Just 17 degrees north of the equator and basking in delightful tropical temperatures year round, the beautiful island of Antigua lies at the heart of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean. Those in the know will tell you that Antigua is home to 365 stunning beaches – that’s one for every day of the year. And at Tamarind Hills two of the island’s finest beaches are on the doorstep of your luxury Caribbean property.
The island has tempting attractions away from the beaches, like the pastel-washed waterfront boutiques and restaurants of the capital, St. John’s, and the yachtsman’s paradise and Georgian charm of Nelson’s Dockyard. Then, there’s the pleasure of golf at Antigua’s two golf clubs, scuba diving over coral reefs, deep sea fishing, water sports and on land – rainforest zip-lining, shopping, casinos, tennis, cycling, horse riding and more.
At just over 100 square miles in area, Antigua is easy to explore and there are sports and pastimes for every age and interest, including:
- Restaurants – there is great choice of dining throughout Antigua from waterfront fine dining at the nearby Sheer Rocks, to laid back Italian elegance at Harmony Hall in the East. There are also many beach bars and restaurants nearby such as the chic Jackie O’s and Dennis’s offering tables on the beach and featuring locally caught Red Snapper and Lobster.
- Golf - at the 18-hole Cedar Valley Golf Course to the north and the Jolly Harbour Golf Club, 5 minutes away, visiting players are welcome at both
- Sailing – the island is a yachties paradise and the annual Antigua Sailing Week has become a major fixture on the global sailing calendar. There are also opportunities for charters, training and certification at the world class Ondeck Racing centre www.ondeckoceanracing.com
- Scuba and snorkeling – the translucent waters, reefs and wrecks around Antigua offer outstanding underwater adventures
- Windsurfing and Kitesurfing – There are great conditions for both learners and experienced kite-surfers and windsurfers on the North East coast as well as Green Island
- Rainforest Canopy Ride – there is an exciting, unique rainforest zip lining experience 20 minutes to the south
- Sport fishing and hunting – there is great year round deep sea fishing in Antigua and Barbuda, and many fishing tournaments throughout the year
- Hiking and bird watching – Antigua’s island trails make for excellent walking; countless bird species and protected sanctuaries offer outstanding opportunities for bird watching including the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Barbuda
- Sightseeing and history – highlights include the beautifully restored unique Georgian buildings of Nelson’s Dockyard; Shirley Heights with its panoramic views and Sunday night party; and the scenic, rain-forested hillsides of Fig Tree Drive.