St John's, Antigua Port
Antigua is a beautiful Caribbean island with an impressive coastline, dotted with tranquil coves and white-sand beaches. St John’s is the island’s capital with a wide array of restaurants, bars and shops for you to sample. It’s the ideal base to get out and explore the 365 beaches of the island – one for every day of the year – or to head inland to see the rolling hills where sugar mills were once the hub of trade on the island.
Nearby, you can visit Nelson’s Dockyard, once the finest example of a British naval yard and now home to museums and restored buildings that tell the story of when Nelson quartered his fleet here. Take a scenic tour along Fig Tree Drive, a stunning road that winds through rainforests, fruit groves and more, or opt for a boat ride to Bird Island, a small islet that is tiny yet home to hundreds of wild birds. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Canopy Zipline Adventure lets you soar above the rainforest for a unique view of this stunning island.
The currency in St John’s is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, although the US Dollar is widely accepted. St John’s is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -4).