Area Guides

Crosbies, Hodges Bay and Blue Waters

Set on the northern coast of Antigua, these areas offer picturesque views of the ocean and are home to beautifully appointed private homes, and a few boutique luxury hotels such as Hodge’s Bay Club and Blue Waters Resort. Nearby attractions include the offshore Prickly Pear Island, Gilly Gobinet Art Gallery, and Fort Barrington. These areas are less than 10 minutes from Dickenson Bay (a hub for restaurants and nightly entertainment), the Cedar Valley Golf Course, the Caribbean Cinema Complex, supermarkets and the city of St. John’s.

St. John’s

St. John’s is the capital of the picturesque island of Antigua. It is the heart of the island’s major economic activity, with centrally located hotels and accommodations, casinos, international and Caribbean restaurants, a museum, a botanical garden, and scheduled nightly entertainments like karaoke. It is a 15-minute drive from the airport, and close to a golf course, cinema and other attractions.

English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour

English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour are two sheltered deepwater harbours in the south of Antigua in the parish of Saint Paul. English Harbour is a natural harbour, home to the world’s only working Georgian dockyard and Shirley’s Heights. In 2016, the Antigua Naval Dockyard and related archaeological sites became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. English Harbour is home to many international and locally themed restaurants and entertainment spots. It is the center for boating, especially yachting, and offers a plethora of boating repairs and docking services. There are also many hiking trails in the area.

Willoughby Bay

Willoughby Bay is a large bay on the southeastern coast of Antigua. It is located slightly to the southwest of Nonsuch Bay and Half Moon Bay and close to the well-known Falmouth Harbour and historic English Harbour on the southern coast of Antigua. The area is much less developed than other parts of Antigua but is home to beautiful white sand beaches and tranquil surroundings.

Nonsuch Bay

This is a secluded, unspoilt bay on the eastern coast of Antigua in the parish of Saint Phillip. Nonsuch Bay is home to the Nonsuch Bay Resort complex, which includes a resort and residences for sale, short-term and long-term rentals. The resort boasts a private on-site beach as well as five deserted beaches on nearby Green Island which is a short boat ride offshore. Nearby attractions include excellent restaurants, the historic Devil’s Bridge, Half Moon Bay, Long Bay and the unique and eclectic Donkey Sanctuary.

HalfMoon Bay

Half Moon Bay boasts one of the most spectacular white sand crescent beaches in the world. It is home to Antigua’s newest citizenship by investment development Moon Gate Antigua a 49 suite hotel and spa, as well as the Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, The area is an easy journey to the airport, well removed from the traffic of St. John's. Half Moon Bay is also in close proximity to Shirley’s Heights, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park and historic English Harbour.

Jolly Harbour

Jolly Harbour is a resort village on the west coast of Antigua in the parish of Saint Mary’s. It is home to shops, restaurants, a full scale international supermarket, laundromat and boat services. Sandy beaches nearby include Jolly Beach, Ffryes Beach, Valley Church Beach and Darkwood Beach. The Jolly Harbour Golf Club has an 18-hole championship course. The community is about 20 minutes’ drive from the capital, St. John’s.

Tamarind Hills

Set on a sunset-facing bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea between Darkwood and Ffryes beaches, Tamarind Hills is located on the southwest coast and provides a unique collection of villas and suites, beautifully designed for a contemporary and stylish Caribbean getaway. The development is near Jolly Harbour, which is home to shops, restaurants, a full scale supermarket, laundromat and boat services. There is an 18-hole championship golf course minutes away, and it is about 20 minutes’ drive from the capital, St. John’s.

Galley Bay

Located on the northwest coast of Antigua, Galley Bay is home to a resort and spa that is 30 minutes from the airport. It boasts a bucolic setting, yet is minutes away from the capital, St. John’s, where many types of restaurants and entertainment await. The resort has a number of amenities such as splash pools, lush gardens and its famous lagoon.

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