Activities & Things to Do

Tourism is the mainstay of Antigua's economy and each year there are new things to do for the more adventurous tourist. You can of course lie on a beach or by a pool sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun, but its all there if you want to be a bit more active.

How about some deep sea fishing, diving on coral reefs or swimming with stingrays? You could swing through the rainforest trees on a zipline or take a helicopter flight around Montserrat's smoking volcano? And before you go, shop til you drop in St John's.

Hiking trails, a UNESCO World Heritage site, eco tours, you may need a holiday to recover from your holiday.

Take a look at our selection below.

Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation

Founded about 1650 by Govenor Keynell, Betty's Hope was Antigua's pioneer sugar plantation. His widow inherited the estate upon his death in 1663.

Fort Barrington

Originally Goat Hill Fort, it was renamed in 1779 after Admiral Barrington and is the south western most point of St John's Harbour.


Situated at historical Redcliffe Quay towards the waterfront, you will find the five arches of The Goldsmitty.

Nelson's Dockyard

This UNESCO World Heritage Site and marina is host to some world renowned yachting events.

Overdraft & H2O Fishing Charters

Based in Nelson's Dockyard, probably the best known fishing vessel is Overdraft with her skipper Frank Hart, a many times winner of deep sea fishing contests.

St John's Cathedral

St John's Cathedral is now in its third incarnation. The first St John's Anglican Church was built in the same location in 1681 and was a simple wooden structure.

Stingray City Antigua

A visit to Stingray City is a real treat, where you can swim and interact with these surprisingly gentle creatures.

The Antigua & Barbuda Marine Guide © 2020 by Lightwave Publications Ltd.