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Antigua and Barbuda things to see and do
Get a bird’s eye view of Antigua’s rainforest. Boldly stride or nervously creep along a high wire course made up of zip lines, swings, suspension bridges and a controlled parachute jump
Visit the less-developed Barbuda for its wild beauty, deserted beaches and heavily wooded interior abounding in wildlife. The main town, known as the village, is Codrington. It sits on the edge of a lagoon. Laid-back and old-fashioned, visitors share the winding streets with donkeys and goats, and fast food outlets and noisy bars don’t exist.
There are hundreds of beaches on Antigua but some of the best include Half Moon Bay, stretching for nearly a mile on the south eastern coast and popular with windsurfers and snorkellers. For those seeking peace and quiet, the southwestern point off Johnson’s Point is tranquil and the nearby Turner’s beach has great views out to Montserrat. On the north coast Dickenson’s Bay is safe and popular with families, and nearby you find quieter beaches and can even sneak off to uninhabited inlets such as Prickly Pear Island.
The islands’ colonial history is brought home at partially-restored Betty’s Hope, Antigua’s pioneer sugar plantation. The surviving structures are two stone sugar mills and a still house which form an open air museum and good picnic spot. It was built by Sir Christopher Codrington who named it after his daughter Betty.
Go for a bush safari in Barbuda. Stop for a picnic in the shade and watch for the wildlife amongst the sparkling salt ponds.
Cricket is played to the highest international standard as well as by enthusiastic amateurs in villages all over the islands. Antigua produced one of the finest cricketers the game has ever seen, Sir Vivien Richards and the country’s national stadium in St Johns is named after him. The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was built for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and is found close to the airport. It is possible to visit the stadium.
Fig Tree Drive
Antigua’s most picturesque drive takes you down the scenic route of Fig Tree Drive. The 32km (20miles) of winding roads travel through the lush tropical hills and rainforest and rise to the steep farmlands around Fig Tree Hill before descending to the coast. Fig is the Antiguan name for banana and along the way you’ll see not just bananas but mangoes and coconut groves.
Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
Situated in the Codrington Lagoon, the Frigate Bird sanctuary is a forty minute boat ride across the water. It is a spectacular sight even for non-bird watchers. In the mating season from September to April this rare bird displays a huge red breast to attract a female mate and they lay one egg on a nest built precariously on the mangrove.
Great Bird Island
Take an excursion to Great Bird Island from Dickenson Bay. Glass-bottomed boats afford leisurely views of the reef, and a restored pirate ship sails around the island and takes passengers for day or evening trips, with food, drink and entertainment included.
At Barbuda’s highest point of 38m (125 ft) are the ruins of the estate once run by Sir Christopher Codrington. Highland House, formerly known as Codrington House, dates back to the 18th century. Just 5km (3 miles) from Codrington Village still stands the 17m-high (56 ft) Martello Castle and tower, a fortress with a raised gun platform that was originally built by the British to defend the island. Both spots offer great views.
Indian Town Point
The wild side of Antigua can be seen at Devil’s Bridge, a limestone arch on the shore of Indian Town Point on the eastern side of the island where at high tide the Atlantic waves come crashing through boreholes in the rocks near the bridge. Indian Town Point is thought to have been an Arawak campsite before the Europeans colonized the islands. Guided tours are available.
Salivate and haggle over the riot of colourful fruits, vegetables and spices available at one of the best local markets in the Caribbean, situated in the south end of town at the junction of Valley and All Saints Roads.
St John’s Cathedral
Although it has been rebuilt three times because of hurricane damage, the present day St John’s Cathedral with its dramatic white towers is an imposing landmark built in 1845. It is worth a visit and contains some items from the churches that previously stood on the same spot and the bronze figures of St John the Baptist and St John the Divine are said to be taken from a French ship in 1756.
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