The coral reefs that once wrecked many ships now attract snorkelers and scuba divers from around the world.
And separated by only a few nautical miles off the coast, the fascinating little island of Barbuda is home to one of the region's most significant bird sanctuaries.
To get a taste of the local arts and culture, there's no better place than Harmony Hall.
Located in Brown's Bay at Nonsuch Bay, is the heart of the Antiguan arts and cultural community.
Discover the luxury of this eastern Caribbean island as it offers up world-renowned sailing, snorkeling and a history rife with exploration and adventure.
The expansive, winding coastline that once made Antigua difficult for sailors to navigate is where today's travellers encounter a tremendous abundance of secluded, powdery soft beaches.
With few exceptions, no building is taller than the Royal Palm trees.
Exhibits and showcases change throughout the year, but the annual highlights are the Antigua Artist's Exhibition and the Craft Fair, both in November.
Harmony Hall was originally built around a sugar mill tower, which has since been converted to an attraction for both locals and visitors alike, as it offers one of the island's best panoramic views. Make sure to enjoy one of Antigua's many water front restaurants - a perfect location for any meal.
The trade winds that once safely guided exploring sailors into English Harbour now fuel one of the world's foremost maritime events, Sailing Week.
The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade-winds, and seemingly endless harbours for exploration.