Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are both known for their excellent beaches
city, St. John's, dates as far back as 1681 but it
has since suffered greatly. Two major fires (1769 and 1861) and two
major earthquakes (1690 and 1843) destroyed the earliest structures,
all made of wood.
St. John's is best viewed as a shopping port. Heritage Quay is a modern looking duty-free complex while nearby Redcliffe Quay with brightly painted wooden buildings has all the charm and color. The city's Saturday morning market is always worthwhile.
Antigua's most interesting sites are out in the country and there are quite a few of those. See Things To Do
Not to be missed is English Harbour, home of Nelson's Dockyard, which is probably the Caribbean's finest historic recreation.
Shirley Heights, once a principal fortification for British troops, is stationed high over English Harbour. It houses a museum and old military cemetery.
On Sunday afternoons, Shirley Heights hosts practically the entire population at a lively barbecue with excellent steel band music.
has many old sugar plantations, such as Betty's Hope.
Exploring the rough rocky coastline of Indian
Town National Park makes a good half-day excursion.
Married in Antigua & Barbuda
Indian Town National Park
Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda