On Antigua it is
said that the beach is just the beginning and what a wonderful place to start. Antigua and
Barbuda are two islands located in the Caribbean between Montserrat and Guadaloupe
in the south and Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin to the north and west. These
two small islands (Antigua, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108
square miles and Barbuda, has an area of only 68 square miles) have some of the best
beaches in the Caribbean. Protected by coral reefs, Antigua has 365 white and pink sand
beaches with crystal clear turquoise water that can captivate a vacation visitor.
The beach however is really just the beginning to a wonderful Caribbean holiday on
Antigua. For the outdoor recreation enthusiast there are soft adventures in the form of
scuba, snorkeling, boating, fishing and more. Your outdoor adventures can also include
kayak trips where you paddle through tranquil lagoons, uninhabited islands and protected
mangroves. For those who want even more excitement in their outdoor recreation there is
the Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour that is an adventure trail through the canopy of the
trees consisting of zip wires that span over the forest area.
If you desire a slower pace to your outdoor recreation activity when on your Caribbean
holiday you can visit historic places of interest such as Bettys Hope sugar mill,
St. Johns Cathedral and Nelsons Dockyard. You can experience Natural wonders
including the rainforest, Frigate Bird Sanctuary and Devils Bridge or go exploring
underground caves at Indian Town.