The wonder of Antigua, and especially its astonishingly undeveloped sister island, Barbuda, is that you can still play Robinson Crusoe here. Travel brochures trumpet the 365 sensuous beaches, "one for every day of the year," as locals love saying, though when the island was first developed for tourism, the unofficial count was 52 ("one for every weekend"). Either way, even longtime residents haven't combed every stretch of sand. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Restored 19th-century hotels, shops, cafés and a museum at English Harbor recall the era when then-Capt. Horatio Nelson served in the Royal Navy here.
Vendors offer fruits, vegetables, flowers, crafts and more at the lively Saturday morning market. Be there early for the best experience.
There’s a great panorama of English Harbor from Shirley Heights, where a weekly Sunday evening barbecue combines food, steel-band music and dancing.
Sampling the local cuisine can be an adventure in some countries, but if you aren't up for scorpion or tarantula, there are some delicious alternatives.
Birdwatcher or not, you’ll thrill to the sight of thousands of frigate birds courting and nesting along a lagoon. Take a tour from Antigua to see them.
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At a boisterous contest at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John’s you’ll realize the shared excitement of this cricket-obsessed nation.
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Four steps to help you avoid seasickness during your next cruise.
Antigua boasts dozens of beaches, but longtime visitors favor Half Moon Bay, Dickenson Bay, Long Bay and Darkwood Beach for idyllic days in the sun.
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