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Things to do in Antigua and Barbuda

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Harbour / Marina
“Fantastic place, take you back to Pirates of the Caribbean days and 4 great places to eat and drink.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Whether you're a first time or repeat visitor, I suggest that you include Shirley Height's Sunday barbecue and live music on your to-do list. The afternoon entertainment features a steel band followed by a live band that will have you dancing well into the night. Do plan to arrive early so that you can take in the breathtaking view.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Ok this place you can actually see from your apt. less than 5min walk down a hill and you there Birds say hello to you ! snack shop on grounds get ready for a fun adventure to go swim with the stingrays taken out to the water with experience guides with hour of fun swimming and feeding the fishes ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“A natural bridge with a lot of history. To escape slavery, many men and women jumped to their death. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“A favourite hangout of Antigua's business folk and a good place to get a great salad and gelato!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Wide range of stores from clothing to Jewelry. Great restaurants serving local and international dishes”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Name recently changed to Salt Plage Antigua. Delicious local and international cuisine.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There is an excellent restaurant here but the main vibe is the nightclub - our teen and early twenties children can walk here from Kittyhawk....”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large supermarket which provides local beef (organic) and a lot of local vegetables.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you want to learn about your holiday destination, here is a good place to start.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Omg the food is amazing The owners are right on hand to welcome you, the service excellent the view I chose while dining is spectacular ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best restaurant in the Caribbean both for the food and the location. I won't say any more, just go and try it. Mind blowing”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very posh restaurant right on the beach (Dickenson Bay), tastefully designed with also an art gallery, food delicious, entertainment in the night”
  • 6 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Dickenson Bay is simply beautiful and what makes it even better is that it is right in front of us. Less than 10 minutes walking you can reach this wonderful point and enjoy the delights that Antigua has to offer. / Dickenson Bay es simplemente hermosa y lo que la hace aún mejor es que está justo frente a nosotros. A menos de 10 minutos caminando puedes llegar a este maravilloso punto y disfrutar de las delicias que Antigua tiene para ofrecer. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a very nice place right in the center of St Johns. It is located in Redcliffe Quay, which is the commercial plaza where cruise ships arrive. The food is very varied and you can have lunch or dinner from a cheese board, passing some wings with a spicy passion fruit sauce and finish with a slice of grilled salmon with an exquisite mashed potato. They have a very good variety of wines and on different days of the week you can enjoy Karaoke or a good DJ. / Es un lugar muy agradable justo en el centro de St Johns. Se encuentra ubicado en Redcliffe Quay, que es la plaza comercial a donde llegan los cruceros. La comida es muy variada y puedes almorzar o cenar desde una tabla de quesos, pasand”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature
“ziplining with a great adventure trail at the end = book in your group of 10 and get a discount”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Name recently changed to Salt Plage Antigua. Delicious local and international cuisine.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There is an excellent restaurant here but the main vibe is the nightclub - our teen and early twenties children can walk here from Kittyhawk....”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Omg the food is amazing The owners are right on hand to welcome you, the service excellent the view I chose while dining is spectacular ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best restaurant in the Caribbean both for the food and the location. I won't say any more, just go and try it. Mind blowing”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very posh restaurant right on the beach (Dickenson Bay), tastefully designed with also an art gallery, food delicious, entertainment in the night”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's a very nice place right in the center of St Johns. It is located in Redcliffe Quay, which is the commercial plaza where cruise ships arrive. The food is very varied and you can have lunch or dinner from a cheese board, passing some wings with a spicy passion fruit sauce and finish with a slice of grilled salmon with an exquisite mashed potato. They have a very good variety of wines and on different days of the week you can enjoy Karaoke or a good DJ. / Es un lugar muy agradable justo en el centro de St Johns. Se encuentra ubicado en Redcliffe Quay, que es la plaza comercial a donde llegan los cruceros. La comida es muy variada y puedes almorzar o cenar desde una tabla de quesos, pasand”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This charming place is the place to go if you are having Seafood in Antigua. They open up for dinner at 7pm and everything is a seafood lovers Fantasyland. cash only though.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar, they also have crazy golf and table games for the kids and a giant screen for sport on TV, and I mean giant. They run a pub quiz on a Thursday night but you'll need to book a table for it. Right opposite Antigua Village. Food is cheap and cheerful and the owner are very welcoming and friendly ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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