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Things to see and do in Antigua

Our Caribbean island may be small, but you certainly won't be short of things to see and do during your stay. Explore the rainforest treetops, soak up some history in St John's, or take a trip to nearby Great Bird Island for some wildlife spotting - the choice is yours.

English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard

Now a cultural heritage site, the marina was developed in the 18th century as a base for the Royal Navy and now houses plenty of historical artefacts from the colonial period.

Shirley Heights

This wonderfully restored military look-out has the best view in Antigua. Don’t miss the Sunday fish-fry and barbecue with live Caribbean music!

Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's

Situated in the court house of 1750, the oldest building in St John’s, this fascinating museum interprets the story of Antigua from its geological birth to political independence.

Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tour

Perfect for thrill-seekers, this exciting treetop tour allows you to explore the Antiguan rainforest canopy via a series of zip-lines, trails and suspension bridges.

St John's

Antigua and Barbuda's capital city is home to many of the island's historical tourist attractions, as well as plenty of colourful shops, bars and restaurants.

Great Bird Island

This tiny inlet lies almost 3km north east of Antigua. A must-see for animal lovers, it's home to a thriving wildlife sanctuary and is the last refuge of the Antiguan racer snake.

Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation

Founded in 1650, this was the first plantation on the island to introduce large-scale sugar cultivation. It has now been restored as an open-air museum charting the history of the sugar era.