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If you can break away from Antigua beaches such as Dickenson Bay or Jolly Beach, admire attractions like English Harbour, the former naval base of Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights Lookout. Visit the capital of St. John's, host of the Antigua Carnival and the country's museums. Don't settle for anything less than the best Antigua resorts with us!
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ANTIGUA TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesEnglish and Antiguan creole
What to eatFish (often grouper or red snapper), ducana (seasoned sweet potatoes in banana leaves), goat water (goat stew), fungee (grits-like side of cornmeal and okras) and tropical fruit or coconut pies.
What to bring backMaritime mementos from the gift shop at Nelson’s Dockyard, Susie’s Hot Sauce and jewellery featuring lavender-coloured jade.
Fun FactAntigua’s highest peak rises about 1,300 feet above the island’s southern tip, part of a verdant nature reserve and national park perfect for tranquil hikes through tropical forests. The summit once bore the unappealing name of Boggy Peak, but was renamed in 2009 in honour of Barack Obama. That’s right, Antigua’s modest mountain is called…Mount Obama!
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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