Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean and its 108 square miles are relatively easy to explore. With the trade winds keeping the air light and low humidity all year round, wandering the rolling terrain and tropical parks can be a pleasurable experience. Adventurous souls can relish a bird's eye view of the rainforest canopy using zip wires and suspension bridges crossing gorges with stunning views of the forest, flora and fauna and an amazing insight to the habitat of colourful exotic birds. There is a bounty of natural beauty to absorb and a multitude of ways in which families can enjoy it.
Barrier reefs protect the island's dramatic coastlines and attract snorkelers and divers from around the world; the crystal clear waters enhancing visibility and numerous ship wrecks adding intrigue. Antigua's waters are renowned for international boat racing with Sailing Week prominent on the island's event calendar in April. English Harbour buzzes with activity during the festivities and the yachts moored and anchored within Nelson's Dockyard are a truly spectacular sight.
The island's heritage and culture is displayed with pride, both in its architecture and celebrated sites such as Betty's Hope Sugar Mill, St John's Cathedral and Shirley Heights which is particularly popular on Sunday afternoons, as people relax and listen to calypso music whilst enjoying stunning views over English Harbour. All around the island there are examples of excellent fine dining, restaurants offering international cuisine and local delicacies.
Like many of the Caribbean islands, Antigua has a laid-back atmosphere, ideal for those wishing to unwind and forget everyday life but there is also an air of elegance born from its history and rich culture and of course, scenery that is simply exquisite.
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