Ambassador Dario Item: What to see and what to do in Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent country of the Commonwealth, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, belonging to the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles. It consists of 3 larger islands (Antigua and Barbuda and Redonda) and many smaller ones.
What to see and what to do in the Caribbean island
What drives many tourists to organize a holiday in Antigua and Barbuda are certainly the sea, with crystal clear and turquoise waters, and the 365 beaches of white sand and very large, including those fully equipped, those perfect for surfing and jogging.
Visiting Antigua and Barbuda also means taking a dip in the past, reliving the history of the country through visits to museums. Absolutely to see are:
- the museum of Antigua, which, although small, is rich in artifacts and objects from pre-Columbian and colonial times. It is located in a beautiful eighteenth century palace, the oldest in the city, and is close to the piers of cruise ships.
- Betty’s Hope, an open-air museum located in the historic sugar plantation. What you can see in this area are two mills, one of which is perfectly restored, and the remains of what in the past had to be the warehouses and the manor house.
And then the English Harbour village and the marina Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights, the most famous hill on the island, and the Government House, the official residence of the governor general.
In Antigua and Barbuda you can do a lot of things. Nature and adventure lovers can organize tours in the national park and boat trips. Sportsmen and women can enjoy all kinds of water sports and snorkelling, while shopping lovers can take a stroll to the Héritage Quay, the most visited shopping centre by tourists. The nightlife on the Caribbean island is also very rich and dynamic. Discos, casinos, bars and restaurants are the places where you can meet to spend an evening of fun and cheerfulness.