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St John'sSt John's is known for its beautiful beaches, clear turquoise waters and tropical climate. The city is located near some of the most popular beaches on the island, including Dickenson Bay and Half Moon Bay. It is also home to a number of historical landmarks which represent the country's history and heritage. It comes as no surprise that St John's is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean Sea given its combination of beautiful nature, history and vibrant nightlife.
The CitySt John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda. It is a port city located on the island of Antigua, and it's home to a third of the country's population as well as the seat of government. The islands were first colonized by Britain in 1632 and St John's still retains its look from more than three centuries of British rule. Nevertheless, tradition, climate and available materials in the area make the city's architecture unique. Some of the best things about St John's include beaches with crystal-blue waters, lush vegetation, as well as the island's history and culture. The destination is popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts for its variety of activities such as snorkelling, diving, fishing and hiking. The city also hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, including the summer carnival, food and wine festivals, and the Antigua Sailing Week.
BeachesAntigua has a large number of tropical beaches, featuring a variety of different coloured sands, crystal clear waters and perfect weather. In fact, such is the abundance of beaches on the island that locals claim you could potentially visit a new one every day of the year. Overall, the island offers options for every beachgoer out there.
Do & See
Contrary to what you might believe, St John's is not just a beach holiday destination. It is definitely a place to lie on the beach and watch the world go by, but that is far from being it. St John's also offers a variety of options for culture vultures, hungry for museums and historical sites to get a good grasp of the city's culture and history. Moreover, the city caters for all those thrill seekers looking to have an adventurous holiday by engaging in water sports, hikes and other outdoor activities. Last but not least, you can also enjoy its stunning cuisine and the excellent shopping options.
St John’s is a bustling tourist hotspot with numerous dining options to cater to any palate and budget. Restaurants in Antigua offer a diverse range of flavours, best experienced in picturesque settings with exceptional service. Along the beachfront, you'll find top-notch restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, all featuring fresh local seafood. Enjoy fresh lobster, local specialities or take a culinary world tour.
Bars & Nightlife
As a tourist destination, St John's is a great place for nightlife with a lot of hotspots for social meetups. Most of the fun takes place in the beach bars and nightclubs around the island. The busiest days in these venues tend to be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, although you can find other party options the rest of the week as well.
St John's offers a variety of shopping options for any taste and budget, including shopping centres and local markets. Jolly Harbour and St John's are the two most visited shopping spots on the island of Antigua. Explore the boutique shops and art galleries, local markets and craft stores around the island that sell souvenirs and organic products grown locally.