Welcome To Paradise
An important strategic port and valuable commercial colony since the 1600s, Antigua was known as the “Gateway to the Caribbean” due to its geographic position that offered control over the major sailing routes to and from the region’s rich island colonies. This breathtaking island measures 108 sq. miles and is circled by 95 miles of indented coastline and beaches.
The largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, Antigua is renowned for its 365 white-sand beaches and impressive maritime history. Its rich culture, fine restaurants and local nightlife offer an array of activities and sightseeing possibilities. History lovers can explore Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in picturesque English Harbor, its Georgian-style naval buildings date back to the 18th century. The marina also hosts popular sailing and yachting events. The island’s pristine beaches and beautiful coral reefs are the perfect setting for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. An interior rainforest attracts hikers and zip liners, while other land-based activities include yoga, golf, tennis, cricket and more.
The island also hosts many international events such as sailing regattas and cricket matches and not least, the ever colorful annual carnival. On top of this, of course, the food, rum, music and hospitality in Antigua are legendary.