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Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:18 pm

The wife and I will be going beginning of March. What to expect and what to do?

We will be there for 4 days.


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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:25 pm

Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Good place to chill.
 
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:39 pm

Are you there on Sunday, if so the afternoon/evening at Shirley heights is worth a visit.
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:45 pm

Quoting JFK69 (Thread starter):
Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

It's an island   

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Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:48 pm

I know that i know nothing.
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:02 pm

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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:46 pm



Quoting Comorin (Reply 1):
Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Good place to chill.

The best beaches, from what the people on St. Kitts told me.

Here's a good website to help you figure out what to do: http://www.definitivecaribbean.com/guide/antigua.aspx

My recommendation: find a dinky little beach bar and grill. Sit around beach and beach bar all day. Enjoy the beach and drink.

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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:24 am

Hmm, beautiful beaches, really nice people, REALLY rude people. A clustergem of an airport -- do not connect there, EVER. Absolutely not concept of punctuality...anywhere! Good food.
 
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:54 am

I lived there from Feb 1979 to Oct 1982 - and loved it. Wish I was going back.

I'm sure it has changed quite a bit but I found it interesting every day. Being there on 1 Nov 81 when they received their independence was an amazing day. The birth of a new nation.

The beaches are unbelievable. The water is so clear, and I've lived on Guam, the Philippines and been to Truk. Antigua has them beat.
 
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Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:43 am

They have 365 beaches - 366 if you include the Viv Richards Stadium! 
 
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:58 pm

Thanks for all the responses....even the BS ones!!!
 
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:13 pm

I went there 30 over years ago, and it's one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to.

Enjoy!
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:26 pm



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 9):
They have 365 beaches - 366 if you include the Viv Richards Stadium! 

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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:12 pm



Quoting Luckyone (Reply 7):
REALLY rude people.

Wouldn't call them rude, at least not all of them. The only rude person I encountered was a German expat running a kayak tour place. The tour, however, was nice. Another thing that may be a bit annoying is how the locals insist on tips.

Quoting Texan (Reply 6):
The best beaches

I have not enough experience with the beaches in the area, however the ones I saw vere nice. And the warm air and ocean in early February felt very good.

Quoting Texan (Reply 6):
My recommendation: find a dinky little beach bar and grill.

Or take some of the daytrips offered by the locals. It doesn't cost too much, some activities (as snorkeling), food and (IIRC) unlimited drinks are included.
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RE: Antigua....Tell Me What You Know

Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:29 pm

I was there a while ago before the cruise ships started coming in. Antigua is not a 'scene' type island, and is relatively low keyed. It's a great place for "'Chillaxin'' (to use a horrible word).

Have fun!

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