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A soothing sight for Sunday, imagine the relaxing sounds at the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for our #DailyEscape pic.twitter.com/RnYnyu6V0c
 
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Antigua

What makes Antigua a sailing haven

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Categories: Antigua Tags: Antigua holidays, sailing
Renowned for having a beach for every day of the year, an Antigua holiday is a haven for those looking for a perfect beach break.  Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands and as well as idyllic white-sand beaches, it also boasts a deeply indented coastline with natural harbours.  The most notable being English Harbour with one of the preeminent historic sites in the Caribbean: Nelson’s Dockyard.  While the cobbled lanes and old buildings are reminiscent of its 18th century heritage, Nelson’s Dockyard is still a working marina and one of the world’s key yachting centres.  At the end of April every year it attracts yachtsmen, women and boats, many of which come for Antigua Sailing Week.

Yachts from all over the world arrive in English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour to participate in one of the world’s finest sailing events.  The longest-running Caribbean regatta, 2012 marks the 45th Antigua Sailing Week.  Its international status ensures ongoing fame worldwide with over 100 yachts taking part each year.  The regatta attracts serious racing boats including state-of-the-art, high-tech racing machines, along with a variety of performance cruising and cruising boats that are well over 100 feet.

Staying on the yachting theme, in the early 1980’s Antigua was the colourful backdrop for the Duran Duran video of ‘Rio’, which was filmed on a boat at various places around the island including English Harbour, Miller's Beach and Shirley Heights.  Other famous faces regularly spotted in Antigua include Eric Clapton, Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey, all of whom have winter holiday homes on the island.
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