So, you have some precious time off while your yacht is in Antigua and perhaps the usual cocktail (pardon the pun) of all-day drinking / eating / dancing doesn’t really appeal, so what do you do? Yes, you could sit on the beach again, swim in the crystal clear waters again, snorkel, dive.. blah blah blah. Or, you could get away from all the usual things and do something a bit different; experience the other face of Antigua, away from the 365 beaches and the lure of ice-cold espresso martinis at Duggies.
Antigua has a tumultuous and interesting history, that few yachties seem to discover, which is a shame. There is nothing like gaining a sense of place like understanding its history, walking its paths and occasionally dipping into the culture and food. Examples of the island’s heritage are dotted all over, mostly in the form of ruins, but also in splendidly preserved form, such as Nelson’s Dockyard. However, if the past isn’t what interests you, there are also plenty of non-historical ways to pass the time in Antigua. Listed below are some slightly more cultural and active ways to spend your free time whilst on this beautiful island: