Antigua Journals

Antigua: Lots To Do There

A travel journal to Antigua by Jodeci527

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Quote: Local events, ways to relax and various activities to participate in.

Cruising into St. John's

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Sunset at St. John's Harbour Photo, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
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Hundreds of thousands of cruise ship passengers sail into the small port of St. John's Harbour each year. Although only capable of holding a maximum of four to five cruise vessels at once, the island has been blessed with a thriving tourism economy and therefore the process of disembarking and getting around has never been simpler for cruise passengers.Even before the ship has been docked at the port, Antigua welcomes cruisers to her Caribbean shores. Faint strains of steelpan music waft on the breeze and several white sand beaches can be spotted from the observation deck, tempting passengers to add a swim to their planned itinerary.However, the most prominent aspect of the t...Read More

Carnival City Antigua

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Night Show Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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When most people think of Antigua's Carnival, the first thing that comes to mind are the costumes. The festival is known for the colourful barely-there scraps of fabric adorned with beads and feathers, the jumpy music and the street parades. All of this is to be expected of course, but when the night falls, Carnival City rises.During the Carnival Season, there are many shows which take place within the Antigua Recreation Grounds, a large public space in the heart of St. Johns. The area is temporarily called Carnival City from July to early August, as every activity which takes place within that time frame is associated with Antigua's greatest Summer festival.For vacationers w...Read More

Antigua's National Youth Rally

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Approaching Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua's Independence Day is celebrated on November 1st each year. Leading up to the big day, there are several National events which take place including church services around the island, street parades and steel pan competitions. One of the largest activity which involves thousands of Antiguans each year however, is the National Youth Rally, and to acknowledge the 32nd Independence Day for the year 2013, the locals attended in great numbers.The venue was the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, and the youths were marching in their various school uniforms around the field. Eventually they would arrive in front of a podium upon which a dignitary would be waiting to receive an 'eyes r...Read More

Cocobay Resort

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Hotel | "Escapade to Cocobay Resort"

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If your idea of paradise involves a picturesque villa with amazing beachside views, then the Cocobay Resort is perfectly capable of making your vacation dream a reality. This all-inclusive high-end resort is located on the Southern Coast of the island, in the village of Bolans. While Bolans may be a small rural community, the resort feels like an entirely different place in Antigua.The Cocobay Resort features approximately 60 Caribbean styled cabanas, each with their personal plunge pool. I spent a night in a sea-view cottage to celebrate a friend's birthday and I was completely blown away. The cottage was beautifully constructed with white walls and wooden frames, creating an elegant ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2013

Cocobay Resort
Valley Church
Bolans, Antigua
866-539-0036

Sheer Rocks

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Restaurant | "Sheer Rocks Restaurant & Bar"

Sheer Rocks Photo, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
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Sheer Rocks is a small but sophisticated bar located on the grounds of the Cocobay Resort, in the village of Bolans, Antigua. Although it's on the premises of an all-inclusive luxury hotel, the bar is open to the public, and while reservations would be recommended, it's not completely necessary, so impromptu visits are definitely possible.Visitors who aren't staying overnight at the resort should park their vehicle in the resort's parking lot, then locate and inform the security guard on duty that they would like to go to Sheer Rocks. There isn't any well laid out path, so patrons may need to ask several different staff members for directions in order to arrive at the bar. Eventually, yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 15, 2013

Sheer Rocks
St. Marys
Antigua, antigua and barbuda