By Geraldine Perrier
As my first time to Antigua, I was extremely excited to visit the island so well known as having a beach for every day of the year, I was eager to see what the island had to offer, apart from the glorious beaches and year-round warm climate of course.
The first stop was Blue Waters, just a short transfer from the airport, I was greeted with a rum punch (What else?) and was shown to my stunning Rock Cottage with the most breathtaking views and offering complete privacy and seclusion. I spent the following morning shopping in the capital, St. Johns, though I spent most of the time talking to the locals about their life on island and the experiences you can do.
Next on the list was Carlisle Bay, this time,greeted with champagne, I was shown to my contemporary suite with ocean view. I dined at East; one of the most well loved restaurants in Antigua and for good reason too. I then explored the island by Jeep on a safari tour before visiting the
stingray adventure which was a wonderful experience and something I had never thought to do in Antigua.
Galley Bay was my last and final stop and you can say the experience that evening was definitely the grand finale as I watched nine baby turtles hatching on the beach, a truly incredible experience and one of the perks of travelling to the Caribbean in the summer season.
My week long trip to Antigua was certainly a busy one but only a snippet of the array of activities and experiences on island. Antigua for me is not just an island with 365 beaches but with so much more.