Located in the West Indies in the Caribbean, Antigua is the perfect island getaway for those looking to do more than just laze away the day on the beach. This island is waiting to show you interesting and distinctive ways to have a marvelous time from adventures to relaxing and more, get ready to get your adrenaline pumping and make wonderful memories as William Bailey travels with you to the island of Antigua.
There are a lot of things in this world that are irresistible to hug, a fluffy puppy, or a cute little kitten perhaps. However, did you know that stingrays like hugs too? Apparently Southern Rays love attention, enough so that you can literally hug them. You can take a boat tour out to the coral reef where they swim and feed. Dive in with them as they swim around you for attention and some squishing. Now that is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Have you ever wanted to swing through the trees in a rainforest and bellow at the top of your lungs like Tarzan? Who hasn’t? Take the Antigua Rain Forest Canopy Tour. You can take either a short 45 minute tour, or spend up to 201/2 hours exploring the canopy of the Antigua rainforest. The zip line takes you through a blood pumping obstacle course that has rope swings, wooden plank bridges and to truly test your lungs capacity for doing Tarzan like shouts, a 328 foot long zip line appropriately named The Screamer.
For those that are looking for a little bit more low key adventure, but still unique, make the climb up to Shirley Heights. It is a former military lookout. You’ll get a wonderful bird’s eye view of the English harbor and the rest of the island spread out beneath you. This is the perfect place to catch the sunset. If you happen to make it on a Sunday, you are luckily here for the best party on the island. From 4 until 10 every Sunday evening you will find local bands, cocktails and a scrumptious BBQ that overlook some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see in your life.
Of course you can choose to spend some of your Antiguan getaway under an umbrella on the beach. However, you also have to get out there and experience the blood pumping alternatives this island offers in excitement.