The two main islands are surrounded by a smattering of smaller islands, most of which are uninhabited. Known as the “Land of 365 Beaches” there is no question that the islands are a beach-goers dream. Tourism dominates the economy, and Antigua is particularly well known for its expansive resorts. Apart from the beach, cricket is an extremely well-liked sport on the islands. Several famous cricket players have come from Antigua, giving the islands extra publicity. Out of the water, head to the Donkey Sanctuary on Antigua, a surprising yet uplifting place to spend the day. Come during Carnival in August, when islanders celebrate the elimination of slavery.
Antigua and Barbuda are a dream destination for scuba divers. Spend a prolonged diving holiday in style during your stay at this beachy heaven. Cades Reef is a particular favorite among divers. The reef stretches for several miles, and is a protected area. You can see ample of creatures here, as the reef descends many meters, giving you varied regions to travel around. Rainbows of tropical fish wait ahead divers in the waters around Antigua and Barbuda. For those who enjoy wreck diving, don’t miss out on the Andes, a merchant ship from the turn of the century.