Antigua is such a beautiful island in the Caribbean, and so much more than just a cruise stop. 

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We had the pleasure of spending 4 gorgeous days on this island with its perfect blue waters and soft sand.   The most amazing part of our experience in Antigua?  Staying at Cocobay Resort which was built for romance.  More so, Antigua has an endless list of fun and romantic activities and you will never get bored or run out of things to do on this lovely island.  There are just so many things to do in Antigua!


Take a Catemaran Around the Island

Every honeymooner we met at Cocobay loved the Catamaran sail around the island of Antigua, popoularly known as the Circumnavigation Tour – CHECK PRICES.  It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Antigua!

We actually saw guests of Cocobay being picked up right along the beach in the morning.

One of the best ways to see the Island of Antigua is from the ocean!  With over 365 beaches on Anitigua there’s nothing better than exploring them by boat.  View some of Antigua’s iconic sites, snorkel in the clear blue waters, and enjoy a yummy lunch all aboard a lovely catamaran!

If you are in a hurry there’s also a Circumnavication tour by power boat – BOOK TOUR.

Sail Around Antigua in a Sailboat

We missed the Catamaran Circumnavigation Tour – Check Prices, around Antigua, but managed to score a half-day sail on an actual sailboat around the island. 

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The things to do in Antigua that involve boats are endless, but we loved the intimate feel of a private sailboat.  The captain took us to some pretty little beaches and snorkel spots. 

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We snorkelled to our heart’s content with these cute little jellyfish that don’t sting while the captain showed us wonder sea creatures.  Next we had some lunch on the boat then sailed off to a cute little picture perfect beach for a swim.  The captain gave us plenty of rum punch and pointed out all the bays we passed. 

It was definitely a perfect romantic experience in Antigua.

I wish we had done the Circumnavigation Tour around Antigua – Check Prices, though because everyone we spoke with said it was an amazing experience.  The Circumnavigation Tour is an all-day excursion which includes lunch and open bar.  The catamaran takes you to beautiful snorkelling reef and swimming spots.


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Enjoy the Views at Shirely Heights

Antigua is just as impressive from land as it is from the sea, so don’t miss getting a private tour of the island – Check Prices, just for two on your trip to Antigua.  One of my must-sees in Antigua was Shirley Heights.

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Shirley Heights is a restored military lookout and offers some of the best views of English Harbour.    On Sundays, there’s a huge party with food and live music for sunset.  We couldn’t fit this in but would definitely suggest it if you have time! 

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We walked hand and hand to explore the military installations, check out the view and watch a little historical performance. One of my favorite things to do was definitely visiting Shirley Heights, my other was lounging around Cocobay Resort of course!

Our tour also included a stop at Nelson’s Dockyard which is a cute, very British style marina!

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Adventurous Things to Do in Antigua, Walk Across Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge is made of limestone rock and for hundreds of thousands of years, waves crashed into this coast to form a naturally occurring bridge. You will be surrounded by geysers and blowholes at Devil’s Bridge because the waves continue to crash against the coast.  We walked across the bridge together and it was fun, though somewhat scary experience together!

We loved the personalized experience of a private tour but there’s several group tours that include Devil’s Bridge:

  • Small Group Tour that Includes Shirely Heights and Devil’s Bridge – Check Prices
  • Adventure Island Safari – Check Prices
  • Jeep Tour that Includes a Plantation Visit – Check Prices
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Enjoy Sunset from the Sea

Can anything be more romantic than sailing clear blue waters during sunset.  There’s nothing quite like a sunset as experienced from the ocean.  Watching the golden rays slowly fade the day with drinks in hand on this 4 hour suset cruise has to be the one of the most romantic activies in Antigua.  This romantic tour for your honeymoon in Antigual includes open bar, 4 hours of sailing, snacks, and appetizers!  Such a unique way to end a day on your honeymoon in Antigua.

Indulge in an All Inclusive Resort

If you truely want to relax, treat yourself to an amazing all-inclusive adults only experience at Cocobay Resort – Check Prices.  With 3 pools that face the sunset, it’s own beach, and endless activities, Cocobay is one of the most romantic places I’ve ever stayed at.  We had a pool villa – Check Prices, which has a bathtub on the veranda and a little private pool.  Our stay was absolutely amazing, check out my full Review of Cocobay Resort for more details and pictures.

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