A beautiful Antigua sunset from our January 2009 trip.
Antigua is known as the “Island of 365 Beaches.” This name is part marketing and part truth. There aren’t quite that many beaches on the island, but there sure are a lot of them.
Our Travels to Antigua
We visited this gem of an island for a full day on our Eastern Caribbean Cruise in 2009. We docked in the port of St. John’s and spent the day on a snorkel excursion and lounging around in the sun at Dickenson Bay Beach.
Beaches in Antigua
As we said above, the island is known as the “Island of 365 Beaches.” While this is probably not exactly true, there are many, many beautiful beaches on the island. Since we have yet to spend a lot of time on the island, we can only count ourselves as lucky enough to visit one of those many beaches – Dickenson Bay Beach. Read more about Antigua’s beaches…
The towns of Antigua
The only two towns we have visited thus far are Dickenson Bay and St. John’s. St. John’s is where our cruise ship, Carnival Victory, docked on the Antigua visit of our 2009 Eastern Caribbean Cruise.. It was a bustling little town with all of the typical old Caribbean charm we have come to love. Read more about Antigua’s towns…
An interesting history
Antigua has an interesting history dating back to the early 17th century when it was first settled by English settlers. It has passed hands between several countries, and has come a long way to its current status as a beach lover’s hot spot tourist destination. Discover more about this island’s history…