The twin-island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda welcomes you with an abundance of sunshine, white and pink sandy beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Join us for new adventures and exciting events on island this Summer.
From Antigua, take a short boat ride over to Laviscount Island, the only location in this hemisphere where you can interact with a herd of Giant Aldabra Tortoises. Learn about the Aldabra tortoises, the planet's oldest living animal and get up close to the prehistoric animals. Other attractions on the Island include Lesser Antilles iguanas, parrots, walking trails, a large beach area and snorkeling. Laviscount Island offers stand-alone tours and combination tours with Stingray City. In 2022, they team up with fast-action boat tour provider ‘Adventure Antigua’ for an exhilarating eco-tour that includes the unique Laviscount Island and the impressive natural formation ‘Hell’s Gate’.
THE BIRD’S NEST
An eco-adventure awaits you off the North Coast of Antigua, at the island’s biggest marine park which holds several islets and the picturesque Great Bird Island.
Take a voyage through the protected marine coast with its bird covered islets and mangrove shores, on the way to the Bird’s Nest at the Great Bird Island. Hike the canopied trail and be on the look-out for the harmless, beautiful, and endangered racer snake that lives nowhere else in the world but on the islands of Antigua’s Northern coast. Enjoy special access by climbing the grand stairs which stretches into the highlands. Snorkel around the reef, with provided snorkeling equipment, among turtles, stingrays, and other ocean life, then enjoy an Antiguan BBQ lunch. Find more information at: http://birdislandantigua.com
With cool tradewinds and lots of intriguing sights to be seen, visitors who want a relaxing, cycle experience without too much work, can hop on an e-bike tour, slow down and enjoy the scenes. There are six routes to choose from, allowing visitors the chance to take in the country’s history, scenic views, and beaches. Head North for Jabberwock beach, South to meander down Fig Tree Drive, East for the twin-mills at Betty’s Hope and the natural land formation, Devil’s Bridge or West for the historic Fort Barrington. Visitors can also embark on a historic tour through St. John’s City with a stop at Fort James or head to English Harbour for an exploration of Antigua’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. Find more information at: www.ebikestour.com
ANTIGUA VINTAGE TEA HOUSE
Journey along Fig Tree Drive and nestled within the hills at the Mount Tabor Retreat, visitors will find tucked behind a stunning sugar mill, Antigua Vintage Tea house. The intimate teahouse offers a laid-back experience, in the heart of the rainforest. Enjoy breath-taking views together with delicious food and drink. ‘Quintessentially English; Deliciously Caribbean; Blending the islands’, sums up the tea house perfectly. Find more information at: www.facebook.com/AntiguaVintageTeaHouse
Using super-natural botanicals, Antilles Stillhouse offers three unique gins produced entirely at their distillery and featuring plants from their backyard garden. Spicy, warm, fruity, and citrusy are the words used to describe the gins - the classic ‘Big Wood Gin’, the Sorrell infused ‘Pink Gin’ and the ‘Fevergrass Spirit’. New for 2022 is their one-hour immersive experience which connects raw ingredients with a tour of the garden and highlights the craft and process of distilling small batches of the spirits. Each Antilles Stillhouse tour offers a chance to sample every spirit in their portfolio to include the beautifully fragrant Pastis. Find more information at: www.antillesdistilling.com
QUIN FARARA’S RUM PUNCH EXPERIENCE
Opened in 1924 and still operating from their original location, Quin Farara Liquor Store is an Antiguan staple. Now, visit the old ‘rum shop’ and you will see groups or individuals engaged in a fun, twenty-minute rum punch experience or a more in-depth one-hour-long Rum production master class and guided tasting. Book their new rum punch experience with a skilled mixologist who will, give you insight into the family-owned business, demystify the classic old fashioned rum punch, break it down to its elements and show you the simplest way to never forget how to make the classic cocktail. Find more information at: www.facebook.com/QuinFarara
Rokuni, overlooking panoramic views at Nonsuch Bay Residences, is the newest restaurant to be opened by the Rocks Group of Companies. Known for producing stellar cuisine at their other two restaurants in Antigua, the award-winning Sheer Rocks at Cocobay Resort, and the sophisticated Catherine’s Café at Pigeon Point Beach, with Rokuni, the company is all set to deliver tantalizing Asian-inspired cuisine. Find more information at: www.rokuni-antigua.com
Antigua’s fascinating history is on display at Weatherills Hotel, a historic 17th century colonial mansion that has been beautifully restored. Set within forty acres of picturesque gardens in the north of the island, the extraordinary property is home to a collection of seven boutique bedrooms. Enriched by an impressive, restored working windmill, guests will enjoy carefully crafted menus in an elegant restaurant and create memories in beautiful spaces for magical weddings, energetic meetings, and sophisticated events. The property owned by an Antiguan family will open in 2022. Find more information at: www.weatherillshotel.com