Easily reached from many major destinations, Antigua has long time been a playground for the thrill seeker as well as those seeking relaxation and retreat. It is a hub of international sailing activity, playing host to one of the world’s most famous yacht regattas, Antigua Sailing Week, as well as the highly prestigious Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, during which the world’s sailing aficionados flock to Falmouth Harbour and the 18th century Nelson’s Dockyard, a beautiful Eunesco World Heritage Site.
Its turquoise waters attract snorkelers and divers alike with the unique Sting Ray City a special experience. Plenty of land pursuits also attract including the Cedar Valley Golf Club, the Fig Tree Rainforest zipline, hiking trails, cycling and tennis amongst many others. The island even has its own Triathlon in February each year and excellent kite surfing in season. But perhaps the most famous pastime is beach hopping amongst its 365 different white sand beaches!
Antigua offers a thriving, lively and varied dining scene – more than most Caribbean islands. International fine dining restaurants are complimented by local beach bars and restaurants, all influenced by the local cuisine of fish, lobster, crab, great curries, and beautiful fruits like mangoes, papayas and avocado. The Antigua Black Pineapple is the nation’s national fruit and revered as the world’s sweetest tasting pineapple. See here for more detail.
Antigua is a pristine paradise that pays the utmost respect to the islands native flora, fauna and wildlife. Wherever possible, local materials will be sourced and residences will be designed to blend seamlessly with the landscape. Fruit and vegetable crops will be grown in a dedicated nursery, and solar energy panels will be set up around the peninsula.