When not relaxing by the pool and enjoying the service at slick five star hotels, today’s family visitors can try their hands at a range of watersports.
Also possible are kayaking, kite-surfing, fishing, boat
charters, snorkelling trips to the nearby reefs and PADI-certified
diving centres. Inland, there's a variety of interesting excursions
to choose from: a rainforest canopy tour, using a network of
suspension bridges, for a fascinating insight to life amongst the
treetops, or an eco-tour of Antigua's coastline involving
beachcombing, exploring mangrove forests and reefs, and discovering
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, day trips to other islands and
helicopter tours to nearby Montserrat to see its active volcano up