Antigua

With 365 picturesque beaches—one for every day of the year—it’s hard to imagine that Antigua’s beaches really are just the beginning. A jagged coastline of yacht-studded bays frames the rolling landscape of rainforests, plantations, historic forts, and the British Navy’s former Caribbean home base. Antigua is an ideal place to shop, hike, sail, and snorkel—or simply to perfect the art of relaxation on the sugary-white sand.

Antigua

Getting Ashore

Cruise ships dock at Heritage Quay or Redcliffe Quay in downtown St. John’s, the capital of Antigua.

Fast Fact

Antigua has a whopping 365 beaches—and every one of them is open to the public.

Port Shopping

Guaranteed stores are just steps from the cruise ship docks, in Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay.

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St. John's Cathedral

The capital’s most prominent landmark, circa 1845, is marked by two spires stretching almost 70 feet into the air.

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Betty's Hope

Two restored stone windmill towers are relics from the first large sugar plantation on Antigua at this open-air museum.

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English Harbour

The historic district is home to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, the former base of the British Royal Navy. Today, it’s the only working Georgian dockyard in the world.

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Dickenson Bay Beach

Located about 15 minutes from the cruise port, this stretch of sand is one of Antigua’s best beaches, thanks to its fully loaded resort experience.

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Perfecting the Art of Relaxation

With 365 picture-perfect beaches—one for every day of the year—it’s hard to imagine that Antigua’s beaches really are just the beginning. A jagged coastline of yacht-studded bays fra...
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Things to do in Antigua
The port of St. John's, Antigua.

All about St. John’s

Your cruise ship will dock at either Finger Pier at Heritage Quay or Nevis Street Pier at Redcliffe Quay. Both are in the heart of St. John’s, the c...

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Nelson's Dockyard

Antigua’s Historical Highlights

If history is your thing, you’ll want to head to English Harbour, located on the south coast of the island. Once an important base for the British R...

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Antigua sailing

Tropical Adventures

Explore the best Antigua has to offer with Tropical Adventures. Rest assured, after the tour, you’ll still have plenty of time to shop at the gu...

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Embark on a double eco-adventure unlike any other, as you splash and paddle your way through Antigua’s crystalline waters.

Explore Antigua’s rich naval heritage and scenery on a narrated island drive and walking tour of the restored naval station, Nelson’s Dockyard.


A taste of the caribbean

A Taste of the Caribbean

During your cruise, sample these authentic island flavors.

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Palm Beach, Aruba

Top 5 Beaches in the Caribbean

With amazing beaches found on almost every tropical island in the region, it wasn’t easy narrowing this list down to five.

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Beach lunch

Top 5 Culinary Tours

The pleasure of a vacation is not just about the tan you acquire on the outside, it’s also about the delicious delicacies that fill you up on th...

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Where
Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay

What
Duty-free shopping centers on the waterfront, just steps from the cruise ships docks.

Currency
The East Caribbean dollar, and most places accept US dollars.



Brands in Antigua

Bomberg

Bomberg

Breitling

Breitling

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Diamonds International

Bulgari

Bulgari

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Bulova

Bulova

Cartier

Cartier

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Citizen

Citizen

Crown of Light

Crown of Light

Forevermark

Forevermark

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Diamonds International

Gift Collection

Gift Collection

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Diamonds International

Hublot

Hublot

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Diamonds International

John Hardy

John Hardy

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Diamonds International

Kabana

Kabana

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Diamonds International

Korite Ammolite

Korite Ammolite

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Diamonds International

Philip Stein

Philip Stein

Raymond Weil

Raymond Weil

Roberto Coin

Roberto Coin

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Diamonds International

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Safi Kilima Tanzanite

Shinola

Shinola

Tag Heuer

Tag Heuer

Did You Know?

With an average of just 45 inches of rain each year, Antigua is the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean islands.