About that Caribbean Antigua Vacation
Caribbean Antigua vacation is what you need this year if you are looking to take a trip elsewhere. Since flight duration is only four hours, New Yorkers can take advantage of direct flights straight out of JFK. American Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines which depart from Newark are also available for making the trip. Keep on reading to find out what activities are available should you decide to take a caribbean Antigua vacation.
Be sure to check out Papa’s by the Sea which is located on the fishing docks serving fresh seafood to customers. Papa’s new restaurant is operated and managed by the famous Trappas found in English Harbor. So if you are wondering where to eat just pop in for lunch and just laze on their beach or if you are more into night time Wednesday nights are reserved for reggae and curry. So check it out. Falmouth Harbour , St.Paul 268-561-7633.
Situated at the corner of St.Mary’s Street and Com Alley Street, St. John’s is a famous hot spot for locals and visitors because of its authentic Trinidadian-style-rotis-flat pancake shaped dough skins with curry fillings like chicken,beef,goat along with potatoes and delicious homemade ginger beer 268-462-2328.
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Catherine Cafe Plage moved to Pigeon Beach English Harbor. . A well respected establishment which has been in operation for 18 years serves up French cuisine. Hours of operation are midday for lunch and tapas up till the sun sets. Dinner is served Wednesdays and Fridays at which times Guest can indulge themselves with wine. Catherinescafe.com 268-460-5050
Half Moon Bay
If you are looking for privacy, this beach located on the southwestern coast of the island is your spot as it’s very secluded. Since it’s a 45 minute drive from English Harbor getting to the beach seems like an eternity but once you arrive it will be worth it as you will be blown away once your eyes behold the crystal blue water and pinkish sand and breathtaking beauty. When you first arrive you will be greeted by few food vendors but there are no facilities.
Carpenters Rock Trail
A favorite spot for many Tourist is Lookout Trail to Shirley Heights because of the beautiful view so don’t be surprised if you are the only one on Carpenters Rock Trail. To locate the trailhead just proceed to the end of Galleon Beach at Freeman’s Bay in English Harbor and there you will see a trail sign. You will be greeted with a breathtaking view of Fort Charlotte and if you keep walking along the trail by the cliff you will see how wide the ocean is and catch beautiful views of Carpenters Rock and Nanton Point.
If you enjoy snorkeling, then here’s your chance to be with stingrays up close in their natural surroundings. You will get a chance to feed and tOuch these giant stingrays. Also included is a short ride by speedboat to pontoon near a coral reef which is a popular gathering spot for many friendly Sourhern Rays. You will be able to take selfies while feeding and petting these rays.
Seaton’s Village, St. Philip, 1268-562-7297.stingraycityantigua.com
If you are more into educational site seeing tours then Betty’s Hope is the place for you as they provide excursions which are historical in nature. A sugar plantation dating back to 1651 showcases a restored mill tower along with an on-site museum that educates interested parties about sugar cane milling and slavery in Antigua. Pares Village Main Road, Pares 1268-462-1469
Where To Stay
Blue Waters Resort and Spa
A friendly family resort which can be found on the northwest corner of the island was renovated in 2015 and they added a new chef. You have a choice of deluxe ocean view rooms, private villas with secluded pools and luxurious suites with personal concierges. While there, you can chill on beach, go windsurfing,kayaking or pamper yourself with a body scrub at Spa Elemis. After which you can end it all by partaking of Caribbean -styled tapas at Bartleys. Location and contact is Soldier’s Bay,St.Jphn, blue waters.net 800-557-6536.
#3 Siboney Beach Club
For the Vacationer who enjoys space this beachfront hotel is ideal spot. It offers large suites, a balcony and living room which are separate along with a kitchenette. Did I mention when it comes to vacationing on a budget that it is one of the best budget friendly choices in Antigua. There you can also find one of the best restaurants-Coconut Grove well known for its delectable coconut shrimp. Located at Dickenson Bay , St. John, 268-462-0806. Siboneybeachclub.com
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#2 Hermitage Bay
Be ready for more than delicious cuisine. Seeking privacy and luxury? Well look no further as you can stay in a private oceanfront cottage on a hill facing the ocean. From Every window you can catch a glimpse of the ocean. If you get weary of the beach there are other activities you can immerse into. They give cooking classes so you can always sign up for one, there is also fishing in the ocean’s depths or you can take a stroll to Hermitage Bay very own organic garden . Contact info: Jennings New Extension , St. Mary 8555962747.
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