Antigua Journals

Escape to Antigua

A March 2005 trip to Antigua by KellySenn

Quote: With slightly less tourism than the rest of the West Indies and claiming 365 beaches to explore, Antigua is worth more than one visit.

Curtain Bluff Resort

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Hotel | "Curtain Bluff Hotel"

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Curtain Bluff feels more like a private club than a resort, and at certain times of the year, it almost is one (it is extremely difficult to get in around Christmas and spring break, as families who have been going there for anywhere from 10 to 40+ years book for the next year as they are leaving and get priority). It is a very high-end resort with a limited number of rooms that takes all-inclusive to the extreme. Once you check in, leave your wallets in your room. Anything, sailing, water skiing, yoga classes, meals and drinks at the beach bar or at the main dining room, is included. Tucked away on a peninsula near the village of Old Road, Curtain Bluff creates its own little world. It has ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2006

Curtain Bluff Resort
Old Road, Antigua
Antigua, Guatemala
(268) 462-8400

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St. John's is the main port and capital city of Antigua. There is a lot of shopping, dining, and historical attractions to see, and it is certainly worth spending a day walking around. The cathedral is beautiful and dominates the landscape. The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda has good exhibitions on the early history of the island.

For those looking for a little local flavor, check out the farmer's market on Friday and Saturday morning, with lots of fresh fruits and even some crafts. This is my favorite thing to go see in St. John's.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 16, 2006

Shirley Heights Lookout Bar and Restaurant

Restaurant | "Steel Drums and Reggae at Sunset"

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Shirley Heights on a Sunday afternoon is an experience that is not to be missed in Antigua. With steel drum and reggae bands playing from the late afternoon to sunset, accompanied by a local barbecue and rum punch, there is no better way to spend the evening. A mix of tourists and locals brings flavor.

Shirley Heights overlooks historic English Harbour, and combining an afternoon walk around the area with a sunset at Shirley Heights is a welcome alternative to an afternoon at the beach or your resort. Most resorts can arrange transportation, and some even offer a shuttle over there every Sunday.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 16, 2006

Shirley Heights Lookout Bar and Restaurant
Near English Harbor
Antigua
(268) 728-0636