This English-speaking island was once Great Britain’s most important Caribbean outpost. Now, the coral reefs that attracted the Royal Navy make the island a paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers, and the winding coastline features numerous secluded, sandy beaches. There are said to be 365 of them — One for every day of the year! English Harbour and neighboring Shirley Heights are rich in landmarks that evoke the island’s colonial past.

Points of Interest

  • Shirley Heights
  • English Harbour
  • Nelson’s Dockyard
  • Fort James
  • Jolly Harbour Marina
  • Fig Tree Drive
  • Harmony Hill
  • Devil’s Bridge
  • Betty’s Hope
  • Cedar Valley Golf Club

Quick Facts

Capital: St. John’s
Population: 92,000
Language: English
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Weather: Temperatures range from 73°F in the winter to 87°F in the summer.
Electric: 110v
Nearest Major Airport:
V.C. Bird Intl. (ANU) – St. John’s, Antigua
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