Antigua Travel Tips
Shoot 'Em Up at Antigua Clays and Reservoir
Antigua Clays and Reservoir Range offers educational programs, clay pigeon shooting, archery and more. You may not immediately associated target practice with sun bathing, but if you're the kind of person who likes to visit a shooting range every once in a while, what could be better than taking aim in an island paradise?
The ranges offer an array of activities. If you're a newbie, you can take one of the educational programs to learn about this sport. For the experienced shooters and archers, you can train your eyes down range.
Whether you want the roar of gunfire or the twang of a bow, you can have an unexpectedly good time at this island shooting range.
Get your Hopes Up at Betty's Hope
Betty's Hope is a striking ruin located just outside the village of Pares on the eastbound route to Long Bay. It used to be Antigua's very first sugar plantation, dating all the way back to about 1650.
You can tour this amazing piece of history from Tuesday to Saturday for only a couple of dollars. Plus, children can tour it for free!
Exhibits trace the sugar era, and you'll also bea ble see the full restoration of one of the original plantation's windmills. If you're lucky, you might spot a local mason, many of who are involved in the restoration of the curing and boiling plant, where sugar cane is turned into sugar, rum, and molasses.
Escape to Mosquito Cove Beach
Getting to the idyllic Mosquito Cove Beach includes a difficult drive, but the reward is a secluded paradise.
Near Bolans Village in the English Harbour area, the road to the beach is bumpy, and you'll probably want a 4-wheel drive for the trek. Ask directions. It will be worth it. Because when you arrive, you'll find a Caribbean dream of white sand and turquoise water. Relax in your newfound personal retreat.
You've discovered what's special about Antigua. With so many beaches along this island's shoreline, there are undisturbed areas of coastal perfection just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
There are numerous beaches on Antigua to enjoy. For starters, there's a lovely white-sand beach at Falmouth Harbour on Pigeon Point. It's only about a 4-minute drive from Admiral's Inn.
With calm waters and pristine sands, this is one of the best beaches for snorkelers and swimmers.
Another great beach is Dickenson Bay, known as one of the island's finest beaches. With its wide strip of powder-soft sand and calm waters, this beach is known for being safe for families with small children. You can also find refreshments, restaurants and bars nearby.
For a more quiet experience, head to the north side of Dickenson Bay, where you'll find secluded beaches. Or, sometimes you can find locals willing to take beachcombers to one of the uninhabited offshore islands like Prickly Pear Island. Whatever beach you want, there's one perfect for you on Antigua!
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