Antigua now hosts sailing ships of a more peaceful variety
during the famous annual Sailing Week. The smaller sister island of
Barbuda lies some 20 miles to the north. Both islands have wild,
Atlantic coastlines to the east, and the calm Caribbean Sea to the
west, with numerous sandy beaches, sheltered coves and coral reefs
that provide excellent snorkelling and diving.
Original Travel's team know the region intimately, having lived,
sailed and dived here over the last decade. We can advise on the
best things to see during your luxury holiday, from the colonial
history of Antigua's English Harbour or Barbuda's rich wildlife,
including a lagoon sanctuary for the rare frigate bird.
Also possible are kayaking, kite-surfing, fishing and boat
charters. Inland, there's a variety of interesting excursions from
rainforest canopy tours or eco-tours of Antigua's mangrove forests
and reefs and to discover the island's wildlife, from turtles and
stingrays to the pelicans and West Indian whistling ducks of Bird
Island. Other possibilities include trips to the historic Nelson's
Dockyard and English Harbour, and helicopter tours to nearby
Montserrat Island to see its active volcano up close.