The eastern Caribbean island of Antigua is a beach lover’s paradise with locals boasting of 365 beaches, one for each day of year. The island is covered with a variety of resorts and the best way to enjoy the luxuries offered by them is to book an all-inclusive package. Below is the list of all the things to do in Antigua with the help of these all-inclusive packages.
Enjoy water at your doorstep
All the luxury Antigua resorts and hotels boast of a multiple option of beaches to chose from. Other than that there are multiple pools within the resort premises as well. So, whether you want a little fun in the beach quick dip before setting out to explore the island, you can have it whatever way you like it in Antigua.
Surrounded by water all over, Antigua has many water-based activities to entertain the tourists. Antigua all inclusive vacation packages are surely to deliver their best in this field. This mostly includes a variety of non-motorized water activities like wind-surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing. Some clubs also offer free equipment for stand up pedal boarding, pedal boats and hobble cat sailing.
Indulge in Luxurious Lifestyle
For those seeking luxury in their vacation, Antigua offers best services to pamper and indulge yourself. While spa services are usually not included in most all inclusive packages, fitness centers are common in all of them. Another luxury is the food with a variety of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. All meals and snacks are included in the all inclusive package along with the minibar in your room. You can also enjoy the access to wifi in your room and in some parts of the hotel.
Though the focus of the all-inclusive packages is more on the water based activities, all resorts have activities on their landscapes as well. All resorts and hotels have specified areas for activities like tennis, billiards and table tennis. Some luxury hotels have golf courses within its premises that are also included in the package if desired. Others have tracks for jogging and cycling around the grounds.
Activities for Kids
The resorts, which are not specified for adults, only are sure to offer special kids club to keep the young guests entertained. The kids clubs offer activities for kids like swimming lessons, art classes and trailing. The parents are always welcome to join their kids in the fun or leave them behind to spend some time on their own.
Any stay in Antigua is not complete without the touch of Caribbean music and live performances by local bands. There are many special events going all around the year so its always a better idea to confirm from the desk about the events arranged by the hotel for its guests. In some resorts, clubs and bars are free for guests where you can have an unlimited numbers of drinks. Some of the imported variety may be charged so its better to confirm first.
One of the perfect remedies for fatigue, exhaustion, and often even a broken heart is a long swim. Submerging into the depths of the sweet serenity of water is a feeling quite close to elation. If you’re an avid swimmer, and fervent admirer of nature’s bountiful creations, then Antigua and Barbuda is the place for you. Known as the Land of 365 Beaches, Antigua and Barbuda is a place where you can truly bid farewell to all of your worldly predicaments. It is primarily a twin-island situated in the centre of the Leeward Islands amid the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The history of Antigua and Barbuda, which means “ancient” and “bearded” in Spanish, dates as far back as 2500 years before Christ! Embellished with a rich culture and an even richer history, Antigua and Barbuda is gifted with fresh breezes, a multifaceted coastline of secure harbours, and a protective continuous wall of coral reef. Its capital, St. John’s, is the largest city and also the principal port of Antigua.
Being the commercial hub of the country, St. John’s is an ideal place for vacations. Comfortable, accessible and cheap hotel accommodations and resorts starting from as low as $93 CAD are available to tourists in St. John’s. Even beautiful villas are available for people who are travelling in a group or with their families. These rental villas, starting from as low as $140 CAD, usually have 1 to 2 bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Being on the oceanfront, these villas are located amidst a glorious horizon, with ruffling fresh breezes and miles of beckoning water. Many resorts even have restaurants, banquet and meeting facilities, and bars on site, which heightens the holiday experience of a tourist and makes for a comfortable stay.
You can start your vacation in St John’s with a visit to the celebrated St. John’s Cathedral. Designed by J. Fuller of Bath, St. John’s Cathedral is a ravishing monument of South America. Not only is it a panoramic milestone, but it is also a perfect example of the architectural glory of the baroque style. The building is an architectural triumph made from beautiful freestone, and adorned with mesmerising stained glass windows. The pitch pine interior of the Cathedral makes it all the more beautiful to explore. Popular myths claim that St. John’s Cathedral is in fact constructed on a volcano. This myth is not true because the Cathedral is in fact built on fossilised reef.
Another site that you must explore in St. John’s is the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This museum is an ideal place for all those tourists who marvel and enjoy the remnants of history. Museum of Antigua and Barbuda was built in 1747 and is situated in the colonial Court House. It is also the oldest monument of St. John’s. The museum exhibits colonial as well as Arawak artifacts, which have been dug up from various archeological sites on the islands. These remnants of a country’s history are truly enlightening to both tourists and locals.