Due to some confusion or the other (or perhaps it was rum punch related), I managed to miss the complimentary St James Club catamaran trip (St James Club is where I stayed in Antigua) but despite this, I knew I had to see Antigua by boat properly. Thankfully, there are a lot of options available here … Continue Reading

After leaving the Interpretation Centre in Antigua (see the first part of this post to find out more about what it is and why it’s important), we headed for Shirley Heights. Shirley Heights is famed in Antigua for it’s sunday parties and beautiful sunsets (seriously, you can even see the island of Montserrat from up here) and so … Continue Reading

As nice as a resort might be, after chilling out for the first couple of days, I was itching to head out and see more of Antigua. Oh, and there was also the fact that the Caribbean Challenge with Thomas Cook Airlines (which Lloyd and I were taking part in – with Lloyd being in Barbados) involved showing off different … Continue Reading

A trip to Antigua would be incomplete without a little visit to St John’s – the capital of the island. I visited outside of the main hours most visitors on the island tend to visit – unintentionally I might add, I just happened to have rented a car and subsequently decided to make the most … Continue Reading

One of the very first things I was told as soon as I arrived on the Thomas Cook Airlines flight into Antigua was to visit Shirley Heights. I didn’t know much about it but Lloyd who had been before assured me that that there were two main reasons I had to visit Shirley Heights. 1.) It … Continue Reading

First things first, get yourself down to Antigua! HOW TO GET THERE Once you’re in Antigua, head on down to Stingray city. It’s fairly popular, in fact, I think it’s the first thing I saw at immigration onece I got off my Thomas Cook Airlines flight from the UK (the ads for it anyway). You’ll … Continue Reading

Before I headed out to Antigua with Thomas Cook Airlines, I’d heard rumours of how beautiful the beaches in Antigua are and how amazing it was for snorkelling so after a relaxing day exploring St James Club, I knew the very first activity I wanted to get up to was snorkelling! I arrived bright and … Continue Reading

I arrived in Antigua at around 5.30pm and after a couple of hours of getting through immigrations, customs and weaving through the island in a taxi, I finally arrived at what I would be calling home for the next week – St James Club. By the time I got in, it was too dark to take … Continue Reading

My first impressions of Antigua was definitely all about how colourful it. The houses are the most amazing pastel hues and even the coconut trees blend beautifully with the blue skies! It’s also really warm here but I guess that’s like saying ‘sugar is sweet’. 🙂 I effectively spent my first day here relaxing (which … Continue Reading