Where to go cycling in the Caribbean

From gentle family cycling trips, pedal-pounding biking tours and fun-filled cycling excursions to thrilling mountain bike adventures through bird-filled rainforests, there are plenty of scenic places to go cycling in the Caribbean. Many of the best beaches in the Caribbean can by reached by bike © … Continue reading
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Surprising holiday destinations for summer 2016

As beautiful as Europe might be in July, there’s no reason to spend every summer on the Costa del Sol. From the colourful, palm-lined shores of Antigua and Barbuda to the spectacular mountain scenery of northern Japan, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina to the … Continue reading
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Sweet success in Antigua: Discovering Betty’s Hope

When sugar cane was king in Antigua, the Betty’s Hope Estate was the island’s most important, and largest, plantation, with a handsome twin-mill that crushed and extracted at a phenomenal rate, powered by slave labour and trade winds.   Some one hundred years ago, the … Continue reading
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Caribbean caves: Going underground in Antigua and Barbuda

The underground world of Antigua and Barbuda’s hidden caves and mysterious rocky caverns is steeped in myth and legend. Some caves are said to have fast-flowing rivers within them. Others are as tall as a cathedral, according to folklore tales. Many caves sit partially beneath … Continue reading
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UNESCO treasures of the Caribbean

With its jaw-dropping natural wonders, fascinating cultural heritage, and stunning archaeological and architectural sites, the treasures of the Caribbean are many and varied. Take a look at our guide to UNESCO in the Caribbean for the must-see locations. Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua © Antigua Tourist … Continue reading
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The Barmy Army Guide to Cricket in the Caribbean

Cricket fans will be bowled over by the warm welcome awaiting them in the West Indies, where a trio of wave-lapped, sunshine isles – Barbados, Grenada and Antigua – offer fast-paced cricket in the Caribbean. With the coveted Winners Cup awarded after a month of … Continue reading
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Caribbean Swimming Holidays

Dozens of open water swims offer adventurous souls the opportunity to see the Caribbean islands from the sea. With so much scenic shoreline to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the search to find the best Caribbean swimming spots for some aquatic sightseeing. In the Caribbean’s … Continue reading
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A Caribbean Dictionary

Using a smattering of local patois can help you converse like a Caribbean islander in a region where Creole patter rolls around the tongue with a word-rich rat-tat-tat rhythm. Take a look at our Caribbean dictionary and learn to speak like a local.   Take in … Continue reading
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The Heritage and History of Antigua

  A kaleidoscope of candy-hued colonial cottages and market stalls piled high with tropical fruits and blooms, the charm-packed capital city of St John’s is a great place to explore the rich heritage and history of Antigua. The bright-white Neo-Baroque cathedral’s distinctive 70ft cupola-topped towers … Continue reading
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