From the moment you set foot on Antigua, it's clear that this is not your average island. With a fascinating history, a breathtaking & varied landscape, & a diverse animal life, there is much to see on a luxury vacation here beyond just beautiful white-sand beaches. The only downside? Squeezing it all into one trip is nearly impossible, so you'll need to pick & choose which places are top on your list. However, some attractions stand out among the rest for showcasing Antigua's natural beauty.
Make sure to incorporate these spots into your itinerary for some truly spectacular sightseeing:
Indian Town National Park Situated in Willikies on Antigua's eastern side, the remote Indian Town National Park faces the rocky shore of the Atlantic at Long Bay & is not often visited by tourists due to its wild terrain. With numerous hiking trails along the coastline, though, a trek here is well worth it. Arguably, the most well-known site is the Devil's Bridge at the mouth of Indian Town Creek. Although there are a multitude of limestone formations at this park, which have a major influence on the island's overall terrain, this arch is especially intriguing. Constant wave action caused the arch to form, & the force of the foaming surf also created blow-holes for the ceaseless wind.
Fig Tree Drive If you're seeking to take in some stunning scenery from your car window, Fig Tree drive is definitely your best bet. This is the major road that runs opposite the Catholic Church outside of Liberta, & it continues from the low central plain into the volcanic hills of Saint Mary's Parish in the southwest quarter. Don't expect a smooth ride as there are bound to be a few bumps in the road, but you'll hardly notice them while looking at the colorful coconut groves, charming churches & ancient sugar mill plantations that line the route as you pass by.
The Mount Obama National Park Whether you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the famous Antigua Black Pineapple or do a little bird watching, this 2,500-acre park, which seeks to protect the island's tropical forests & their biodiversity, is the place to go. Not only that, but Mount Obama, which was known as Boggy Peak until it was renamed after the U.S. president in 2009, is the highest point on the entire island. It goes without saying, then, that a climb to this point offers a remarkable view of Antigua that's definitely worthy of a few photographs.