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My Unforgettable Trip To Antigua

Hi guys,

This blog is on my recent trip to Antigua. Two weeks back, my girl friend Annie and I, took an exciting trip to this Caribbean Island. We booked through ZipHolidays as it took less time and money to kick off to our dream vacation.

We stayed at Yepton Estate Cottages that house beautifully laid out cottages. We read some of the reviews beforehand, and felt how special it is. Friendly people are there to suggest us some nearby restaurants, places to see or scenic beaches. We dined at couple of restaurants and relished different types of cuisines. We enjoyed its spotless and relaxed ambience and couldn’t ask for better stay and dining. Cool.

I have read that Antigua is an archipelago of islets. After exploring the place we found it as an oasis which offers something for everyone, frolicking on the sand to taking a chance in casinos. So many beaches of breath taking views and boasting as a major sailing place with many natural anchorages and small islets.

We took a small cruise to Bird Island and had some really delicious Lobster on a serene beach. After that, an all Island tour with Antigua Premier Tours in an air-conditioned van with snacks and drinks through out the day. Nice service Indeed.

We also explored some of the duty free shops of Heritage Quay. Duty free is one of the reasons many cruises stay here for a while. You can bargain on perfumes, liqueurs, jewellery and so on. We thought of getting some local memorabilia and we bought a hand printed cotton clothing and also some colourful dolls and quilts. For a while, we wandered around the streets searching for some artisan shops. Couple of minutes later we found beautiful blankets and we were tempted to buy it but could not afford it. Very expensive. I really liked the market and enjoyed the haggle.

The next day we went to Jolly dive centre to experience some cool diving. By the way, Antigua has some 365 beaches to dive and it is a diver’s paradise to enjoy it. It is nice to know that they offer a discover scuba diving course for first time divers. The beaches are great and you can do a lot in this area.

To get a taste of Antigua architecture, we visited a former colonial house, the architecture of which is something fabulous. Historical artefacts also held great importance for us and so went to fabled sugar mills that were once used to process sugar canes.

We enjoyed an energetic stroll on the scenic roads of Fig Tree drive. We found that the fig trees for which the drive is called are actually bananas, a misnomer that came about when the two words messed up. The drive leads you to many serene small villages. There is lot to do in this place and with camera you can look back on this splendid place later.

The Nook is a small eatery in St. John and we relished its well known meat patties. At the later part of the day we located a money changer. I tried uploading some of our pics here, but couldn’t able to do and so you’ve to wait a bit longer.

So… Overall, Antigua exhibits stunning beaches, delicious food, tranquil surroundings and exotic places. Vivid coral reefs and brightly coloured fish render this place a heavenly touch.

I have been to some of the fantastic places in the world – but this was one of my best spot till date. I would highly suggest booking Antigua holidays through zipholidays.co.uk as they offer unparalleled comfort and value for money. So once again don’t forget to take your camera and regret later that you missed some fabulous photo opportunities.


May 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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