Some of the less talked about places of interest and the more popular attractions in Antigua

This category is for items which are attractions or points of interest (POI) for some reason. They may not always be for the tourist for example they could be of interest for business.

Steel pan band shirley heights

If you land on a sunday you better get your skates on because one of the best parties is going on from 4 til 11pm at Shirley Heights Lookout.

We offer you our excellent service to attend the best weekly party on Antigua. A fun filled BBQ and live musical experience surround by the most beautiful natur in Antigua.

25 dollars per person min 4 people.

DO go straight after your sunday checkin if staying for just a week, it will also help your jet lag!

You can visit any other time during normal hours apart from monday after sundown. In fact if you want the best photos come during the day. But try to make it on the sunday for the steel pan band and more contemporary Antiguan artists take to the stage. You get to dance on a decent cobblestone courtyard - take sensible flat shoes. There are some great alternative views to be had if you find the lower reaches of the garden and keep going a bit.


Jolly Harbour gave a big boom to Antigua tourism reclaiming swamp land in the community just outside of it's neighbouring Bolans village. It was designed as the only gated community and marina in Antigua. It is now a major tourism hub and sailing destination for the island. The services to the marine community form an almost siloed revenue next to the tourism boost from holiday homes and travel related services within.
Despite its start on swampland it s still developing and so are businesses in the area and indeed JH. 

Nelsons Dockyard Anchor

Located in the English Harbour general area is the historic harbour bearing one of the most famous names in naval history; Nelsons Dockyard. Nelson managed the defensive harbour for a while and Nelson's Dockyard is what you can visit today to get a flavour of life in another time in Antigua. His quarters are now a very nice museum and that is a must see if you visit the dockyard so give yourself at least an hour in the museum alone. Reading about the history here will give you a much better feel for it, while wandering around the beautiful setting.

Get that Shirley Heights selfie

One of the most historical significant points of interest in Antigua is English Harbour. Started in the 17th century and defended seriously in the 18th century in 1704 with FORT BERKELEY. Constructed and operated by the British Royal Navy to help defend the trade routes to the west indies from pirates and other expanding colonializing nations.

Devils Bridge

Devil's Bridge is an area of natural beauty and historical significance for Antigua. It was desinganted a national park in the 1950's. Some say that you can skip it as it lacks ammenities and does not have enough of interest for the visitor. So what is it exactly? Read on to learn more.

St Johns Cathedral

Escape the midday sun in the St Johns Cathedral. This is a must do spot if you are visiting the capital of Antigua St Johns.

It has been destroyed twice before once in 1683 and 1745 due to earthquakes. The latest 3rd building has a wooden shell and a stone exterior and has survived subsequent earthqualkes.

fort james

About Fort James

Fort James is mostly a ruin but it has charm and can be combined with a visit to Russels or the newer beach bar Beach Limerz not forgetting Millers bar. The beach here is also lovely. It is quite flat around the general area so it is considered a gentle hikeable area of interest. It is possible to get there using public bus but you need to get off opposite fort road heading north near the KFC in St Johns. Taxi fares are 12 USD each way from the cruise ship dock.

fort bay beach

About Fort James Beach

Also known as Fort Bay Beach

This beach is popular with cruise ship visitors as it's close to the docks and offers all they need in terms of beach comforts. (Book cheap transportation NOW!) You can get a beach umbrella and beach bed while staff pamper your desires for rum punches or ice cool beer. After you had enough get showered off with fresh water showers and perhaps head into St Johns to take a look around. You could walk up to Fort James itself.

Valley Church Beach

Valley church beach is a popular destination for many. It has lovely water and good facilities.

half moon bay

First let's have a few good points and bad points of half moon bay.

Good Points
  • It's a natural area
  • It's a nice beach and good for fun swimming
  • You can get some food and drink
  • It's easy to park like everywhere in Antigua
  • There are few if any beach sellers

Fort Berkeley

Fort Berkeley constructed in the early 18th century (1704) to defend English Harbour. You can see it here on the spit of land in this video - click read more.

Eden beach is best known to those who come to stay in the Hawksbill Resort or those who are searching for NUDE BEACH ANTIGUA! 

hells gate

Hell's Gate is a land feature on a distant islet north east of Antigua. You will need to arrange for a suitable boat tour to visit this popular for snorkelling place.

Deep Bay

Easy to view from the sea otheriwse a car rental is needed and a visit to the general Five Islands Village area of Antigua. 

West Coast Village

A new entreprenuerial spirit thrives in Antigua and nowhere moreso than in West Coast Village. If you want to rub shoulders with the expats locals and tourists in the know then wander down or park up and eat drink and be merry.

Shell beach marina is the where you can get a boat to go to D boat attraction. It is located just the outer edge of the Antigua International Airport (ANU) on the northeast corner. In this area there are the following related items of interest click here for the northeast.

half moon bay

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