Things to do in
St John's

Our most recommended things to do in St John's

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.

Half Island Helicopter Tour of Antigua

2. 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.

3. 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.

Transfer from/to the Airport - Waiting Guaranteed

4. 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.

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.

Transportation from V.C Bird International to your Hotel des

8. 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

9. 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 

From the Sea Cooking Class

10. From the Sea Cooking Class

“What's available today?” is always the question during the morning of a seafood class, This means that the menu is determined by what was recently caught based on the season and sea conditions. Whether it is mahi-mahi, snapper, tuna or grouper, a delicious lunch using a local fish will be the end result. Be prepared for a menu that adjusts from the one listed above based on what’s fresh and off the boats. But also be prepared to have fun as what you will eat is adapted, created and prepared. The goal of this class, like all of your classes will be to make it easy for you to cook the same menu after you return home. All of this is offered from a 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. A typical menu includes: - Cocktails: A local juice, water from the cisterns, and Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch - Starter: Garlic shrimp in a crispy wonton cup with avocado - Main course: Grilled ginger lime mahi-mahi with pineapple salsa or blackened fish tacos with a spicy slaw or baked stuffed whole snapper - Sides: Basmati rice, and a rainbow salad - Dessert: Mini cheesecakes with passion fruit

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What people are saying about St John's

Overall rating

5.0
(13 reviews)

We had book a tour. Juli provided a private tour special for us. So we was able to learn much more about the isle. She took a lot of time to answer questions and taking pictures. A lot of information about the isle was lovely provided. Thanks so much for sharing your time with us.

It was a really great day that we were able to spend with Nicole in a private atmosphere. We laughed so much, we cooked so delicious food and we learned a lot. It was really great. I can only recommend it to everyone. Do the same and spend the day with Nicole and Adam !!

Such a welcoming and warm environment. Nicole and her family treated us like we were visiting cousins! The class and dinner was a real treat and great souvenir to keep forever. We highly recommend this as a real Antigua experience!

Excellent tour with George! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The stops we made during the tour were all great. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Absolutely recommend to see the island from this perspective!!!