Antigua & Barbuda Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 50%, Antigua & Barbuda offers up a unique blend of tropical wonders and a strong dose of British culture. As you may have guessed, this pair of islands – and a few smaller ones - is amazingly popular with British PlanetHoppers! as its history spans back to the time when Lord Horatio Nelson commanded his naval forces from here. Nelson's Dockyard possesses some of best-preserved Colonial maritime architecture to be found anywhere in the region and is a fantastic place to sit back and watch the many ships and yachts which tack back and forth in English Harbour. The stunning beaches and underwater wonders are another draw, with miles and miles of "pink" sands to be found at Pink Beach, between Palmetto and Spanish Points. There is a wide array of diving options, most notably the wreck of the Andres, a merchant ship that sank in the ironically shallow waters of Deep Bay in the early 1900s. There's Devil's Bridge, with picturesque limestone arches rumored to have been the site of a mass suicide for slaves. Fig Tree Drive takes you through lush rain forests. Frigate Bird Sanctuary is home to the largest frigate bird colonies in the world. So, if you're looking for the perfect place to enjoy the beach, undersea wonders, tropical rainforests, but also wouldn't mind a bit of history and culture to break up the endless hours of sunbathing, then these islands are absolutely picture perfect.
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Hold onto your sailing cap as you charter a ship from Nelson's Dockyard to follow along with the many yachts and ships that use this marina in English Harbour as a launching point for races. Named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, w....
|Coordinates:||17 03 N, 61 48 W|
|Currency:||East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)|
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- Location: Antigua & Barbuda