ST JOHN'S

The Nelson’s Dockyard
A magnificent beach
Starfish and sea turtles

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St. John’s

British style Caribbean colours

The island of Antigua, a colony of the British crown for over 300 years, has retained the taste for tropical life introduced by her majesty’s subjects.
Arriving to Antigua on an MSC cruise ship and disembarking in the English harbour, along the southern coast of the island, instead of the capital of Saint John, means gaining access to the historical centre of the island.

Here, you will find Nelson’s Dockyard, an old restored dockyard and Royal Navy district. Between April and the beginning of May, it is the site of some of the most important sailing regattas in the world, such as the Antigua Sailing Week. Regular patrons of the Terrace, a refined restaurant in the Inn at English Harbour, prefer the excellent lobster and red snapper. The entire island serves as an example of what it means to spend your holiday in the Antilles.

Its coast is a parade of beaches: 365, like the days in a year (as the island’s inhabitants say); beaches that are famous, secret, or even set in volcanic craters. Some are more appealing to those who love being around people, such as Dickenson Bay and Runaway Beach. Those who love more isolated destinations, on the other hand, should head for the Five Island peninsula, where they will be able to enjoy the beaches of Deep Bay and the long and immaculate Lignumvitae Bay.

Scuba divers prefer Cades Bay, on the southwestern coast, but go as far as the Cades Reef, a 4 kilometre-long barrier reef. Enormous starfish appear just beyond the foreshore, on the private island of Long Island situated in front of the western coast of the island and hosting the luxurious Jumby Bay Hotel. On the same island, in Pasture Bay, sea turtles come every year to lay eggs in the months of April and May. To enjoy the sunset (or the island’s most famous parties), the destination of choice is Shirley Heights, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the English Harbour. It has been a party spot where Caribbean cruise goers and locals cheerfully mix for over 30 years.

Must see place in St Johns

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  • ANTIGUA CANOPY TOUR

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR
    • Att filma eller fotografera är inte tillåtet eller är underlagt avgift

    • Svårighetsgrad: Svår: Aktiva utflykter som endast rekommenderas för gäster vid god fysisk hälsa

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Svår: Aktiva utflykter som endast rekommenderas för gäster vid god fysisk hälsa

    • Längd
      3:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK896per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK634per person

    ATG29

    Discover Antigua’s lush rainforest from a bird’s-eye perspective as you navigate through the treetops on this wonderful “canopy” tour. A 40-minute drive by air-conditioned taxi will take to the rainforest region, after which highly qualified and experienced guides will ensure your aerial walk is not just highly exciting, but also extremely safe. After your briefing, the excitement starts at the Old Pump House with a walk over a suspension bridge from the side of the building, which spans the gorge to the far bank. Having crossed the bridge, you will then traverse no less than 12 (!) zip-lines as you zigzag your way through the forest and over the spectacular gorge. Look forward to amazing aerial views of rainforest flora and fauna and the chattering of numerous bird species. Guests will be offered a complimentary drink of water during the course. The tour ends with your return to the ship. Please note: this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with a pre-existing heart condition, a history of seizures, back, knee or shoulder problems or other pre-existing health problems. The tour not recommended for guests who suffer from vertigo or acrophobia (fear of heights). Max. weight per guest is 235 lbs; min. height is 4’. Guests are required to wear sturdy footwear (no strappy sandals), shorts or long trousers (no skirts) and bring a change of t-shirt. Cameras or camcorders are not allowed for both safety and insurance reasons. Children must be at least 7 years of age to take part. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
  • ISLAND SAFARI 4X4 & BEACH

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR
    • Inklusive dryck

    • Möjlighet att simma

    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK625per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK444per person

    ATG35

    Once you’ve stepped off the ship and boarded a specially customised photo safari jeep, you can simply sit back and begin to enjoy Antigua and its delightfully verdant landscape. This off-road exploration will first take you south of St. John’s en route to the village of Bendals and the ecologically important Body Pond watershed area. Look out for amazing tropical flora and agricultural plantations as you travel through the off-road reaches of the scenic valley. From the village of Swetes, the tour then continues on through lush rainforest, with mango trees and pineapple plants all around, to the southern coast and Old Road Village for refreshments. This was the first western settlement on the island, established in 1632 by the British naval explorer Captain Thomas Warner. Have your camera ready to take some stunning photos of the gorgeous coastline and Caribbean Sea before you head off again along the island’s southern coast en route to a heavenly beach and a refreshing dip in the azure-blue waters. Your return journey will take you to see more of Antigua’s picturesque villages and stunning landscape – with further opportunities to take fabulous photos along the way. The tour ends with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women and guests suffering from pre-existing neck/back conditions. This is not a self-drive tour; a driver will be provided.
  • KAYAK & SSWEKEL TOUR

    AKTIV & ÄVENTYR
    • Inklusive snacks

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK679per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK480per person

    ATG30

    This low-impact activity tour gives you an opportunity to spend half a day off the ship and explore Antigua from a waterside perspective. A fast motorboat will first take you from the kayak base to a secluded lagoon to board your kayak. Instructions and a safety briefing will follow, after which your guided 1-hour kayak tour begins, during which you will see otherworldly mangroves, scenic coastal inlets and tiny islands. Having re-boarded the motorboat, you will then be taken around the beautiful SWEth Sound Marine Park, with a sSWEkelling stop scheduled at a sheltered off-shore reef. The tour also includes a gentle nature hike on Bird Island, an uninhabited isle that offers visitors two sandy beaches, paSWEamic views and a whole host of wildlife, including many tropical bird species, to observe. A boat will be on hand to take keen sSWEkelers out to a nearby reef, where guides will provide and fit your gear and show you where fish can be seen. If sSWEkelling is not for you, you can simply relax on the pristine beach, explore the island or go for a swim in the shallow beachside waters before returning to the kayak clubhouse. Please note: children must be at least 6 years of age to take part. SSWEkel gear, fins, sSWEkel belts, life jackets and refreshments are provided during the tour. We recommend to wear footwear that can get wet, that are flat and non-slip. Participants should be in good physical condition. The max. weight allowed per two-person kayak is 400 lbs./181 kg. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility, heart/neck/hip/back/respiratory problems or for guests who have had recent surgery. Women who are pregnant are prohibited from participating in this tour.
  • BEACH EXTRAVAGANZA

    HAV & SOL
    • Inklusive lunch eller middag

    • Möjlighet att simma

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      5 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK562per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK399per person

    ATG33

    The Caribbean islands are well known for their spectacular beaches, and none more so than Antigua. This beachy tour gives you a chance to make the most of your time on the island and begins with a 10-minute drive in an air-conditioned minibus to Runaway Bay beach. Accompanied by your tour guide – who will point out all the relevant amenities as well as provide information and assistance – you can then enjoy all that this lovely spot has to offer. Just the sight of the half-mile sweep of soft, white sand is enough to take your breath away and the warm Caribbean Sea makes for a perfect time in the water. On arrival, a welcoming cocktail (fruit juice or rum punch) will be served that you can then enjoy in utter peace and quiet while comfortably seated in your reserved lounger. Your tour also includes a delicious lunch, after which there will be more time for you to enjoy at the beach. Please note: a lounge chair is provided free of charge at the beach. Parasols can be hired for a nominal charge. The beach area features toilet facilities, freshwater showers as well as a beach bar and a restaurant.
  • MAIN SIGHTS OF ANTIGUA

    KULTUR OCH HISTORIA
    • Inklusive dryck

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK589per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK417per person

    ATG23

    This history-themed tour to the heart of Antigua’s impressive National Park begins with a drive through tropical countryside, rolling hills and quaint villages en route to your first stop: Nelson’s Dockyard, the world’s oldest working dockyard from the Georgian era. A guided tour of the dockyard, now a major Caribbean yachting centre, then follows. Blessed with a wonderful ambience and beautifully restored buildings, this 18th-century dockyard looks back on an eventful history that your tour guide will provide details of. Next up is a stop at the Blockhouse remains, which offer a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding coastline. You will then continue on to the ruins at Shirley Heights, a great photo opportunity at a vantage point overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard, the English Harbour and surrounds. More scenic vistas and landscapes await you on your return drive.
  • SWIMMING WITH STINGRAYS & SSWEKEL
    EXPERIENCE

    NATURLIGA UNDERVERK
    • Inklusive dryck

    • Möjlighet att simma

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      3:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK770per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK543per person

    ATG25

    Also known as the “puppies of the sea”, the southern stingray is a friendly soul that likes to play. This tour gives you a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these delightful marine creatures at Antigua’s so-called Stingray City, situated in Seatons Village. After boarding a boat and being taken to a nearby coral reef, you will be able to sSWEkel, swim and feed the rays in the calm and crystal-clear waters of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Views of the pristine coral reef and gorgeous surroundings serve to add another level of enjoyment to the tour, during which you will also have a chance to find out how these amazing animals live from your experienced guide. This extremely safe, entertaining and educational tour is very family-friendly and a must-do while on the island. Please note: children must be at least 5 years old to take part. All participating guests will be required to sign a waiver which may only be available in English.
  • PASWEAMIC ANTIGUA & BEACH

    NATURSKÖNA VÄGAR
    • Inklusive dryck

    • Möjlighet att simma

    • Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Medel – Kan innehålla uppförsbackar, trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      4:30 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK625per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK444per person

    ATG24

    Spend a few hours off the ship discovering Antigua on this relaxing tour. Board your coach and look forward to the island’s gently undulating tropical countryside and picturesque villages as you head for English Harbour, paying a first visit to the ruins at Shirley Heights. This lookout point overlooks the National Park and commands gorgeous views of Nelson’s Dockyard and English Harbour. You will then make your way to the Dow’s Hill Historical Centre for a fascinating multimedia presentation of Antigua’s rich history, heritage and culture. The tour then continues with a drive down the lush Fig Tree Drive, which takes you right through Antigua's tropical forest. More amazing countryside awaits you as you approach the final stop on your tour: an enticing white-sand beach, where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea before returning to the ship. Please note: beach chairs and parasols are available for hire at the beach.
  • CATAMARAN CRUISE & LOBSTER LUNCH

    NÅGOT SPECIELLT
    • Inklusive lunch eller middag

    • Möjlighet att simma

    • Begränsat antal platser

    • Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

      Svårighetsgrad
      Svårighetsgrad: Lätt – Kan innehålla ett mindre antal trappsteg, ojämna ytor och/eller längre perioder där man måste stå upp

    • Längd
      6 h

    • Adults price starting fromSEK987per person

    • Childrens price starting fromSEK697per person

    ATG36

    Join us on the beautiful Mystic II for a luxurious catamaran experience that will take you through the gentle coastal waters of the Caribbean Sea with the fresh breeze in your hair – simply divine. Antigua’s coastline is dotted with pretty boutique resorts and a multitude of spectacular white sandy beaches, one of which will be your first stop. Stretch out on the powdery sand, go for a dip in the balmy waters or take advantage of the sun and work on your tan. The crew will remain on hand to serve you juices or soda to quench your thirst. Part two of the tour will then see you sail on towards the island’s western coast to reach the second of two beach visits, while on board a delicious lobster lunch buffet will be prepared for your enjoyment. When it comes to relaxation, you can do no better than find yourself aboard a luxury craft eating lobster for lunch with a glass of something bubbly in your hand. As the Mystic II then makes her way back along the coast, you can enjoy further fabulous views, an open bar and the sweet sound of Caribbean rhythms playing in your ear. Your return to the port and your ship then brings your Caribbean jaunt to a perfect close. Please note: guests are recommended to wear swimwear under their clothes as well as to bring a towel and high-factor sunscreen. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests using a wheelchair.

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Antigua and Barbuda

The spirit of the Caribbean
The spirit of the Caribbean

If you like English style Caribbean islands, you cannot miss a vacation in Antigua and Barbuda. From Saint John’s, the capital of Antigua, it is worth visiting Runaway Beach, between the sea and the salt lake, home to the large pelicans that live on the island. Dickinson Bay stretches out a little to the north and is one of the best equipped in Antigua.

An excursion into the hinterland, which is like a journey in time, takes you to the village of Pares from which you can then reach Betty’s Hope, the oldest sugar cane plantation in the country and then proceed to Long Bay where the bay’s waters are protected by the coral reef. In Antigua, the sea has even dug out the amazing Devil’s Bridge.

In Barbuda, about 20 marine miles north of Antigua, you can admire the largest nesting colony of marine birds in the area and behind it the long, 11 Miles Beach. The old history of the Lesser Antilles also gives us a trace of the pre-Colombian populations like the Arawak, the native population of these archipelagos; some artefacts can be admired at the Old Court House in Saint John, while Amerindian petroglyphs are visible in the Indian Cave in Barbuda.