The stunning island of Antigua, known to the locals as Wadadli, may just seem to offer white sand beaches and stunning ocean views but beyond the surface of the island you’ll find there’s much more to a holiday in Antigua than meets the eye. Once you get past the sun and sand of the island you’ll find there are forests, rivers and breathtaking landscapes just waiting to be discovered.
When visiting Antigua it is easy to remain by the shores for the entire holiday and forget that there is a whole island just waiting to be explored. So grab your sun hat and join us as we take a look at the best things to do in Antigua.
Thrill seekers and daredevils will be pleased to know that activities on this island aren’t limited to sunbathing and snorkelling - in fact, there is a whole range of activities both inland and by the coast that are perfect from adrenaline junkies. The Zipline in the Antiguan Rainforest will send you soaring through the tree tops, while showing you some of the best birds-eye views of the island.
Sting Ray City
If you fancy getting up close and personal with some of the local marine life then a visit to Sting Ray City is a must when in Antigua. Book a boat trip out to this sting ray sanctuary for a real hands-on experience with the fish.
A helicopter tour of Antigua is by far the best way to really take in the beauty of the whole island. There are variety of helicopter tours available around the island, most of which you will be able to book upon arrival at your hotel.
For a truly unique experience of the island head to Antigua Clay’s for the day. Try your hand at clay shooting and see who has the best aim at Antigua's only clay shooting range.
History buffs should visit Betty’s Hope, Antigua’s first sugar plantation. Built in 1674, the ruins of two stone windmills and a distillery is all that is left there today, but there is still a small visitor centre where you can find out all the facts about this once thriving landmark in Antigua.
However, though these activities will fill up your days in Antigua you’re still going to want somewhere to unwind in the evenings and lay your sleepy head at night. We currently have an incredible deal at the 4* Sugar Ridge Resort in Antigua. Book this month and save a massive 40 per cent off your booking when staying for seven nights at this stunning cliff-top hotel.
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