Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, Antigua boasts pristine white sandy beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters that make it a sought-after destination for luxury travel. In this guide, we’ll explore the best things to do in Antigua, from exploring rainforests and rum distilleries to relaxing on the beach and indulging in exquisite dining. Get ready to be swept away by the luxury of Pearns Bay and experience the vacation of a lifetime.
Culinary delights: Savoring the flavors of Antigua
Antigua is famous for its seafood, and there are plenty of restaurants that serve up delicious fresh catches. Sheer Rocks, situated on the cliffs overlooking Ffryes Beach, is a world-renowned restaurant that serves up some of the best Mediterranean cuisines on the island. With its stunning location, exceptional food, and impeccable service, it’s no wonder that Sheer Rocks is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
You can explore even more dining delights by visiting our guide to must-visit restaurants in Antigua.
Unleash your inner explorer
For nature lovers, Antigua’s lush rainforests and wildlife offer plenty of opportunities to explore. For thrill-seekers, the Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique and exciting experience. You can zip-line through the rainforest and get a bird’s-eye view of the island.
For a truly exclusive experience, why not take to the skies with Caribbean Helicopters and explore the island from above? From private island tours to romantic sunset flights, Caribbean Helicopters offers a range of bespoke helicopter experiences that are sure to take your breath away.
If you prefer to stay on the ground, Visitors can also take a hike through the island’s rainforest or explore the stunning Devil’s Bridge, a natural arch that’s been carved out of limestone by the sea. Or explore the Fig Tree Drive, a scenic route that winds through the island’s tropical interior and offers incredible views of the surrounding landscapes.
For a unique view of the island, you can also go on a sailing tour, take a sunset cruise, or go fishing. Check out our guide to sailing in Antigua.
Rum rendezvous: Tasting the best of Antigua’s distilleries
The island is also home to some of the Caribbean’s most famous rum distilleries, and visitors can take tours to learn about the island’s history of rum production. Take a tour of the Antigua Distillery and learn about the process of producing the island’s signature rum, before indulging in a tasting of some of the finest spirits the Caribbean has to offer.
Step into the past: Explore Antigua’s rich history and culture at these must-visit sites
If you’re interested in Antigua’s history and culture, there are plenty of options for you. Nelson’s Dockyard is a must-visit attraction that tells the story of Antigua’s colonial past. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features beautifully restored Georgian buildings, a museum, and a marina that’s home to some of the most luxurious yachts in the world.
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda is located in St. John’s and is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich history and culture of the twin-island nation. The museum features a collection of artefacts, exhibits, and photographs that highlight the island’s Arawak and Carib heritage, colonial history, and cultural traditions. Visitors can explore the museum’s various galleries, which include exhibits on the island’s geology, ecology, and natural history.
Another interesting site is Betty’s Hope Plantation, which was one of Antigua’s first sugar plantations. Today, it is a museum where you can learn about the island’s colonial past.
Of course, no holiday is complete without a day spent lounging on the beach. Pearns Bay, located just steps from Pearns Bay House, is a secluded, picture-perfect spot that offers the ultimate in relaxation and serenity. With soft white sand and calm, clear waters, it’s the perfect place to unwind and soak up the Caribbean sun. If you’re looking for something a little more active, there are plenty of water sports available, including windsurfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
Luxury accommodation: Pearns Bay House
At the heart of it all, lies Pearns Bay House, the perfect base for exploring Antigua in style.
For more information about Pearns Bay House or to book your stay contact our team, who will be more than happy to help you begin your journey to the ultimate luxurious vacation. For even more ideas to inspire your Antiguan vacation bucket list visit our Island Life page.
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