Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

The perfect 3 days itinerary

Antigua, one half of the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda, is a tropical paradise known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich history. With 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, Antigua offers endless opportunities for relaxation and water sports. The island is also home to historic sites like Nelson's Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the vibrant capital city of St. John's, where colorful markets and colonial architecture abound. This itinerary will guide you through the best of Antigua, from its pristine beaches and historic landmarks to its lively local culture.

What to do in Antigua?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Antigua. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring St. John's and Heritage Sites


Start your Antigua adventure in the capital city of St. John's. Begin with a visit to the vibrant St. John's Market, where you can find fresh local produce, spices, and handmade crafts. Next, explore the historic St. John's Cathedral, an impressive example of colonial architecture.


Head to the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda to learn about the island's rich history and culture. Afterward, take a leisurely stroll through the colorful streets of St. John's, stopping at Heritage Quay for some duty-free shopping.


End your day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, sampling Caribbean specialties like jerk chicken, conch fritters, and fresh seafood.

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Day 2: Beach Day and Water Activities


Spend the morning at Dickenson Bay, one of Antigua's most famous beaches. Relax on the soft white sand, swim in the turquoise waters, or try your hand at water sports like jet skiing or paddleboarding.


After a morning of sun and surf, head to Jolly Harbour for lunch at one of the waterfront restaurants. In the afternoon, take a catamaran cruise around the island, enjoying the stunning coastal views and snorkeling in the clear waters.


Return to your accommodation to freshen up before heading out for a beachfront dinner. Enjoy the sunset and the laid-back island vibes as you dine on fresh seafood and tropical cocktails.

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Day 3: Historic Sites and Scenic Views


Begin your day with a visit to Nelson's Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the only continuously working Georgian dockyard in the world. Explore the historic buildings and learn about the dockyard's significance in Antigua's maritime history.


Head to Shirley Heights for a panoramic view of the island. On Sundays, you can enjoy the famous Shirley Heights Lookout barbecue party, with live music and delicious food. If it's not Sunday, the view is still worth the trip.


Conclude your Antigua trip with a visit to English Harbour, where you can dine at one of the charming restaurants overlooking the marina. Reflect on your adventures as you savor your final Caribbean meal.

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