Located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies, Antigua is the main island in the grouping constituting the nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Its history and geography have made it internationally famous as a sailing and yachting destination.
How to get to St. John's
St. John’s has a large and deep harbor that perfectly accommodates large cruise ships. The main attractions in town are all within close walking distance to the pier. Heritage and Redcliffe Quay offer shopping opportunities directly next to port, and downtown St. John’s is just a short distance away.
One Day on Antigua
Locals boast that Antigua has 365 different beaches, one for each day of the year. History buffs will love the island’s rich naval history, as it was once an important colonial base of the British Royal Navy. Take the Round Island Tour, which brings you through the historic Nelson's Dockyard National Park. Or, stay local in St. John’s with the city shore excursion, and tour the city’s vegetable market and great duty-free shopping.
Most major cruise lines make stops in Antigua, including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. The country’s official currency is the East Caribbean dollar, however most businesses list prices in and accept American dollars. Its position in the Eastern Caribbean means the population is predominantly English speaking.