Sandy beaches, clear skies, great drinks and a sparkling ocean that seems to just beg for a scuba diving trip – does this not sound like the perfect vacation?
Well, it certainly does for me! And if you disagree, I bet it’s probably because you’ve never been to paradise on earth: Antigua.
One of the main Caribbean islands, Antigua is known for its beaches – no surprise after my little introduction, huh 🙂 – but that’s not the only reason that Antigua is one of the most favored cruise stops in the entire world.
Oh no, there’s plenty more to Antigua than just relax on the beach with an ice cold drink (although that doesn’t sound half bad to me!), things like friendly locals, an exotic bird sanctuary, and sunsets that look like paintings from Da Vinci himself.
Read on to learn the specifics as to why cruising to Antigua is one of my absolute favorite ways to experience it. You won’t be disappointed.
Image Credit: Celebrity Cruises Port Antigua
Proud Locals Offering Great Advice for Food & Drink
What makes a great community? Some might say good food. Others may say it comes down to the weather.
Both are great, but a good town really comes down to the people that live there. The truth of this statement really hits when you enter a community where the locals don’t like tourists and aren’t afraid to show it.
Well, Antigua is the exact opposite of that. In fact, of all the tours I’ve ever been on I would have to say that Antigua might be the friendliest cruise port that I’ve ever stopped at.
Why, might you ask? Well, to be honest most of the time locals try to hide their best food and drink spots, wanting to keep them all to themselves. Not the case with Antigua.
Whether it is a hole in the wall rum joint or a off-menu special at a 5-star restaurant, the locals will offer a hand to help. And in my book, that alone makes Antigua a one-of-a-kind location.
Frigate Bird Sanctuary: A Place Not Just For Bird Lovers!
The subheading doesn’t lie! Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a must-see location for everyone, not just the bird-loving-folk!
You’re probably thinking, “Oh okay, what makes you so sure of that?”
Well, consider this: the Frigate Bird Sanctuary has a 4.5 rating on Trip Advisor with comments such as “you have to check this out” and “I don’t know what to say except you must see this.”
For a bird sanctuary, I’d say that is pretty spectacular.
For cruise goers looking to check out these beautiful flocks of birds, there are a ton of tour options available ranging from slow cruising boat rides to easy sailing through the island.
Whichever you choose, just make sure you don’t miss it!
Ending With a Perfect Sunset
Last but not least, the best part of Antigua has to be the picturesque sunsets. But of course, there isn’t much I can say about those. I don’t want to ruin all the fun. You’ll just have to go visit to see for yourself 😉
Now it is your turn! Have you ever taken a cruise over to Antigua? If so, what was your favorite spot? Would love to hear all the great recommendations you received from the locals, so leave a comment below!
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