as a regional food, and everyone has their own special recipe to make jerk seasoning. In Nicole’s class, Nicole will introduce you to all the jerk spices, provide a history about jerk, and discuss the various ways jerk seasoning can be used to give your food its own West Indian style when you return home.   Once lunch is ready, guests will enjoy eating on our large veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea (and the hummingbirds that frequent our orchids). A typical menu includes: Cocktails: A local juice, water from our cisterns, and Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch Starter: A local juice, water from our cisterns, and Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch Main Course: Jerk Chicken (or Tofu!) with Grilled Pineapple Sides: Plantains Wrapped in Bacon, Red Beans and Rice, and a Garden Salad Dessert: Coconut Custard Tart The goal of this class, will be to make it easy for you cook the same menu after you return home. All of this is offered from the home high on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The experience will give you a beautiful view and an opportunity to experience life the Caribbean way.

Transfer from/to the Airport - Waiting Guaranteed

8. Transfer from/to the Airport - Waiting Guaranteed

After a long flight, the thing that will make you happiest is already having a person waiting for you at the airport or you want to feel comfortable during the return transfer to the airport? You won't have to queue to take a taxi or wait? Our private service, guarantees the presence of a person with a sign with your last name who will be waiting for you immediately after the sliding exit door of the VC Bird airport of Antigua or directly at the lobby of your resort. We will accompany you to your resort (check below) or back to the airport. We guarantee transfer form/to the airport to all these resorts: Cocos, Cocobay, Jolly Beach, Jolly Castle, Antigua chiama Italia, Keyonna Curtain Bluff, Carlisle Bay, Hermitage Bay, Sandals Grande, Galley Bay, Hawksbill, Royalton, Royalton Chic, Antigua Village, Siboney, Dickenson Bay Cottages, The Verandah, Pineapple, Hammock Cove, Ocean Point, Blue Waters, Connie's Confort Suite, Ellen Bay Cottages. We offer price for 1-2 people, or 3-4 people or 5-6 people in the same vehicle. In the case of requests from more people, more services will have to be booked.

Transportation from V.C Bird International to your Hotel des

9. Transportation from V.C Bird International to your Hotel des

We will be waiting arcross the pedestrian bridge holding a sign with your name

Rum Cooking Class & Tasting

10. Rum Cooking Class & Tasting

Join a cooking class in a local home high on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This gives you a beautiful view and an opportunity to experience life the Caribbean way. The class is more of a local experience than a simple cooking class. Classes are taught hands-on or can be as laid-back as you wish. Your host and teacher, Nicole, teaches her classes in a very informal way explaining the history of the food and telling stories about living in the West Indies. Nicole will discuss the various uses of rum in the starter, the main and dessert and then you will enjoy a three-course lunch that includes all the recipes for the class. The history of rum starts in the Caribbean around the 17th century. During this cooking class, you will learn from a local about the history and influence of rum on the Caribbean, its culture and its cuisine... and get to participate in a rum tasting of 6 regional rums too! A typical menu includes: Cocktails: a local juice and Nicole's Old-Fashioned Rum Punch Starter: sweet potato soup with rum Main course: rum and brown sugar marinated flank steak and onion jam Sides: plantains wrapped in bacon, red beans and rice, and a garden salad Dessert: bread pudding with rum-soaked raisins and a butter rum sauce or a butter rum cake 

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(9 reviews)

Our driver was excellent. We landed, went through customs/immigration and picked up our checked luggage all within 15-20minutes. And there was Alex waiting outside to pick us up! Even he was surprised that we were so quick. We were at our Hotel in 30minutes. The small minibus was clean and he gave us some island information on the way.

Had such a lovely time on this activity - immediately felt very welcomed into the chef’s home, friendly “family” atmosphere, and I was easily able to join a group as an individual (so a great option for solo travellers!). Refreshing drinks, yummy food, spectacular views, and an overall memorable experience. Would highly recommend.

We were absolutely fascinated. A very experienced and passionate pilot who has absolutely mastered his craft and explained a lot to us during the flight. Thanks alot.

LT was an excellent host and guide. Shared a lot of knowledge and took us to some great places

Awesome. Dwight and Shavon were great guides. Thanks!