Antigua and Barbuda: Beach
Life is a beach
Antigua is a sunseekers paradise with warm climate all year round, sunshine and choice of hundreds of lovely white sandy beaches. If you want privacy you can find many secluded bays and beaches tucked away in rocky coves. If it is beach sports, choose a hotel with its own beach front and clear water for safe swimming or for those wanting more active beach sports many hotels and resorts offer snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and kite surfing. Antigua is surrounded by offshore coral reefs which protect the beaches from currents and waves and also provides wonderful sites for scuba diving and snorkelling. The beaches on the Atlantic side of Antigua generally have better winds and waves for windsurfing. All beaches are public in Antigua, the hotel beaches are patrolled up to sunset, the other beaches are not. Best beaches in Antigua for safe swimming, water sports, activities and great hotels are on the north coast, Dickenson Bay with the Sandals Beach Resort, on the south coast, Johnson’s Point, Cades Bay, surrounded by reefs perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving, Rendezvous Bay and Mamora Bay. On the west coast, Runaway Bay, quieter than Dickenson’s Bay, gorgeous Deep Bay, Ffreys Point and Hermitage Bay are all beautiful beaches. Hawksbill Bay has four fine beaches one of them is reserved for nude bathing and Darkwood Beach, one of the best beaches in Antigua for water sports, is great for discovering the underwater canyons and the reef fish. On the east coast, which faces the Atlantic, the best beaches for wind and board surfing are Long Bay protected by a barrier reef, Nonsuch Bay, Half Moon Bay, a pretty beach with very clear waters, and Jumby Bay on Long Island reached by the hotel shuttle voted one of the best beaches in the Caribbean.