Antigua, an island well-known for its annual Sailing Week, is a hotspot for yachting and sailing. We visited in the extreme off-season when the boats aren’t allowed to be moored or docked in Antigua due to hurricane insurance restrictions. Therefore, the island was quiet, which was nice. This also meant though, that lots of places were closed so we didn’t get to experience the whole place.
Antigua has multiple harbours, each with a slightly different town surrounding its bay. There are many beautiful beaches and cute neighborhoods. We stayed in Falmouth Harbour near the Antigua Yacht Club and would highly recommend this area for the amenities and walkability.
NUTS & BOLTS:
Language: English is the official language, making it easy to get around
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Electric: The plugs fit! But Antigua runs 230 Volts so bring a voltage converter if you need one.
Driving: They drive on the left in Antigua! International drivers permits are accepted. If you stay in a walkable harbour area like we did in Falmouth, you won’t need a car, just RT airport transfers (reach out to me and I’ll give you the name of my guy )
Airports: 1 airport, ANU serves the island. British Airways, American, and Delta all fly directly there from the US.