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Top 9 Adventures To Experience In Antigua and Barbuda



Antigua and Barbuda, an island nation, is known for its beautiful white and pink sand beaches, lush tropical vegetation, and rich cultural heritage.


Are you ready for the best Caribbean experience of your life?


Here are the top ten adventures waiting for you in Antigua and Barbuda.


1. Round Island Tour:


The 3.5-hour tour involves traveling across the island of Antigua to Nelson's Dockyard National Park.


Shirley Heights and Clarence House are located there, along with Blockhouse Ruins overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


Visitors can also see the infamous English Harbor on tour, Admiral's Inn, Sailmaker's Loft, the art gallery, and more.


The park has numerous sailing and yachting events and other historical attractions to explore.



2. Antigua Shore Excursion Yacht Racing:


Past the snorkeling tours and fishing trips, yacht racing shore excursions will get your adrenaline pumping like no other.


It is a great way to enjoy the open sea and engage in Antiguan culture.


As your ship docks, meet your sailing guide for a safety briefing.


You can sit back and watch the action or be part of it.


There is a crash course available before the 45-minute race. Rum punches are always on deck!



3. Beach Massages Shore Excursion:


Enjoy a relaxing massage at the Valley Church beach.


The gentle sea in the background will enhance the soothing tropical experience with soft noises, and gentle breezes reinvigorate your senses as you receive your massage treatment.


The bar and restaurant are available, along with free Wi-Fi services.


Following the revitalizing massage, feel free to unwind and head to the Beach Bar for local drinks, food, and souvenirs.



4. Antigua Zipline Canopy Adventure at St. John's:


Soar through the Antigua rainforest and get an aerial view of the fruit trees, vines, and wildlife in this action-packed trip.


Local snacks starring a fruit drink and banana bread will be given to prepare you for the adventure that awaits.


The canopy course includes zip lines ranging from 52-328 feet with role-challenge elements and suspension bridges.


Guides will be available to assist in guaranteeing safety and maximum enjoyment.


As you reach the end, a complimentary drink will be available as you relax on the veranda and enjoy the view.



5. Runaway Beach Day:


Relax or explore the breathtaking getaway trip to Runaway Beach.


There will be access to exciting activities, including snorkeling, swimming, kayaking in the bay, or just relaxing on the lounge chair seamlessly.


A taxi will arrive at St. John's Pier, and the staff will provide a lounge chair upon arrival at Runaway Beach.


They will also provide a complimentary welcome cocktail infused with Caribbean fruit or rum punch as you enjoy the sight of the coconut palm trees and the pearl-sanded beach.


The 3.5 hours of leisure is available for active recreation or relaxing at the beach bar.



6. Safari & Stingray Fantasy Antigua:


Take a ride through the backroads to view the exotic plants and animals, and come and swim with the stingrays.


Sip on some complimentary jungle juice as you trek through the mudded trails and arrive at the fishing village of Seatons.


After a safety briefing, you will head to the Barge Reef and swim alongside the native stingrays and feed them.


Following the swim, head to the dive store to rinse up and enjoy a free lunch and a cocktail.


7. Snorkel Cruise:


Enjoy the crystal blue waters as your snorkel by the reefs.


After pickup, you'll set sail to Cade's Reef.


The visitors can see much of the marine life within the two miles, including barracudas, eels, and countless colorful corals.


Snorkeling equipment and lunch on the beach are provided.



8. Safari 4x4 Discovery:


Experience the island by Land Rover Jeeps as you learn about Antigua's history, and stop at Long Bay Beach to relax and refresh.


The tours will be taken to inaccessible areas around the island, granting you the best views.


You'll gain historical knowledge and enjoy a breathtaking view of Falmouth Harbor at Convert Hill with a refreshing drink on the house.


You can visit Pot Works along with Betty's Hope, where a delicious local lunch will be provided.


The renowned Devil's Bridge will be the following stop, with the last stop at Long Bay Beach.



9. Cooking with Rum:


The infamous rum-infused cuisines are very evident in the Caribbean.


Travelers will attend a class at a large home on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea.


Cooking with Rum will discuss the history and influence of Rum tied in with Antigua's culture and cuisine.


The English Harbor rum will be introduced along with three other popular ones from Barbados, Guatemala, Cuba, Jamaica, and Martinique.


The foods will exhibit flavor differences from dark Rum versus filtered white.

Be prepared for a great view and a unique hands-on experience of Caribbean cooking.


I'd love to help you plan your next vacation to Antigua and Barbuda or somewhere else on your bucket list. I work with many different budgets and styles of travel. Schedule a quick hello call at your convenience for us to connect.

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