Antigua – Embracing The Caribbean Philosophy
Antigua is an oddly shaped splotch of land that lies in the Northeast Carribean, n island of 365 beaches; one for everyday of the year. Antigua is the perfect holiday destination to escape the stresses of everyday life, the island has the perfect warm climate all year round.
Low-lying and volcanic in origin, Antigua and Barbuda form part of Leeward Islands that typifies the ‘Caribbean way of life’. The island is a tropical paradise, take a dip in the clear blue water, sip exotic fruit juices, sample fresh local food and meet the friendly inhabitants wandering the quaint marketplaces. Surrounded by water, Antigua is essentially governed by its rich maritime heritage that backs to Nelsons era. Holidays to Antigua offers some of the best Caribbean sailing you can experience, annually hosting the famous sailing week. Nelson’s Dockyard in the English Harbour is at the forefront of the Caribbean sailing scene, making it a tailor made travel destination for divers due to the reef and network of islands to explore. There are other activities to embrace other than water based ones luxury holidays gives the opportunity to see a raft of wildlife and idyllic scenery. The island is home to a whole host of tropical wildlife; its National parks give visitors the chance to see wild deer, colourful birds and unusual insects.
Antigua’s rich history makes their holidays interesting as well as relaxing. The Museum of Antigua and Barbados is a must-see, telling the story of the islands from its geological birth through to the present day. The museum houses a selection of interesting objects from a a life-size replica of an Arawak dwelling to the bat of Vic Richards, one of the greatest West Indies’ players ever to play the game. Embrace the Antiguan arts community by visiting the Harmony Hall Art Gallery in Brown’s Bay. The gallery hosts a number of annual exhibitions, the particular highlights being the Craft Fair and the Antigua Artist’s Exhibition.