Today we are sharing Antigua Travel Tips! Antigua is a gorgeous island filled with beaches, historical sites and great places to relax. One thing to remember is to make sure you wear ample sunscreen during your visit.
We ended up quite pink during our visit.
What to eat – The islands national dish is funghi a cornmeal-based dish. They also serve a thick stew known as pepperpots.
What to do – Antiqua is known for its gorgeous beaches, sailing and rich maritime history.
Visit Nelsons Dockyard the world’s only remaining Georgian naval yard. View the yachts and historic stone buildings that now house restaurants, stores and museums.
Shop the day away with duty free shopping.
Wander the shopping areas right near the St. John cruise terminal. You can truly walk right off of your cruise ship and be in town in a matter of seconds.
What to buy – Antiqua is known for it’s Rum, hot pepper sauce and toy steel drums.
Official Language – English is the official language of the island
Currency – The East Caribbean Dollar is the official currency but the English dollar is readily accepted.
-Eric Clapton owns a home on the island you can see from the bluffs of Shirley Heights
-Over 150 birds can be found on Antigua through out the year. Keep an eye out for frigate birds whose wingspans can reach up to six feet allowing them to soar for hours.
-Driving is on the left side of the road
-Local time is Atlantic Standard Time, which is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time.